Happy #ThrowbackThursday You remember this one? I’m pretty sure even Hammer does not want to touch those pants these days! Some sunglasses might reflect some of that Glare though!
Movember = Mo-Better
Here at Eyefly, we like to have fun, but we also enjoy channeling that fun into things that are meaningful. That is one of the reasons we love November so much. Back in 2003, when 30 men from Australia decided to do something to bring awareness to Men’s Health issues, they came up with the idea to grow mustaches throughout the month of November. It was a fashion trend they were disappointed had gone away, and were committed to bringing it back. At that moment, “Movember” was officially born.
Since then, the phenomenon has caught on, and now Movember is a global movement to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer and other men’s health issues.
On top of that, it is a fun excuse to grow out that awesome Stache! But here at Eyefly, we know that the mustache is not complete without the perfect accessory. So, we put together this handy guide to help you pick out the perfect pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses to match your Movember Stache!
Are you rocking a Pencil Thin Mustache? You might look good in a pair of Charing Cross Road frames. Your mustache a little more on the “Full” side? A pair of Marvin Gardens might be the way to go. Are you tying the Goatee in with your stache? A pair of our Oak Street frames will bring that look together nicely.
Whatever look you are sporting this Movember, we at Eyefly commend you for being a part of the movement to bring awareness to Prostate Cancer. If you need any style advice, hit us up on Facebook and we will be happy to help.
Have fun, and make sure to post your pictures!
#ThrowbackThursday - We are having a cloudy, rainy day here in NYC, but Mr. Johnny Nash has convinced me it’s gonna be a bright sunshiny day! I can see clearly now that he is right! Grab your Sunglasses on the way out.
Without Glasses, You’re Just Another Rotten Creep!
Happy Halloween!!! We love Halloween, and hope you have been following our costume contest on Facebook. We had fun putting it together. Eyefly glasses and sunglasses are a great way to complete your Halloween Costume. Have fun Trick or Treating tonight, and enjoy this special Promo Code for 10% off a pair of Eyefly glasses today!
At Eyefly, we recently had the pleasure of announcing the establishment of our Eye Give campaign, which, in conjunction with the prestigious Brian Holden Vision Institute, has the goal of eliminating preventable blindness caused by the unavailability of affordable glasses. As one of the oldest and most successful vision care initiatives on the planet, the Brian Holden Vision Institute is a perfect match for Eyefly, a company dedicated to ethical and responsible commerce. That’s why, in addition to an initial donation of 15,000 frames to the Institute, we’re providing them with another pair for every one we sell. It’s our way of giving back: by positively affecting the lives of people all over the world, two eyes at a time!
One of the best parts of our partnership with the Brien Holden Vision Institute is getting to learn a little bit about the individual people whose lives we’ve helped change for the better. Last month, we told you the story about Ashgar, a Pakistani woman whose waning independence was restored thanks to an affordable pair of prescription glasses. This week, we’re excited to tell you about another person whose life has been improved in part by the Eye Give campaign.
Mr. Mehmood runs a small shop from the two-bedroom home he shares with his family, which provides them with their only source of income. Unfortunately, Mr. Mehmood’s deteriorating eyesight was beginning to impact his business; his inability to read the sticker prices on his products began to make him worry that he would overcharge his customers, who would think that they were being cheated and take their business elsewhere.
One day, Mr. Mehmood was working in his shop when a customer asked him the price for a box of crackers. The shopkeeper hemmed and hawed, unable to make out the markings on the package. “80 rupees,” he finally said, uncertainly. The customer paid and left. It was only much later, when Mr. Mehmood was able to examine the box carefully under a light, that he realized the price was 60 rupees, not eighty.
“I was so embarrassed with myself,” he said of the mistake. “I don’t know what the customer is going to think about me if he looks at the price himself at home and sees that I gave him a higher price than what was written. I don’t want him to think I am dishonest.” Clearly, something had to be done – both to protect his reputation as an honest businessman, and to continue earning the livelihood his family’s security depends upon.
Fortunately for Mr. Mehmood and his family, he was about to get some good news for a change. One afternoon while at prayer, an announcement caught the Pakistani shopkeeper’s attention. A recently opened nearby center run by the Brien Holden Vision Institute was offering examinations and affordable prescription glasses, which could restore his eyesight and give him a new lease on life.
Though he was unfamiliar with the services the center provided and worried that a satisfactory solution would be expensive, he decided that the alternative – slowly losing both his eyesight and his ability to provide for his loved ones – necessitated action. To his surprise, the testing and prescription process was so easy – and affordable – that Mr. Mehmood couldn’t help but share his delight; after a 20-minute exam and a short wait for his prescription to be filled, he was fitted with a pair of custom eyeglasses that allowed him to see better than he had in years.
“I couldn’t believe how easy this whole process was,” he enthused. “The staff members at the vision center were very helpful, and what surprised me the most was how affordable the glasses were. I never thought I could afford to correct my eyesight!”
According to the Brian Holden Vision Institute, around 640 million people all over the world suffer from preventable vision loss and find themselves faced with the same serious challenges as Mr. Mehmood. But with your help and support, Eyefly and our partners can turn the tide and bring hope to families and villages across the globe. That’s why we’re excited to share stories like that of Mr. Mehmood with our online community, and why we look forward to keeping you updated on our progress in the months to come!
On October 10, we will be joining the celebration for World Sight Day. The theme for this year is “Universal Eye Care”. This will be carried out through the next several years, as this is a rolling theme with many actions that are needed.
The first “Call to Action” is easy. Get your eyes tested. This is a vital first step in diagnosing and treating any eye conditions you may have. For World Sight Day, schedule your appointment to have your eyes checked, and encourage others to do so as well. If we all help spread the word, then we will be one step closer to our Universal Eye Care goal.
Another way to show support for the day and the cause is to wear your Sunglasses indoors for the day. We will have ours on, so keep an eye out for pictures. We would love to see your pictures as well. Feel free to share them with us on Facebook and Twitter.