In a Nutshell
- Trendy frames and lenses
- Upgraded features built-in
- Sustainably sourced, responsible materials
- No customization options
- Can’t get protection plan after purchase
Proof Eyewear at a Glance
Price range: Starting at around $32.00
Types of glasses: Prescription glasses, blue light filter, polarized lenses
Virtual try-on: No
Shipping: Free from $75 within the US
Money-back guarantee: 30 days
Proof Eyewear is a trendy company, despite being around for more than 10 years (and roots that go deeper still). The company features handcrafted frames made from recycled and sustainable materials, making Proof Eyewear a good choice if you care about the Earth and also want top-quality eyewear. Proof Eyewear also gives back, planting trees in Africa and donating a percentage of every sale to empowerment projects around the world.
How Does it Work?
Proof Eyewear offers an easy online shopping experience. You can browse through the site, choose a frame, and have your glasses ordered—all within fifteen minutes. Surprisingly, the optical eyewear collection is pretty small, only about 18 frames altogether that come in various colors. The sunglasses collection is nearly twice that size.
What makes Proof Eyewear stand out is the quality of the glasses. Each frame is handmade, and most come with spring-loaded hinges for a better fit. As mentioned, Proof Eyewear uses sustainably sourced materials.
Here’s the ordering process:
Start by looking for your favorite frames. There isn’t much to choose from. So this step shouldn’t take you very long. If you’re unsure, you can use the glasses style guide to help fit the right frames to your face.
Finalize your purchase
Once you’ve chosen your frame, you’ll move on to the additional options stage. There isn’t much customization you can do, though, which is a downside to using Proof Eyewear. On the other hand, blue light filtered lenses and polarized lenses are automatically included in most pairs. These are generally the features you’d opt into at another store anyway.
Proof Eyewear also offers a few maintenance products like anti-fog lens cleaner and a hard leather case.
Pay and go
After you’ve put your frames into your cart, you’ll move onto the payment page. You can use a credit card or opt for express checkout using Google Pay, PayPal, or Amazon Pay. Proof Eyewear also supports ViaBill that lets you pay off your glasses in monthly installments.
Proof Eyewear glasses start at around $32, but the majority of the small collection runs in the $125-$180 price range. This isn’t the cheapest option, but it may be a question of getting what you pay for.
Every pair comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Extended warranty costs $28.99-$45.99, depending on the type of glasses you’ve purchased. This will cover accidental damage. You can also get cashback from Proof Eyewear’s refer-a-friend program. If your friend uses your link to purchase their glasses, they’ll get $20 off and you’ll get $10 in the bank. It’s not much, but free money is free money.
Types of Glasses
Proof Eyewear has a small selection of prescription glasses and a larger collection of sunglasses. There isn’t any customization, though. So you can’t select additional features or even put in your prescription. You can choose from several frame colors and lens tints, and mirrored finish. Proof Eyewear also does you one better by providing polarized lenses and spring hinge frames for almost every pair of glasses on the site. The polarized lenses protect your eyes from glare and UVA/UVB rays.
Refunds and Returns
Proof Eyewear has a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can return or exchange your glasses and get a full refund within this time. Return shipping may or may not be free, as per Proof Eyewear’s own discretion. I like that the company gives you an extended return time period during the months of November and December. Good show.
Proof Eyewear has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers functional damage or material deterioration. But you can also purchase a 1-year protection plan that will cover self-induced damages like breaks and spills.
Proof Eyewear also runs a recycling program which is impressive. You can donate your old frames and get a 40% discount on a new pair of glasses. Proof Eyewear will donate or repurpose your glasses, whether they are gently used or even broken.
Proof Eyewear has customer support via phone and email. You can also reach out using one of their many social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Proof Eyewear also has a lot of helpful information on the site, including a style guide and video that will tell you which frames will look best on your face based on the shape, and a full blog with interesting articles about all things eye-related.
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“I love these glasses!I have the Alder (Walnut) glasses. They are unique in color, material and style. People often comment on the wood finish, they're not your typical optical shop glasses. I have a large head which makes it hard to find hats and glasses that fit well, these fit perfect.”
Charlie Jul 17, 2020
“Great frames I love these frames because they are environmentally friendly and very fashionable. Thank you Proof Eyewear!!”
Salvatore F. Dec 15, 2020
“Love my new specs Greetings from North Idaho. Completely in love with my Moscow Aluminum Rx glasses. Extremely light weight and durable. Not only am I satisfied with the product, but the customer service was impeccable and I received my order in record time. I get complements every time in public on these beautiful gold frames. Stands out the rest and no one around Thank you Proof! Keep it up! Cordially, Allie Conan”
allie c. Sep 9, 2017
Proof Eyewear believes strongly in its motto, “Look good, do good”. The glasses themselves are stylish and quality-made. Proof Eyewear uses sustainable materials, making it a good option for responsible shoppers. Proof Eyewear also has a good return policy, free shipping over $75, and a generous recycling program that lets you give back while you save.