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A Wise Xmas Decision: Give Better Vision

Since 1955 eyecare organizations have promoted the Gift Giving in the form of Eye Exams for Christmas. This Vintage Ad from the Better Vision...

Vintage Alpina Talking Sunglasses Reminds Us To Fall Back

It's that time again, that we change our clocks to Fall Back. We found some very cool vintage Alpina Sunglasses called 'Time Is Tight'...

The New Eyewear Classic: Aleutian Eyewear

It occurred to me after 100's of years, that Eskimo/Inuit/Aleut Eyewear is a classic. Some could even call it Retro. Eskimo Eyewear dates back...

Retrospective: Upswept Eyeglasses

History is said to repeat itself and we see that in eyewear trends. The Harlequin look is the Cat-Eye (1940's) and the Upswept lens...

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:...

Dove Eyewear For International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace is September 21, 2016. Aside from the Peace Symbol, doves have been used as a symbol of love and peace...

For The Love Of Eyewear: Selling Vintage

Dead Stock, Heritage, Heirloom, Vintage, Retro, Antique, Iconic, whatever you choose to call it, Real vintage and antique eyewear is hot. As I was...

Video: Evolution Of The Eye

This new video is about the evolution of the human eye.  Narrated by scientist Alom Shaha, it outlines how each part of the eye has formed,...

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...

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...

Frieda Kahlo Eyewear

Frieda Kahlo born July 6, 1907  died July 14- 1954. One of my heroes is is Frieda Kahlo. This is a woman who overcame...

History Of Great Britain’s Olympic Eyewear

Of all the countries, I would say that Great Britain has done the best job of creating and marketing eyewear for the Olympics. Maybe...

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...

Spexist Advertising: Eyewear Adorned Adonises

It's pretty hard to find beefcake mens eyewear ads.. why is it that? Advertisers don't think women want to look at men? Most ads...

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,...

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