As Seen in Newsweek Magazine, January 5, 2008
“Buy the Eyeglass Rescue kit. Slip this small identification sleeve over the bar of your glasses and ensure that you never lose them again. Each sleeve is inscribed with an ID number that gets entered into a national database when you call a toll-free number.”
As Seen in Parents Magazine, May, 2008
Eyeglass Lost and Found
As Seen in The St. Petersberg Times, May 6, 2008
When Eyeglasses Drop Out Of Sight
As Seen in The Costco Connection, July, 2008
A vision for success.
After losing two pairs of $400 eyeglasses on six months, and observing that his mother-in-law was also losing her glasses everywhere she went, Costco member Peter Jones was struck by inspiration.
Jones, a business consultant in Newton, Massachusetts, believed that people who found a pair of glasses would probably return them of only they could figure out whose they were. For the next year he worked on developing a way to do just that, and Eyeglass Rescue as born.
In 2004, Eyeglass rescue recieved its first patent. In addition to attaching the heat shrink tags, the user registers contact information online or by phone. Currently, the program boasts more than 25,000 subscribers and has reunited more than 4,000 pairs of glasses with their owners.
As for the finders, if altruism isn't enough, they are rewarded with a thank-you package of merchandise. —SF