Tortoise frames have long been a part of my daily uniform since high school. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me who made my glasses, I'd have $88—enough to buy another pair. The hand-made, hand polished frame of my favorite pair is vaguely reminiscent of Tart Optical’s classic FDR silhouette, only hundreds of dollars less.
Lookmatic RX FDR glasses* in tortoise ($88)
I distinctly remember the era when stylish eyeglasses were a high dollar solution to a common problem. In fact, the tail end of that era is still lingering. It was only two years ago I coughed up close to $500 for a pair of stylish prescription eyeglasses. That’s fine for those with more money than sense. But for the rest of us replacing our prescription eyewear every year, it’s a bittersweet experience.
The dirty secret about the eyewear industry is that the margins are huge—fragrance margin huge. That’s changing. From the industry movers and shakers that brought you “glasses in about an hour”, comes Lookmatic, the one-stop online shop offering high-quality, stylish prescription eye glasses, prescription sunglasses, and readers. Their offering is vast but cohesive; and a home trial of up to five frames ensures you’ll find the most flattering silhouettes. The kicker? They’re only $88.
*courtesy of Lookmatic