Did you know there is one company that owns a bunch of eyewear, eye care, and vision insurance brands? Nearly 70% of the market in the world is owned by the Italian eyewear company, Luxxotica Group S.p.A.
They make frames for:
- Giorgio Armani
- Dolce and Gabbana
- Miu Miu
- Donna Karan
- Stella McCartney
- Tory Burch
And they own the eyecare brands:
- Sunglass Hut
- Pearle Vision
- Sears Optical
- Target Optical
It also owns EyeMed Vision Care which a majority of U.S. companies use to provide vision coverage to their employees. Seems like a bit of a conflict of interest that EyeMed only has mostly Luxxotica-owned eyecare centers as “in network” and then those stores only carry their frames.
Any wonder why eye care costs so much for glass and plastic sticks?
So what did you decide to do for glasses?
I still use Zenni for cheaper “okay to break” glasses – local guy for eye exam. Its hard to get decent frames locally that aren’t part of Luxxotica.
Have you ever shopped at Zenni Optical? I never pay more than $50 USD for frames AND lenses. No, this isn’t an advertisment, they’re just that awesome. haha