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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Would you like to see Luxottica broken up?

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[–] SonOfRobin 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I second this.

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well any complaints of them can be leveraged against most any other vendor so...

I do use they would hire more call center people so I'm not on hold for 20 minutes.

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem is that they own 75% if the market and push smaller vendors (and store) out. That's why I didn't buy my last pair of glasses at a store like yours. I bought them online.

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[–] BowtieDog 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

How come glasses are like $400 from you guys, but then I can order prescription lenses online for like $30 that work exactly the same?

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What kind if glasses we talking about?

I can do some generic frames and free plastic lenses for cheap, by you're not getting a Tom Ford and Varilux lenses for that.

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[–] TC10284 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Do you recommend laser eye surgery these days for someone that has an astigmatism?

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[–] Dingolicious 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

LASIK is the best thing ever as long as it goes right. I had it done (Was just a bit poor eyesight and sick of glasses) and it's made a huge difference. No negative side effects that I can ascertain and after 4 years my eyesight hasn't deteriorated yet (Lifetime aftercare should take care of that stuff though)

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It can be helpful, quite a few people who have really bad prescription will do it and while they may still need glasses the prescription is far less.

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[–] TC10284 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm seriously considering it. I only use my glasses to see better at the computer and clearer far off, but I really hate keeping up with my glasses and I don't want contacts. I'm just afraid of it going badly and going blind. I work in IT so that would be a career ender right there.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't think he...see's...how these AMA's work. Not 1 question answered.

Disappoint.

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

At work on phone, waiting till lunch so Ivan sit down at a computer and type properly.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am waiting with bated breath! :)

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[–] GoofyGrape 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well, he did say ask me anything. He did not specify that he would answer.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How expensive would lenses actually be if you were a non-profit organization.

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I charge $125 for lenses which cost me $5.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

well that's pretty honest

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[–] Dingolicious 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How much of a markup do glass shops like Vision Express actually make on glasses? What's the typical cost to make a pair of lenses and a frame?

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Depends kind of on what you are ordering... designer frames are around $50-$200 our cost.

Lenses can be as little as $5 or up to $300 for some state of the art progressives with all the best options.

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I went four years as the longest but I was also in my 20's and my prescription had not changed much over the years. Officially in my state it's good foe two years but most places will only issue it for one.

When you're young, do it as needed. But if you're older do it more regularly.

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why do frame manufacturers charge so much money for a dollar's worth of formed plastic?

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[–] firex726 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Monopoly on the designer. You want Gucci? There is only one place to get them from.

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Hence my question about Luxottica...

EDIT: Clarification:

60 Minutes did a segment about it a while ago but the Adam Ruins Everything show is funnier.

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