Flying Eyes Optics sponsors EyesThatFly.com, a website dedicated to pilots, looking for eye care professionals who understand a pilot's unique vision requirements. The site www.EyesThatFly.com is a searchable database of opticians who are also licensed pilots.
Access to the database is free, and requires no login information.
Dean Siracusa, founder of Flying Eyes Optics, conceived the idea because he found it was easier to explain a pilot's unique vision requirements to a fellow pilot – not to mention the camaraderie.
"Our sunglasses are unique, and are extremely useful within the aviation community. And our customers are always looking for an eye doctor who understands pilots' vision requirements," Mr. Siracusa said in a company news release. "We have a network of opticians we work with throughout the nation, and want to share that information with those who need it."
Mr. Siracusa also said that the site is helpful for opticians who like to highlight his/her expertise within the aviation community. And, the growing demand for prescription lenses in Flying Eye's sunglasses led him to sponsoring the new website.
"I've flown airplanes for almost 20 years," said Mr. Siracusa. "Few things are more frustrating to a pilot than sunglasses that cause more problems that they solve. Aviation eyewear should be seen, not felt."