Earth Day Eyecare Award Goes To Leff Optical

Over the years we have posted numerous ways to recycle eyewear and lenses. But I have to say, that our Earth Day Award goes to Leff Optical for his Eyeglass Motorcycle. This is amazing and it took over 50 hours to put together this work of art. One has to admire the creativity that goes into making this. First the idea, gathering the parts, … [Read more...]

Bausch + Lomb Recycles Blister Paks

An issue that has come up over the last 8 years is can you recycle blister packs. In many cities you can,  but it can be a hit or miss. Kudos to Bausch + Lomb who launched the Bausch + Lomb #ONEbyONE recycling program in collaboration with Terracycle a free program. The program is meant to encourage consumers to help preserve the environment … [Read more...]

Super Optical Recycling Waste With Shark Glass

Cincinnati, OH – 2016 – In an effort to be more eco-friendly, Super Optical International has teamed up with Shark Glass Recycling North America to use recycled windshield glass in their Cincinnati based lens manufacturing facility. Shark Glass Recycling is a market leader in the recycling of post-consumer windshields, providing solutions for both … [Read more...]

Reuse Shades To Make Spectacular Mirrors

Peter Sunderland of retail store Framed Opticians and owner of Booth and Bruce England Eyewear company  found a way to reuse old frames to make spec-tacular shade decor. The mirrors were made by Paul Soper who works with him in both companies. They are put together with a glue gun and then spray painting the finished product. This could be a fun … [Read more...]

Happy Earth Day

Friday is Earth Day. This is the one day of the year that the entire world joins together to bring attention to the environment with hopes that it will lead to a more sustainable existence. There are many things through the year that each one of us can do to make a difference. If each person. Each person 1.) Use reusable bags: Do you know … [Read more...]

Up-cycling Event By 360 Square Eyes

Many of you may know Valerie Vittu from Philadelphia. Valerie Vittu of Margot and Camille optical shop. Valerie is trying to bring back Made in USA eyewear back by starting a line called 360 Square Eyes. Aside from that, we often talk about having a recycling event in your office and and this a good example of a Denim Recycling event to fund a … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

The Toxin Free Eyecare Office

People expect medical offices to be clean and hypo- allergenic. With the increase in allergies and Asthma and the awareness of the consumer to toxic chemicals, what can an eyecare office do to maintain a clean and healthy office? There is a theory that we are 'too clean'. This theory supported by the fact that kids that have grown up with pets … [Read more...]

Ten Fun Sunwear Storage Hacks

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? To celebrate this annual, DIY, D-Eye-Y event and present our annual and favorite Sunglass (Eyewear) Storage Hacks. Most of these are from recycled materials. You can view more on our Pinterest Board Fun Sunglass-Eyeglass Storage Ideas  For those who live by any bodies of water or collect … [Read more...]

Recycled Lens Art By Frances Scholz

Many of our readers follow or have Liked/purchased some of Frances Scholz's wooden eyeglass sculptures. Frances opened her creative vitreous eye juices to try a new medium with recycled lenses. The result is a mixture of eco friendly op-art that we love. 80% of the recycled lenses are from the Lions Club rejection. 20% are rejected lenses from … [Read more...]

Spider Shades Created From Broken Eyeglasses

Carol from Family Vision Center in Stratford, Connecticut created some spidey glasses out of broken eyeglasses. We loved it! I love to see creativeness. I bet if was fun too. Even more fun, if you have a lot of broken glasses like this, where they are not reusable, why not make a bunch of them for some great Halloween displays. … [Read more...]

Clearvision Launches Breast Cancer Research Eyewear

Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical introduces Ellen Tracy readers, a limited edition collection of four ready readers designed to benefit breast cancer research. Over the past several years, ClearVision has raised well over $400,000 in support of breast cancer research. Passionate about raising awareness for this cause, ClearVision … [Read more...]

12 Upcycled Optical Lens Sculptures

Every year we do a reclaimed lenses or eyewear work of art post for Earth Day. This year we scoured google up to page 12 to find some unique works that artisans over the world are creating.  Here it is our annual listing of upcycled Eyewear and or eyeglass lenses works of art. 1.) Kylie-Fleur's "Self-Replication", an Installation of thousands of … [Read more...]

Happy Earth Day: Living And Working In Drought States

April 22nd is Earth Day and today I am going to talk about a global crisis and that is water. I know I do this every year, but now it is getting really bad. Believe it or not, each of us can live with a shower, without our phones, without our cars.. WE CANNOT live without water. In fact, you can only live 3 days without water. It is not only the … [Read more...]

What If Offices All Went Green?

By now, each of us had heard about the green revolution. Going Green can also save you green. Less oil addiction, lower prices, ease of transportation, cleaner air, cleaner office environments, healthier people. So what would happen if all Offices went green? … [Read more...]