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Once an aspiring X-ray tech, South Philly Julz now sells glasses to celebrities

The hip-hop group Migos won the BET award last month for best group, but perhaps another winner emerged as well — Julz, a.k.a. Julian Emami, owner of South Street’s Vintage Julz eyewear boutique.Outfitting the rappers from Lawrenceville, Ga., known by Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, in his vintage glasses — ones they wore while accepting their award — was “the craziest experience of my life,” said Julz, 26. “For two hours before the show, they tried on outfits and glasses.”Julz deals in dead...

Sterling library programs shed light on upcoming solar eclipse

Jasper Boyce tries on a pair of Eclipse Shades, special glasses that are safe for direct solar viewing, during the Sterling Public Library's program Monday. The library has 500 pairs of glasses available to those who attend any of the weekly programs leading up to the Aug. 21 eclipse. (Sara Waite / Sterling Journal-Advocate)Children work on sidewalk chalk drawings featuring the sun and moon outside the Sterling Public Library Monday as part of "Chalk It Up to Space," the first in the...

Eyewear Market worth over $180 bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Ocean View, Delaware, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The industry analysis report “Eyewear Market Size By Product (Spectacles [By Product {Frame (By Material [Plastic, Metal]), Lenses (By Material [Polycarbonate, Plastic, Polyurethane, Trivex])}], Contact Lenses [By Product {RGP, Soft Contact, Hybrid Contact}, By Material {Silicone, PMMA, Polymer}], Plano Sunglasses [By Product {Polarized, Non-Polarized}, By Material {CR-39, Polycarbonate}]), By Distribution Channel [Optical Stores,...