1. Via the magic of the interwebs, I was able to get a new pair of prescription glasses with designer (that’s Gucci to you!) frames for a fraction of what it would have cost to get the most basic specs from an optician. The lenses were made in Pakistan. The lenses AND frames set me back $50. I could have gotten more sedate glasses for way less.
a) This will disrupt the spectacle-industrial-complex. I’m sure a lot of opticians are going to close their doors, once people realize they can order glasses online for a few dozen bucks rather than the 2-400 dollars that it would cost them at a store here in the USA. And it’s providing jobs in far flung places like Pakistan, where my lenses were created.
b) This will save people money that they can spend on other stuff (like several more pairs of glasses to match their outfits)
I found out how to go about buying glasses online via the Glassy Eyes website.