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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...

Here’s an idea: Buy solar eclipse glasses now for $15 so you don’t have to pay $150 later

5-pack of solar eclipse glasses</a> right now on Amazon for just $15." data-reactid="18">People started to lose their minds last month when we were getting close to the solar eclipse. They scrambled to get their hands on solar eclipse glasses so they and their children could see the exciting event without potentially damaging their eyes. Well, guess what: solar eclipses aren’t really that rare, and the next one visible from North America will happen before you know it. Instead of...

Whatever Happened to Snap's Spectacles?

Snap(NYSE: SNAP) started selling Spectacles, a $130 pair of augmented reality glasses which sent short videos to Snapchat, last November. The initial marketing campaign, which used "vanishing" vending machines called Snapbots, generated lots of buzz as fans lined up for hours to buy a pair.For a short time, it seemed like Spectacles could succeed where Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google Glass failed. The device looked fun instead of geeky, and bright lights clearly signaled...