In this episode, Hall welcomes Andrew Bilinsky, Co-founder & CEO of Lensabl.
Five years ago Lensabl pioneered the concept of “lens replacement”. Before that, when someone with prescription glasses needed to replace their lenses, they typically had to visit a store and spend hundreds of dollars to buy new frames with their new lenses.
Lensabl gave them a new option: keep your frames and they will just replace your lenses. To date, they have helped over 100,000 customers streamline their vision care and save over $5 million dollars. Lensabl sells replacement vision plans, lenses, frames, contacts, and a vision test, all online.
Previously, Andy was the co-founder of ivory + mason Eyewear, a direct-to-consumer online glasses brand. He had also founded ChirpAds, a mobile advertising platform, and held business development roles at eCommerce companies HauteLook and BeachMint. Andy, a native of Los Angeles, received his BBA from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan, where he double majored in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Andy discusses how he sees the eye care industry evolving and the growth rate of the sector. He also advises investors and shares some of the challenges he has faced.
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