Alison Read


“The percentage of patents that are owned by women in the USA is rather small (eight percent) so I felt very triumphant and that I had made a unique mark in the world."
"One fun thing (about dating a royal), everybody bows to you wherever you go just like in fairy tales!"

President, FreezeFrames

Alison Read is an Advanced Practice Nurse who created FreezeFrames® Cool Care Eyewear, designed to “nurse” problem eye areas. The idea came to her after a treatment that required ice therapy for swelling.

“One day after I had a beauty treatment, I was on my back with a pack of frozen peas strapped to my head unable to do anything else. It was then I had my "AHA" moment and thought up my invention, FreezeFrames, the dual-purpose sunglass system. I came up with an easy way for people to do something that is good for them!”

Her patented invention lists Alison as first to conceptualize stylish sunglasses as a dual-purpose device to not only provide 100% UV protection, but also to deliver cooling eye-area therapy. The Gel-Pad attachments magnetically click into place within the FreezeFrames casing and are anatomically engineered to target zone-specific problematic eye areas. Alison says obtaining the patent for FreezeFrames is one of her proudest accomplishments.

“It was so exciting when I received it in formal print.  The percentage of patents that are owned by women in the USA is rather small (eight percent) so I felt very triumphant and that I had made a unique mark in the world.”

In her spare time, Alison enjoys running and spending time with her three rescue dogs: Sir Knuckles McKracken (Doberman), Flea Biscuit (Jack Russel), and T-Rex (chihuahua mix). She is also an avid golfer and boasts a single-digit handicap. In her former life, she dated Prince Albert of Monaco for six years.

“One fun thing (about dating a royal), everybody bows to you wherever you go just like in fairy tales! It’s surprising how fast you get used to that! To this day I have been told that I was the one who got away...that is, according to my mother.”


“The percentage of patents that are owned by women in the USA is rather small (eight percent) so I felt very triumphant and that I had made a unique mark in the world."