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This Week's Best Deals: Early Memorial Day Sales, Prescription Glasses for $3

Memorial Day is coming up, which means great deals on clothing, home goods, mattresses, and such. Rather than waiting for the weekend to arrive, you can shop some of those deals right now, plus get one of the best prices on prescription glasses we’ve ever seen. These and more bargains are featured in this week’s roundup of deals.Goggles4U Eyeglasses for $3Goggles4U offers a complete pair of non-designer prescription eyeglasses (frames, 1.57 basic CR lenses) in various styles for $6.95....

Can you trust the special offers on prescription sunglasses? We track down the real best deals for your eyes this summer

Special offers for ‘free’ or ‘two-for-one’ prescription sunglasses are being heavily advertised in the high street as the sun beams down and we gear up for the summer holidays. Here, we take a sharp-eyed look at these promotions and assess whether they really offer value for money. We also examine alternative ways to buy prescription shades.Be aware of hidden costsThe eyes have it: Audrey Hepburn with shades in Breakfast At Tiffany’sPrescription sunglasses are essential for those who...

Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

Topology Eyewear is an augmented reality app providing custom-fit glasses from a 3D scan of your face.Most glasses are mass manufactured to fit a supposedly symmetric head. The problem is, most of us are not that symmetrical. The Topology app, available on iOS, uses face-scanning technology to take into account ears that might reach farther back or sit uneven, a wider or thinner nose and other facial factors that can make most glasses not fit as well as they should.Serial entrepreneur and...