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Consumer News: Where can you go to buy eyeglasses online?

We look at a few of the top options according to consumersMay 5, 2017There are many different reasons why you might be looking for new eyeglasses. Maybe the onesyoure wearing now are old, out of style, non-functional, or maybe youre just looking for a change of pace. Well, one of the great things about our consumer culture is that you can find most anything online, and these practical accessories are no exception.While there are many suppliers in the online eyeglasses market, it might be hard...

Warby Parker wants to check your eyeglass prescription with an app, but some are calling the approach 'dangerous'

Warby Parker cofounders David Gilboa (right) and Neil Blumenthal (left)Sarah JacobsOn Tuesday, Warby Parker launched its Prescription Check app. The app is meant to help people check on their eyeglass prescription without having to visit an eye doctor's office.While the app isn't meant to replace an eye health check-up, some are concerned about whether these telemedicine approaches could do more harm than good. Warby Parker, the $1 billion+ eyeglasses retailer, just launched an app that could...

This iPhone App Lets You Renew Your Eyeglasses Prescription From Home

By Oliver Haslam | May 25th, 2017 Internet-based mail order spectacle company Warby Parker has released an iPhone app that may be able to go some way to replace the need for a visit to an optometrist for some people, although likely not all.As this is people’s eyesight we are talking about here though, there are certainly some important things to note.Warby Parker’s app claims to be able to give users a sight test in their own home using an iPhone and computer, removing the need to visit an...