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Eyewear Market Share, Growth and Trends in Thailand

(EMAILWIRE.COM, March 01, 2017 ) More Thai consumers are living in a digitalised society. Their lifestyle has changed; they spend more time on digital screens including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Long working hours in their routine on such devices impacts their eye health condition causing higher rates of myopia or presbyopia, accordingly. As a result, with this culture, there are more consumers suffering from visual impairment and eye disorders. Demand for eyewear has increased over...

A Pitch for Eyeglasses That Sounds Eerily Familiar

The HagglerBy DAVID SEGALOn March 9, Sarah Lauch received an email from a company called OpticsFast that left her shaking with anger. It read: “Good news! I finally found the 3115b glasses for you, that you originally wanted. I know it’s been a while, I always follow up on my good customers.”To understand why this seemingly banal pitch upset Ms. Lauch, some background is needed. In 2012, she testified in a Manhattan federal court at a sentencing hearing for Vitaly Borker, an online eyewear...

Full Frame XX: A Bite-Size Crash Course on the Origins and High Points—Plus, Picks

WHAT'S IN A NAME: Full Frame wasn't always Full Frame. It began as the Doubletake Documentary Film Festival in 1998, when it was one of just two documentary-only film festivals in the United States (now there are dozens), before becoming Full Frame in 2002.AUSPICIOUS BEGINNINGS: The festival was founded by Nancy Buirski, a documentary filmmaker who was formerly a Pulitzer-winning international photography editor at The New York Times. Buirski developed an advisory board from her connections...