Optical Fun: What Your Costume Spending Says About You

What does your costume spending say about you? If you were in Mexico, you would be honoring the deceased. But in the US, it is about your alter ego, whether the costume, the pumpkin carving and the parties. … [Read more...]

National Appreciate Raccoon Day October 1, 2014

International National Raccoon Day is celebrated October 1 of every year. This is a day to celebrate raccoons and other animals. First started in 2002 by a young Californian girl who wanted to show all, that not all people despise raccoons. Raccoon Eye Trivia:  Raccoon eye/eyes (also known in the UK and Ireland as panda eyes, though that … [Read more...]

So How About Those Shark Eyes?

Did you know that Shark corneas have been used in surgery?  Shark corneas have special reinforcing fibers that work like “rebar” in concrete. These fibers strengthen the cornea and prevent it from swelling and turning cloudy, like human corneas can do. How Shark Eyes Work-  Sharks have laterally positioned eyes (eyes are on the side of the … [Read more...]

Five Dino-Mite Sunglasses to Celebrate National Dinosaur Day

Who Knew? There must be a ton of Dino Fans as  National Dinosaur Day has many days, May 15, June 1 and August 2nd. According to Wikipedia Dinosaur's had good eyesight.. depending on the species. But it is hard to know because eyes are made of soft tissue and have a tendency to rot fast. Like most animals if a dinosaur had small eye sockets, the … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Penguin Eye Trivia

January 25, 2014 is National Penguin Day; There is also another Penguin Day in April.What happens on National Penguin day? In January, you learn about penguins and in April you only wear Black and White and eat strawberries: Penguins’ eyes work better underwater than they do in the air, giving them superior eyesightto spot prey while hunting, … [Read more...]

Eye Like Animal Eye Trivia

Our friends at the Visionaries Group just sent us their first Infographic with some eyebits on animal eyes, that are interesting. Some trivia for you to put on FB. … [Read more...]

EyeFo-Graphic: Eye Color Celebrating Different Color Eyes Day

July 12 is Different Color Eyes Day, yes there is such a day. Having 2 different color eyes is more common in animals than in humans. The condition is called Heterochromia and effects about 200,000 people in the USA. Famous people who have Heterochromia:  David Bowie, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Walken. Kieger Sutherland, Dan Aykroyd, Kate … [Read more...]

Trivia: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Eyes Eyefo-graphic

Eye Didn't know this! Some people who are color blind can overcome camouflage and were used in WWII. … [Read more...]

Happy Fathers Day: Eye Didn’t Know: Fathers Day Trivia

Happy Fathers Day to all Fathers. Here is a little Fathers Day Trivia, you can share on this special day. Also a FREE Printable Dad Eyeglass frame. Fathers Day was thought up in 1909 in Spokane Washington by Sonora Dodd to honor her father William Smart. William Smart was a farmer, widower who raised 6 kids by himself. The first Fathers … [Read more...]

Eye Want To Know: Eyelash Trivia

Some fun facts about eyelashes. Eyelashes serve as one purpose to protect the eyes. Opening and closing the eyelids serves to keep the eyes moist.  Other purposes of course are to flirt, to wink, to be expressive and for beauty. Kohl a Mascara substances were used on the eyelashes to darken them in 4,000BC . 1.) An eyelash lives about 150 days … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Trivia

Happy Mothers Day and to celebrate we thought we would give you some trivia to wow your mother with: In 1906, a year after her mother’s death, a Philadelphian, Anna Jarvis, campaigned for a day  which Americans would celebrate moms. After spreading the word through church meetings and writing letters to government representatives and … [Read more...]

Eye Trivia – The Cornea

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels. The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea. The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand. … [Read more...]

Happy Trivia Day! 7 Amazing Things About Our Eyes

January 4 is Trivia Day- Ergo is here is a littleEye Didn't know Trivia.  You can use these little pieces of trivia on Facebook or Google +   Source: lenstore.co.uk via Optical on Pinterest … [Read more...]

The World First Prosthetic Eye ca 3000 BC

I was going to write a whole story on Prosthetic Eyes and came across this article on the discovery of the world's first prosthetic eye from a dig in Iran. 5,000 years old they said! Located in Burnt City (near the city of Zahedan in Iran’s Seistan-Baluchistan province in the southeast of Iran). The eye was made of tar and animal … [Read more...]

Optometry Trivia: Mail Order Optometry Ends In Georgia

August 7, 1916, Mail Order optometry ends in Georgia. Gov. Nathaniel Harris signs into legislation an act regulating optometry. Along with various other requirements and restrictions, the state board was established to oversee the examining and licensing of optometrists. Source: Georgia Info  … [Read more...]