National Eyewear Day | June 6
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


On June 6th we can see clearly and look good doing it as we celebrate National Eyewear Day.


Spectacles have been around for about seven centuries, but early versions were only worn by monks and scholars. It wasn’t until the invention of the printing press in 1452 and an increase in literacy that the demand for eyewear grew as well.

Eyewear today not only improves our vision, but it also protects it while adding elements of style and personality.  Imagine John Lennon without his iconic round frames.  Would Maverick be Top Gun without his aviators? No one would recognize Harry Caray without his trademark face-covering frames. Eyewear can define, outline, and punctuate a personality.  It can also be a little covert. Who is Clark Kent without his frames after all?  Though many may have tried, no one wore the dark tortoise shells better than Audrey Hepburn.

Clearly, eyewear plays a significant role in our lives.  From improving vision and protection to providing a variety of style options, it certainly is something to celebrate on National Eyewear Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE National Eyewear Day

Wear your favorite eyewear. Whether they are for clearer vision, protection or just to change up your style, eyewear proves to be versatile in many ways. Show off your personality with a new set of frames or change up your look by swapping out old lenses. There are so many ways to celebrate. Show us your eyewear style by using #NationalEyewearDay to share on social media.


Zyloware_WAZ_blueZyloware Eyewear founded National Eyewear Day in 2016 to celebrate the benefits of improved vision and the many styles available. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 6th, annually.

Zyloware Eyewear was founded in 1923 by Joseph Shyer and has been family-owned and operated for 93 years. The company prides itself on quality, service, and customer satisfaction.

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