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How We Bought Inexpensive, Awesome Glasses Online

Mr. FW sporting his new prescription sunglassesMr. Frugalwoods needed glasses. After years of competing over who could discern distant signs on roadtrips first, age finally caught up with my mountain/computer man.Both of his vocations–software engineering and forestry management/homesteading–require the ability to see clearly. As does, you know, life in general.Last year he started getting headaches and complained of blurry vision and so, the time had come. I sent him to the eye doctor....

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...

Win A Pair Of Eyejusters - Reading Glasses With Adjustable Strength

Being both a glasses and a contact lens wearer brings a unique set of challenges when you need a varifocal lens.To date, there seem to be no varifocal toric lenses to meet my prescription on the market which means that if I wear my contact lenses I still need reading glasses for close work.Olive & Cream Multilayer EyejustersWhich rather negates the point of having contact lenses in the first place.Still, despite this bugbear, I am assured that a varifocal lens to meet my needs is coming...