Here is how to bend plastic glasses frames. To reshape and bend plastic glasses frames, you need to get them warm. The easy way to do this is to soak them in ...
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The spectacular power of Big Lens Over the next half century, Del Vecchio grew his company, which was called Luxottica, into the world's greatest maker of glasses frames. In an industry that was traditionally .. In 2014, however, Del Vecchio came back to work. He was 79. “We were [...]
19 Billionaires Who Grew up Poor computer skills. In 2009, he cofounded the world's largest mobile messaging service WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook for $22 billion in 2014. He would later work in a factory making molds of auto parts and eyeglass frames. At the age [...]
On your face: Eyewear for trendy travelers 75 percent of eyeglass frames purchased for $150 or less. Corporate Dominance. Eyewear is marketed in four main categories: 1. Prescription (Rx) eyeglasses. 2. Plano sunglasses (sunglasses that are fitted with non-prescription lenses; not used for [...]
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Vision quest: Where to save on eyeglasses and contacts in the Twin Cities John-Lennon-meets-Harry-Potter round frames? A little designer number from Chanel or Prada? If you are shopping for new specs, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices of styles and brands. But in actuality, much of this variety is an illusion [...]
Half a dozen workers are gathered around a gritty table in the middle of a factory floor, smoothing away imperfections on what will be trendy acetate eyeglass frames. They are buffing their way through one of the 70 steps it takes to make a pair of State Optical frames, a two-week process done largely by hand. Once the frames are filed smooth, they will move on to another worker at the north suburban Vernon Hills factory. The frames retail for about $300 and are sold in about 50 stores nationwide, including one in Chicago, Visionary Eye Care in Andersonville. The company’s Vernon Hills factory, in operation for more than a year, employs about 30, Shapiro said. A machine drills the logo into the side of each temple, the part of the frames that stretches behind the ear.
According to CNET, who got ahold of the news first, Snapchat now has about 12 veterans in the wearable technology industry, including designers who had a hand in Nokia handsets and the Logitech UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker. Notable hires of the company include Mark Dixon, a former recruiter for the Microsoft HoloLens, and Eitan Pilipski, a former member of the Qualcomm Vuforia team who was hired as an engineering director back in January. One more noteworthy hire is the eyewear designer Lauryn Morris, who made some frames for Innovega, Michael Kors and Zac Posen. That is arguably more than enough evidence that Snapchat intends to create a device with an eyeglass form factor.
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Retailers born online open stores Birchbox opened its first store in downtown Manhattan in July 2014. Warby Parker -- an eyewear company conceived on the Internet by four Wharton business school students -- is taking over premium space for a second downtown Philadelphia store. "We want to ... [...]
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Cara Delevingne channels geek chic in specs as she gets back in front of the lens for the latest Chanel eyewear campaign The model-turned-actress, 23, appears in the latest Chanel eyewear campaign, looking more comfortable in ... The blonde even reportedly picked Chanel over Victoria's Secret in 2014 when she appeared to choose the Métiers d’Art presentation at the ... [...]
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Safilo Group’s full year 2015 adjusted net profit falls -84.5% to €6.9 million ITALY. Safilo’s full year adjusted net profit for 2015 was €6.9 million – a sharp -84.5% drop from the €44.5 million recorded in 2014. The eyewear company also announced a net loss of €52.7 million including not-recurring items last year ... [...]
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NYX Cosmetics Founder Toni Ko Just Launched Her Own Line of Chic, Affordable Sunglasses After selling NYX to L’Oreal in June 2014 for a reported $500 million, Ko decided to step back into retail rather than making moves toward retirement. Of her decision to launch an eyewear brand, Ko told WWD, “I passed by an optical store that ... [...]
New Look Vision Group Inc. Announces Record Revenues and Net Earnings for 2015 and its Quarterly Dividend MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSX:BCI) ("New Look Vision"), formerly New Look Eyewear Inc., announced today ... Greiche & Scaff stores acquired in October 2014 as well as to same store sales growth. [...]
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has today announced that it has collaborated with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) to develop a reference design for production-ready augmented reality (AR) glasses. The AR glasses combine OmniVision’s lightweight and power-efficient OP02220, the industry’s only single-chip, 1080p high definition (HD) liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display with integrated driver and memory buffer, with ASTRI’s reference design,...
By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.comPublished: 16:03 EST, 9 January 2018 | Updated: 20:50 EST, 9 January 2018 Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is worth an estimated $60m thanks to her incredible curves.And the 36-year-old former Victoria's Secret standout has a knack for reminding her followers that even though she is not a millennial like Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner, she still is one of the best-looking women in the world with one of the fittest bodies.The siren was at it again on Monday...
Your DCist editors are both full-time glasses wearers. Constantly bespectacled. Permanently four-eyed. After wearing contact lenses for several years, I switched over to glasses in college and never looked back. There are several options for glasses in D.C., from expensive boutiques to big-name chains. We run down a few of our favorites below. As we only have four eyes between us, please leave your own favorite in the comments.BURTON OPTICIAN: Owned and operated by Virginia Burton, this...