Whats New

We took a vote and decided January needs a mid-month pick-me-up. Save the date! January 18th…the new Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive!

Monterrey, Mexico bustled with MOSCOT fans and customers last week thanks to a pre-holiday trunk show by our South American/Central American distribution partner, Independent Eyewear. Old and new fans alike came out to LensLab Calzada 401 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, to peruse, schmooze, and celebrate!…we can't think of a better way to kick off 2013! Magnifico! 

Muchas gracias to Independent Eyewear and LensLab Mexico, for an awesomely wonderful show!

Check out the pictures below.


73 days until Spring. Um, brrrr…
Most excellent news: ONLY 11 days until the brand, spanking new Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive! Whoop!


…the Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive in 14 days and will have you looking better in no time. (But by all means…keep your resolution and go to the gym! Seriously, get up right now and go to the gym!)


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.


...January 18th. The Spring 2013 MOSCOT Originals arrive! Cheers to that!

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The MOSCOT family is ready to kick off 2013 with our New Year's resolutions! But we're tired of the usual suspects — lose weight, quit bad habits, swear less, etc.! Sure, we're really, really hoping we'll head to the gym more often, but our team's other resolutions sound like MUCH MORE FUN! 
  1. Learn a new language. Hello, ¡Hola, Nǐ hǎo, Alo, Hei! 
  2. Take up yoga. Clear minds increase productivity, creativity, and many other –itys. 
  3. Go to a museum at least once a quarter! Who wants to join?
  4. See a live show — whether it be an on/off-Broadway musical, play, or concert. 
  5. Travel and explore...another country, continent, the Arctic, or even the next city/state over. Roadddd trippp!

What are YOUR New Year's Resolutions for 2013? 

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the movie bums in all of us. Then again, it could very well be the cold weather. For those chilly nights, when take-out and extra butter popcorn is on the menu, here are our top 10 picks for movies made that much more memorable because of the sunglasses (what else?!). We've ranked our favorites in order of sunglass importance, and believe there’s no arguing with which movie is #1:
10. Ocean's Eleven
9. Quantum of Solace
8. Men in Black
7. The Hangover
6. Top Gun
5. Reservoir Dogs
4. The Matrix
3. Risky Business
2. The Terminator
1. Blues Brothers
Honorable mentions: The Big Lebowski, Dirty Harry, Hancock, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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.

If you're flying this holiday season, you're not likely to escape cramped legs and bad food, but you can avoid dry, itchy, irritated eyes!

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:

  1. Nurture your eyes three months out. Holiday flights are usually booked by September — perfect timing! Begin your flaxseed or fish oil regiment as soon as you make your flight plans. Nutritional supplements in the form of Omega 3 fatty acids or flaxseed oils help lubricate your eyes from the inside out.
  2. Keep hydrated! Drink at least eight ounces of water every hour you're on board when flying; limit your soda, caffeine, and alcohol intake, all of which can contribute to dehydration. Six to eight glasses of water per day regularly, will also minimize the effect of dry eye.
  3. Give your contacts a rest; your eyes will thank you. Contacts need moisture too and the dry air on a plane has the opposite effect. Avoid this potential irritant — when flying, wear your glasses.
  4. No, Visine (and product like it) won't help! Visine and the like contain vasoconstrictors, which may temporarily whiten the eyes, but do nothing to help in the long term and may even cause negative reactions with over use.
  5. Avoid rubbing and touching your eyes. There's nothing like hands, dirty from the germ ridden surfaces of a plane, to exacerbate irritated eyes!
  6. Try RESTASIS. This prescription eye drop medication, available from your optometrist, doesn't just alleviate symptoms, it actually cures dry eye.
  7. If you're especially prone to Dry Eye Syndrome and can't seem to find adequate relief, consider Punctal Occlusion — a safe, harmless, and routine office procedure that provides long lasting relief and is performed right in your optometrist's office. 

APRIL 5, 2011