Three Up-Cycled Sunglass Storage Finds

For America'a Recycled Day we bring to you three new ideas to store your favorite sunwear. All are from found or up-cycled materials. Unfortunately, we have not been able to find original image credits. All images were found on Pinterest. Tis block of wood has 'holes' drilled in to hold the sunglasses and prongs to hold the eyeglass cases. The … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Reusing Vintage Optometry Chairs

For a ThrowBack Thursday, we forgot we ran this post in 2012. This guy was trying to sell his vintage optometry chair and made up all these places where you could put it. Was funny and cute. Thought we re-blog it again! I ran across this funny post from a guy who apparently was ranting about not being able to sell a 1950's vintage optometrist … [Read more...]

35 Ways To Use And Reuse Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Dan Feldman of DBA Designs just sent us a sample of his micro-fiber cleaning cloths he made up. It served to remind us the importance and value of large, good quality and branded cloths as an excellent marketing tool. Years ago, we did a post on Take 5. Take 5 is trying to add $5.00 to each sale. A very easy way to add on to the sale is to sell … [Read more...]

Costa Offers Eyecare Professionals New Ways to Join its #KickPlastic

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 2017 – Just in time for Shark week, Costa is giving eyecare professionals a chance to help save our oceans. Plastic kills thousands of marine life per year and that includes Sharks. Humans dump the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, and one in four fish tested have plastic in them. Being … [Read more...]

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...]