How can prescription glasses possibly be $49 AND come with a lifetime warranty? Hello startups.

Heard of Dresden Optics? German-inspired, made with love in Australia.

The story starts in 2016 when I had my new prescription and was looking for my first pair of glasses. I stumbled across the guys behind Dresden at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne in a hipster portable truck offering glasses within an hour.

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I forget his name but I asked one of the guys who served me what his role was. He said “I’m the head of R&D”, I asked what does that entail? …

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Moving Image: Beyonce saying “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss”. Source:

As Beyonce says, “A diva is a female version of a hustler” and that is exactly what I am. I am a diva. I love the hustle. When I was in University, I prided myself on people’s comments on how busy I was. I filled my Google Calendar with sports, part-time work, dog sitting, internships, friends/family time, and volunteering all on top of my full-time student coursework. I loved that my calendar was a rainbow of filled up boxes.

I have always been a curious being, but I understand now that I kept myself busy because it unconsciously fed my ego. It fed into society’s play that busy = success. It wasn’t until I graduated, moved to a different continent, and literally had to start from the bottom up did I realize how important it is to take a step back and learn that having free time is completely OKAY. …

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