Eco- Friendly Eyewear Store in Singapore

       Nanyang Optical,  Aims to reduce adverse environmental impacts and advocate corporate social responsibility and awareness. They also have the social commitment to work towards a sustainable environment, thus we decided to embark on converting to “GREEN” eyewear shops by launching eco-friendly eyewear made of recycled materials … [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...]

Teklite- Eco Friendly Lenses From Frames Direct

These lenses are from Frames Direct- 'The Teklite production process reclaims more than 90% of the plastic left over from the initial injection molding stage of lens making for secondary uses such as automobile and toy manufacturing.' The appeal: The Eco Friendly Consumer which is over 50% of the marketplace today. The reason why I put this … [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...]

Eyeglass Recycling – Greening Your Optical Business

I just took 20 pair of old glasses to a Lions Club drop off center- It was sad to see them go. I loved many of them, but as much of an eyewear fashionista that I am- 20 pair could go to people much more needier than I. I did keep some old vintage styles, which someday I will publish, as they are fun and unusual. Many of you and your patients … [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...]

Lighting Made with Recycled Optical Materials

You have the Lions Club box, but still there is a lot of waste thrown away from old lenses, broken eyeglasses and demo lenses. Even through plastic is recyclable, you don't know if it is a #1,2,3,4,5,6 to know if your waste management will take it. Believe it or not old frames and lenses can be repurposed into a variety of fun and unique … [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...]

Can YouTube Help You?

Can Google and YouTube Help Retailers Download Profits? Friday November 14, 2008 Eye Boggling Stats 92 Million People Watch an average of 54.8 videos a year 75% of all Americans view at least 1 online video each month Average Viewer spend almost 6 hours per month watching videos. Google released its latest strategy for turning a … [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...]

Techno-Eyewear-Mountable Retina Scanning Display

While it's yet to be seen if eyeglass-mountable displays will become as commonly used as, say, Bluetooth headsets anytime soon, Brother Industries at least looks to be making some steady progress at shrinking 'em down to a reasonable size, and it's got a few other tricks up its sleeve to boot. That latter bit comes from its use of a retina-scanning … [Read more...]

Recycling another Opportunity- Cell Phones

In these economical times, I am always looking for opportunities for the ECP to increase income, bring people into your office and provide needed services and best of all - it's good for the environment. One of the ways, you can provide a needed service and make money or even fundraise- is to have your office as a drop off for cell phones, ink … [Read more...]

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...]