Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Warby Parker Files for ‘Public Listing’ Without Detailing Plans

Warby Parker near Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Warby Parker near Rockefeller Center in New York City.(Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

Prescription eyewear seller Warby Parker said it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

The New York-based company said in a statement that it expects to proceed with a “public listing” after the SEC completes its review. That phrasing has been used by some companies that have gone public through direct listings, which have become a more frequently used alternative to traditional initial public offerings.