Celebrating National Clown Week

National Clown Week is the first week of August every year. Yes, there is actually a full week devoted to clowns. Clown Eyes according to the Urban Dictionary means; overwhelming sadness inside but unable to shed tears The expression 'Naked as the eyes of a clown' according to Yahoo is  'just a creative way of saying naked and … [Read more...]

Four French Fry Frames For National French Fry Day July 13

National French Fry Day is July 13th and while we think this is an American Thing, it is not. In fact French Fries (Frites) are attributed to Belgium. The first person to eat potatoes in the 'French Way' was Thomas Jefferson when he was president in 1801 thus bringing it to the USA. Eye Bogglers: The average American eats 29 lbs. of French … [Read more...]

Camel Vision Trivia For World Camel Day

World Camel Day is June 22 and it is a day that is celebrated by scientists and activists the world over. During this time of Climate Change, the Camel is one of the most adaptive animals in the world. It can go days without food and water. Camels have been used for over 4000 years in Asia, Australia, United States and Africa. In the United States … [Read more...]

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...]