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Erker's Fine Eyewear Brings Copper Hinge to the Delmar Loop

+1  In the past decade, online shopping has seen explosive growth, from its humble beginnings as mere convenience to becoming an essential component of everyday life. Prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses are uniquely positioned in this market, straddling the seemingly polarized industries of medicine and fashion – people may be leery of ordering medical devices online, to be sure, but on the other hand, more robust and affordable frame selections from online...

Opinion: Seeing changes in the global eyeglass business

I can see clearer now. And my wallet isn’t as thin.Apparently, I beat the monopoly out there in the business of eyeglasses.Have you been eyeglass shopping lately?A rough average cost is $300, depending largely on the brand of choice. There are so many styles and brand options, the prescription glasses marketplace seems wildly competitive. But that’s not all the eye can see.A few years ago, the media introduced consumers to the name of an Italian eyeglass manufacturer with an alarming number...

How We Bought Inexpensive, Awesome Glasses Online

Mr. FW sporting his new prescription sunglassesMr. Frugalwoods needed glasses. After years of competing over who could discern distant signs on roadtrips first, age finally caught up with my mountain/computer man.Both of his vocations–software engineering and forestry management/homesteading–require the ability to see clearly. As does, you know, life in general.Last year he started getting headaches and complained of blurry vision and so, the time had come. I sent him to the eye doctor....