National Honey Bee Day Is August 20

Today we really need to celebrate honey bees as they are verging on extinction. The majority of the food we eat today is because of bees. Even honey bees need an eye exam for all of their five (5) eyes. Two large compound eyes and three smaller ocelli eyes in the centre of their head. … [Read more...]

What Is A Sharks Favorite Sunglasses?

It's Shark Week and the what type of Sunglasses do Sharks wear? Ray-Bans of course. … [Read more...]

Camel Vision Trivia For World Camel Day

World Camel Day is June 22 and it is a day that is celebrated by scientists and activists the world over. During this time of Climate Change, the Camel is one of the most adaptive animals in the world. It can go days without food and water. Camels have been used for over 4000 years in Asia, Australia, United States and Africa. In the United States … [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...]

Optical Fun: American Eagle Eye Exam

National American Eagle Day is celebrated June 20th of every year. This is an unofficial holiday is sponsored by The American Eagle Foundation. The American Eagle is the United States national symbol and was at one point on the Endangered List, although it has been taken off. Eye Bogglers on Eagle Vision (Source) Bald Eagles have two foveae … [Read more...]

Allowing Dogs In Eyecare Offices: Take Your Dog To Work Day

Take Your Dog To Work Day is June 23, 2017 and National Dog Day is August 26 and I thought I would deal with the issue of having dogs in a medical/ eyecare practice. Dogs are welcome everyplace anymore. Stores and restaurants put out water bowls and carry treats. Dogs are being registered as therapy dogs so owners can carry them anywhere. Dog … [Read more...]

National Escargot Day Is May 24

National Escargot Day is May 24. Did you know that you can make Escargot out of ordinary garden snails? There is no special snails for escargot, if you are lucky and like to cook, just go collecting in early morning or evening and pick up a few. In honor of escargot we have a little snail eye trivia.  Snails have very poor eyesight and grow back … [Read more...]

Kids Safari Sunglasses We Love

Most kids love animals and we found the cutest Safari Shades that are perfect and fun for kids to wear all year long. From Rons Optical these children's sunglasses feature polycarbonate lenses with UV protection. The round shapes can be worn by both boys and girls. Animal eyes or ears are set on the top bar giving a mischievous look to the … [Read more...]

Fun Frog Eye Trivia For Save The Frog Day

Frogs are really, really important to our environment.. they eat mosquitos and other pesky, biting insects. Unfortunately there are over 13 critically endangered frogs in the world today, which is why we have Save the Frog Day April 29. As an FYEye, Frog Jumping Day is May 13, Eye Didn't know this that Frogs can't swallow with their eyes … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Rhino Vision

Save The Rhino Day is May 1 and World Rhino Day is celebrated September 22. We have this day because due to loss of habitat and poaching, the numbers of Rhinos are rapidly decreasing with 3 out of 5 species are critically endangered.. In fact in 2016, the Black Rhino was officially declared extinct. South Africa is losing one Rhino every 18 hours. … [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...]

Four Shark Optical Illusions

One of the scariest animals in the world are sharks. Why? we do not know, as the chances of being in a car accident are alot higher than ever being attacked by a shark. Therefore the prevalence of shark attacks are an illusion. For that reason we have found four shark optical illusions (an experience of seeming to see something that does not exist … [Read more...]

Two Striking Shark Eyeglasses For Shark Week

For the last three years we along with the Discovery Channel celebrate one of the worlds oldest animals the Shark with Shark Week. To launch our first day of Shark Week we found two absolutely incredible rimless Shark eyeglasses. Both have the Jaws teeth feature along with the fin. The first is from Toms Designs  out of Germany. His design is … [Read more...]

Happy Feet Penguin Gets Cataract Surgery

COLLEGE STATION, May 2016 – A chinstrap penguin from Moody Gardens in Galveston gained a new lease on life after a pioneering cataract surgery at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Small Animal Hospital. The successful operation, which involved six fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine … [Read more...]

Opti-Fun: Barry Gets Chicken Glasses Appraised

If you are a fan of Storage Wars, you might remember when Barry found a pair of Chicken Eyeglasses. This except from the show Storage Wars features Barry getting his Chicken Eyeglasses appraised.   … [Read more...]