Dappering Dudes With Eyewear And Bow Ties

It seems that women get all the attention in the eyewear world... probably because all claims say that women are 80% of the business. I don't know whether that is true or not, but venture to say that it is because all talking heads all say 'mens space' is not as large or a dynamic as the women's. I said Pappy Poo on that... those days are … [Read more...]

Surf’s Up With Op Eyewear

Growing up in a surfing community in Southern California, wearing OP was the 'coolest'. Gremmies and Hodads all wore OP gear, whether they surfed or not. Since then OP has evolved and staying true to its surfing roots, their latest eyewear styles feature beach-inspired patterns, bright hues, and youthful designs. Cali: This metal combo frame for … [Read more...]

Earthy Eddie Bauer Eyewear

Just in time for Fathers Day, Charmant introduces new styles to the Eddie Bauer Eyewear collection. Eddie Bauer an active, outdoor brand recognized for offering premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, accessories, and gear. For almost 100 years, Eddie Bauer has been inspiring and enabling people to live their adventure. Eddie Bauer Eyewear … [Read more...]

Do-Nut Miss This Holiday: National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day is coming up on June 2.  This day can be a delicious way to have fun with patients and staff. Try some of of the creme filled ideas: Have a DIY Doughnut Eyeglass Contest; Some ideas are DIY Donut Sunglasses and here. How To Make Donut Sunglasses in Under 5 minutes Have patients send in pictures of them 'wearing Donuts … [Read more...]

Protecting Kids Eyes In The Summer

Last year the viral news of the summer was about kids peeing in pools and how it causes red eyes. Why people get red eyes in pools? It is not the urine which is relativity sterile it is the chemical compound of urine and chlorine which leads to red eyes and other diseases. Just so you know studies suggest that 1 out 5 people pee in pools and that … [Read more...]

20 Reasons To Stock Sunglasses

You are either in the Sunglass Business or Your Not. When I say that I mean, eyecare offices shouldn't just put Sunglasses in for 'The Season', they should carry sunglasses all year. Sunglasses have no season, they can be worn everyday, all day, all year. You should also carry a big selection which may change for the season: fashion, function, … [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...]

44 Eyeglasses Made From Reclaimed Trees

To celebrate Arbor Day, we put together eyewear made from salvaged-recycled or reclaimed wood and trees throughout the world. Wood-Trees is one of the easiest materials to recycle and reuse. With the amount of wood used in building, remodeling, furniture and more there is actually no need to ever cut down a tree. In a study,  states such … [Read more...]

What To Eyewear For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. To be safe, you have to see safe. To be safe you have to spread the word about Motorcycle Safety. Wearing these custom 'Motorcycle' Glasses is just the thing to drive some attention to this important issue. For the record we do not advocate wearing these type of eyeglasses when riding on a … [Read more...]

Four Sunglasses To Celebrate National Telephone Day

National Telephone Day is April 25 and National Day of Unplugging is March 3-4 in 2017, just in case you want to have an unplug day on a monthly basis. As we all know the telephone has evolved from wind up party lines to blue tooth headsets and smart phones. We are paying homage to oldie telephones with fun Telephone shades. New York City. The … [Read more...]

Earth Day Eyecare Award Goes To Leff Optical

Over the years we have posted numerous ways to recycle eyewear and lenses. But I have to say, that our Earth Day Award goes to Leff Optical for his Eyeglass Motorcycle. This is amazing and it took over 50 hours to put together this work of art. One has to admire the creativity that goes into making this. First the idea, gathering the parts, … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Launches 43/43 Year Anniversary Special

Modern Optical International has a great promo going on for eyecare professionals. Celebrating their 43 Year Anniversary the promo 43/43 is buy 43 frames and get 43 frame Free! This is only valid through April 30th. … [Read more...]

Eyecare Events: National Bike Month

National Bike Month is in May with Ride your bike to work is May 19, 2017. This is a fun, healthy and engaging customer and employee month for eyecare professionals. Eye Bogglers 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles 62% Growth of bicyclers commuters from 2002-2013 Many cities participate in bike to work day with … [Read more...]

12 Safety Pin Shades For National Safety Pin Day

We love safety pins and when you think about it, they are one of the items I would want if was cast-away on a desert isle. Use them to remove splinters, hold your clothes together (not that you would care) and use as that all important pin to keep your temple attached to the frame. Honoring the all important Safety Pin for National Safety Pin … [Read more...]

Top Tips On Picking New Eyewear Suppliers

It struck me as I was on several of the forums on Facebook, there are alot of ECP's who ask for recommendations on eyewear suppliers. While recommendations are great, one needs to perhaps look closer at the companies recommended for various reasons: The recommendations come in from the few that are active on that particular forum. Should you … [Read more...]