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Yes, Cool-Looking Prescription Running Sunglasses Exist, And They've Changed My Life

The bear jumped out at me at the crest of a forested hill. I was running on the righthand side next to a few of my regular training buddies, about two miles in to a scenic loop on soft singletrack. I knew the beast must be big when the underbrush started rustling and I felt a gush a wind next to my calf. Was the thing swiping at me? I jumped to my left. I may have shrieked.Except, it wasn’t a bear. It was a squirrel. Something I probably would have known immediately had I been wearing...

A Prescription for Handling the Sun

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly likes the fashion statement and comfort. But other professionals and amateur ballplayers might opt for prescription sunglasses for on-field play simply for the protection."They are kind of like outfits," Kelly said, "you have to have fashion-forward eyewear and if you have to wear glasses, show it off."Kelly mixes and matches his eyewear options, working with California-based SportRx to ensure he has a variety of options, both for days he takes the mound and those...

Goliath in glasses: Mega-merger may jack up the cost of eyewear even higher

A proposed merger between prescription lens-maker Essilor and frame maker Luxottica might sound like a dream for anybody with four eyes, but it could be more like a nightmare for the wallets of U.S. consumers.RELATED: 10 best places to get a deal on eyeglassesMaybe you’re not familiar with the names Essilor and Luxottica. They’re European companies from France and Italy, respectively, but they have a heavy footprint all over the U.S. eyeglasses market.Luxottica owns Pearle Vision and...