Optical Fun: Can’t Read this Parody

Dr. May and Dr. Martin pose as 40-year-old patients whose eyes are changing and they now find themselves struggling to read up close. The solution?? Glasses!! Presbyopia commonly affects people once they reach the 40's, and as Dr. Johnson raps, "It's not fair but it's a fact of life." This parody of MC Hammer's classic rap anthem "U Can't Touch … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Do You Take My Insurance?

This is an old video on The medicine in my glasses running out and whether or not the doctor takes the insurance.   … [Read more...]

25 Summer Olympic Eyeglasses We Love To Wear

The Olympic Games start Aug 5- in Rio. Many people will be sporting their #Team #colors, but #eyewear fashionistas can sport various eyewear looks aside from patriotic colors. They could sport their favorite Olympic Event. We searched high and low for appropriate and fun Olympic Game Shades to show your love for the sport. Archery: I have no … [Read more...]

History of Sunwear In The Olympics

The Olympics have been around for 100's of years but the birth of modern Olympics was in 1898.  While many athetes wore sunglasses it appears that the major participant in Olympic Eyewear and Sunwear was RayBan, then Vuarnet. You can still find their Olympic Eyewear on ebay and vintage eyewear sites. Probably the best source of vintage olympic … [Read more...]

1932 Video Of Spectacles Through The Ages

We all love vintage eyewear videos. This video starts with a man dressed as Roger Baker holding large magnifying glass. The commentator tells us he is suspected by many to be the real inventor of spectacles. Then there is a man dressed as Samuel Pepys, he wore glasses with green lenses. Then a man as Isaac Newton looking at globe of the world. The … [Read more...]

Jimmy Kimmel Pitches To Shark Tank

Just for a little opti-fun for Shark Week, Jimmy Kimmel through Jimmy Kimmel Laboratories comes up with three ideas for the Shark Tank. Very Funny.   … [Read more...]

Shark Tank Update With Nerdwax

What happens to people on Shark Tank? Don Hejny  (Season 7) speaks about how he started NerdWax. He reviews his job (s) waxes eloquently about being on Shark Tank and how to prepare for it. This a a long video, but interesting. … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Shark Tank: The Drip Drop

We loved this Shark Tank episode in which two 14 year old kids from Denver, Colorado who invented the Drip Drop. The Drip Drop solves the problem of dripping ice cream cones. These kids are so cute and the presentation was excellent. They did get an offer from Barbara with contingencies. Sources You Tube: Season 7, Episode 25 Drip Drop … [Read more...]

Shark Shack Sunglasses

Are their optical companies with Shark names? We found one in Florida, Shark Shack Sunglasses who has one review. … [Read more...]

The Eyewear Evolution of Nose Shades

Protecting noses was very important for mountaineers and anyone around the water. Nobody wants a sunburnt nose or skin cancer. Has nose protecting sunglasses ever become a fashion statement? The first advertising we could find was for nose protection. This advertorial in Popular Mechanics Magazine in 1932 said: 'Equipped with a shield that … [Read more...]

The Eyewear Evolution of Side Shields

Side Shields were first used in three areas: Safety Glasses, Glacier Glasses and Motoring Glasses. All three had several things in common: Glass lenses, side shields and some safety straps. Everything to protect against the elements whether inside or outside. Glacier Sunglasses came with nose guards and side shields with cable temples.  Who … [Read more...]

Optical Fun- My Bally Eyeglass

The full title reads: "Now Pathe Pictorial presents Tom Clare in an old favourite "My Bally Eyeglass". Tom Clare sits at a piano in the Pathe Studio. The set is dressed to look like a hotel foyer or tea dance location. There are draped curtains in the foreground and potted palms all around Tom. Tom plays the piano without looking at his … [Read more...]

Where Are Your Customers Going This Summer?

Summer is officially here and the perfect time to promote sunglasses as a medical and performance device as well as as an important fashion accessory. Using imagery as travel posters or activities (Rock climbing, swimming, biking) do a summer story: What we would eyewear if we were in Maachu Picchu or Maui. What we would eyewear if we were Rock … [Read more...]

Happy Feet Penguin Gets Cataract Surgery

COLLEGE STATION, May 2016 – A chinstrap penguin from Moody Gardens in Galveston gained a new lease on life after a pioneering cataract surgery at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Small Animal Hospital. The successful operation, which involved six fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine … [Read more...]

Sunglasses x Facial Hair Pairing Guide

Who knew the importance of the correct pair of sunglasses with beard, mustaches, goatees, soul patches, van dykes and zappas. If you didn't know The Sunglass Warehouse published a very helpful guide to those men who like to sport facial hair. With Fathers Day coming up this infographic might just help one to chose the proper facial enhancing … [Read more...]