Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Clearly, Warby, Bonlook selling glasses online (No optician)

  1. #1
    OptiBoard Apprentice
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    North America
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    11

    Clearly, Warby, Bonlook selling glasses online (No optician)

    Hello everyone,

    How does clearly operate selling glasses online without opticians, one thing I have noticed is that all these companies ship out of or have head quarters if I’m not mistaken in British Columbia, can someone shed some light on this?

    How are they able to ship to Ontario when it is regulated here?
    Last edited by Opticia_n; 05-22-2020 at 04:14 AM.

  2. #2
    Master OptiBoarder
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    In Flux
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    1,590
    Your regulatory College isnít quite what most think it is. You are wasting your money and license fees if you believe opticians are the only ones who can dispense into Ontario. The closer truth is that if you are an optician then itís YOU who is being regulated. Your license fees buy you the right to be disciplined by your College and buys you the right to use their Trademarked title. The fees you pay to relicense are like a never ending tax on the knowledge you gained from courses taken at a Trade school. Itís a life long money pit for you and great revenue stream for them. Thatís it, thatís all in my opinion. You are not buying territorial protection. Read the court transcripts if you want a real understanding. Also read any lawsuits outstanding against your relevant college, including members suing your relevant college. If you are good at digging into SEC filings then you will also see a much bigger picture of what opticians are up against.
    Last edited by idispense; 05-22-2020 at 03:13 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Warby Parkerís latest tool lets shoppers try on glasses using augmented reality......
    By Chris Ryser in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-14-2019, 03:48 AM
  2. Selling Online
    By dr.eyz in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-12-2013, 03:43 PM
  3. The Pitfalls of online Selling prescription Eyeglasses online....
    By CNG in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 07-12-2013, 06:31 AM
  4. Selling Contacts Online
    By MarySue in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-09-2010, 02:49 PM
  5. start selling online right away!
    By lenstech in forum Optical Marketplace
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-31-2004, 02:03 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OptiBoard is proudly sponsored by:
Younger Optics and Vision Equipment