Three-quarters of North American adults need help from glasses or contact lenses to see every day. With vision being such a prominent issue, you’d think the process of obtaining the right eyecare would be straightforward.
In reality, that’s far from being the case. Those in need of glasses, contact lenses, or eye tests often face many barriers; going to multiple places to find what they need, waiting weeks for glasses to be ready, and lack of affordability are just a few concerns that are all too familiar for those without 20/20 vision.
Local eyewear brand KITS is on a mission to transform this experience into a positive one by acting as a one-stop-shop for all the eyecare products you could want and need. Affordability and speedy direct shipping are the other pillars that set this Vancouver-based brand apart.
In the name of creating the most automated lens lab on the continent, the company has formed a team comprised of the best designers, materials, brands, and customer service. This innovative approach means they’re able to begin the glasses-making process within ten minutes, on average, of receiving an order.
Since they’ve also invested in the most expansive inventory of contact lenses in the country, odds are they’ll have any given prescription in stock — which means orders are likely to be shipped out within hours of being received.
All in all, their philosophy is simple: keep prices low and shipping free. Now that’s a mantra we can get behind. In addition to being headquartered in Vancouver, the fact that all of their products are manufactured locally is also something to feel good about.
A partnership with tennis star and Kitsilano native, Vasek Pospisil, marks the beginning of the brand’s dedication to supporting Canadian athletes. Pospisil recently made it to the fourth round at the US Open — where he was spotted sporting a KITS emblazoned jersey — and is looking forward to competing in the upcoming French Open.
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Newly launched in August, KITS is helping people get acquainted with the brand with some serious discounts on glasses. Until October 31, customers can get their first pair of glasses for free or have the option to take $99 off any glasses on the site using the promo code FREEKITS.
The promotion applies to all of KITS’ 300-plus branded frames and includes standard lenses. With so many styles to choose from, there’s something for just about anyone, like their classic round Sartorial frames (available in a funky shade of blue), aviator-inspired Javan frames, and tortoiseshell Juno eyeglasses — a modern take on a vintage look.
Note, some restrictions do apply. For one, prescriptions must fall within a certain range or will otherwise require a higher index lens at an additional cost. The same applies to upgrades on premium brand frames, lenses, and coatings.
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While the brand is not currently offering bifocals, progressives, or prescription sunglasses, you can keep your eyes peeled for those features in the near future.
In the event that you’re not in love with your new glasses when they arrive at your doorstep, rest assured that returns are free and made easy by the KITS eyecare team.
Since promotional quantities are limited, you’ll want to take advantage of getting a free pair of glasses while you still can by heading to KITS.ca for more details.