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Best local eyeglass retailers

You'll typically save money online, but buying glasses in person still has advantages. KOMO photoIf you need new prescription glasses, you have a lot of options on where to go.While you'll typically save money if you shop online, brick and mortar eyewear stores have a number of advantages which many people feel offset the money you save.Topping the list of benefits to getting your frames and lenses in person: customer service and one-on-one expert technical advice."Most consumers realize...

Privé Eyewear shakes up the industry by releasing frames for less than $30

Privé Eyewear wants to shake up the eyewear category online with its brand of $29.95 sunglasses — and it’s enlisted Amazon and a handful of celebrities to help.The well-heeled start-up wants to undercut the “under $100” business model that’s dominated eyewear online since Warby Parker hit the scene in 2010 by offering hundreds of styles that cost less than a third of that price. On May 15, Privé Eyewear’s digital flagship at Privegoods.com will begin to pre-sell 115 stockkeeping units, or...

Blue Point and Hilco Vision Set Their Sights on Added Growth with LBI Eyewear

CLEVELAND, OH / ACCESSWIRE / May 23, 2017 / Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Hilco Vision, announced the acquisition of the cases and accessories division of LBI Eyewear, a leading distributor of frames, cases and accessories, headquartered in California with operations in Las Vegas, Nevada.This transaction represents the sixth add-on acquisition for Hilco since Blue Point acquired the platform investment in May 2014, and the second acquisition for Hilco...