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America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is a discount provider of eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses, with over 300 locations in the United States as of 2011. Since 2005, America's Best has been a division of National Vision, a privately held portfolio company owned by Berkshire Partners.
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is the largest buyer of designer overstock eyeglass frames in the United States.
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses ("ABC&E", "America's Best", "the Company") and its predecessor entities were founded in July 1978 by Bill Grody (at the age of 25), soon after Federal deregulation permitted price advertising of eyewear, eye exams, and related services and supplies. America's Best was the first eyewear company in the nation to offer contact...

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RT @domimarch: My two @gdnlongread pieces of the year : "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence" (… 

RT @domimarch: My two @gdnlongread pieces of the year : "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence" (… 

RT @domimarch: My two @gdnlongread pieces of the year : "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence" (… 

RT @domimarch: My two @gdnlongread pieces of the year : "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence" (… 

RT @domimarch: My two @gdnlongread pieces of the year : "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland’s dream of independence" (… 

Swami Vivekananda's Rousing Call to Hindu Nation Swami Vivekananda's Rousing Call to Hindu Nation
Published by Vivekananda Kendra 2016
ISBN 8189248103,9788189248109
168 pages
The Family and The Nation The Family and The Nation
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2012
ISBN 9789350292600,9350292602
228 pages
Raising Big Smiling Squash Kids Raising Big Smiling Squash Kids
Published by Mansion 2016
ISBN 9781932421439,1932421432
217 pages
Vibe Vibe
250 pages

Powerful Perspectives on Diabetes Complications

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Jeremy’s story . So, I was diagnosed in 1995 at the age of 15 (that makes me 29), which was very shortly after the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) study was published. As many of you know, this was the study that finally proved that controlling BG mattered in terms of reducing complications. This was REALLY good news for me because when I was diagnosed I was immediately put on “intensive” control and had it beaten into me that if I didn’t control my BG there would be consequences. So, fast forward 20+ years, and I have worked my butt off to avoid complications. I say this in NO WAY to try to brag, as I honestly believe that this comes down to luck as much as control, so don’t hate me. I’ve had more than my fair share of highs and lows and emergencies, but have avoided (so far) the classic long-term...

[via Scott's DiabetesScott's Diabetes]

I went to Marco Rubio’s super-sad Super Bowl party so you didn’t have to: A tale of six-layer dip and disappearing momentum

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I ran into a reporter from Variety at Marco Rubio’s Potemkin Super Bowl party and we agreed about this: Bad weather, bad traffic, a lot of parking in distant locations and trudging through the snow to stand in overheated rooms for manufactured... Rubio’s much-anticipated Super Bowl bash in an indoor sports facility next to Interstate 293, less than 24 hours after the Florida senator’s disastrous audio-loop meltdown in Saturday night’s Republican debate, may have established a new gold... Let me explain “Potemkin Super Bowl party,” because I don’t even know whether that’s a totally obscure reference.


[03/08/16, via WSBT 22]
Skywatch: Your guide to space For those who are able to view the eclipse, it's important to use protective eyewear. The largest planet in our solar system will dominate the evening sky throughout March. On Tuesday, the gas planet was closest to Earth and was expected to shine brightly ... [...]

[03/07/16, via The Seattle Times]
Celebrities guests marvel at YSL fashion mansion in Paris One seafood dish that was inspired by Dutch eyewear designer Ralph Vaessen featured a lobster in coconut shell with giant edible sun shades made from potato skin. The menu and cocktails change each day in support of the five designers, who include Tomas ... [...]

[03/03/16, via The Nation]
Eye Wear - A blessing or A Curse Sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear designed primarily to prevent bright sunlight and high energy visible light from damaging eyes. When I questioned Pervaiz Khan, the common vendor, about low quality sunglasses, he said, “Mostly, students come ... [...]

[03/03/16, via Yahoo Finance]
VSP Vision Care Donates Eye Exams and Glasses to 3,000 Children in Need RIF is the nation's largest children's literacy organization that inspires ... About VSP Global VSP Global® unites industry-leading businesses to bring the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services to help people see across the globe. [...]

[03/01/16, via KCBD]
Nouveau Eyewear Signals Transformation with New Brand Identity The branding reflects an exciting and significant chapter in Nouveau Eyewear’s history after its acquisition by Walman, the nation’s largest independent eyecare company. The new brand identity complements Walman and its other six divisions: Walman ... [...]

Some children in Houston area get free eye exams, glasses

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Amazon Alexa is coming to $1,000 smart glasses — and PCs

"Alexa, what is it I'm looking at?"You’re used to summoning help from Amazon Alexa, the voice inside Amazon’s Echo smart speaker, in your kitchen or by your bed.If Amazon has its way, the artificial intelligence-infused Alexa digital assistant will be pretty much at your beck and call everywhere, and that means the bathroom, your computer and even in a product such as the see-through augmented reality glasses that a company called Vuzix will be showcasing this week during the mammoth CES...

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

A bubble it is not: the organic movement is only slowly taking root in France's Champagne region, although its proponents believe environmentally friendly techniques can help the sparkling wine express even finer subtleties.Organic farming has experienced a boom in recent years, in France, too, where the wine industry has been keen to adopt practices that shun synthetic chemicals and fertilisers.If five percent of all agricultural land in France was being organically farmed or in the process...