Archive for June 2014

Macular Pigment Testing at eye2eye

Macular Pigment Testing at eye2eye

Eye2Eye is proud to be one of the first eye care providers in the area to offer macular pigment testing for our patients. Macular pigment testing helps to establish a baseline to help determine risk and manage the potential for macular degeneration.

One question our doctors at eye2eye receive all the time is: What can I do to prevent macular degeneration? Our patients have seen firsthand the debilitating effects of this disease in family members or friends, and want to do everything they can to prevent the disease for themselves and their families.

Scientists have been hard at work researching the macula area of the eye to greater develop their knowledge of how the macula works and how macular degeneration progresses.

Technology is now available to screen patients for the amount of pigment each person has in his or her eye. Measuring the amount of pigment in the eye allows the doctor and the patient to establish a baseline and develop a strategy to help maintain vision and health, before changes start to appear clinically.

The pigment amounts can accurately and consistently be tracked so patients can see first hand if their pigment is changing. The equipment used to test for macular pigment is called a densitometer. It works by simply showing the patient a series of mildly flashing lights in their central and peripheral visual areas. Measurements are taken while the test occurs and by comparing the two measurements, it can determined how much light is absorbed by the macular pigment and therefore how much macular pigment a patient has. The underlying principal is called heterochromatic flicker photometry.

We encourage our patients to view some of the published research articles about macula pigment, past vitamin therapies that are no longer deemed effective, and current data that supports which vitamin supplements work best.

Stay tune to our blog as well will continue to cover important information regarding macular degeneration prevention and testing, including blue light protection and vitamin therapies.

If you are interested in being test for macular pigmentation, please make an appointment to see us.

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New Line: The Rudy Project

New Line: The Rudy Project

We are now carrying an exciting new line of performance sunglasses and goggles from the Rudy Project. These sunglasses and goggles are made for cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts, fisherman, swimmers, golfers, runners and more. Featuring revolutionary technology Rudy Project sunglasses and goggles combat the biggest concerns for all kinds of sportsmen.

Benefits & Features of Rudy Project Sunglasses & Goggles:
– Extreme visual clarity
– Maximum protection of the eye & total comfort
– Elimination of sun’s reflection on road surfaces
– Elimination of sun’s reflection on water
– Increased depth perception
– Adheres to face for perfect view & contrast of surfaces
– Exceptional protection against atmospheric agents like dust, water & wind
– Lightweight & perfect fit

 

Come in today for an appointment or give us a call to learn more about how Rudy Project can help meet your sporting sunglass needs!

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Tech Tuesday: Varilux S Series

Tech Tuesday: Varilux S Series

Every Tuesday on the blog will now be Tech Tuesday! There are so many new and emerging lens technologies available now that help treat a wide range of vision problems and we want to be a resource for information on those technologies. Each week we will highlight a different lens technology that we offer here at eye2eye – you can look forward to learning a lot about lenses and which ones may be right for you! Now, on to this week’s installment of Tech Tuesdays!

This week we are highlighting Varilux S Series lenses. Varilux S Series lenses are progressive lenses. They provide limitless vision and offer a performance guarantee. There are two components of Varilux lenses that make the S Series lenses go above and beyond typical progressive lenses, Nanopitx and SynchronEyes.

The Nanopitx feature of Varilux S Series lenses ensures stability in motion effectively eliminating the “swim effect” many progressive lens wears experience. The “swim effect” is feeling off-balance when walking down stairs or when your environment is moving.

SynchronEyes technology is a revolution in lens design that ensures expansive vision in progressive lens wearers. Often times progressive wearers complain about a limited field of vision. SynchronEyes technology allows both the right and left lenses to work together as one visual system to ensure an expansive field of vision and edge-to-edge clarity.

If you are a progressive lens wearer and find yourself experiencing the swim effect or a limited field of vision, make an appointment to have your lenses evaluated and we will discuss your options for switching to Varilux lenses! You will certainly see and feel the difference.

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For Dad: Jack Spade Frames

For Dad: Jack Spade Frames

We are excited to introduce a new line this week for our Frames Friday feature! This new brand of eyewear (frames and sun) brings classic lines, dapper style and a look no-fuss men are sure to love.

Jack Spade started in a warehouse in New York City  in 1996 under the belief that useful items could also be stylish. Their initial collection of durable, stylish bags has transitioned into a line of clothing, accessories and small goods. Jack Spade is rounding out their accessories collection with well-made, classic and stylish frames and sunglasses.

Check out a few of their styles below! Pictured are the Grant and the Garner styles – see more styles here.

These frames would make a great gift for Dad! Stop in Saturday and pick up a pair for your old man.

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Fitzgerald Family Fridays

Fitzgerald Family Fridays

Starting this Friday 6/13 we will be donating 5% of the day’s proceeds to benefit Pam Fitzgerald and her mother Diane.

Pam is passionate and committed member of the Del Ray community. After spending 8 months caring for her mother while she underwent treatment for cancer, Pam has been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer and must now undergo treatment herself.

We are jumping in with many other members of the Del Ray community to help raise money for Pam and her mother. Please consider shopping with us on Friday 6/13, Friday 7/11 and Friday 8/8 and help us support Pam and Diane!

Also, you may consider helping in other ways – click here for more information about ways you can help.

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Something for Dad

Something for Dad

We have Dad’s favorite brands at eye2eye! Brands like Ray-Ban, Carrera and Costa are sure to make Dad smile this Father’s Day. Take advantage of our summer sunglasses sale and get $75 off your purchase of any prescription sunglasses*.

*Cannot be combined with insurance discounts/benefits.

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Kids Summer Sunglasses!

Kids Summer Sunglasses!

We have kids summer sunglasses from great brands like Ray-Ban & Zoobug!

Here are 5 important things to consider when purchasing sunglasses for your children:

1. Be sure the lenses are impact resistant & the frames made of “unbreakable” material. 

2. Pick a large, close-fitting frame. These are best to help protect children’s eyes during play. 

3. It is most important that your child wear sunglasses between 10am-2pm, when the suns rays are the strongest.

4. Beware of cheap sunglasses. They can pose safety hazards when made of cheap materials and low quality paints. 

5. Know the percentage of UVA & UVB rays being block by the sun – be wary of the phrase “blocks UV rays”. You want a lens that blocks out 100% of UVA & UVB rays. 

All of the sunglasses available at eye2eye meet all five of our recommend buying guidelines. Bring your little one in and let’s get them fitted for fun summer sunglasses.

Click here to schedule an appointment!

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