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Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor

Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It’s now testing its new Prescription Check app that uses your phone and computer in tandem to administer a 20-minute series of eye tests, which are then reviewed by a doctor who makes the final call on your prescription. This could let Warby Parker sell people prescription glasses on impulse rather than hoping customers come back once they get their prescription the old-fashioned...

Thief steals prescription glasses, cupcakes from car parked in Oak Park

The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.Oak ParkRetail theft•Christopher W. Rose, 45, of the 5100 block of West Quincy Street, Chicago, was charged with retail theft at 3:52 p.m. May 14 following an incident at CVS Pharmacy, 345 Madison St.Burglary•Someone broke the passenger side front window of a car parked in the 600 block of Harrison Street and ransacked the interior between 10:30 p.m. May...

Police: East Hartford Man Fatally Shot Over Prescription Glasses In Hartford

Guillermo Mendez held his nephew's head as he lay dying of gunshot wounds on Wadsworth Street late Tuesday night, the victim of what police believe was a dispute over designer eyeglasses."You're with me," Mendez told Victor Millan, 25, before he died. "You're not alone."His sweatpants still stained with his nephew's blood, Mendez talked Wednesday morning about Millan, a father of a young child with another baby on the way. His hands shook as he spoke, causing coffee to spill out of a foam...