After a lifetime of playing nice, the founders of Lens & Frame Co. are proud to be called "disruptors".
In a series of articles in the LA Times, David Lazarus has been uncovering the hidden stranglehold that EssilorLuxottica has held over the eyewear industry: secretly owning and controlling a vast majority of the brands, retail locations, manufacturing and vision insurance.
In today's Consumer Confidential column, Lazarus offers up some alternatives for consumers seeking high quality eyewear from independent brands disrupting the industry. And we're thrilled to have Lens & Frame Co. included as one of his recommendations:
What (Lens & Frame Co. co-founder, Darren Rosenberg) wanted to do, though, was take things up a level for people willing to pay a little more for frames and lenses manufactured to higher specifications.
“The goal,” Rosenberg explained, “was to mash up the quality of Oliver Peoples or Salt with the direct-to-consumer convenience of Warby Parker.”
I’d say he succeeded. Lens & Frame Co. offers bold, solid frames (mostly manufactured in China) and top-quality lenses (produced locally). Complete single-vision glasses start at $245, progressives at $345.
Not only is the quality high, but the company also goes for a nice personal touch. All glasses include a personal note from whoever inspected them to make sure everything’s right, and it’s easy to reach someone (likely Rosenberg himself) if there’s a problem.
We're very excited to have L&F included in the eyewear conversation. If you want to experience it yourself, come on by to our next pop-uphappy hour event on Thursday, May 16.
And in the meantime, we'll keep disrupting the eyewear industry one ready-to-wear or custom pair at a time!
Click here to read the full article: https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-eyewear-innovative-companies-20190423-story.html