Get Eco Friendly Eyewear from ICU for Earth Day


glToday, April 22nd, marks Earth Day. Last week, I told you how you can get great skin while supporting a green initiative, and today, I’m featuring a way you can complement your great skin and eco-friendly lifestyle with ICU Eyewear. Specs from ICU are a fashionable way you can protect your eyes, while protecting the environment. Since the launch of its first “Eco Reader” in 2006, ICU has used the most sustainable materials including bamboo, recycled metals, and other plant based materials, to manufacture many of its reading glasses, sun readers and sunglass styles.

Product Recycling Program
ICU encourages consumers to recycle their readers so materials can be repurposed. Through the company’s product return and recycling program, customers can return used eyewear to the company’s warehouse to be recycled. Glasses that are in good condition are donated to organizations that distribute eyewear to those in need. To date, ICU has donated over a 100,000 pairs of glasses through various programs worldwide. Learn more here»

4 Eyes are Sexier than 2

When I was a freshman in high school, I went in for my annual eye exam and almost fell to the floor when the school nurse informed me I needed glasses to correct my nearsightness. Oh, the horror! As if an adolescent’s high school years aren’t traumatizing enough, I was not being told that I have to add this uncool accessory to my face that immediately conjured up images in my head of Steve Urkel from Family Matters. That year, I bought my first pair of glasses, but I refused to wear them for all 4 years of high school. It’s amazing that I did very well in school, and graduated with honors, considering I could never really see the chalkboard or PowerPoint presentations.

When I entered college, I realized that there was no way I would be able to pass any of my classes if I couldn’t see well, so I made the trip down to my local eye doctor and decided it was time to succumb to my fate and purchase some eyewear. To my surprise, there were some very stylish specs; in fact, there were so many glasses that I loved from Prada to Fendi to Dolce & Gabanna, that it was hard for me to settle on just one. I quickly realized that it was foolish for me to go years without wearing glasses, because I was afraid I wouldn’t look “cool.” Glasses are stylish and sexy, and are an instant fashion statement. Here are some famous celebrities who rock their fashionable frames:

Megan Fox still looks like a beauty with her glasses on.
When Hayden Panettiere isn't glamming it up on the red carpet, she keeps her fashion casual and dons her eye wear.
(April 9, 2011 - Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images North America)
Anne Hathaway sports designer glasses at the premiere of "RIO" on April 10, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
(November 18, 2010 - Photo by Bauer Griffin)
Jennifer Aniston looks great in her spectacles as she waves to fans in the West Village in NYC.