BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Optical on Main Street Indies Gear Up for National Sunglasses Day By Gwendolyn Plummer Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:30 AM NEW YORK—It’s just a few more days until National Sunglasses Day 2021. This coming Sunday, June 27, people all around the world will take to social media to show off their #SunglassSelfies and their favorite pair of frames for the special day—but those of us in the optical community know there’s so much more to National Sunglasses Day than that. This week, we’re taking a look at how independent ECPs are gearing up for National Sunglasses Day, from special sales to important health and safety reminders. There’s still plenty of time to get geared up yourself—and, as always, The Vision Council has prepared materials including ready-to-use logos, social media images, sample posts, downloadable posters, web banners and more, all available online.At Family Eye Center in Muscatine, Iowa, optical assistant Cheryl Reist showed off her sunglasses to encourage patients to get prepared. Family Eye Center is also offering a special sale for National Sunglasses Day. Image via familyeyemuscatine on Instagram.In New York City, the Optyx team shared some reasons why they love National Sunglasses Day—from the way sunglasses make us all look better to the important health benefits. Image via optyxnewyork on Instagram.At their two Connecticut locations, Family Vision Center is offering 40 percent off sunglasses specifically for National Sunglasses Day. Image via familyvisioncenters on Instagram. Becky Doherty, LDO, owner of Bec’s Specs Optical Shop in Port Angeles, Washington, showed off some of the sunglasses in-office, and reminded patients why wearing sunglasses is so important. Image via becs.specs on Instagram.The team at Beachwood Family Eye Care in Beachwood, Ohio, shared the important health impact of proper UV protection to get ready for National Sunglasses Day. Image via bwfeye on Instagram.In Cordova, Tennessee, Erika Cox, OD, and Lindsay Slemp, OD, both doctors at Infocus Eyecare, are getting ready for National Sunglasses Day both on the fashion and health fronts. Image via infocuseyecare on Instagram.