Don’t get sunburnt this winter...wear sunglasses! Many of us dread the cold, snow, and in general, winter…but grey slush is the least of our concerns. Winter sun is just as harmful as summer sun…perhaps even worse…just ask Anderson Cooper! After failing to wear sunglasses while filming “Anderson Live” on the water in Portugal, Anderson experienced temporary blindness for 36 hours. Trust us and trust Mr. Cooper… sunburnt eyes are no fun, whatever season it is.
To read more on Anderson Cooper and his sunburnt eyes, click here.
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We're SUPER excited to announce MOSCOT is now available at West Coast Optical, right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Hey there, neighbor!
Owned by husband and wife team, Mark and Nancy Feldscher, both experienced opticians, the 26 year old, full service optical shop, focused on old school, excellent customer service, is the perfect fit (pun intended) for our MOSCOT Philly debut.For more information on West Coast Optical, please visit their Facebook Group.
Did you know on board, in-flight air is drier than any of the world's deserts?! Relative humidity in the Sahara or Arabian Desert is typically 20-25%. Relative humidity inside most airplane cabins? 10-20%! Yep, that's right! It goes without saying (but we shall…) this is well below the preferred 50% needed for optimum eye comfort.
Dry air can cause Dry Eye Syndrome, which means itchy, burning and/or watery eyes, and even blurry vision, usually within two hours of boarding a flight, and worsening steadily as humidity levels continue to fall on long-distance, high-altitude flights. These symptoms do not bode well for watching movies, reading, or playing on the computer — your only distractions from the discomfort and general misery of flying in the first place!
No matter which class you're sitting in, our own Dr. Harvey Moscot has a few simple tips that will ease your dry eyes and keep you flying high this holiday season, including:
After 77 years at 118 Orchard, MOSCOT is crossing Delancey to 108 Orchard Street!
Join us in celebrating our giant move forward by helping pay homage to 118 Orchard! The past eight decades spent in our iconic home have been filled with great times and happy memories made possible by YOU…our loyal fans, many of who have been with us almost as long as our shop's been open! (Don't worry...you still look mahvelous!)
Please help us preserve all the great memories, and build our Timeline, by sending us your photos, anecdotes, appointment cards, letters...anything and everything MOSCOT Orchard Street related, from 1936, when Great Grandpa Hyman first opened shop, til today!
Gotta photo of the inside of our Orchard Street shop from 1978…WE WANT IT! Have a 1957 snap of Orchard Street with MOSCOT in the background…WE WANT IT! Been hanging on to an appointment reminder from Grandpa Sol…yup, WE WANT IT! Or always telling friends a funny story about the time Frankie, Marilyn or Harvey did you know what…WE WANT IT! You got it…WE WANT IT! Please.
Send all you got to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your pictures and stories online on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest with #JoinOurTimeline, and we'll pull your pictures/memories from there! We thank you and generations of MOSCOT and Moscots to come THANK YOU!
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY SENDING US AND POSTING YOUR MATERIALS ONLINE, YOU ARE GIVING MOSCOT EXPRESS PERMISSION TO USE YOUR MATERIALS ON THE MOSCOT.COM WEBSITE, BLOG, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND PINTEREST PAGES, AND IN OUR SHOPS AS PART OF OUR MOSCOT TIMELINE PROJECT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR MATERIALS RETURNED WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO SO! SIMPLY INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED FEDEX OR UPS RETURN LABEL.
QUESTIONS? EMAIL SOCIALMEDIA@MOSCOT.COM
We're super happy and honored that Mauro Grifoni (www.maurogrifoni.com), one of the coolest fashion shops in Italy, now carries MOSCOT! Check out these photos from a party held last week in Verona, Italy to celebrate our debut — the beginnings of a beautiful partnership! Magnifico!
HUGE THANK YOUS ALL AROUND to shop owner and designer, Mauro Grifoni, Flavio at Baumvision Europe, Gianni at Fattore K., Sarah at Baumvision Europe, and Clara at Clara Garcovich! We couldn't be more excited!
Our iconic building at 118 Orchard Street may have been sold (with plans to raze the building for development), but we're not going far! We love The Lower East Side and have called it home since our Great Grandpa Hyman first started selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street in 1899, so we were determined to stay close! And close we shall be! As fate would have it, our new home at 108 Orchard Street is, literally, right across the street, and we couldn't be happier!
Just as Great Grandpa, Hyman, opened the first MOSCOT shop on Rivington Street and Grandpa Sol, moved MOSCOT to 118 Orchard Street, it's truly an honor to open 108 Orchard. We'll be recreating the gestalt of 118 Orchard at 108 by incorporating all of the quirky and historical tchotchkes and treasures accumulated over the past eight decades, that make our shop so unique, eclectic, visually engaging, and just plain fun space to hang out in and purchase eyewear. With nearly 2200 square feet, the new ground floor space will also have plenty of room to house The MOSCOT Gallery & Music Space! We'll have many more live music shows to look forward to, as well as plenty of space to showcase Moscot family memorabilia, commemorating our history and that of the Lower East Side.
Speaking of history, the Thrones of MOSCOT — the Peg and Groove chairs Grandpa Sol purchased in 1930 that fans still pop a squat in — will be crossing Delancey, as will 118's handmade Dovetail joint drawers, installed behind the counter in 1939, which still hold The LEMTOSH, NEBB and friends today. Fun fact about our new southeast corner: it was first the site of old-law tenements, then demolished in 1936 to build the Public National Bank and Trust Company…and now MOSCOT.
There are only four corners on Orchard and Delancey, and though we're moving, we're not (really) going anywhere. We have many people to thank, especially Mark Miller, President of The Lower East Side Bid, who helped us secure our new home. Our new MOSCOT shop at 108 Orchard is expected to open in the Spring of 2013, and will have all the same products and services as our current shop, just across the street. Even our telephone number remains the same, 212-477-3796!
As our shop opening draws closer, we'll be in touch with an opening date, and our patient coordinators and customer service staff will call to inform those of you who have scheduled appointments and frames to pick-up, with more information. Our current Orchard Street shop will remain open until our new shop is up and running.
We're bringing a little extra sun to the Pacific Northwest, where MOSCOT can now be found in two super cool boutiques — Hitchcock Madrona and Seattle Eye M.D.s.
An accessories boutique that prides itself in selecting one-of-a-kind pieces, Hitchcock Madrona, is located in the quiet and charming Seattle neighborhood of Madrona. And to the west, in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Seattle Eye M.D.s, is a comprehensive Eye Care and Eyewear Center.
We're super excited to be working exclusively with these shops, so if you're in the area, come on by -- we'd love to meet you!