Happy Passover: Passover Uptown Funk Song

As seen on Facebook and it is just too much fun not to share and rock along with. If you missed it on Facebook, you can see it here. Dance and Sing along with Uptown Funk Passover Parody.   … [Read more...]

Rx Lenses Exempted from UDI Requirements

On behalf of their member companies, The Vision Council began a direct dialogue with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2015 related to the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issue. Because of the complex nature of prescription lens manufacturing, The Vision Council sought to gain an exemption from this regulation citing that … [Read more...]

Fun Eye Fact For National Pigeon Day

There is actually a National Pigeon Day which is celebrated April 11 of every year. As messy and noisy as pigeons can be they have had great significance and impact in history. Firstly, they were used a means of communication.. carrier pigeons saving thousands of lives over the years even in World War's I and II. Pigeons have eyes on the side of … [Read more...]

Eyecare Events: National Bike Month

National Bike Month is in May with Ride your bike to work is May 19, 2017. This is a fun, healthy and engaging customer and employee month for eyecare professionals. Eye Bogglers 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles 62% Growth of bicyclers commuters from 2002-2013 Many cities participate in bike to work day with … [Read more...]

As Seen On Instagram: Eyecare Easter Egg Hunts

We saw this via Facebook via Instagram for Easter and loved it. Eyeland Eyewear is having an Easter Egg Hunt with special prizes in each egg. … [Read more...]

Transitions Optical’s 2017 Diversity Advisory Board

New York City, April, 2017 — Transitions Optical has announced the renewal of its Diversity Advisory Board members for 2017. This seven-member Board consists of eye health, cultural and style experts for each of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic groups in the U.S. and will help guide the Transitions Cultural Connections™ initiative. “We are … [Read more...]

12 Safety Pin Shades For National Safety Pin Day

We love safety pins and when you think about it, they are one of the items I would want if was cast-away on a desert isle. Use them to remove splinters, hold your clothes together (not that you would care) and use as that all important pin to keep your temple attached to the frame. Honoring the all important Safety Pin for National Safety Pin … [Read more...]

Top Tips On Picking New Eyewear Suppliers

It struck me as I was on several of the forums on Facebook, there are alot of ECP's who ask for recommendations on eyewear suppliers. While recommendations are great, one needs to perhaps look closer at the companies recommended for various reasons: The recommendations come in from the few that are active on that particular forum. Should you … [Read more...]

Martijn De Krijger Reuses Eyeglasses To Make Art

Over the years, we have tried to feature artists that take old eyeglasses and lenses and reuse to create art. Our new find this year is Martijn De Krijger. His reclaimed art is mostly made from old eyeglasses and lenses that have been molded and shaped into framed art and small sculptures of animals. You can view all of this art on Facebook at … [Read more...]

Raffish Reclaimed Eyeglass Curtain

We love this reclaimed eyeglass curtain at Nico Design's flagship store Barcole. Just in case you don't have enough eyeglasses, call on of your eyeglass vendors, they probably have enough broken fronts to be able to put one of these together. … [Read more...]

Riata Forms Acuity Eyecare Holdings: Crown, Eyetique+ Int’l Eyecare

Acquires Three Regional Eyecare Groups – St Louis-based Crown Vision Center, Pittsburgh-based Eyetique, and Quincy, IL-based International Eyecare Center  DALLAS, TX — March, 2017 — Riata Capital Group (“Riata”) today announced the formation of Acuity Eyecare Holdings (“Acuity” or the “Company”), a company that will own and operate leading North … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports 2017 Workplace Eye Wellness

Month of March Dedicated to Promoting Workplace Safety and Vision Protection The month of March is set aside each year as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a multi-organizational awareness campaign dedicated to eye health and the prevention of on-the-job eye injuries. Wiley X®, Inc., a company that in 2017 is celebrating 30 years of protecting … [Read more...]

Neochromes Dynamic: A New Photochromic Lens At VEE17

IOT introduces Neochromes DynamicTM photochromic lenses, advanced photochromic lenses that fade back up to twice as fast as existing products.  Torrance, Ca ‐ March, 2017‐When IOT started developing a photochromic lens it was the goal to create an innovative and differentiated product, make it easier for laboratories to stand apart in the market … [Read more...]

Staff Meeting Topic: Patient Satisfaction Checklist

Once a year is, it is important to up your game by having a staff meeting about patient satisfaction. Patient Satisfaction is everything from the cleanliness, product, customer service and communication and management. We have developed a patient satisfaction checklist to review Merchandising; Develop a 'statement'  that your staff fills out … [Read more...]

ClearVision Launches Dilli Dalli Adventure Game AT VEE17

Hauppauge, NY – March 2017 – ClearVision Optical will debut its newest initiative at Vision Expo East, Dilli Dalli Presents: Red’s Adventure, a mobile game for young children and their parents.  Red’s Adventure is the ultimate extension of the Dilli Dalli collection, an acclaimed pediatric eyewear line known for the colorful cast of animal … [Read more...]