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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. 
POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/19/2012

Orchard Street, 1980 (Courtesy of: http://wandrlust.tumblr.com)

Introducing the MOSCOT Timeline Project!

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 socialmedia@moscot.com 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!

 




After 77 years on the corner of Orchard and Delancey, MOSCOT Orchard Street is moving...across the street…to the opposite corner of Orchard and Delancey!

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.

If you have questions/concerns, feel free to live chat us at www.moscot.com, email us at customerservice@moscot.com, or call us 1-866-667-2687. 

POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/5/2012
 

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!


POSTED BY MOSCOT 12/3/2012


Ahh, beautiful Tulum, Mexico…one of our favorite spots on earth, with its gorgeous white sand beaches, warm Caribbean Sea, Mayan ruins…and Mr. Blackbird Boutique, a great little shop that we're super excited to say now carries MOSCOT! We're thinking a site visit - strictly business of course - is definitely in order! (Probably in February…) If you're in paradise, make sure you check them out for MOSCOT and all of the other cool handmade goodies they sell. Welcome to the familia!  

Check 'em out, Mr. Blackbird Facebook!
POSTED BY MOSCOT 11/29/2012
 

Mexico City was abuzz with MOSCOT last week thanks to Dr. York, a super cool shop located in Colonia Roma, which threw a MOSCOT Trunk Show for Mexifans! Dr. York shop owner, Jose Juan, turned his entire shop into a mini MOSCOT shop for the night, replete with MOSCOT mannequin heads and a bevy of MOSCOT sunnies and specs. How cool is that?! 

A huge debt of gratitude to Jose,  FORTUNA Mezcal who co-sponsored the event, and to Independent Eyewear, our amazing distribution partner for Mexico, Central and South America! 

POSTED BY MOSCOT 11/7/2012
 

A giant  감사합니다 to our awesome Korean distributor (and friends!), CED, who never cease to amaze us with their creative and beautiful MOSCOT events! 

Last week's MOSCOT Trunk Show, held at The Dunhill Cigar Bar in Seoul, was no exception! 

The aptly named event, "What's New York Fashion," immersed retail shops, press and other guests in a MOSCOT NYC shop like atmosphere, with goodies galore! We just may need to "borrow" a few of their goodies! What an incredible event, and a super fun way to introduce our newest Collection to Korea. We couldn't be more grateful! 

APRIL 5, 2011

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