23 Eyelash Eyeglasses For National EyeLash Day Feb. 19

National Lash Day is February 19 of every year. The day was first started to promote the use of false eyelashes but today we are going to celebrate eyelash eyewear as fake eyelashes can damage your sight. Eyelashes keep dirt and other stuff out of the eye as well as moisturize the eye. False eyelashes do not help in keeping out debris and in … [Read more...]

Spexy Dating

Who doesn't want to have a date for Valentines Day? If you are looking, there is a dating site for eyeglass wearers, called Spex. Spex is the spot that is putting the 'sex back into wearing specs' .  Online dating is hot with over 54 Million singles in the US alone or which 49 Million have tried online dating (statistica brain) Maybe have  a … [Read more...]

Optical Fun For National Carrot Day, February 3

Eyecare professionals have a few opportunities to promote carrots and eye health. February 3rd is National Carrot Day and International Carrot Day is April 4. Carrots have with Vitamin A and beta carotene which are important to help save vision. But eating carrots will not improve eyesight. A great article on Snopes talks about how that rumor came … [Read more...]

Eight Cheezy Pizza Sunglasses For National Pizza Day

Pizza is one of America's favorite food and with February 9 as National Pizza Pie Day and October is National Pizza Month... well it gives us a great excuse to indulge and celebrate one of the worlds best loved food. I could go on and on on how to market for this event and try to make up some eye healthy stuff, but what is the point of that? … [Read more...]

Five Fun Eye Facts For National Trivia Day

National Trivia Day is January 4.  So where did the word trivia come from? The word “trivia” is plural for the word “trivium”. Long ago trivia meant something new but today Trivia means bits of knowledge that are little known.  There is a huge amount of #funfact, #EyeFacts, #EyeballTrivia floating around on Social Media, we pulled together a few … [Read more...]

100 Years Of Disruptive Innovators in Eyecare History

We started a game-changing optical timeline and quickly realized that to gather all game-changers or AKA 'disruptive innovators' in eyecare over the last 100 years is a monumental process. That said, we have not included all innovations in: surgical procedures, medical technology, lab equipment, medical equipment, eyewear, contact lenses, lenses, … [Read more...]

Eyewear Trends: The Onesie Lens

Just because you can't Rx a frame, doesn't mean that eyecare professionals shouldn't sell it or offer it to their customers. Case in point: The Onesie Lens. Most people think of a onesie as a one piece infant garment. Onesies are also adult jumpsuits which became popular in the late 2000's to 2010's. Re-introduced by the band Jumping Jammerz and … [Read more...]

Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

AARGH.. it is September 19 and one of our favorite events..Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day. Have you ever wondered why pirates wore eye patches? It is a stereotype that pirates during the age of sail often wore eyepatches. According to Wikipedia: This stereotype is common in fiction and was popularized by the novel Treasure Island. Whilst piracy … [Read more...]

Happy Labor Day With US Labor Trivia

This weekend is the day that we all look forward too.. 3 days of no work, (unless you work in a mall). 3 days of rest and BBQ's. We should all pay homage to the Father of the Labor Day holiday, Peter McGuire. On May 18,1882, Peter McGuire is credited with saying "Let us have, a festive day during which a parade through the streets of the city … [Read more...]

Opti-Fun: Barry Gets Chicken Glasses Appraised

If you are a fan of Storage Wars, you might remember when Barry found a pair of Chicken Eyeglasses. This except from the show Storage Wars features Barry getting his Chicken Eyeglasses appraised.   … [Read more...]

St. Patricks Day Trivia

Slainte!  (Cheers in Gaelic) Happy St. Patricks Day, a day in which we will consume green beer, soda bread, corn beef and cabbage and wear green lest we get pinched. Whilst you are out celebrating impress your friends with some St. Patricks Day Trivia. St. Patrick was not born in Ireland. St. Patrick was born in Wales in Britain. Rumor … [Read more...]

Video: The History of Harlequin Eyeglasses

Have you ever wondered how cat-eye eyeglasses came into being? How did Harlequin eyeglasses come about? This interesting video/documentary with Altina Schinasi, the creator of Cat-Eyes and Harlequins.  Watch this on The Scene.     … [Read more...]

Talking Turkey Trivia: How Much Do We Love Turkey?

Which would you prefer, Turkey, Pheasant, Ham or Thanksgiving. How much do we love Turkey? Mashed potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes? According to the National Turkey Federations, 88% of Americans eat Turkey at Thanksgiving. The average turkey sold is 16 pounds.. That's talking turkey.   … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Talking Turkey Trivia

Did you know that wild turkeys see 3x better than humans during the day but have poor night vision?   … [Read more...]

What Does Your Eye Color Say About You?

We ran across the fun infographic about the color of your eyes. Did you know that blue eyes are becoming rarer in North America? Did you know that your eye color can change over time? … [Read more...]