Holiday Glasses and Reindeer Eyes

  • BY Lainie Petersen

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Thanksgiving is past, and Christmas fast approaches, though some will celebrate earlier than others. In the West, Christians celebrate Christmas on the 25, while many Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate on January 7th. The difference in observance is due to different calendars: Western churches typically use the Gregorian calendar, established in 1582 while Eastern Orthodox Churches hold to the older Julian calendar.

Regardless of when you celebrate, now is the time to check out holiday-themed frames by Zenni. Holiday frames are far more attractive than Christmas sweaters and can bring a touch of cheer to otherwise conservative settings. Christmas frames are also fun accessories for holiday parties and, no, you don’t have to need prescription glasses to wear them! Zenni sells its holiday frames with non-prescription lenses, making them a great option for anyone who wants to dress up for Christmas.

Speaking of holiday parties, if you are looking for a bit of interesting, and non-controversial, dinner table conversation, check out the story below: It turns out that reindeer have a hidden, and pretty nifty, ability.

A Little Something About Reindeer

And you thought that only reindeer noses came in funny colors.

It turns out that our pals to the north have a remarkable talent: In winter, the backs of their eyes turn from gold to blue.

The switch has a purpose. Days and nights are funny things in the Arctic. During the summer, the reindeer enjoy 24-hour sunlight. In the winters, the Arctic gets dark and stays dark all day. If the reindeer need to get around, they need to make the most of what little light they have. The blue color on the backs of their eyeballs helps them to manage the lack of light, with some scientists believing that the blue assists by scattering light throughout the the eye, an important thing when surrounded by unrelenting darkness.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday.