Archive for December 2012

Sun & Snowflakes: Sunglasses Gift Guide

Need gift ideas? Check out these fabulous sunglasses from some of our most popular vendors. If you read our post earlier this week, you already know the importance of protecting your eyes from UV rays in the winter, so help protect everyone on your list with the gift of great sunglasses!

Use this gift guide to pick out the perfect pair of shades! The descriptions below are in the same order at the photos pictured above.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers
A classic since 1952, you can’t go wrong with this style. It oozes cool and is so durable that it will last for years to come.

Costa Del Mar Ballast
These sunglasses are perfect for your fishermen, boating aficionados or anyone who enjoys time on the water. They are super lightweight but provide full protection from the sun.

Modo – Eco for Jason Wu – Natalie
Looking for a classically chic pair of sunglasses? Look no further. Made from 95% recycled materials, these sunglasses are great for someone stylish and eco-conscious.

Kate Spade Domina
Light weight with scratch resistant frames, these sunglasses are the perfect casual accessory.

Zero G Williamsburg
The Zero G brand creates zero gravity, weightless frames focused on classic, modern, timeless design.

Modo – Eco Trullie
These sunglasses are for the fun lover on your list! Available in olive and red, they are made from 95% recycled materials and are sure to stand out!

Stop into our office to check out any of the frames mentioned above! Happy shopping!

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Sun & Snowflakes: Sunglasses Gift Guide

Need gift ideas? Check out these fabulous sunglasses from some of our most popular vendors. If you read our post earlier this week, you already know the importance of protecting your eyes from UV rays in the winter, so help protect everyone on your list with the gift of great sunglasses!

Use this gift guide to pick out the perfect pair of shades! The descriptions below are in the same order at the photos pictured above.

Ray-Ban Wayfarers
A classic since 1952, you can’t go wrong with this style. It oozes cool and is so durable that it will last for years to come.

Costa Del Mar Ballast
These sunglasses are perfect for your fishermen, boating aficionados or anyone who enjoys time on the water. They are super lightweight but provide full protection from the sun.

Modo – Eco for Jason Wu – Natalie
Looking for a classically chic pair of sunglasses? Look no further. Made from 95% recycled materials, these sunglasses are great for someone stylish and eco-conscious.

Kate Spade Domina
Light weight with scratch resistant frames, these sunglasses are the perfect casual accessory.

Zero G Williamsburg
The Zero G brand creates zero gravity, weightless frames focused on classic, modern, timeless design.

Modo – Eco Trullie
These sunglasses are for the fun lover on your list! Available in olive and red, they are made from 95% recycled materials and are sure to stand out!

Stop into our office to check out any of the frames mentioned above! Happy shopping!

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UV Damage in the Winter Months

With the winter months upon us, we are all bundling up to protect ourselves from the chilly temperatures. One thing we can often forget to protect in the winter is our eyes. UV radiation is just as capable of causing damage to the eyes in the winter months as it is in the summer ones. While we can feel when the cold temperatures are doing damage (or maybe just making us a little chilly), UV radiation is not so easy to detect. It cannot be seen or felt which makes it particularly dangerous. Protecting your eyes in the winter is easy if you have the right sunglasses.

The American Association of Optometrics recommends using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. The best way to ensure that you have the right UV protection in your lenses is to schedule a comprehensive exam with an optometrist. An optometrist will fit you for frames to ensure proper protection as well as provide you with lenses that meet UV-A and UV-B filtering standards.

It is especially important to get outfitted with the proper sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outside in the winter. Cold weather activities like snowboarding and skiing mean snow – which means even more reflected light. Children should also be properly protected as they typically receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adamopoulos or Dr. Doan to get outfitted with the perfect shades for all of your winter outdoor fun!

Want to know more about UV radiation damage to the eyes? Click here!

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UV Damage in the Winter Months

With the winter months upon us, we are all bundling up to protect ourselves from the chilly temperatures. One thing we can often forget to protect in the winter is our eyes. UV radiation is just as capable of causing damage to the eyes in the winter months as it is in the summer ones. While we can feel when the cold temperatures are doing damage (or maybe just making us a little chilly), UV radiation is not so easy to detect. It cannot be seen or felt which makes it particularly dangerous. Protecting your eyes in the winter is easy if you have the right sunglasses.

The American Association of Optometrics recommends using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. The best way to ensure that you have the right UV protection in your lenses is to schedule a comprehensive exam with an optometrist. An optometrist will fit you for frames to ensure proper protection as well as provide you with lenses that meet UV-A and UV-B filtering standards.

It is especially important to get outfitted with the proper sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outside in the winter. Cold weather activities like snowboarding and skiing mean snow – which means even more reflected light. Children should also be properly protected as they typically receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adamopoulos or Dr. Doan to get outfitted with the perfect shades for all of your winter outdoor fun!

Want to know more about UV radiation damage to the eyes? Click here!

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