Spiky Steampunk Lenses

This was on our Facebook Page, from Amy Sabella Malone of Seattle Central School of Opticanry. She made this  Steampunk ornament made entirely of items found in the lab . Wouldn't a bunch of these be great hanging in a window.. used in a display? Another great example of lens reuse.  … [Read more...]

HOYA Holiday Ornament Contest Winners

Wow- Hoya Loved all the ornaments and is giving all the people who entered a lens certificate! BUT they have decided to sweeten the pot and the ornament with the most like by end of Day Friday receives a $50.00 iTunes Certificate!! Please visit our FB page www.facebook.com/TheOpticalVisionSite and click on the Album HOYA Holiday Ornaments and LIKE … [Read more...]

Holidays With HOYA- An Upcycled Lens Contest – Our First Entries

Our first entries for the Holiday Ornament- Win a Free HOYA Lens was submitted by Amanda Hines of Holloway Eye Care & Optique. Very  cute, love the googly eyes.    Made by Jeanine Reding, owner of Homer Township Vision Center in Homer Glen, IL. Little tinsel work going on here.. Specty is made from all things in Advanced … [Read more...]

Vision-Ease Lens Builds Another Home With Habitat for Humanity

More than 70 employees donate time and talent to the project RAMSEY, MINN. (Oct. 3, 2012) – In its tradition of commitment to the community, Vision-Ease Lens (VEL) recently partnered with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to construct a home in Coon Rapids, Minn. It’s the fourth year that employees of the Ramsey, Minn., based ophthalmic lens … [Read more...]

Reuse Eyewear- Make A Sunglass Mirror

One of the ways you can get rid of old eyeglasses is to use in Art. Ran across this incredible Mirror made from old frames. Made with mirrors, scrapwood and painted old sunglasses … [Read more...]

Free Vision Expo West 2012 Hotel Nights Winner

And our winner is: Tommy Owens creator of Tommy Owens Eyewear - made from wood, very opti-fun, eco-optical and creative. Tommy wins 3 free hotel nights at Vision Expo West 2012 for his comment below. Congratulations Tommy and we look forward to meeting you at the show. "I attended Vision Expo West 2 years ago, I use to sketch out sunglass … [Read more...]

Reuse EyeGlasses: Make An Accordion Eyewear Book

What a great way to reuse eyeglasses- make a book. Make a Book A Day is a project by Donna Meyer who decided to make a book a day to inspire creative thoughts! Using lost eyeglasses and printing up a Poem.. great touch.. … [Read more...]

Up-cycled Eyeglasses; Make Art

From David Datuna collection of /Viewpoint of Millions' Using Eyewear in An American Flag     David Datunas ' picture of Steve Jobs sold for $210, 000, using optical lenses … [Read more...]

ReUse Lenses Make Art- Costa’s Upcycled Lens Fish Art

Costa unveiled fish sculptures of a tarpon, blue marlin and bass -- built entirely out of its own sunglass parts.  A mix of lenses, hinges, frame arms, nose pads, side shields and retainer cord segments from hundreds of Costa sunglasses went into building the mounted fish sculptures , Each fish was built using the sunglass lens color and frame … [Read more...]

eyeEco Friendly Wood + Reclaimed Material Eyewear

The following is our updated Eco Friendly Eyewear list of companies using wood, either FSC Certified or reclaimed, salvaged wood, Reclaimed skateboard deck eyewear, Reused Airplane parts eyewear.  This list is growing from last year. Some of the companies also have bamboo and buffalo horn eyewear. Just for keeping it clean, I took out the 'wood … [Read more...]

Top 24 Ways To Re-Use Contact Lens Cases

Thousands of contact lens cases are thrown away every year, landing up in landfills. While small and seemingly not taking up too much space, when you add up the non-biodegradable lens cases, it really adds up. Contact lens cases can be sterilized for reuse and since they are plastic, you should be able to reuse for the lifetime of the … [Read more...]

24 Ways to Reuse Eyeglass Frame Bags

I'm cheap- I have been reusing frame bags for over 20 years. Why buy when you can get for free! For years- I have saved the frame bags and used them in more ways than I can count. In an ideal world (and it would save you money) You wouldn't return any product. If you have to return product, you would send back in original packaging, the optical … [Read more...]

Eco Optical: Celebrating Earth Day with Nanofilm

Sunday April 22, is Earth Day. We would like to celebrate with our optical readers and ask you to share the ways you help the Earth by being green at work! We were inspired to talk to Nanofilm because of their product Clarity EcoClens Lens Cleaner* which helps keep the planet as clean and safe as it does eyeglass lenses and other … [Read more...]

Optometrist Seeking CellPhone For Soldiers

Several years ago we did a post on Recycling Cell Phones  as an opportunity for Eye Care Professionals. This just showed up in our google alerts. Dr. Robert E. Reid (OD) is asking all residents to donate Cell Phones for Soldiers as a fund-raisers. MARION - Optometrist Dr. Robert E. Reid and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is asking … [Read more...]

Made In USA Eyecare Products

It seems that the subject continually comes up as to eyewear products that are made in the USA. This is our 2nd annual update of Made in USA eyecare products. This may not be as complete as we like, but we keep trying:  I would recommend you read wikipedia here to get a Cliff Notes version. ‘The Made in USA mark is a country of origin label … [Read more...]