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Young Eyewear Shoppers Concerned With Fashion over Comfort

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They are looking for variety, confirms survey.

Forty percent of online eyeglass purchasers are so-called “millennials,” according to a new survey. But if you’re going to buy in your store, retailers need to remember that comfort, practicality and even price are less important to the young-uns than style. “Optical brands should consider allowing Generation Y to customize lenses in brand, color, fit and more,” says the report. “Retailers should have the latest designer brands on hand to appeal to the millennial consumer.” Interesting side note: Only 16 percent of millennials shop at an optometrist for eyewear, just slightly more than buy at Walmart.

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