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Johnny Chestnut

Growing up wearing glasses, Johnny was always shocked at the cost of frames and lenses. He’d heard about online companies that could make eyeglasses for less than what it costs in traditional brick and mortar stores. While doing some research, he came across EyeBuyDirect and was hooked right away. His lenses that normally cost around $150 were only $50, with anti-glare and UV protective coatings. Paired with some amazing frames for only $20, his new glasses cost less than half of what he normally paid for just lenses.

 

EBD’s mission to provide affordable eyewear struck a chord with him. Curious about the company, Johnny did some more digging and saw they were hiring. Something just felt right about it, so he applied. A month later, he found himself snapping pictures of glasses to post to Instagram. Johnny joined the EyeBuyDirect team in 2015. Originally part of the social media team, he now contributes to EBD’s blog and site.

 

As the local glasses expert at EBD, he spends his time researching anything and everything to do with eyewear. He authors pieces on a variety of topics, like how eyeglasses’ frames are made or how different types of lenses work. But for Johnny, there’s more to life than work and glasses. In between writing and running, he spends his free time with his true love, Sophie (his cat).

 

A pizza connaisseur with a case of wanderlust, Johnny is a New Yorker, born and raised. To keep the pizza pounds off, Johnny is also an avid runner and tries to get in a couple miles every day. He is also a lifelong glasses wear, clocking over 20 years of rocking spectacular specs.

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Grey Glasses: The Hot Fad You Didn’t Know

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Thanks to its association with gloomy weather (or a certain famous romance novel), the color grey has gotten a bad rap over the years. When we think grey, we see rain clouds in our minds or picture a pessimistic stuffed donkey. But there’s...

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Types of Progressive Lenses

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The basic progressive lens selection includes clear lenses, tinted glasses lenses, sunglasses lenses, basic photochromic lenses, Transitions Adaptive lenses, and digital screen protection lenses. Premium Progressive lens options for include...

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Reading Glasses for Computer Use

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If the term reading glasses for computer use sounds a bit confusing, then you’re not alone. It’s a phrase that’s chock-full of several different terms and is more than likely referring to one several of different types of eyewear. While...

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Single Vision Transition Lenses 101

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Glasses with single vision transition lenses are for people who are nearsighted or farsighted. Transition lenses—also known as photochromic lenses, light adjusting lenses, or by the brand name Transitions—change from normal glasses indoors,...

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