Archive for July 2014

Tech Spotlight: BluTech Lenses

Tech Spotlight: BluTech Lenses

You may have heard of the harmful effects of blue light. But you may not know what blue light is. Blue light is a high energy light that is emitted both indoors from flourescent lights, computer screens and mobile devices and outdoors from the sun. Blue light has many harmful effects on the eyes but perhaps the most damaging effect is the gradual oxidation and deterioration of the macula over time. This deterioration leaves the eye exposed and susceptible to developing macular degeneration. Thankfully lens companies like BluTech have developed lens technology that can block blue light and reduce the negative effects on our vision.

BluTech offers lenses for both indoor and outdoor use. These lenses block out blue and ultraviolet light while allowing for natural depth and color perception, improved visual acuity and night vision, improved contrast and reduced glare. All of their lenses are also high impact resistant.

Indoor Lenses: Eyes can become strained from absorbing too much blue light from computers, mobile devices and fluorescent lights. BluTech indoor lenses provide:
– Protection from sources of harmful high-energy blue light
– Gives eyes relaxation from strain of screen lights
– Soothes vision to help you focus

Outdoor Lenses: We all need to be wearing sunglasses with 100% UVA & UVB protection. BluTech lenses offer additional benefits like:
– Protection from UV rays AND harmful high-energy blue light.
– Won’t distort color or depth perception
– Durable, comfortable and sage

Blue light protection is crucial as we continue to increase the use of computers, mobile devices and screens. Protection from harmful high energy blue light is crucial in helping to prevent and reduce the likelihood of macular degeneration. If you spend a lot of time using computers or mobile devices, BluTech lenses are a great choice for you – make an appointment to come in for an eye exam, macula pigment testing and we’ll discuss options for switching your lenses to BluTech lenses.

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eye2eye on Let’s Talk Live

eye2eye on Let’s Talk Live

We had the pleasure of sharing stylish and protective designer sunglasses for the whole family on Let’s Talk Live yesterday. Blogger and Mom Angelica of the blog Clarendon Moms shared her favorite (and mostly local made) beach essentials. Watch the segment below!

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College Prep: See Clearly!

College Prep: See Clearly!

Summer may mean down time for some families – but for others – its college prep time! While you are busy stocking your student with school supplies and dorm room essentials, don’t forget an important part of prepping for school, your student’s vision. Here is our handy college prep vision checklist!

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • A current pair of glasses to wear while studying
  • A supply of contact lenses to last while they are away at school (to help avoid those last minute phone calls that they’ve run out)
  • Sunglasses to protect (and hide) their tired eyes after finals

Call now to schedule an appointment for your college-bound student. You don’t want to wait until the last minute. The best part? If your student wears their college T-shirt to their appointment, they receive $25 off their purchase!

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Garden For Your Eyes

Garden For Your Eyes

It’s that time of year again! Our summer gardens are producing bounties of yummy vegetables. You may have more squash and greens that you know what to do with, but the good news is, many of the most bountiful summer vegetables are also incredibly good for supporting eye health.

Its been proven that leafy greens and vegetables like zucchini and broccoli are high in antioxidants that help protect vision and eye health. Check out our easy reference list below of what vegetables and fruits to plant and eat to support your eye health. Click the nutrient name for more information about why it’s good for your eyes!

Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens,
romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden
peas and Brussels sprouts.
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
Red berries, red and green bell peppers,
tomatoes, broccoli, spinach
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, avocados,
wheat germ and whole grains.
Vitamin E
Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash,
and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin A & Beta Carotene
Flax seeds, soybeans,
and walnuts.
Essential Fatty Acids

Besides fresh, green vegetables there are other great foods that support eye health. Read our previous post about eating for your eyes to learn more!

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Vitamin Therapy for Macular Degeneration

Along with the recent addition of our new densitometer testing for macular degeneration, we are now offering cutting edge, well researched vitamin therapy to help support eye health and take preventative steps towards slowing the development of macular degeneration.

As we have discussed in previous posts about our new macular degeneration testing, new research is emerging that supports vitamin therapies to help prevent and slow macular degeneration. We have seen good results with our patients using MacuHealth vitamins.

MacuHealth vitamins with LMZ3 are a unique, triple-carotenoid eye supplement researched by scientists and endorsed by leading eyecare professionals worldwide. Meso-zeaxanthin is a key component of MacuHealth, and makes up over 1/3 of the macular protective pigment in the eye. MacuHealth also contains Lutein & Zeaxanthin.

We sell 90 days supplies in our office and also offer convenient online ordering.

For more information, please call or email our office or schedule an appointment for densitometer testing.

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Tech Tuesday: Transitions Lenses

Tech Tuesday: Transitions Lenses

This Tech Tuesday we are discussing the convenient and life changing technology offered by Transitions lenses. Transitions lenses offer flexibility, UV protection and vision correction, 100% of the time. There are many benefits to choosing a Transitions lens – including consistent and proper UV protection and the ease of one pair of glasses versus two.

Transitions lenses are lenses that react to UV light by getting darker when you go outside, and lighter when you go inside.

Dr. A finds this helpful when running errands like grocery shopping and don’t have the free hands necessary to switch to prescription sunglasses. With Transitions lenses, your glasses automatically turn dark when outdoors and turn clear when inside. This is most helpful when having to go in and out of buildings for meetings or errands and on overcast days when the light is still bothersome to the eyes, but it is not bright enough to wear darker sunglasses.

Transitions lenses use photochromic technology to darken the lenses in UV light – advances in their technology have enabled their line of lenses to change from dark to light faster than ever before. There are three lines offered by Transitions lenses, below we will highlight the benefits of each line.

Transitions Signature
Fully clear indoors, more responsive than ever outside. More reactive to UV light so they get darker in more conditions, including bright sun, partially sunny, cloudy, etc. They also adapt to indirect light – such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces.

  • Fully clear indoors and at night
  • Fast fade back speed
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Fit any prescription and frame
  • Suitable for any age including children

Transitions Vantage
Transitions Vantage lenses don’t just adapt to changing light, they also polarize as they darken.  Outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change.

  • The only everyday lenses with variable polarization
  • Polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions XTRActive
Transitions XTRActive lenses adapt to help protect your eyes from fatigue and strain caused by UV light and bright glare outdoors, and activate behind the windshield.  Indoors they have a hint of tint to shield your eyes from strain caused by harsh indoor light.

  • Activation behind the windshield of a car
  • Comfortable hint of tint indoors to shield the eyes from harsh indoor light
  • Our darkest lens outdoors, even in the hottest temperatures
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions lenses are also perfect for kids, you don’t have to worry about making sure they keep track of two pairs of glasses. It also ensures that they always have proper UV protection all of the time.

Transitions lenses are a great addition to traditional glasses and are recommend for any patient looking for a convenient and simple solution to prescription sunglasses.

Want to discuss Transitions lenses more or learn more about them? Drop us a note at info@myeye2eye.com or schedule an appointment!

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Firework Safety

Firework Safety

With the 4th of July tomorrow, fireworks and sparklers are sure to be a part of your celebration – whether it’s big community shows are small sparklers in the backyard.

Did you know that sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries each year? 16% of all injuries related to fireworks are eye injuries. The risk is for injury is much higher for ages 15-24 and children under 10. Firework safety starts with common sense, make sure to light fireworks from a distance, do not stand over fireworks when lighting them, keep children and pets at a safe distance and keep water around in case of a fire.

Follow these helpful safety tips from the American Optometric Association and your holiday celebration will be free of any accidents!

1. Do not allow young children to handle fireworks and never leave them unsupervised near fireworks.

2. Wear protective eyewear when lighting and handling fireworks of any kind.
3. Refrain from purchasing sparklers. Heating up to 2,000 degrees, sparklers are the number one cause of fireworks injuries requiring trips to the emergency room.
4. Be aware of your surroundings and only light fireworks when family, friends and children are at a safe distance.
5. Be sure to keep a large bucket of water or hose handy for extinguishing fireworks and potential fires. 
If an eye-related injury does occur, the best first aid to administer is to not touch the eye, call 911 immediately. Touching the eye may worsen the injury.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
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4th of July Style

4th of July Style

With the 4th of July celebration just a few days away, we decided to share our best selling ladies sunglasses, perfect for your 4th celebrations. Our friends over at Kiskadee, a ladies clothing boutique in Del Ray, were kind enough to pair some great outfits with our sunglasses, to make sure you are sporting your best look this 4th of July! All sunglasses are in stock at our store this week and all the outfits pictured below are available for purchase at Kiskadee!

1. Face a Face Lindy 2 + summery striped sundress.
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2. Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh + simple, sweet & chic turquoise shift dress with ruffled collar.
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3. Kate Spade Johanna + bright pink patterned shorts, a breezy white tank accessorized with a long necklace.
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4. *New* Costa Plumas + Navy patterned halter  dress with long gold necklace
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Want to shop our fab selection of sunglasses? Click here to make an appointment! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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