Blogging For Dollars and Optical Patients

Many people have asked us what a blog is. A Blog is a journal kept on the internet. This journal is often updated daily and contains all information that the person or business maintaining the BLOG (Blogger) wishes to share with the world. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically … [Read more...]

23 Top Green Business Resources

Maybe you are into the Green Movement, maybe your neutral and perhaps you think it's a big hype. The reality is, the majority of your patients are concerned about being ecologically friendly and toxin free. Where to start, what to do, how do you get the word out? Businesses who start now with green initiatives will reap the rewards in the future … [Read more...]

Opportunity or Gimmick? Video Eyewear

Opportunities waiting to happen! In today's world, there are many opportunities available to expand your business. Sometimes you just gotta go out of the box, take the chance and offer something so different from your competitors in addition to  enhancing your image by providing cutting edge products. This- I think is one of those opportunites, … [Read more...]

Wireless Contact Lenses- What’s Next?

  Is this scary? An electronic Contact Lens has been developed to enable maps and videos to be transmitted to the eye. Does that mean you are at yet again another boring party, lecture or event, and now with this Super Bionic Contact, you can watch Pretty Woman for the 10th time, while supposely deeply entranced at your boring event? Can you … [Read more...]

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

I am an avid recycler, and just when I think I know everything there is to recycle, I got this update from earth911. Have I ever been doing this wrong! I just put a pizza box in the recycling- Little did I know!  Check out the below do's and don'ts from Earth 911. 'Contamination is everywhere when it comes to recycling. It most likely occurs … [Read more...]

Recycling Phone Books

It's phone book time again- If you have 5 phones, you are probably going to receive at least 5 phone books! The question to ask, do you use them all? Do you need that many phone books? So what's an office to do? Did You Know? 540 Million phone books are given out each year Phone Books make up for 660,000 tons of trash every … [Read more...]

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THOSE BIG EYEGLASS FRAMES AND BIG PRESCRIPTIONS!

Big isn't always better but Big doesn't have to be bad! There is definitely a trend to larger ophthalmic frames which is a natural follow on from the extra large sunglasses we have been seeing for a couple of years now. The trend had been moving to smaller and smaller ophthalmic frames for many years. I hope my old ophthalmic lens manufacturing … [Read more...]

Contact Lenses – Not Just Cosmetic But A New Fashion Accessory

    I have seen cosmetic contact lenses, some very strange ones around Halloween but nothing quite like the ones I ready about yesterday in the North County Times. Just reading about them made me want to cry and apparently the effect of them is exactly that. According to the article: Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek has developed jewelry … [Read more...]

Office Makeover – Peter Perfect

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No Junk Mail-Getting Rid Of Junk Mail

It’s Not Hard To Go Paperless There seems to be a resentment or fear of going paperless. But you are going to have to do it, per government mandates, so why not start small? Start with getting rid of your junk mail and go forward from that point. The easiest thing to do is assign a person to specific paperless tasks. As an example, 1 person … [Read more...]

What is Sustainability in the Office?

What is Sustainability? Green is a general concept that encompasses the entire movement to become environmentally conscious. Sustainable is buying (or not buying) and/or using products of companies that lessen their total impact on the earth. Lessening impact is providing, using or supporting products that can be recycled, reused, re purposed … [Read more...]

Top 6 Keys to Recycling in the Office

I remember once, I got an email from a optician, who wrote "Help- they even put cans in the trash, where I work- what can I do?"  I have to admit that's pretty bad. Cans are the top recycled item, and it's pretty easy to recycle because every recycling program takes cans. The Top 2 Keys to recycling in an office is to have 1.) readily available … [Read more...]

Greening Your Office

Just an FYI- Half (50.8%) of U.S. workers say their company has a significant initiative such as carpooling and recycling, but most report being cynical about their employer’s motivation for going green, according to the American Workplace Poll, conducted by Zogby International and released by The Marlin Company. The poll surveyed 755 … [Read more...]