National Escargot Day Is May 24

National Escargot Day is May 24. Did you know that you can make Escargot out of ordinary garden snails? There is no special snails for escargot, if you are lucky and like to cook, just go collecting in early morning or evening and pick up a few. In honor of escargot we have a little snail eye trivia.  Snails have very poor eyesight and grow back … [Read more...]

Do-Nut Miss This Holiday: National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day is coming up on June 2.  This day can be a delicious way to have fun with patients and staff. Try some of of the creme filled ideas: Have a DIY Doughnut Eyeglass Contest; Some ideas are DIY Donut Sunglasses and here. How To Make Donut Sunglasses in Under 5 minutes Have patients send in pictures of them 'wearing Donuts … [Read more...]

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco Del Mayo is more of an American Holiday rather than a Mexican one. Margaritas and Mariachis, Tequila and Tacos, Beer and Burritos, Corona and Cuervo, Modelo and Mole! All that liquor adds up to one of the five biggest drinking holidays in the United States. Seriously, if you are down in Mexico on May 5, the only people celebrating this … [Read more...]

Five #FF (Trivia) About Harry Potters Eyeglasses

Did you know that Harry Potter's Birthday is May 2? May 2 is also J.K. Rowlings Birthday. In honor of Harry Potter we bring to you a few bits of Harry Potter Eyewear Trivia Eye Bogglers: Spellotape was used to hold Harry Potters Glasses together. William Luff designed Harry Potter's eyeglasses in the films. Harry Potter was giving … [Read more...]

Fun Frog Eye Trivia For Save The Frog Day

Frogs are really, really important to our environment.. they eat mosquitos and other pesky, biting insects. Unfortunately there are over 13 critically endangered frogs in the world today, which is why we have Save the Frog Day April 29. As an FYEye, Frog Jumping Day is May 13, Eye Didn't know this that Frogs can't swallow with their eyes … [Read more...]

Four Sunglasses To Celebrate National Telephone Day

National Telephone Day is April 25 and National Day of Unplugging is March 3-4 in 2017, just in case you want to have an unplug day on a monthly basis. As we all know the telephone has evolved from wind up party lines to blue tooth headsets and smart phones. We are paying homage to oldie telephones with fun Telephone shades. New York City. The … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Trivia

We wish everyone a Happy Easter and to celebrate this holiday we bring you some Easter Trivia #funfacts. One FunFact, there is an EGG Optical in Asia (3 locations) Easter Trivia's  Germany is the country that started the tradition of colored eggs. 1878 Was the first year that the White House had their famous Easter Egg Roll. Peter … [Read more...]

Fun Eye Fact For National Pigeon Day

There is actually a National Pigeon Day which is celebrated April 11 of every year. As messy and noisy as pigeons can be they have had great significance and impact in history. Firstly, they were used a means of communication.. carrier pigeons saving thousands of lives over the years even in World War's I and II. Pigeons have eyes on the side of … [Read more...]

Oreo Sunglasses For National Oreo Cookie Day Is March 6

National Oreo Day would normally have been my favorite it is Ok to scarf down a box of Oreos Dunked in Milk Day. But alas, I am boycotting Nabisco products (They support Monsanto) That said, if I had to only pick one cookie to live on, it would be Oreos and who doesn't love Oreo Cookies? March 6 is the Birth of the Oreo Cookie back in 1912 … [Read more...]

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...]