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How I got prescription eyeglasses for $11

For some people, losing a pair of prescription glasses is a costly mistake. For me, it’s equivalent to lunch at Chipotle.OK, I’m exaggerating, but only slightly — and not in the way you might be expecting. A burrito and soda runs me about $11 at the yuppified fast-casual Mexican chain. My last pair of prescription frames, purchased just a few weeks ago, cost $10.89. So, yes, lunch is actually a few pennies more.How’d I get my glasses so cheaply? That’s easy: I ditched the brick-and-mortar...

How to order prescription Snapchat Spectacles

Image: mashableBy Kerry Flynn2016-12-01 19:47:06 UTCFear not, glasses wearers. Prescription lenses for Spectacles, Snap's video-camera glasses, have arrived.Rochester Optical, a lens manufacturer based in Rochester, New York, is now cutting and selling prescription lenses for Spectacles, the company announced Thursday. The lenses start at $99 and cost depends on prescription strength, lens type and coating. The lens types include standard plastic, high-index, polarized Rx Sun or...

Decorative contact lenses could make Halloween scarier — for those who wear them

The costume that “Cas” Minniear’s donned at the Renaissance Festival this season included changing his eyes. He wore colored contacts. The four sets he bought online allow him to turn his eyes blue, brown, gray or yellow. But they can get uncomfortable, especially during 12-hour days at the Kansas City-area festival. That’s because Minniear doesn’t wear contacts normally. His vision doesn’t need correction, and his contacts change how his eyes look not how they see.It also means the online...