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Online Optical Industry Continues to Grow and Change the Consumer Shopping Experience

June 28, 2012

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Online optical retailers are moving to the forefront of the e-commerce industry and becoming the go-to place for consumers’ optical needs. As such, GlassesUSA.com, the premier online retailer of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, has been selected as the exclusive online eyeglasses company for the Internet Retailer Magazine’s Top 500 Guide®. The Top 500 Guide® ranks the 500 largest North American online retailers according to their e-commerce prominence. The highly selective list recognizes the most driven and unique businesses that are at the forefront of the world’s digital marketplace.

Online optical retailers have made the online shopping experience easier and more enjoyable than traditional in-store purchasing. GlassesUSA.com, like many of the E-tailers in the optical space, provides a virtual mirror feature that allows consumers to try their glasses on prior to committing to any purchase. Even more helpful is the virtual optician which serves as a cyber-consultant that helps guide consumers to make an appropriate purchase based on the consumer’s likes, dislikes and personality. In addition, while many optical E-tailers offer free shipping and returns for all purchases, GlassesUSA is the only one to back it all up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, allowing for a guilt-free shopping experience.

Evident in numbers, Yahoo! News research reveals that buying eyeglasses online can save $7,042 over a glasses wearers’ lifetime. Most online optical retailers offer a wider frame selection than their offline counterparts and offer the consumer significant savings, sometimes in excess of 70% off the average offline retail price. GlassesUSA distinguishes themselves even further by owning and operating a state-of-the-art laboratory using only the finest quality lenses and by their dedication to the customer. This is highlighted by their in-house, 16 hour per day, multi-language support department.

“With the surge of online shopping, optical e-commerce websites have become the wave of the future,” said Daniel Rothman, GlassesUSA.com’s CEO. “Many optical E-tailers, including GlassesUSA.com, provide an efficient and affordable way for consumers to shop for eyewear. Compared with purchasing eyewear at a brick-and-mortar store, shopping for eyewear online is not only more economical, but it also allows consumers to shop across various competitors from around the world.”

About GlassesUSA.com
GlassesUSA.com LLC is the premier online retailer of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Founded in 2008, the company currently operates one of the most recognized brands in the online optical market. Internet Retailer Magazine named GlassesUSA.com to its list of top e-commerce sites, placing the site ahead of all other online eyeglass retailers. The company’s brands of designer eyewear include Bolle, Calvin Klein, Coach, Converse, Diesel, Dunhill, Elizabeth Arden, Ferrari, Geoffrey Beene, Guess, iSee Eyewear, Jones New York, Just Cavalli, Kay Unger, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Miss Sixty, Nike, Perry Ellis, Phoebe, Couture Police, Ralph Lauren, Reece Jakob, Replay, Spy Optic, Sting, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Umbro, X-Ray and Yoshi Ayaka.

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