Optical Fun: Eye Opening National Egg Day

National Egg Day is Tuesday, June 3, 2014. National Egg Day was first declared a day of celebration by Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A.D.; emperor, 41-54 A.D.) who was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Due to a severe poultry plague that devastated Europe at the beginning of the first millennium, chickens and … [Read more...]

Let Them Eye Cake: Happy Graduation Day To Future Optometrists

We love cake and we really love these eye chart cakes. Today we are congratulating and celebrating new optometry grads, with some cake eye-deas.  FYI, Berkeley's Graduation day is May 24, Houston and SCCO are May 9, New England and Nova are May 18, Alabama, May … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: National Carrot Cake Day

National Carrot Cake Day is February 3. According to Punchbowl: Carrot Cake has been around since the Middle Ages. At that time, sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings. This technique became obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During … [Read more...]

Optometrist Christmas Cake

Christmas seems to be unending and I could not let this go without sharing the wonderful Ophthalmologist Christmas Cake. .Don't you love it!  Optometrist Christmas Cake all the way from Costa Rica … [Read more...]

Nine Eerie Eyeball Treats

Creepy Eyeballs are the Bomb for Halloween. Eat them in many forms from cakes to cupcakes to finger food to martinis. Some of our favorite eyeball treats! OMG.. look at this cake! Horrific Cake includes fingers     Lychee Eyeball   Eyeball Cauldron   Eyeball Red Velvet Pudding Pie … [Read more...]

Eye Like To Eat: Roasted Tomato & Butternut Squash Soup

Sandra Young's Visionary Kitchen is now hot off the printing press.  It was available in the Biosyntrx booth at the Academy of Optometry meeting in Seattle, and available at the Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans in mid-November.   It will also be available for purchase on Sandra's Visionary Kitchen web site early November. Roasted … [Read more...]

Opti-Grog: Beer-Ritas

I was introduced to this drink about 20 years ago by my friends, John and Lynette Smith (Ret. Marchon). The first time I had it, I walked through my screen door. Lynette called them Brain Bombers. Several weeks ago, our friends from VisionWeb came over for a beach BBQ. I served my infamous Margaritas, and Heather Smith renamed them … [Read more...]

Bespectacled Breakfast Bowls

Want to get your first laugh of the day? This little egg cup feature moustache and sunglasses. From Just Mustard    … [Read more...]

Oreo Sunglasses

These Oreo sunglasses would not last long at my house. Phil Jones created this edible work of art.. How many of you would have thought of Oreo Eyeglasses?   … [Read more...]

Holiday Optiblog Grog

I saw this beautiful looking holiday martini and thought it was time to post a holiday Optiblog Grog suggestion. Unfortunately I don't know what is in it, looks very chocolatey and delicious though! The recipe shown below is for Miraval’s Mindful Martini (Makes 2 cocktails) Ingredients: 3 oz. premium vodka 2 oz. triple sec 1 oz. … [Read more...]

eyeLove Christmas Cakes

I know, I know, what does these un-eye-healthy cakes have to do with the optical industry.. Well, I love them.. so here they are.. Spectacular Christmas Cakes:  Santa Christmas Cake Source: flickr.com via Optical on Pinterest   Santa Napping on the Job Christmas Cake Source: cakecentral.com via Optical on … [Read more...]

Spectacular Pumpkins Wearing Eyewear

Pretty soon you will be decorating those pumpkins, so we thought we would share a few pumpkins wearing eyewear. From your favorite online company Warby Parker; Mummy Pumpkins No need to carve, these are made with magazine cut-outs From Stoneykins, an old lampshade and some miscellaneous items work just as well On the other hand, … [Read more...]

eyeHow To Make Bloodshot Eyeballs For Halloween

Halloween is coming up and one of the most worn and used props are spooky eyeballs. This video shows how to make spooky eyeballs for your Halloween decor. Visit http://hiyproductions.com/2012/02/eyeballs/ for more Detailed tutorial how-to make realistic eyeballs for a Halloween or other props   … [Read more...]

eyeCook To Decorate Eyeball Cupcakes

I am not much of a cook, but my cupcake brownies are infamous in my family. I wonder what would happen if I decorated them with eyeballs. This could be a great thing for Halloween... … [Read more...]

Miniature Monday: Mini Food Sculptures

I don't know how many miniaturists there are in this world, what I do know, there is absolutely no way they could do this type of work without telescopic eyewear. Check out these works of miniature food sculptures by Shay Aaron You can find lots more of his incredible food sculptures at Shay Aaron on Etsy  Of course he-she is … [Read more...]