America’s Recycle Day With Lightbulb Glasses

For America Recycles Day November 15 we found a great example of reusing lightbulbs and making a pair of artistic eyewear. This project came to us from Pierre Kaus from France. … [Read more...]

Marketing For American Made Matters Day

American Made Matters, is an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, They are holding their annual American Made Matters Day on November 19. This is an official 'holiday' in Pennsylvania and Colorado with resolutions before other states. The purpose of this day/ event is for consumers to … [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...]

Bio Based Eco Friendly Eyewear From Awear

CHARMANT releases new eco-friendly awear eyeglasses for fall 2016. Designed with sustainability, style and comfort in mind, the brand envisions making the world a better place with both flair and substance. Featuring unique and ergonomic designs, awear is able to seamlessly merge sustainable manufacturing with fashion-forward designs and … [Read more...]

Eyewear Curators Part 4: Ethical Fashion

As consumers start to Green Up they are spending more on Ethical Shopping. For them it makes sense to Look Good, Feel Good and Do Good and they want to spend their money with socially responsible companies that address environmental and social issues. This market is proven to be recession proof and growing up to 20% per year. Big Retail and … [Read more...]

43 Eyewear Companies That Plant Trees

In honor of Arbor Day, we are listing Eyewear Companies that either plant trees or wood eyewear companies using reclaimed materials or that give back. Most of the companies planting trees are wood or bamboo eyewear companies although other companies have joined the global fight against deforestation and we have added them into the mix. When we … [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...]

Corey Smith x Seva Foundation to Raise Money for Children’s Eye Camp

Nashville, TN (April, 2015) – Singer-songwriter and musician  Corey Smith  has been hard at work raising money for the  Seva Foundation  this spring. Recently, Smith hosted an online contest on Chideo, to benefit the cause closest to him, the Seva Foundation. Since 1978, Seva Foundation has been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital … [Read more...]

Vintage Film Collecting And Donating Eyeglasses

Maarsen, Holland (Netherlands). Various shots of volunteers including children working at sorting out and wrapping used spectacles which have been donated by people from all over Holland and which will be sent to people in undeveloped third world countries. Dr Dick Jager, man who runs the organisation, checking lenses and sorting them into concave … [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...]

Seen On Facebook: Eyecare Professionals Giving Back

We love these stories and if we see them, we will share them. It is not just online and wholesale companies that give back, many brick and mortar Eyecare professionals do too. We saw this on Facebook and just had to share it. Vision Care Associates volunteering their time at the Sack Pack program. Sack Pack Programs give lunch food to children that … [Read more...]

Eyecare Professionals And B Corporations

This friend of mine called,  you gotta write about this.. B corps, it the hottest thing. He was impressed with the Fast Company article on Kickstarter becoming a B Corporation.... we did that story in last year. He is right B Corporations are trending. For those who want to know what a B Corp is check out some of the articles on: Fast Company, … [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...]

Philanthropic Eyewear Companies

Business changes fast especially in the Charitable Giving arena. To commit oneself to a socially responsible business is not easy to do on a long term basis. Some companies have become a Public B corporation, others have gone to capsule collections that have 'Give Back' program, others have ceased completely. As of today we have updated our list … [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...]