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...]

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...]