International Day of Peace Is September 21

A day that we all should strive to have more of is World Peace Day or International Day of Peace. Observed annually on 21 September it is a day dedicated to world peace. A day without war, fighting and violence how great would that be! In honor of this day we have brought to you seven Peace Sign Eyeglasses that you can wear to show solidarity with … [Read more...]

Optometry Giving Sight Hosts Twitter Chat For World Sight Day

September, 2017—Children’s eye health is the focus of a Twitterchat to coincide with the 11th annual World Sight Day Challenge on World Sight Day, Thursday October 12, 2017. The Twitterchat, aimed at parents and eye care practitioners around the world, will take place from noon–1:00 p.m. ET, and is hosted by Optometry Giving Sight.  Helping to … [Read more...]

Never Forget: In Memory of 9/11

I can remember exactly where I was on 9/11. It was about 7 am PST, I was in front of my computer answering email. All of a sudden my neighbors came out and started screaming turn on the TV.... Which I did and from that point on the date was spent watching in horror. The planes flying into the towers, people screaming, running- I can still see it. … [Read more...]

Coastal Clean Up Day Is September 16

Rarely do we talk about what is important to us. Today I am going to talk about a day that is close to my heart and that is the ocean. It effects every thing you do, no matter where you live. Every single person's actions effect the ocean. 80% of the ocean trash comes from land. Over the years over 12 million volunteers from 153 countries … [Read more...]

Marketing For Home Eye Safety Month In October

Any eye safety month is a big opportunity for eyecare professionals.. and coming up in October is Home Eye Safety Month. 13 Tips To Market Home Eye Safety Month Send Press Releases: A list of Free Press Release Sites. Write about the top dangers at home, toxic cleaners, pointed objects, tools. Schedule some experts (like Home Depot) to … [Read more...]

Excellent Article: Vision, Balance, Falls And Fractures

  My aunt has fallen, my mother has fallen....  The most amazing thing about my neighbors and family Not One has said, I need to get my eyes checked. Not one has said, my doctor told me to get my eyes checked. For National Falls Prevention week and Falls Prevention Day in September,  Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx wrote an excellent … [Read more...]

September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Data Shows Water and Pool Activities Remain the Cause of Most Sports-related Eye Injuries  CHICAGO (Aug. 2017) – According to recent annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.  Basketball is the second highest cause of sports-related eye injury. Basketball is … [Read more...]

Eyecare Marketing For National Taco Day October 4

And yet again another day to celebrate funky eyewear that even comes with a website National Taco Day. According to National Taco Day, American eat over 4.5 Billion Tacos a year, which is the weight of two Empire State buildings. How to take advantage of one of America's and Mexico's favorite foods? Why not do a Taco- Truck- Trunk- Show? How … [Read more...]

TO DO: Prepare For The World Sight Day Challenge 2017

(Denver, CO – 2017): Optometry Giving Sight is once again inviting all those who value good vision to support its major fundraising campaign for the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday October 12th. This year’s campaign will help to raise funds for … [Read more...]

August Is Childrens Eye Health And Safety Month

CHICAGO (July, 2017) – As children in most parts of the country head back to school, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety group, asks all parents and caregivers to set their child on a path to success in the classroom with a certified vision screening or eye exam. More than one in 20 preschool-age children and … [Read more...]

TO DO: Prepare For Contact Lens Health Week Is In August

Coming up is a very important week for eyecare practices. I would venture to say that 99% of all practices have patients that abuse their contact lens regimes, have bought contact lenses online from 'non-safe' sources and have experienced eye infections due to contact lens wear. That said, for the last three years the CDC, has collaborated … [Read more...]

Holy Cow Appreciation Day!

One of the best parts about blogging is finding really interesting and unusual eyewear. Really how much can you really say about a retro frame? So when you find cut out cows on the temples of a pair of eyeglasses, well, you just have to share it as the perfect accessory for and I 'Swear on my Holsteins' National Cow Appreciation Day. July 14 is the … [Read more...]

Four French Fry Frames For National French Fry Day July 13

National French Fry Day is July 13th and while we think this is an American Thing, it is not. In fact French Fries (Frites) are attributed to Belgium. The first person to eat potatoes in the 'French Way' was Thomas Jefferson when he was president in 1801 thus bringing it to the USA. Eye Bogglers: The average American eats 29 lbs. of French … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports Awareness For National Safety Month

Eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. is joining the non-profit National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country to help raise awareness of what it takes for Americans to “Keep Each Other Safe” this June and throughout the year.  As a leading provider of eyewear products delivering Absolute Premium Protection to the military, … [Read more...]

Eyecare Events: Fundraising for World Giraffe Day

Who does not like Giraffes? These exceeding tall, long necked and mellow animals actually have a special day just for them. World Giraffe Day is June 21st of every year. Sadly do to a variety of reasons, lack of habitat, poachers and more there are only about 100,000 Giraffes left in the wild. When I saw these Giraffe OptiPets, I thought, you … [Read more...]