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  • Tuesday, 9. December 2014

    If you're anything like us, you're holiday shopping list is still as long as the list Santa should be double-checking right about now. While we were out shopping, we stumbled upon several gift ideas sure to appear on the wish list of any eyeglasses lover. Go ahead, we give you permission to borrow our ideas. Snag these items for the spectacle fans on your holiday wish list and they're sure to thank you.

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    1. The Chart of Famous Eyewear from Pop Chart Lab for $29 // 2. Eyeglass Case from oktak on Etsy for $12 // 3. Eyeglass Holder from Decorative Things for $15 // 4. Eye Glasses Stamp Set from talktothesun on Etsy for $12 // 5. Vision Ring from Anthropologie for $198

     

  • Wednesday, 3. December 2014

    While shooting for our latest collection, Urban, our team had a blast trying out new frames and outfits and getting to know our new models. This behind the scenes footage shows just how city chic our new collection really is. We hope you're having as much fun shopping our Urban Collection as we had creating it.

  • Wednesday, 26. November 2014

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather around a dinner table with loved ones and express gratitude. But we know all too well how Thanksgiving can quickly turn into a gluttonous affair. We encourage all our customers to appreciate their eyesight and to take care of their eyes. There are dozens and dozens of healthy eye foods that keep your vision happy. We’ve come up with a couple ways to add these foods to your Thanksgiving meal. Go ahead, give them a try.

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    1. Add boiled eggs to turkey dressing

    Eggs are high in Zeaxanthin, which can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Hard boil a couple eggs, about ½ egg per 2 servings of turkey dressing, peel, chop, and toss into your turkey dressing right before cooking. These nutritious eggs will serve as a sneaky vitamin enhancer.

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    2. Swap lettuce with spinach

    It’s hard to go wrong with salads when it comes to eye health, unless you’re overdoing the dressing or adding breaded meats. Swapping conventional lettuce with spinach can drastically increase your Beta-Carotene and Vitamins A, C, and E intake. These vitamins improve eye health and can protect against blindness, dry eyes, and macular degeneration.

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    3. Toss some pecans or almonds into your salad

    When it comes to Thanksgiving, pecan pie is a staple, but don’t stop there. Add nuts or seeds to salads and your eyes will thank you. Pecans and almonds are good sources of Vitamin E, which helps improve overall eye health and may reduce macular degeneration.

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    4. Don’t skimp on the citrus and berries in your fruit salad

    Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe have high sources of Bioflavonoid and Vitamin C. Antioxidants like Vitamin C help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Toss an extra couple servings of these fruits into your sweet salad and you’ll be good to go.

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    5. Add wheat germ oil to oil-based salad dressings

    Wheat germ oil has similar benefits for your eyes as other nuts and seeds. It’s high in Vitamin E to build strong eye tissue. For oil-based salad dressings, add about one tablespoon of wheat germ oil per ½ cup of dressing. You taste buds won’t notice the Vitamin E boost, but your eyes will.

  • Wednesday, 12. November 2014

    Exclusive Sneak Peek into our New Collection

    Next week EyeBuyDirect launches our most evolutionary collection yet. And frankly, we can't wait another minute to share it with you all! For this collection, we were inspired by areas like London’s Shoreditch, Seattle’s Capitol Hill, and New Orleans’ Warehouse District. We combined alternative with classic to create our Urban Collection

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    We had a total blast during our photo shoot getting to know the models, photographers, makeup artists and more. Our models tried on 37 different outfits and 55 different spectacles for our new collection. We're keeping most of the frames under wraps until next week, but we'll allow you to sneak a peek now.

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    Check back next week to shop our Urban Collection!

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  • Thursday, 6. November 2014

    Our customers love having dozens and dozens of specs in their eyewear collection. We also know that our customers value quality even over quantity. This is we make only industry-standard lenses and frames. But making sure your glasses last as long as possible isn't just in our hands. Selecting the perfect frames for your prescription and lifestyle, then caring for those glasses carefully can insure your eyewear collection only grows and grows. We've compiled the most important advice from our eyecare team, and we're here to share the long-lasting love. Use these tips for long lasting glasses. 

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    1. Handle Rimless and Semi-Rim Frames with Care

    Full Rim frames are our most durable, but these frames may not strike everyone's fancy. If you prefer Rimless or Semi-Rim frames, keep in mind that they have less frame protection than Full Rim frames. Rimless and Semi-Rim glasses wearers should avoid taking their glasses on and off unnecessarily, or otherwise fidigeting with their specs. 

    2. When Possible, use Polycarbonate Lenses

    If your prescription allows, opt for Polycarbonate Lenses. These lenses have an index of 1.59, making them thinner than our standard lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are also our most duable and impact-resistant lenses, and come complete with UV Protection Coating at no additional charge. If you partner your Rimless frames with Polycarbonate lenses, you have a little extra insurance that your glasses will withstand the tumbles of everyday life.

    3. For High-Powered Prescriptions, Opt for Full Rim or Metal Frames

    The higher your prescription or the more vision correction needed, the thicker your lenses will be. In these instances, we recommend choosing Full Rim frames rather than Rimless or Semi-Rim. We also recommend Metal frames over Plastic. Full Rim Metal frames will completely inclose your lenses and insure the most durability possible.

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    4. Use your Microfiber Cloth (Not your Shirt!)

    We've all been there: your lenses are dirty and the only available means of cleaning is your cotton shirt. But if you want your glasses to last, stick to microfiber cloths for lens smudges. Other materials are less relaible for cleaning delicate lenses and could leave scratches or imperfections. And remember, we're happy to replace your cloth if it gets's lost. Just contact customer serviceDon't forget to clean your cleaning cloth, too. Microfiber can be washed in warm water with mild detergent.

    5. Clean with Flowing Water and Microfiber Cloth

    Many debate the best cleaning solution for eyeglasses. We say you can't go wrong with good old fashioned water. Some glasses cleaners with harsh chemicals can compromise lens coatings like UV Protection or Anti-Glare Coating. Use a drop of mild soap if you've got oil and grease on your lenses. Rinse your lenses under flowing water, then let air dry, and wipe with microfiber cleaning cloth to finish. Just remember that if your microfiber cloth is dirty, you'll do more harm than good by wiping your lenses.

    6. Store Glasses in Plastic Case

    Even if your glasses only go from your nightstand to your face back to your nightstand, use the hard plasic case included in every order. Accidents happen, and your glasses case can prevent a fall from the night stand from becoming a broken pair of specs. Even if you use your case to store your glasses, resist the urge to toss the case into your bag. 

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    7. Have a Spare

    We hope you'll never need a backup, but it's always safer to have a pair. We recommend buying a backup pair that is mainly for function. Ditch all the lens upgrades and coatings if you want, but don't go without a spare pair of glasses. That way, if your glasses break or need adjusting, you don't have to settle for a duct tape quick fix. 

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    8. Take Advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

    We're not just blowing smoke when we guarantee your glasses for 12 months. If your glasses break, we'll replace them. If your glasses need adjusting, we'll replace them. If your dog chews the lenses out and eats them, we'll replace them (the glasses that is, not the dog). If your glasses get run over by your lawnmower, we'll replace them. We think you get the point. Here's a little pro tip for stress-free returns or exchanges: always have your order number ready. 

     

  • Wednesday, 29. October 2014

    Life is short, buy the glasses!

    Sometimes Wednesdays just call for a little prespective. Life is too short to wear boring glasses, and we know our customers are anything but boring. Not to mention, with EyeBuyDirect's prices, you shop guilt-free. So go ahead, treat yourself to some new glasses this Hump Day. Don't forget to check out our newest arrivals. Life is short, buy the glasses!

    lifeshort Hump Day Inspiration (plus new arrivals!)

  • Friday, 24. October 2014

    Every October brings the same challenge to specacle-wearing Halloween enthusiasts. You find youself frantically searching Pinterest for costumes with glasses. Eventually, you are presented with a couple options. Ditch your glasses and play dressup without them? Never! Wear your glasses anyway even though your costume doesn't call for them? Maybe. Find a costume that allows you to both wear your glasses, and perhaps treat yourself to a new pair? Absolutely! And the best part of our ideas? Most compile items already in your wardrobe. Check out our favorites, complete with matching EyeBuyDirect frames.

    1. Steve Urkel from Family Matters with EyeBuyDirect's Moses Frames

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    2. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's with EyeBuyDirect's Matilda Sunglasses

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    3. Chuckie Finster from Rugrats with Ajacanjo Frames

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    4. Bill Lumbergh from Office Space with Abdiel Frames

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    5. Elwood Blues & Jake Blues from The Blues Brothers with EyeBuyDirect's Lomov Sunglasses

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  • Tuesday, 16. September 2014

    During our recent Fall Collection photo shoot, we loved working with our newest fashion model, Ben Clark. We sat down with him after the shoot to ask him a little about himself. We loved him so much that we thought you would, too. Read his interview to find out more!

     

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    Name: Ben Clark

    Age: 21

    Home Country: Canada

    Ben loves country music and hockey. He recently did a music video where he played a heart throb who broke the lead singers heart.

     He's a world traveler! He enjoys traveling Asia, such as Hong Kong and China. His favorite movie is Wolf of Wallstreet, but he also likes a good comedy any day of the week.

    He's more than just a pretty face. Ben is educated in the technology of water filtration systems. He dreams of a future career in New York. 

    We loved working with Ben in our latest fashion eyewear shoot! We hope you enjoy the new collection. 

     

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    Can't get enough of Ben? Follow him on Twitter or Instagram.
    Twitter: @benclark93
    Instagram: @benclark1993

    Want more of our Fall Collection? View all our frames starting September 17th!

  • Monday, 8. September 2014

    Silly parents, EyeBuyDirect glasses are for kids! 

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    The start of a new school year usually means new sneakers, a new lunchbox, and lots of new school supplies. Don't forget one very important Back to School assignment- an eye exam! Back to School health isn't all about doctor's physicals and healthy lunches. Eyes and vision health play a big role in the success of your child.

    Kids often can't diagnose their own vision problems. Sight issues in kids can often misdiagnosed as hyperactivity, learning disabilities, or inattention, when really kids just need a pair of stylish specs. Guarantee perfect vision with a Back to School eye exam! Kids should get their first eye exam between six months and three years of age, and every year thereafter. Especially when eyes are developing, eye prescriptions are likely to change from year to year, so staying current on your annual eye exam is key.
     
    Then come to EyeBuyDirect for our fun and colorful (and don't worry, very durable!) kids' frames. Your kids will love the colors and styles, and parents will love the strong and stable quality of these extra small frames. Purchase our kids' frames without the lenses to save a bundle off retail prices. Then take the new frames to an eyecare professional to get RX lenses for your kids. They'll fit the lenses in your EyeBuyDirect frames. Your kids will look great in their new glasses, just in time for another school year!
     
    Start the school year off right with better vision and some great glasses. The kids will love the fun colors, and parents will love the low prices and durable materials. Shop kids frames now!
     
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  • Friday, 15. August 2014

    Vintage Enthusiast Bianca Picks 20 Stylish Frames Under $20

    When we first stumbled upon Bianca Marcia, we were so charmed by her vintage and quirky style, (not to mention her vintage-inspired eyeglasses!) that we asked her to share some #eyebuystyle inspiration. Bianca created a collection of 20 frames (all under $20!) to share with all our EyeBuyDirect glasses lovers. Take a peek into her style below.

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    EBD: Tell us about yourself.

    Bianca: I am a multimedia artist with a concentration in theatrical costume design and stage properties. This work includes figure modeling for art classes, theatre/wardrobe roadie, personal assistant, teacher, makeup artist, performance artist, and front woman of a band.

    EBD: Tell us about your style.

    Bianca: I describe my style as eclectic and reactive. I am not really into trying to look “pretty.” I like to look interesting. I am not afraid to experiment with my look and take a lot of pride in mixing things up. I try to think outside of the box and am not afraid of fashion fails. They come with the territory, but I always learn from them.

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    EBD: And your glasses?

    Bianca: The only time I don’t wear glasses is if I am going swimming or dancing.  I have broken many pairs flinging them off on the dance floor and having them trampled.  But that is another thing that is great about EBD, it does not cost a fortune to replace them. I was looking for a practical alternative to contact lenses and found EBD.  The prices and selection were fantastic, and I have been a loyal customer since.  I have told scores of people about EBD.  Most of my family and many of my friends are now loyal customers, also. 

    EBD: What are your tips for buying glasses online and wearing them well?

    Bianca: Try on different styles and see what you like. There is an enormous selection at EBD. Not to mention the glasses are fashionable, accessible, and a quality product; a combination that attains and retains loyal customers. Also, I suggest having a ruler so you can physically see the size of the lens and frames on your own face. Wear your glasses with confidence.  If I feel good, I look good.  The same will be true for you.  It is that simple. Try it!

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    EBD: What's next for you?

    Bianca:  I am in the process of launching my own vintage/salvage business, “Biancat’s Meow”. People are always passing things my way because they know I will make good use of them, personally or in the theatre, or by finding them the right home. More and more we are living in a “disposable culture” and I want to combat that; and hopefully make some money in the process.  BTW, used eyeglasses are eminently recyclable!

    EBD: Tell us about your 20 under $20 Collection.

    Bianca: I am partial to dramatic frames, as I work in the theatre and glasses are a statement accessory.  Coral is cool because you rarely see people in clear glasses, and I think the black design adds a nice flavor, not to mention you can’t beat the price point.  I like the large size and bold colors of the Jems. I have them in yellow, but I also like the uniqueness of the white. The Pionersky, Uglich, and the Gvardeysk have a real vintage and geek chic appeal.  Both of the Ketchum patterns remind me of animal print. I really like the bold and hard shape of the Istra.  I LOVE cat eye glasses, and the colors of the Lieksas are fantastic.  I actually had them in blue, but they were a casualty of a dance party.

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    1. Jinny in Black/Green for $12
    2. Jinny in Black/Brown for $12
    3. Gvardeysk in Black for $19
    4. Coral in Clear for $6
    5. Lieksa in Blue for $9
    6. 
    Lieksa in Purple for $9
    7. Jem in Yellow for $19
    8. 
    Jem in White for $19
    9. Kalmar in Burgundy for $19
    10. Ketchum in Brown for $19
    11. 
    Ketchum in Gray for $19
    12. Uglich in Navy for $15
    13. Istra in Black for $9
    14. Pionersky in Black for $19
    15. Covina in Purple for $6
    16. 
    Covina in Blue for $6
    17. JB-8453 in Brown for $9
    18. Sutherlin in Tortoise for $19
    19. Adeline in Purple for $19
    20. Makushino in Brown for $19

     

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