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How can you sell lenses for a very small portion of every optical store? Please don't say because they RIP us off. I'd really like a better answer.
Hi Lori N, Unfortunately, that is often the case. If you think about glasses they are really a small collection of quality pieces of plastic (nylon in our case) and maybe some metal for a hinge, or frame, etc. They are almost always mass produced in a factory in China, and the manufacturing and sale is controlled by a small group of companies. The lenses are also plastic. We have own own factory in Sydney, we make use of automation, and we use injection moulding with no metal parts to make our glasses. This is not particularly different to how the big firms do it. Have a look at this article - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/10/the-invisible-power-of-big-glasses-eyewear-industry-essilor-luxottica Or take a look at the work David Lazarus of the LA Times has been doing on the same issue - https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-glasses-lenscrafters-luxottica-monopoly-20190305-story.html and other stories. Regards, Matt from Dresden
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