Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Retrofitting Eyewear with New Lenses Goes Online

The German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 is looking for startup operations that it can assist with what the company calls its three-month accelerator program in Munich, according to VentureVillage.eu.

Opticians might wonder just why this company receive any notice at all. "Eyeglass24 is a Munich-based eyewear startup that wants to offer a more affordable alternative to purchasing glasses by allowing customers to re-use their frames. Customers can send in their specs and Eyeglass24 will outfit their frames with new lenses and send them back." How many opticians have "retrofitted" a frame with new lenses because their customers wanted to save money or just simply "loved" their frames? Point to note, however: Eyeglass24 is taking a traditional optical function and put it online. Read more.

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