Do you know when the first Earth Day occurred or who was behind it? Well, the very first Earth Day happened forty years ago on April 22 in 1970. However, Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, started worrying over the state of our environment in 1962. At that time, he sought and received assistance from President John F. Kennedy as well as Attorney General Robert Kennedy in getting some visibility for the issue of environmental concerns. This was the beginning of what eventually flourished into what we now celebrate – Earth Day.
This year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, a Thursday. A lot of us will make a conscious effort on that day to conserve energy or use renewable resources. Why not take that energy and initiative and turn it into an everyday event? Using recyclable products and renewal resources is one of the best ways to do that.
While many younger women might not yet need reading glasses, those of us over 40 certainly have used them or know someone who does. Well, Smithfield, RI FGX International Inc. has created an attractive line of reading glasses that are environmentally friendly. These reading glasses are perfect not only to help make us more earth-friendly in our use of things, but also because they offer good quality. This collection is the result of the combined efforts of Foster Grant and Magnivision, well known names in the industry.
Foster Grant and Magnivision’s Green View readers are perfect for the environmentally conscious woman who wants to wear reading glasses that are trendy, unique, and earth-friendly. Green View Readers are crafted from 100% recycled materials. How cool is that? I think it is pretty cool for a lot of reasons.
One, now that I have four children and the hopes of one day having grandchildren, I would like to have an earth left for them to enjoy life. You know what I mean, a safe environment where you don’t have to worry about toxic landfills all of the time and where the water is safe to drink and the air is safe to breathe. Well, using environmentally friendly products is one of the ways that I can contribute to that effort.
Another reason that I like earth-friendly products is that it makes my youngest daughter extremely happy to see me trying to find new ways to contribute to an earth-friendly movement. Plus, I get to celebrate Earth Day every day!
Each frame in the Green View collection is made completely from recycled materials. One of the added niceties is that these readers also come with renewable fiber cases in attractive colors. The cases, which feature tiny draw strings at one end, are just as slender as the reading glasses, but they achieve their goal of protecting the glasses from scratches.
The Green View Collection draws attention to its earth friendliness with the “earthy” style names including “Autumn,” “Summer,” “Sunshine,” “Earthy,” “Journey,” and “Breezy.” The colors span a wide range including bright purple, soft gray, bold black, and earthy tortoise. I think the frames look nice on the face partly due to the style and partly to the coloring. At any rate, they are attractive and neutral enough to be worn with an outfit of almost any color.
Foster Grant® and Magnivision® Green View Readers feature hard-coated lenses that have been designed to reduce distortion. You get a close, comfortable fit due to the spring hinges, a personal favorite of mine. I always look for glasses that offer spring hinges simply because they usually feel better on my face.
Since these non-prescription, over-the-counter reading glasses are very affordable, your purchase is easy on the pocketbook. The Green View Collection is available in stores across the country, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding a pair that suits your needs and fancy. You can find the Green View Collection in WalMart, CVS, Walgreens, and Barnes & Noble. Prices start at $16.
I received three pairs of the readers so I could review them honestly. I like them. So does my husband. This line of over-the-counter reading glasses features women’s, men’s, and unisex styles.