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Virtually Try On Eyeglasses with Eye Buy Direct

A little over two years ago, my oldest daughter started wearing glasses. Trouble reading the chalkboard in school prompted a trip to the eye doctor, which confirmed she did needed eyeglasses. The same pair of glasses have been helping her see ever since, and it was time for a change. We started checking out eyeglasses online, and were surprised to find you could virtually try on eyeglasses with Eye Buy Direct!(This post is in partnership with Eye Buy Direct.)If you are looking to change your...

OWNDAYS redefines eyeglass-shopping

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Whether you're buying glasses or designer sunglasses, the routine is the same every time.Walk into an optical shop, point at a frame that looks nice, try it on, look into the mirror and buy (plus the eye exam to get the right lenses for the glasses).But one optical brand is putting extra emphasis on redefining how people choose their eyewear."We think the brand is not only the product," OWNDAYS Managing Director Takeshi Umiyama told CNN Philippines. "The shop...

What’s in a frame, er, name? Confusion for two shops in the same D.C. building.

By John Kelly, Sometimes, people walk into the Frame Mender at 750 17th St. NW holding a large piece of art and Brian Grund knows they are in the wrong place.Sometimes, people walk into Penn Imaging and Custom Framing at 750 17th St. NW holding a pair of broken eyeglasses and Christine Yi knows they are in the wrong place. Said Brian: “I can’t tell you how many customers go ‘I need this picture framed.’ ”Brian tells them: “Two doors down.”“Last year, I put that sign up,” Christine said,...