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6 Cool Places To Buy Eyeglasses In Los Angeles

For those of us looking for something a little nicer than whatever you can pick out on the cheap rack at LensCrafters or Costco (hey, no shame), here are some (mostly) local options where you can get your prescription checked, get your broken frames lovingly fixed and find something fun, sophisticated or vintage. As always, leave your own favorite shops in the comments.Society of the SpectacleThis is a fun shop to visit even if you don't need your glasses to better read your Marxist critical...

The best places to buy stylish and inexpensive glasses online

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Warby ParkerAnyone who wears glasses knows how painful the process of finding a new pair can be; it's a real struggle.Often you'll find yourself in a chain retailer with a single wall of options to choose from, with a store clerk rushing you to decide while trying to sell you on...

Where to buy solar eclipse glasses, and how to tell if they meet safety requirements

On Aug. 21, the moon is going to mask the sun for a rare total solar eclipse that will cross the United States from the Oregon to the South Carolina coasts. And if you want to safely watch this astronomical spectacle, you'll need special "eclipse glasses" to protect your eyes.These are the special solar filters that allow viewers to look at the sun for short periods of time as the eclipse progresses. Although the sun will be significantly dimmer as the eclipse progresses, it's still not safe...