Eye Can’t Believe It’s True: 11 Oddball Optical Stories From 2015

This is our first oddball news edition ever. There was lots of weird and unusual news in 2015. We have probably missed a lot of stories,  If you know more news of the wierd please feel free share and or link in the comments below. Seriously? Are people that Crazy?  North Carolina: Woman Pours Drain Cleaner In Her Eyes: For most people, … [Read more...]

Optical Fun Video: Men’s Eyewear 1930’s to Now

Loved this video with the history of mens Eyewear. The Music, the clothes, the facial expressions make this video! The eyewear was provided by Old Focals … [Read more...]

WayBack Wednesday: Vintage Eyewear Ads 1950

Just a splish and splash of vintage eyewear ads in the 1950's. Amazing how we are still wearing the same thing... What's that all about? … [Read more...]

Incredible Video: 100 Years Of Fashion in 100 Seconds

I know this is an old video, but it just came to my attention again. I hope our readers can appreciate the work that went into this video, the music, the dancing, the clothes... The other part which is a little amazing, you realize you can pretty wear the same clothes and eyewear today, that were worn over 100 years ago> 100 years of East … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Tracey Ullman Singing Sunglass Song In 1984

We have all heard about wearing your sunglasses at night song, but way before that, Tracey Ullman was crying behind her sunglasses at the beach in this fun sunglass song in 1984. If you would like to sing along, the lyrics are below. I got my swimcap and comb and my paperback book that I`m almost through I got my lipstick and mirror and my … [Read more...]

Wayback Wednesday- Hall And Oates Sunwear

Hall and Oates was and still is a musical duo that became very popular in the 1970's and 1980's. They are best known for their  No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch. They are being inducted in April of 2014 to the Rock and Roll Hall of … [Read more...]

WayBack Wednesday: Vintage Visionary Humor

Wayback Wednesday features a fun and risque visionary cartoon from 1926. This is French, who are much more liberated than us Americans. Funny, how this joke has played on the same theme over the years.. Source … [Read more...]

Wayback Wednesday: 1920’s Optical Humor

This is an Optician from the 1920's of a golfer having an eyetest. In the old days, opticians used to give the eye tests/ examinations. Patient: You really think there is nothing wrong with my eyes? :: Oculist: Noting at all, Perfectly normal. :: Patient: Ah, then it must be the way I've been holding my putter. … [Read more...]

On This Day In Eyeball History: The Farthest Eyeball Pop

Just in case you wanted to know, according to the Guinness book of World Records; Kim Goodman (USA) can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 November 2007. … [Read more...]

First Blind Person To Hike 950-mile Trail

If you ever think you can't do something, reading stories like this really can make you think. If you have ever been hiking, guide dog or not, this is challenging. What do you think? Led by his guide dog, Tennille, and cheered by well-wishers, Charlottean Trevor Thomas finished his extraordinary cross-state trek on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail at … [Read more...]

On This Day In Sunglass History: The Most People Wearing Sunglasses In The Dark

Why??? And do we care? But hey here it is. On This Day In Sunglass History: The most people wearing sunglasses in the dark is 1,642 and was achieved by Groupon (USA), with the help of Lifeway Foods Inc.(USA), at Wrigley Field, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 6 July 2012. The attempt was part of a screening of the film, Blues Brothers, at … [Read more...]

On This Day In Eyeglass History: The Longest Line of Spectacles Created

The longest line of spectacles consisted of 16,530 pairs of spectacles, measured 2,011 m (6,597 ft 9 in) and was created by Sabae Megane Guinness 2011 committee (Japan) at Nishiyama Park, Sabae, Fukui, Japan, on 5 May 2011. Sabae produces 90% of glasses in Japan. The record attempt is to promote the city as the country's top glasses production … [Read more...]

They’re… Baaaack- Windshield Wiping Eyewear

One of our top posts was The History of Windshield Wiper Eyewear and we had so many consumers ask us to buy them. Unfortunately we could not refer them to anyone after 2o pages of google. Well here they are.. This would be very cool as a fun accessory in your office. Remember Elton John? From Baron Bob for $9.95     … [Read more...]

Eyeglasses For Dogs: April 1939

BY MENTIONING that her dog seemed nearsighted, a girl customer started an optician of Geneva, Switzerland, on his way to becoming a specialist in fitting canines with glasses. Not only did he succeed in curing her pet, but now he has found a novel and profitable career in applying his newly discovered methods to other four-footed subjects. Many … [Read more...]

On This Day in Eyeglass History: The Largest Pair Of Eyeglasses Made

The largest pair of spectacles were manufactured in December 2004 by Errold Jessurun (Netherlands) who is employed by Jess Optiek of Weesp, Netherlands. The spectacles are 1.94 m (6 ft 4. 25in) wide and each lens is 68 cm (2 ft 2.75 in) wide. Each lens has a strength of +1.25 Source: Guinness Book Of World Records  But on March 1, 2011 … [Read more...]