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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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Indianapolis Business Journal [08/03/18, via Indianapolis Business Journal]
Greenwood-based One Click finds success selling readers, prescription glasses online Consider the humble readers: those low-priced nonprescription eyeglasses for the 40-and-up crowd whose near vision has grown fuzzy. Flashy and exciting they're not—and yet reading glasses are at the core of a business transformation that has brought  [...]

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Global Eyeglasses Industry Table 104: US Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual  [...]

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Where to Buy Your Next Pair of Glasses, According to 7 Stylish Women “I like to have fun with glasses and consider them an extension of my outfit, so I like everything from '70s-style aviators to thick plastic square frames, depending on the day. My prescription is very, very high, so I make sure the cost of flattening [...]

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Even the Insured Aren't Immune from Health Care Cost Fears That includes deductibles, and items like eyeglasses that may not be covered by your insurance. Another benefit of an HSA is that it can be used as a secondary retirement savings account. Whatever funds you don't use for medical purposes, you can [...]

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America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is a discount provider of eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, with over 300 locations in the United States as of 2011. Since 2005, America's Best has been a division of National Vision, a privately held portfolio company owned by Berkshire Partners.
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is the largest buyer of designer overstock eyeglass frames in the United States.
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses ("ABC&E", "America's Best", "the Company") and its predecessor entities were founded in July 1978 by Bill Grody (at the age of 25), soon after Federal deregulation permitted price advertising of eyewear, eye exams, and related services and supplies. America's Best was the first eyewear company in the nation to offer contact...

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Reaction: PlayStation VR Clears the Price Hurdle Cleanly That's an impressive price point, especially when you consider that the Oculus ... Presumably, the manufacturer will encourage retailers to build bundles around the optical extra, but if you don't already own one, then you'll need to shell out a little ... [...]

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Fossil unveils two new stylish Android Wear smartwatches to launch later this year It also appears that neither watch includes an optical heart-rate sensor ... The Q Marshal and Q Wander will arrive sometime later this year and start at $275. That price converts to about £195 in the UK and AU$370. Last updated: Wednesday, March 16 ... [...]

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Samsung ups mid-range ante with A7 upgrade At $698, it hovers at the higher end of the price spectrum. The R7s and the Xperia M4 Aqua ... like a fingerprint sensor and improved optical image stabilisation for its camera. The new Galaxy A7 is a definite upgrade over the 2015 model, released ... [...]

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OnePlus 2 price in India reduced by Rs. 2000 permanently and Optical Image Stabilization system; on the front is a 5MP selfie camera. Anyone interested in picking up the OnePlus 2 now that it's available at a discounted price? It runs with Android Lollipop and features a 13-megapixel primary camera and 5 ... [...]

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CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

A New York-based company is preparing to showcase the first augmented reality (AR) glasses to feature Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The device is designed to present wearers with pertinent information directly in their field of view.Over the weekend, Bloomberg learned that Rochester, New York-based company Vuzix is unveiling its Alexa-enabled smart glasses at the largest consumer technology trade show this week. The 75-employee...

iPhone X price, deals and news: 'Lacklustre' holiday sales could lead to imminent price drop

THE LONG AWAITED iPhone X is now available. Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone went on sale across the globe on 3 November, with thousands of customers queueing to get their hands on the £1,000 handset.The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is the company's first smartphone to feature a full-screen display, as it sets its sights on the likes of the Galaxy Note 8. There's also an all-new 'Super Retina' resolution, a reinforced glass design and support for wireless charging, with the iPhone...

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: The lion’s share of eyeglasses on the market — including those sold under popular designer brand names — come from just a few Italian companies with names you probably won’t recognize: Marcolin, Safilo, Luxottica.Luxottica not only manufactures...