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Make Drew Feel Incredible (because he is).

This petition had 3,525 supporters

Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel special.

My 27 year-old brother Andrew has Down syndrome (DS). He also has a killer fashion sense, and likes to be on trend. He has worn glasses for nearly his entire life, but unfortunately he’s limited to frames that make him look like a 70 year-old cat lady. This is because he has small, lower-set ears and not much of a bridge on his nose due to his DS. For this reason, he’s always had to wear wireframes because, unlike plastic ones, we can cut them to fit his face.

Warby Parker is a company that offers attractive, high-quality prescription glasses at an affordable price. On their website, you can find the company’s number one rule, "Treat customers the way we'd like to be treated”. Part of their mission is to make a global impact by partnering with companies who are providing eyewear to those in need all across the world. I want to give Warby Parker a chance to make an impact here at home as well.

I am asking Warby Parker to help make everyone feel incredible by creating custom frames for people with Down Syndrome.

Andrew is tired of  wearing the same frames he’s had since he was a toddler. The other day, his friend Kaity took him to get some new glasses after his annual eye exam. They spent about an hour in an optics store trying on frame after frame, only to end up with the same old glasses. I saw the disappointment on his face when he came home wearing them, and I decided to write this petition to  alert Warby Parker, and the world, to this often-overlooked problem.

There are hundreds of thousands of people just like Andrew who often have very little choice when it comes to glasses. They end up looking years older and feeling less confident about themselves because the person they see in the mirror isn’t who they are. Self-esteem is important for everyone.

Warby Parker could help to make Andrew and thousands of others with Down syndrome feel as awesome as possible by designing a trendy, thick-framed glasses model especially for people with Down syndrome facial characteristics.

Join me and sign my petition asking Warby Parker to help make people with Down syndrome look and feel as incredible as they are.

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