EYE PRO PARTICIPATES IN VISION WALK 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

June 20, 2017 – EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in disposable eyewear and makers of Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE, and WINK-EASE Dark, participated in the 11th Annual VisionWalk in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday, June 10.

Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $35 million to fund sight-saving research, from 62 walks held annually in cities across the country. As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever. EYE PRO president Brenda Fishbaugh participated in VisionWalk 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which raised over $65,000 locally. EYE PRO is proud to join the fight against blindness and participate in helping to raise both critically needed funds for research and awareness about the 10 million Americans affected by blinding retinal diseases.

“Since we have been supporting and educating tanners for 25+ years on the importance of protecting your vision, it only makes sense that we support VisionWalk 2017,” said Fishbaugh. “This year, we also walked with our personal ophthalmologist, Dr. Barbara Schroeder, in addition to our Wink-Ease model, Madison Seifert, who was runner-up for Miss Indiana,” she concluded.
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Standard Procedure Do You Properly Clean Goggles? Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standard

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Do You Properly Clean Goggles? Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standard

Many tanning salons no longer provide “community” (loaner) goggles. Only three states require that eye protection be provided for free: New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. When sanitizing loaner goggles, please ensure that you are following these steps to prevent spreading disease in your salon.

 

It’s Summer — Try WINK-EASE 30 Packs!

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

July 2017 – EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in disposable eye protection for indoor tanning and makers of Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE and WINK-EASE Dark, says summer is the perfect time to try Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE, or WINK-EASE Dark in the 30-pair pack option.

“During the slower summer season, our WINK-EASE 30-pair packs allow salons to invest less and try disposable eyewear in a smaller quantity option,” says Jackie DeWald, Office Manager. “Or, if your salon only uses Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, for example, the 30-pair packs are a great way to introduce tanners to Lash Room WINK-EASE for longer lashes, or WINK-EASE Dark — perfect for catching a quick nap or using during a red light session.” Continue Reading »

TEST YOUR “EYE-Q” – THE BEGINNER’S VERSION

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

How would you answer these basic eye protection questions?

1. I close my eyes during my tanning session, so I don’t need eye protection, right?  Wrong.

Your eyelids block less than25 percent of UV light, so closed eyes are not protected from the powerful lamps that are designed to tan you quickly in a sunbed or booth.

FDA-compliant eye protection – such as the goggles and disposable styles sold in salons – are designed to protect your eyes from UV while minimizing tan lines. You’ll also find that FDA-compliant eyewear is see-thru (even those mirrored goggles and disposable eyewear “stickers” are see-thru – try them and be surprised!) so that you can see to adjust the controls on the tanning unit, check the session timer, or get out of the unit in an emergency situation.

2. Do I need to remove my contact lenses before my tanning session?

If you wear lenses while you tan, they may dry out from the heat and the blowing fans, causing itching and irritation.

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Wink-Ease Offers FREE Tanner’s Quiz to Help Educate Your Staff and Tanners!

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

June 2017 – EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in disposable eye protection for indoor tanning and makers of Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE and WINK-EASE Dark, is all about providing fun and easy eyewear information to you AND your tanners!

“Salon owners tell us all the time they have tanners who don’t believe in eye protection or feel they already ‘know it all’. That is why we offer salons our ‘Tanners Quiz’,” explained Brenda Fishbaugh, EYE PRO president. “Our ‘Tanner’s Quiz’ is a fun tool to use to ask your tanners a few questions or have them take the quick quiz to see what they really know,” Fishbaugh continued.

“We are constantly looking for fun and unique ways to support the salons and educate the tanners and staff alike on the importance of eye protection,” said Jackie DeWald, Office Manager. “A salon owner told us she covered up the answers to our quick Yes/No 10 question quiz and made copies for all of her staff.  She offered first pick of shifts to the employee that got the best score.  This really made her staff interested in learning the answers and helped show her staff why they needed to wear their own eye protection,” concluded DeWald.Some salons offer a free lotion packet or an extra hour off to the employee that does the best to get a little competition going.

To receive the EYE PRO “Tanners Quiz”, email WinkEase@WinkEase.com and salons will receive a download link for the EYE PRO website. The quiz can be printed for the salon to have handy when dealing with customers that may be challenging when it comes to eye protection.

For more information on Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE or WINK-EASE Dark visit WinkEase.com or contact EYE PRO at 1-800-726-8322.

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OFFERING RED-LIGHT? STRESS EYEWEAR!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

More and more tanning salons are adding red light therapy to their service menus. Since the units do not emit ultraviolet light, the law does not require users to wear eye protection. As you know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires FDA-compliant eyewear to be worn during a session in any device that emits UV light – such as sunbeds and booths. The eyewear is expected to block light in the spectrum between 200-550nm (FDA 21 CFR 1040.20). Red light is a totally different spec- trum from UV, ranging from 600-670nm, with low-infrared stim light around 800nm.

If eyewear is not required, why wear it? Most red-light units emit incredibly bright light, and exposure to unprotected eyes is not advisable, even with eyelids closed. On Ergoline’s website, info on the Beauty Angel unit says, “The lamps in the Beauty Angel emit light primarily in the 600-700nm range.

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Sun Evolutions, Heartland Tan and Eye Pro donate $2,350 to Best Friends Animal Rescue!

Friday, May 19th, 2017

May 2017 – Sun Evolutions, Heartland Tan and Eye Pro teamed up in April to raise funds for Best Friends Animal Society to prevent 9,000 dogs and cats from being killed daily in shelters.

During April, $3 was donated to Best Friends Animal Society for every “Best Friends” deal purchased from Heartland Tan. The April deal included a bottle of Bestie tanning lotion from Supre Tan and a box of EYE PRO’s Wink-Ease disposable eye protection.

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of animals in America’s shelters.  Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no kill sanctuary for companion animals as well as lifesaving programs with shelters across the country.  Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 4 million.  Together, we can “Save Them All”!

“Heartland Tan was honored to exclusively offer this deal to benefit Best Friends”, said Abby Henson Gallagher, Heartland Tanning Director of Marketing.  “Our team is completely behind this cause and our customers loved it!”

“Sun Evolutions is a sponsor of Best Friends, and we were delighted to team up with industry leaders, Eye Pro and Heartland. We want to thank all the salons that enthusiastically supported us by buying this deal!”, exclaimed Maggie Curran, Vice President of Sun Evolutions.

“Wow!  I can’t believe we raised $2,350 to help find forever homes for pets nationwide!  Thanks to the salons, Heartland, and Sun Evolutions who all made this promotion a raving success!”, said Brenda Fishbaugh, President of Eye Pro.

Contact Heartland Tan at 1-800-554-8268 to stock up for your Wink-Ease and your favorite Sun Evolutions products. For more information on Best Friends Animal Rescue, visit BestFriends.org.

For more information on Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE or WINK-EASE Dark visit WinkEase.com or contact EYE PRO at 1-800-726-8322.

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May is UV Awareness Month!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

May 2017 – EYE PRO, Inc., world leader in eyewear and makers of Ultra Gold WINK-EASE, Lash Room WINK-EASE,  and WINK-EASE Dark, is always working hard to keep salon owners/staff and clients educated and informed about the importance of eye health, preventing eye disease and reducing vision loss.

“We love helping salon owners educate their tanners through our educational counter mat, ” said Jackie DeWald, EYE PRO office manager.  “With the month of May being UV Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to remind everyone about the importance of using the proper UV blocking eyewear to protect eyes — whether tanning indoors or out.” (To get a FREE Counter Mat for your salon, go to WinkEase.com/promos and use the code word: IST Counter Mat) Continue Reading »

Super Summer Tip: Push the Eyewear!

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Tanner traffic is starting to slow down, and selling those bottles of expensive lotion has gotten a lot more difficult since the rush to be golden for Spring Break and graduation is over. Kids are out of school and moms are too busy to tan – there are fewer guests to pitch your upgrade beds to … so, what do you do? Think about focusing on sales of smaller-ticket items this month, with the goal of selling more items to more tanners at a lower PCA. Let’s try pushing the lowly eyewear sale! Start with a baggie. Yep, go to the grocery store and spend $3 for 100 snack-sized zipper-seal plastic bags. When a guest walks in, offer her a complimentary baggie to keep her goggles in. Your guests will need to show you their eyewear before they are allowed to tan – do they even have eyewear? You’ll be able to explain how goggles get dirty in a girl’s purse or guy’s gym bag, and how a baggie keeps them clean. I like to suggest you also offer a rubber band to attach the baggie to their lotion bottle.

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Make Eyewear Critical in Your Salon

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

For 26 years, I’ve been an industry advocate for wearing eye protection during all UV tanning sessions. Promoting the importance of using eye protection while tanning is my career – I’ve never branched out into lotions or other tanning products, because eye protection is too important to dilute my safety message. I’d like to tell you why eye protection is so critical to me and is critical to you and your salon.

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