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Sticker shock: Why are glasses so expensive?

One factor: the world's largest eyewear company, the Italian firm Luxottica, controls a big chunk of the business. Lesley Stahl reports.

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Business Insider [08/08/18, via Business Insider]
6 companies making prescription and non-prescription computer glasses that can reduce eye strain from screens While the name "blue light computer glasses" is decidedly unattractive, there are a number of actually stylish options that you won't feel embarrassed to wear in front of other people. These brands make glasses that will filter blue light and reduce [...]

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle [07/28/18, via Rochester Democrat and Chronicle]
Bausch and Lomb: What's going on in Rochester? Papa was in town in part to view the newly relocated B+L archives — a collection of more than 12,000 pieces of memorabilia, including photos, instruments, documents, Bausch's eyeglass frames and an Academy Award honoring the company for its  [...]

Fast Company [08/20/18, via Fast Company]
The $29 billion race to own how America sleeps is heating up Besides bedsheets and pillows, Casper sells dog bed, a nap pillow, a humidity-fighting duvet, and even furniture, like nightstands and bed frames. Many of these products come out Casper Labs, a state-of-the-art sleep research facility that Last [...]

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National Vision Celebrates the Importance of Eye Exams and Helping Kids Prepare for Back-to-School National Vision believes so strongly in the importance of getting kids and teens the eye care and eyewear they need that since 2015, the Company's largest retail brand - America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses - has had a partnership with the Boys & Girls [...]


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Essay: “Is a Camera more powerful than the Gun?

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Admittedly, a gun can instill fear in those it is aimed at, but an image can shape and change the opinion of millions. In choosing two images to compare and contrast for the purposes of this essay, I decided to use the work of two photographers involved in the same style of work, during the same conflict and taken at pretty much the same time during 1968. Although... 1968 was a year of huge socio-political importance: Man orbited the Moon for the first time in Apollo 8, Boeing launched the 747, beginning a career that would transport tens of millions of people around the globe, in comfort and with economy...

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Springtime Termite Pest Control in Frisco TX

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Welcome to Bug Commander Pest Control, your premier exterminator, wild life removal and pest management company for the North Dallas, Collin & Denton County areas. Bug Commander Pest Control is a family owned and operated company located in Frisco, Texas. We are your one-stop shop for all your pest control Frisco TX needs. Once you are done emptying those leftover boxes from your last move or dusting your fireplace, be sure to call your favorite expert termite pest control in Frisco TX. As you are moving stuff out of your house, termites may be moving their way into... Keeping an eye on the outside of your house is important, as they usually start there.

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New report: investors investing in companies going beyond startup phase in eyewear industry

Eyewear market is registering a CAGR of 10.6% from 2017 to 2025. the aforesaid segments is included for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.- Advertising -Eyewear market is a device used for correction of vision or protection from harmful UV lights. It is an umbrella term for spectacles, lenses, and sunglasses.The global market is driven by factors such as increased life span of individuals, increase in geriatric population, and change in fashion trends. The emerging economies,...

Frameri, an Over-the-Rhine eyewear company, now has locations in 15 states -- with more to come

CINCINNATI -- An Over-the-Rhine eyewear company is setting its sights outside Cincinnati as it enters its fourth year in business.Frameri, a brand known for its interchangeable lenses and frames, has partnered with eye care practices across the country -- so far about 28 locations in 15 different states -- to carry its product. Longer term, the company hopes to mimic its Vine Street showroom in other cities such as Chicago or Dallas, where there are already discussions in the works.The goal...

These Two Asian Women Started An Eyewear Company After Being Fed Up With Glasses That Didn't Fit Their Faces

This past year was undoubtedly a challenging one for minorities, but thankfully, the fashion industry has become more diverse than it's ever been. With different body types and more women of color appearing on the runways and in campaigns, fashion is not only embracing diversity, but it's also responding to it. That's exactly what Covry is trying to do in the eyewear world. After all, not all faces have the same features, and founders Athina Wang and Florence Shin know that, which led the two...