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Pair Eyewear, the Warby Parker for kids, launches today

In February of 2010, Warby Parker launched into the world and became a global brand and eventually a unicorn. And today, Pair Eyewear wants to do the same.Pair, the brainchild of Sophia Edelstein and Nathan Kondamuri, wants to be the Warby Parker for children, giving kids and parents a way to affordably shop for glasses online. But Pair takes it one step further with customizable frames, letting kids continually change up their look.Today at launch, Pair is going live with five base frames...

The fashion eyewear you need this year

If you're keen to tap a trend, two of the biggest of this season are tinted lenses and eccentric frame shapes. Though it seems like it might arrive with a murmur rather than a bang, summer is coming, and no matter the state of your warm weather wardrobe (mine definitely needs an overhaul and some topping up), the fastest way to get sun-ready stylishly is with a new pair of sunglasses.While the spectrum on eyewear trends is wonderfully broad, and there are of course a bunch of classics...

Eyewear mega deal could hurt U.S. consumers, but still be approved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world’s biggest eyeglass frame maker is planning to merge with the largest lens maker in a tie-up U.S. antitrust experts fear will be bad news for consumers, but could still be approved. FILE PHOTO: The Luxottica name is reflected in a pair of sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Rome February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Illustration/File PhotoFrance’s Essilor (ESSI.PA), the prescription lens maker, has asked U.S. regulators to bless its merger...