Posted by: Bryan B. | September 12, 2011

Are you ready for the holidays? Order your holiday-themed optical items now to be ready for the season.

AR Kleen® 2 oz Holiday Designs - Non-Personalized

AR Kleen® 2 oz Holiday Designs - Non-Personalized

It’s (almost) that time of year again. Fortunately, here in Saint Louis, the weather is finally starting to cool off.  Summer is winding down and Halloween is just around the corner. And our local stores have taken notice, switching out back-to-school merchandise to holiday products.

Holiday Postcard
Holiday Postcard

Last year we discussed how many people are “early bird shoppers”. But, what does the holiday season mean to an eye care professional? Time to stock up!   If you would like to order holiday-themed products, now is the perfect time to do it  to ensure these items are on hand when your customers start to get the holiday spirit.

Remember, we typically have a lead time of 3-4 weeks on imprinted products, and the last day to order anything imprinted to have it in time for the holiday season is November 11th. The earlier you get your orders in, the more time you will have to use and retail your product.

Imprinted lens cleaner, now available in four different holiday styles,  is a great item to retail or give-away to help promote your practice. And, imprinted holiday postcards are an “eye-catching” way to spread your holiday cheer and remind your patients to come in for their appointment.

elebrate the Season Contact Lens

Celebrate the Season Contact Lens

Seasons Greetings Snowman Eyecare Supply Bag

Seasons Greetings Snowman Eyecare Supply Bag

As for special holiday retailing opportunities, we now are offering our Celebrate the Season Contact Lens Cases in the pre pack display or individually. This year we have twelve, vibrant holiday inspired designs.

And finally, our “Season’s Greetings” supply bag has returned. He can be used to hold new patient give-aways, or for customers to carry home all of the retail products they have purchased.

All holiday items are  on-sale in September and October to encourage you to stock-up before it is too late.



  1. Just wanted to see if you caried a certain optical supply and found out you made it difficult to find out. Had to fill out a bunch of forms to get the information I wanted. Not customer friendly!

    • Dear Karen –
      I am so sorry you had difficulty getting your question answered. If you look at our contact us page on our web site – you can see plenty of email addresses of people to contact who can answer this question. You can also call our 800 number (1-800-255-6161) any-time and if it is after business hours, you can leave a message and someone will get back to you. The reason why the Amcon site is password protected is to keep it exclusive to eye professionals. Again – I apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. As the resident Imprint Guru of Amcon, I’ve also seen customers put the FREE Holiday logo on an imprinted cloth to make lens cleaning kits to retail or give away as stocking stuffers! You can make the cloths match the cleaner bottles, like a green Christmas Tree cleaner and the Jade 7×7 Simply Kleen cloth with the Christmas Tree printed on it! 🙂

  3. Amy, I love that idea! I am going to pass this information along to my customers . Thanks for sharing.

  4. I also love the idea Amy! I love the holiday season and the clothes and christmas contact cases would be great stocking stuffers!

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