Optician Training- How To Adjust Eyeglass Frames

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Gandhi’s Eyeglasses To Be Auctioned

I know this article is not so relevant to running our optical businesses but I do think it is of major historic significance with a pair of eyeglasses having center stage so I feel the need to comment on it. Here is the news report: New York (AP) - Mahatma Gandhi's distinctive wire-frame eyeglasses are among rare personal items that belonged to … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- The Future

We have been publishing all these really cool sunglasses. I have shown this trendy and techno eyewear friends and family and they love them! Why because they are gadget freaks. It used to be that people talked about just fashion and eyewear. Today, you have more market segments available- 'Techie Wear', 'Green Wear' and of course 'Boring Wear' … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- Swiss Army Eyewear

  These Techno Eyewear are Swiss Army Sunglasses. You can choose from over 240 different tools to put in it, including paintbrushes, a backscratcher, and a variety of knives. Available from Not-So-Bright- Sunwear in Germany. Can't find them on the internet although- (This is from 2007) I wonder if you can take these through security? How heavy … [Read more...]

Asianwolf Mobile Sunglass Recorder w/2GB Memory

Just had to post this- Fun this is a link … [Read more...]

VISION FOR THE TOURISTS – OPTICAL SALES OPPORTUNITIES

I just returned from a vacation in Thailand which is a great place to visit. I already knew Thailand was famous for good deals on items like silk clothing, purses and jewelry but did not know that Europeans shop in Thailand for eyeglasses as well. As I strolled along the high street in Kata Noi, Phuket I noticed that optical stores were as … [Read more...]

Vuzix Wrap Video Sunglasses and the Optical Market

What's new- and available Spring 2009 throught vuzix.com  Once again, this is something to appeal to the gadget patient!                            Rochester, NY – January 5th, 2009 – Vuzix Corporation is thrilled to announce a ground-breaking addition to the video eyewear market: the Wrap 920AV. As … [Read more...]

Solar Paneled Sunwear- Music to Our Eyes

Solar Powered Sun Glasses                             These remind me of old Silhouette Sunglasses from the 80's. Udated version-uou can then plug in your mp3 and phone devices into the glasses to charge them up.    The glasses themselves don’t need power to block the sun’s rays from your eyes. … [Read more...]

Blue Tooth Sunglasses- High Tech and High Fashion

                        Tri-Specs Inc. Unveils High-Tech, High-Performance, High-Fidelity Sunglasses at CES   Blending fashionable designer sunglasses, wireless stereo headphones, and Bluetooth headset functionality TriSpecs Eyewear is the hottest way to connect to mobile phones and music players  Las … [Read more...]

CAN YOU HAVE TOO MANY PAIRS OF EYEGLASSES?

The answer is "Of course not!" But look at this, what does it say to you? Those of us in the industry have many pairs of eyeglasses and usually wear our favorites over and over again but isn’t it great to have a pair handy in every room, car, next to the computer etc., etc.? I even have a favorite pair just for cooking and they stay in … [Read more...]

Flexible Spending Accounts and Eyewear

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) are a good way for consumers to save on taxes but unlike Health Saving Accounts (HSA's) they cannot be rolled over in the next tax year. The most common type of FSA is used to pay for medical expenses not paid for by insurance; this usually means deductibles, co-payments, and coinsurance for the employee's health … [Read more...]

Techno- Eyewear Hearing Aid Glasses

Could this be another opportunity for those who are hard of hearing? The glasses are great- and certainly trendy enough. I could see these in many situations- at a party- listening in on friends, for your friends who refuse to get a hearing aid (my brother!) I tried to go to the site- Sorry another language- got this from engadget  Check it out~ … [Read more...]

Solid Gold Eyewear – Is It For You?

Many years ago, I worked for Neostyle Eyewear (now Neostyle, Germany and Optylux) One of my favorite collections was the Solid Gold Collection, which was shown every year at Vision Expo. And yes, we placed the Solid Gold collection in eyewear boutiques. Surprisingly, the sell through was good. It's not a product that would sell everyday- or even … [Read more...]

The Optical Vision Site Thank You List 2008

There are some influential people to thank for making the Optical Industry a little more exciting in 2008. Making it more exciting usually means increased interest from the optical consumer and that usually leads to more optical sales which we are all thankful for. We should give special thanks to Sarah Palin whether or not you like her … [Read more...]

Techno Eyewear- Vibrating Glasses to Keep You Awake

  In looking for opportunities that create some excitement and enhance the Talk Factor in your office, I came across these interesting Glasses that keep you awake! MyDo Bururu from Japan's Vision Optics. Apparently they vibrate as your head starts to nod off, thus hopefully keeping you awake. I can see this for driving, studying and other late … [Read more...]