Next Pair Eyewear, established in Bellevue in late 2019, was created by three enterprising young women. Not only does the grassroots company provide an easy shopping experience offering quality eyewear products at affordable prices, but they have also embraced PNW culture with a strong sense of social responsibility to both people and the environment.
Buying eyewear can be a very personal experience, and Next Pair has streamlined its website to make shopping from home inexpensive and stress-free.
“We have designed everything from our website, to the logistics, to our return policy from a user’s perspective, because we know first-hand the difficulties in finding that perfect pair of glasses,” company representatives said.
The company is able to offer low prices without diminishing quality or style by cutting out middleman costs related to buying eyewear. In their direct-to-consumer model, all frames are free and customers pay a flat fee for the lenses. Single-vision lenses are $78, and multifocal lenses are $98. Where other companies charge for additional features such as blue light filtering or anti-flash lenses, Next Pair ensures no additional or hidden costs.
Their Eco Collection is dedicated to helping protect the environment by using less harmful acetate in their products. By using 20 times less benzoyl they have cut down the amount of toxins and waste released into the earth.
“From the beginning, we wanted to become a company that is connected to social responsibility by showing people we aren’t just saying it, we are willing to take action,” the company said.
When COVID hit in March, Next Pair launched a one-month campaign to get hard-to-find PPE supplies, like face masks, to people who needed them.
“It was an exciting campaign for us to be able to provide high-quality face coverings for free to households to keep them safe, entirely free of charge,” the company said.
Customers simply subscribed to the website and provided a shipping address to receive them.
Next Pair stands behind its products with a lifetime warranty, as well as an in-home try-on period, free standard shipping, and a convenient return policy. Buyers have the option to return and get a refund within 30 days if they are not happy for any reason. A special discount is available to Passport Prime members.