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.

Standard Progressive Lens Review (A Mom’s Thoughts)

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As EyeBuyDirect’s go-to glasses guy, I often get asked to try out different products and share my feedback. For example, I tested EyeBuyDirect’s Transitions and photochromic lenses for a couple of weeks for a product review. Since I don’t...

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Polarized Prescription Fishing Sunglasses

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Although it may look zen and relaxing, as many anglers know, fishing all day isn’t easy. One of the biggest issues fishermen have to deal with is the constant glare of the sun off the water. And it doesn’t matter if you’re fly fishing in a...

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Mirror Lens Sunglasses for Men

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Mirror lens sunglasses for men are more than just a trend. In fact, these reflective shades have been a mainstay of men’s fashion for decades. To give a lens this reflective appearance, a special coating called “flash coating,”...

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Johnny’s Transition Lens Review

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Last month I was asked to write a transition lens review. For those of you who don’t know, glasses that have transition lenses—also known as light adjusting, light adaptive, photochromic lenses, or the brand Transitions—are clear indoors...

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Why Everyone Needs Purple Tinted Glasses

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Whether it’s for festival season or your throwback 90s look, there’s one key accessory that you never knew you were missing—purple tinted glasses. For your inspiration, we’ve put together a guide with iconic styles known for rocking...

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