Modern Optical’s Food Drive Gives Back To Homeless

One of  Modern Optical International corporate sustainability programs is Food Drives. They have done Feed The Children and a few other initiatives. This year they sponsored a food drive in December to support the needs of students at a local community college. A daughter of a Modern Optical employee works at the University and told her mother … [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...]

3 Sculptures Made With Recycled Trash

For America Recycles Day we are honoring those who have the creative vision to take things we throw up and make into amazing pieces of art. This 9 x 7 foot tall sculpture sponsored by Costa was created by Washed Ashore and comprises of beach trash. Giant Eyeglass-Eyeball Sculpture is a billboard.. saying what we don't know. You can see … [Read more...]

17 Companies Making Eyewear From Recycled Materials

November 15 is America Recycles Day sponsored by Keep America Beautiful a national event that brings attention to the importance of recycling. In the optical world, there are many organizations that encourage and promote the recycling of lenses and eyewear. Optical Surfacing labs are looking to recycle their toxic waste and water. The problem is we … [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...]

Marketing For America Recycles Day November 15

America's Recycle Day is November 15. This is a very important holiday that brings attention to the importance of recycling. Just in case you ever wondered why recycling is important:  1.) By recycling and making new products out of old, reduces the need to use natural resources. Rainforests can be preserved, water can be saved. 2.) Recycling … [Read more...]

Santinelli Associates Build Fifth Habitat for Humanity Home

The associates at Santinelli International are at it again, participating in their 5th Habitat for Humanity Home Build on October 10, 2015. Not only did the associates open up their tool chests, they also opened up their wallets to provide necessary funds required for build materials needed on site at the Long Island, NY home. Not only did the … [Read more...]

Fred Stellhorn OD Creates Contacts For Good

Dr. Fred Stellhorn, an optometrist in California's Central Valley, has been doing humanitarian work in Central and South America for the last decade. In that time he has given away over 45,000 pairs of new glasses with accompanying eye exams. Now in his seventies, Doc Fred has taken his passion for helping others to the next level by founding … [Read more...]

Adlens Launches Partnership With Fight For Sight

October 8th, 2015 - Adlens®, the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear, is marking World Sight Day by announcing a new and exciting partnership with Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity.  In the first year of an anticipated long-term partnership, Adlens has committed to raising funds that will go towards research into the … [Read more...]

SmartBuyGlasses Donates 10,000 Eyeglasses To Ghana

SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group recently surpassed the $2 million mark with a donation of 10,000 pairs of glasses to Ghana. September, 2015  – The SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group recently reached $2 million worth of eyewear donated to various countries across the developing world through its Buy One, Give One social movement. Having partnered … [Read more...]

ClearVision Partners With United Way For School Supplies

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the local community, eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical recently donated nearly 4,400 items in support of United Way of Long Island’s 2015 Stuff-A-Bus program. This annual program provides low income families with new school supplies to help prepare children for their academic studies. For … [Read more...]

Clearvision Launches Breast Cancer Research Eyewear

Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical introduces Ellen Tracy readers, a limited edition collection of four ready readers designed to benefit breast cancer research. Over the past several years, ClearVision has raised well over $400,000 in support of breast cancer research. Passionate about raising awareness for this cause, ClearVision … [Read more...]

14,000 Used Optical Lenses Make Up This Work Of Art

I don't know how long this took, gathering together 14,000 optical lenses to make this gigantic eyeglass sculpture. The eyeglasses were donated by the Canadian Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling. Sea/See/Saw was created by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett and the installation is over the Pera Museum in Istanbul. You can … [Read more...]

34 Eccentric Eyeglass Materials

I love funk, I love wacky, I love kitsch and I really, really love it when aspiring eyewear designers creating works of art via eyewear. Eyewear that is not made from the standard nickel silver, zyl acetate, titianium. This eyeglass grouping is from either companies or eyewear creators who have a vision of transforming everyday found objects into … [Read more...]

Celebrating Arbor Day With Over 100 Wood Eyewear Companies

In Celebration of Arbor Day April 24, we are updating our annual list of Wood Eyewear Companies. That sector of the eyewear market continues to grow. No pun intended.  In fact, this is most likely about half of the Wood Eyewear companies today in the market. Many are making sunwear on Etsy, you have a few in China and then there are the capsule … [Read more...]