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Sam Knight at The Guardian:

The looming power of EssilorLuxottica is the subject of morbid obsession within the eyewear world. Everyone knows the new company is poised to have a profound impact on the way that we are going to see. “Forgive me,” said one longtime entrepreneur in the sector. “But it is nothing short of control of the industry.” One investor described the new corporation as a “category killer”. In many conversations, people described its arrival, which would have been genuinely unthinkable a generation ago, as both extraordinary and somehow inevitable at the same time.

A fascinating read about the increasingly rapid degradation of human eyesight in the previous twenty years and how a merger between two dominant eyewear companies is likely to continue driving the profit-margins in this industry. We’re gonna keep paying too much to see well.

A fascinating read about the increasingly rapid degradation of human eyesight in the previous twenty years and how a merger between two dominant eyewear companies is likely to continue driving the profit-margins in this industry. We're gonna keep paying too much to see well.

∞ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/may/10/the-invisible-power-of-big-glasses-eyewear-industry-essilor-luxottica

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