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Online glasses retailer MyOptique sells to lens-maker Essilor for close to $160M

European online glasses retailer MyOptique, which operates websites such as Glasses Direct and SunGlasses Shop in the UK and Lensbest in Germany, has been acquired by French lens maker Essilor International. Sources suggest the price for the acquisition is close to €140M (~$158M) — but a figure has not been officially confirmed. MyOptique has pulled in some £55 million in VC funding over its eleven years of operation — at current exchange rates …