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Art Alert: Sea/See/Saw

Written by on August 22nd 2015

What do you do with your old glasses when they have grown outdated and the lenses no longer workd for you?

Most people shove them away in the back of a drawer and forget about them or throw them away.


A couple of Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett decided to put some of those old lenses to use…14,000 of them!


They created a large scale instalation named Sea/See/Saw on the front of Istanbul’s Pera Museum overlooking the Bosphorous river.


Thousands of lenses hang and glitter in the sun, reflecting the river water and moving with the breeze.


What a beautiful way to turn trash into art!

We know, you probably won’t turn your glasses into art like this, but you can dig them out of those drawers and give them new life.  We collect old glasses and donate them to a great organization called New Eyes for the Needy.  They help provide glasses to those less fortunate and keep your old frames out of the landfill.

If you do decide to make art out of your old frames, send it over, we want to see it!



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New Eyes for the Needy

Written by on October 1st 2010
After you’ve purchased your awesome new glasses from Eye Spy, what will you do with your old frames?

1) Create a work of art to show visitors how much time you have on your hands:

2) Donate your old glasses to New Eyes For the Needy!

New Eyes for the Needy recycles donated glasses for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide.

Last year, New Eyes provided eyeglasses to 5,167 needy residents of the U.S. and 161,000 people in developing nations.

Eye Spy Optical has a donation box in the store where you can donate your old eyewear and brighten the view of someone in need!

For more information regarding New Eyes for the Needy, visit the website at http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/

When the Specs Therapist turned 12, she got a puppy. As Eye Spy turns 12, we’ll give you something almost as awesome. Stop by the store on Saturday, October 16th from 10-6 and celebrate with in-store specials, give-aways, and food and drink! We’ll not only be celebrating our anniversary, but also the awesome frames we have in stock, including new plastic Theos, cool metal Anne et Valentins, and limited edition Rapp frames! Turning 12 is soooooooo great!

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