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Each of the wood frames purchased from Oh My Woodness! collection will help plant life-saving trees in Haiti, Madagascar or Nepal, to combat deforestation and provide essential resources to some of the most vulnerable communities. That's why SmartBuyGlasses is teaming up with the Eden Projects to plant trees and restart lives, in some of the most impoverished corners of the globe.
Every product within the Oh My Woodness! collection has been carefully designed to transform natural wood and bamboo into a stylish form of eyewear. Oh My Woodness! glasses are where the natural beauty of wood and bamboo meet the brightness and boldness of color, to create a collection that looks amazing and wins serious karma points.
All of Oh My Woodness! products come with FREE prescription lenses with anti-scratch and anti-glare coating.
The Eden Projects hosts tree planting projects around the world where deforestation is a critical issue. They work closely with local communities to ensure long-lasting solutions that will create a genuine impact. The key challenges caused by deforestation stem from the needs of the local communities. Often the people impacted live in poverty-stricken and undeveloped areas where there is an immediate need to use the natural resources simply to survive. Families are faced with little resources to support themselves and in turn cutting down trees for construction, fuel, heat, and unsustainable agricultural purposes. This is helpful in the short term but leads to long-term destruction of the forest and other natural resources tethered to it. The effects of ecological devastation are already apparent, causing severe floods, erosion, and desertification.
Eden Projects offer up solutions in these communities with two key components, first is by impressing the need to restore and maintain forests within the local community. Members must understand and believe in the benefits of reforestation. This, of course, presents a challenge as most of the locals exist in poverty, thus long-standing relationships are needed for success. The Eden Projects employ locals in the planting operation, creating a stable income and a livelihood that accounts for daily needs like food, shelter, and medicine.
The second key component to success is funding, the Eden Projects is thankful to donors, grants, and partners for continued support in allowing for sustainable solutions to deforestation.
1. Ecologically friendly - Wood glasses frames are a great option if you are trying to reduce your ecological footprint, but you need corrective lenses. Wood frames have a lower impact compared to their plastic, metal, or acetate counterparts. Wood is one of the most environmentally friendly materials when sustainably sourced, and the processing of wood frames is more sustainable requiring fewer chemicals and energy. Plus, with the added benefit of better end-of-life outcomes, wooden frames are biodegradable and won’t live on for centuries, unlike plastic or metal frames.
2. Contains fewer harmful substances - Wood is naturally a durable material meaning that the processing requires fewer substances to ensure long-lasting frames for the end consumer. When plastic or metal frames are processed, they require chemicals that end up like a toxic waste-product, harmful to the environment. Wood for the most part comes as is and needs fewer steps and no chemicals to use. One great added benefit is reduced exposure to these chemicals as a consumer, your frames are less likely to cause skin irritation, making for a very comfortable fit for long-time wear.
3. Highly Durable - Wood glasses are durable, we can’t emphasize how truly incredible it is as a material. It degrades very slowly and with the right coating, your glasses will look like new even years into wearing your frames. Plus, wood is resistant to heat, water, and corrosion. If you are interested in picking the most durable of wood materials, we suggest picking from our selection of bamboo frames. Bamboo is a great choice as it offers high strength and even has greater tensile strength than steel. There is very little maintenance required, whereas plastic frames become brittle with age and might snap, and metal frames warp over time - wooden frames are a highly fashionable and functional option.
4. All frames are unique - Wood is a special material, no two frames are ever the same even if they are sourced from the same tree or section of a tree. Each frame offers small details that separate them from each other, so you will always stand out.
Shop for your new Oh My Woodness! wood eyeglasses with confidence, knowing that all frames come with a two-year warranty and a hassle-free 100-day return policy. Plus, turn any of your frames into blue light glasses, at checkout add our zFORT® lens coating and protect your eyes from blue light emitted from your screens. Not sure about your prescription ask one of our online opticians, they are available to answer any of your questions.
With all of our guides and tools, you are sure to find the right pair of frames perfect for you! Curious how your favorite frames might look? Use our virtual try-on tool while you shop and get a 180-degree view of how they will fit. Shop smart with SmartBuyGlasses USA!