There comes a time for most when we have to sometimes admit we need a little help. I'm talking about my eye sight. I have been struggling to see long distance ...
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British man killed in Nigeria after being held hostage An optician from Shepperton in Surrey, he had been working with the Christian health charity New Foundations to train local people to carry out sight tests and dispense prescription spectacles. He had developed a solar-powered, portable lens-grinding [...]
Why Snapchat Spectacles failed How come only 0.08% of Snapchat's users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending [...]
How to upgrade your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists with VR headsets too. It's uncomfortable trying to fit virtual reality headsets over the top of [...]
Married At First Sight NZ 2017 episode 12 recap: Man gets piercing after visit to South Island ghetto Ben stepped up his new look even further, sporting a pair of (I assume) non-prescription spectacles with his fun new hair and savage nose stud. I guess now he's been to Christchurch he's seen the dark side of the ghetto. Most people who have been in [...]
Glasses Direct is an online retailer based in the United Kingdom that sells spectacles direct to consumers.
It was founded by James Murray Wells in 2004 joining the small existing sector of online retailers. In 2009 it received investment from two major venture capital firms.
It is also notable for the legal and regulatory attempts to close it down by several major bricks and mortar competitors.
Official website: http://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/
Notable: Business Operation; Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portal;
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Ethan Meekin's reading age was three years below his own before being given the turquoise coloured glasses two years ago — and the 11-year-old has since been awarded for his achievements at his school. His parents Paul, aged 47, and Amanda, aged 44, were at a loss at what to do after one-to-one support did not help Ethan's progress — but they got the answer from a chance meeting with a teacher who suggested a colorimetry test. Father-of-four Mr Meekin said: "When Ethan was nine, his reading age was that of a six-year-old. He was put on a reading scheme called Toe-by-Toe which helps children who struggle to read, but still he slipped further behind.
Something to keep your eyes on: affordable glasses with lenses that need no prescription Joycelyn Yip and Stephanie Fong, from left, of FlexSpecs work on their prototype in the lab. (Photo/Courtesy of Stephanie Fong) Stephanie Fong ’15 has long wanted to make a difference. That’s why she studied biomedical engineering as an undergraduate. [...]
7 Hidden Tax Breaks for Retirees to Maximize Tax Refunds The cost of many medical-related items can be deducted from taxes. According to Himmel, some medical items often overlooked include prescription glasses and contact lenses, bandages, dentures, hearing aids and wheelchairs. The amount that can be saved will ... [...]
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Crazy’ woman assaults Athens officer, subdued by pepper spray She removed $400 prescription eyeglasses from one of the men and broke them, police said. An officer who arrived attempted to intervene, but the woman turned her anger on the officer, threatening to kill him and jabbing her finger into the officer’s face ... [...]
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Consumer Reports: Need eyeglasses? Don’t overlook this (Few people now use glass, which is heavy and breakable.) If you have a single-vision prescription (glasses to see far away or close up), you can generally get by with CR-39 lenses. They can be inexpensive – Consumer Reports found them for $29 to $149 ... [...]
via The Baltimore Sun]
FBI seeking suspect in Mondawmin Capital One robbery between 45 and 55 years old, had a black and grey beard, prescription eyeglasses, and was missing some bottom teeth. The suspect also was wearing a black "skull cap" and a puffy, black winter coat, officials said. FBI's Baltimore Field Office asks that ... [...]
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 Chicago startup wants to ride the trendy eye-wear movement—with luxury spectacles designed and assembled in America.STATE Optical, co-founded by Scott Shapiro, Jerry Wolowicz, Marc Franchi and Jason Stanley, launched in early 2016 to tap into what they saw as a growing demand for domestic products."We thought the market was different than it was 20 years ago, not because of patriotism, but because of craft culture and the craft movement," said CEO and Co-founder Scott Shapiro in an...
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