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Cyber Monday the 'best day ever' for Houston company

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

What comes after Cyber Monday? Order-Fulfillment Tuesday, of course.

And with Cyber Monday sales up 30-percent over last year, businesses were scrambling to ship out all the items people purchased.

For one web-based Houston company, Cyber Monday provided the biggest boost in its short history.

"We're only two months old right now," said Mohsin Momin. "So yeah, it's the best day ever."

Momin and his business partner, Azim Karedia, run www.BenjiFrank.com, which sells prescription eyeglasses in frames the entrepreneurs designed themselves.

"All of our frames are $100," explained Momin. "That includes prescription poly-carbonate lenses for the eyeglasses."

Their business plan? Take a bite out of "brick and mortar" sales by making it easy for people to purchase glasses on the internet. Their site allows any customer with a webcam to try on frames virtually.

"Look at the camera, take a picture, confirm it," said Karedia as a photo of his face is saved on the website. "I say, okay, the fitting is right, now I'll try the glasses. And this is how those Buchanans would look on me."

And a surprisingly realistic pair of Buchanan frames appears on Karedia's photograph. All of Benji Frank's frames are named after U.S. presidents.

And every sale includes a vision-saving donation in a developing country. At checkout, customers can choose whether to give a pair of glasses or help cover cataract surgery.

Azim Karedia always picks the surgery. After all, his elderly grandfather just went blind a couple years ago.

"I researched more about the cataract surgery when he lost his vision," explained Karedia, "I found out there are over 285 million people around the world that have impaired vision that could be cured."

These two entrepreneurs hope their vision can evolve into the next Amazon, with a philanthropic twist: a company that does well – by doing good.

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