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...]

Martijn De Krijger Reuses Eyeglasses To Make Art

Over the years, we have tried to feature artists that take old eyeglasses and lenses and reuse to create art. Our new find this year is Martijn De Krijger. His reclaimed art is mostly made from old eyeglasses and lenses that have been molded and shaped into framed art and small sculptures of animals. You can view all of this art on Facebook at … [Read more...]

Raffish Reclaimed Eyeglass Curtain

We love this reclaimed eyeglass curtain at Nico Design's flagship store Barcole. Just in case you don't have enough eyeglasses, call on of your eyeglass vendors, they probably have enough broken fronts to be able to put one of these together. … [Read more...]

Tura Adds Brand Extensions To Four Collections

NEW YORK (March, 2017) – Tura Inc., expands collections to a new and wider demographics along with a wider range of pricing: Kate Young for Tura, Ted Baker, Lulu Guinness, gx by Gwen Stefani Kate Young for Tura  Fashion eyewear pioneer Tura Inc., and renowned celebrity stylist Kate Young announced the Kate Young for Tura 2017 optical and sun … [Read more...]

Meet The Jimmy Crystal Designer At Vision Expo East

A&A Optical announces an in-booth product demonstration at the International Vision Expo & Conference at the Javits Convention Center in New York on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to discover the Shine and meet and greet with Product Development Manager and Frame Designer, Walter Roth of Jimmy Crystal  at … [Read more...]

Seven Lucky Green Glasses For St Patrick’s Day

Despite the fact the original St. Patricks color was blue, it seems that the color Green has won over the blue. Most likely because that Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. If you don't want to be pinched (an American tradition) and don't want to wear green clothing, green eyeglasses and or sunglasses will suffice. We found Seven (7) lucky … [Read more...]

Happy National Ear-Eye Muff Day 2017

March 13 is National Ear Muff Day! Once upon a time a 15 year old kid named Chester Greenwood, got tired of keeping his ears warm which ice skating in Maine. At 18 years old, he patented his Champion Ear Protectors. When he died in 1937 he had over 100 patents. Even better, The Smithsonian Institute named Greenwood one of America’s top 15 … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Launches GB+ For Women At Vision Expo

Value Eyewear leader, Modern Optical International is launching new eyewear for larger women and has some fabulous show specials at Vision Expo East 2017. 43 x 43 Promo celebrates Modern's 43 years in business with a buy 43 and get 43 frames FREE and a New Account Promo. Exciting Stuff happening. The new women’s collection GB+ comes with … [Read more...]

Happy National Barbie Day

National Barbie Day is March 9 of every year. Barbie was introduced by Mattel in 1959 and continues to be one of the most iconic and best selling dolls ever. Eyewear and Sunglasses have played a big part in Barbie iconic outfits and her various careers over the years. Resources  Good … [Read more...]

ClearVision Announces its 2017 Sun Collection

Hauppauge, NY –2017 – Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical introduces its 2017 Sun Collection featuring more cohesive design philosophies across brands, new patterns and materials, and upgraded constructions. ClearVision, at its core, is a solutions-based company. This is why the 2017 Sun Collection is comprised of both high-performing … [Read more...]

A History of Presidential Eyewear

Presidents Day was created in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington. In 1971 Presidents Day was officially created as part of the 'Uniform Monday' Act to create ways to give the nation's workers more 3 day weekends. Abe Lincoln's Birthday officially is February 12. Other Presidential birthdays in February are Ronald Reagan and Harrison of … [Read more...]

Big Notes For Big Boys

It's Menswear on the Runway for Fall-Winter 2017 time. Looking at the styles, Modern Optical's value collection fits right in. Grunge, larger, retro, layered pieces, it works. It works with murses and mandals, it works with backpacks and beanies, it works with jeans and jockeys.. It works. Because Modern is value priced, why not get … [Read more...]