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[09/19/18, via Lexology]
The Competition Bureau weighs in on restrictions faced by online eyewear retailers While most Canadians still purchase their eyeglasses or contact lenses at eyeglasses in-store, often with an optician, the last few years have seen a surge in online eyewear purchases. As in many industries, the convenience and ease of online shopping [...]

South China Morning Post [09/23/18, via South China Morning Post]
Online-to-offline trend a sign of omnichannel fashion retailing's growth in China and US Athleisure brand Outdoor Voices, menswear start-up Bonobos, and, of course, eyewear company Warby Parker have all followed the online-to-offline model. E-commerce companies in China, from smaller start-ups to cross-border giants, are also embracing  [...]

[09/19/18, via Motley Fool]
7 Small Brands That Are Changing the Face of Retail Warby Parker's online model had been unique, sending shoppers five pairs of glasses that they could try on in the comfort of their own home, but its brick-and-mortar stores are also notably distinct form the typical optical experience. Rather that [...] [09/11/18, via]
Eyeglasses innovator Warby Parker to open three stores in North Jersey Warby Parker, the eyeglasses retailer that was born online, plans to follow its first New Jersey store, in Paramus, with two additional stores, in Hoboken and Westfield. And to mark its entrance into New Jersey, it has created a style of sunglasses [...]

Online Eyewear Retailers

OpticsPlanet is an online retailer serving a diverse set of market segments including outdoors, hunting, military, police, science and general merchandise. They are one of the top 200 online Retailers according to Internet Retailer magazine. Some of their top product categories include binoculars, telescopes, rifle scopes, flashlights, sunglasses, holsters, sunglasses and prescription eyewear. OpticsPlanet lists over 650 different brands on their website - from household names like Nikon, Ray-Ban and Canon to much more specialized niche brands. They were listed among the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in 2009 and 2010.

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Online retailer Bonobos opening 2nd Chicago shop on Michigan Ave. - Chicago Tribune

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The company currently has a Lincoln Park store on a stretch of Armitage Avenue that is home to several online retailers with offline stores where customers can check out goods in person. Bonobos, eyewear shop Warby Parker, men's accessories shop Tie Bar and interior design company Interior Define sit within two blocks of one another. Though some 900 North Michigan Shops offer showrooms or bespoke items, Bonobos will be the shopping center's first store where shoppers can't walk out with purchased goods, said 900 Shops spokeswoman Lauren Edelman. After customers visit the Bonobos store, their purchased items will be sent from the Massachusetts warehouse.


[03/16/16, via]
New Futon Frames and Mattresses Unveiled at Fab Futons He also maintained the fact that there are a lot of awesome futon covers, mattresses, and frames on their online store. According to him, "Our products are very competitively priced and unlike most found on other online stores. Not only that, but shoppers ... [...]

[03/16/16, via The Columbus Dispatch]
Retailers crossing from online world to hands-on shopping Warby Parker — an eyewear company conceived on the Internet by four Wharton ... Badillo predicted that the more likely build-out for online retailers is to create alternative pickup locations to home delivery. “There are online retailers who are ... [...]

[03/15/16, via NWA Online]
Retailers born online open stores "With a retail location, you can go down and try more stuff, and have [the glasses] adjusted by sales staff right there -- which is nice," said Machado, an adjunct professor of creative writing. "Online retailers are great, but there's no substitute for ... [...]

[03/16/16, via Daily News and Analysis]
Fashion & lifestyle to become Rs 3,94,000 crore market by 2020 "Accessories market share that includes apparel accessories, bags, wallets, belts, fashion jewellery, time wear and eyewear would grow from 8.8% ... rather than pure play online retailer, said the survey. Retailers need to customise their brand and product ... [...]

[03/13/16, via Iowa State Daily]
Buying Glasses Online To get new glasses can be extremely expensive depending where they are bought. Prices can go from $100 the cheapest to more than $600 and as college students this is a big expense. That’s why there are online retailers who offer glasses for a low price. [...]

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,...

Frame Genie Partners With Opternative to Offer Patients Access to Online Vision Prescriptions for Glasses

Press Release- updated: Jan 11, 2018 CHICAGO, IL , January 11, 2018 ( - Opternative, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with FrameGenie to provide access to online prescription renewal technology on the company’s online eyewear Opternative’s full API integration with will further the guarantee that patients have access to the most affordable, accurate and convenient glasses renewal options available online.“We...

Trouble sleeping? Wearing amber-tinted glasses before bed might help

If you’re having trouble sleeping, try wearing amber-tinted glasses that block blue light for a couple of hours before going to bed. A new study found the glasses, which are available online and in stores, led to longer and more refreshing slumber, according to a report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. With the tinted glasses, study volunteers “were sleeping about 30 minutes extra,” said lead author Ari Shechter, an assistant professor...