Archive for September 2014

A Cup A Day Keeps Your Vision Healthy

A Cup A Day Keeps Your Vision Healthy

Hip-hip-hooray its National Coffee Day! And the good news for those of you that enjoy a hot cup everyday – research has shown that drinking coffee can help prevent a host of vision degenerating diseases like glaucoma and diabetes.

Coffee contains a powerful antioxidant called chlorogenic acid (CLA). This antioxidant prevented retinal degeneration in a study done by Cornell and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Why is this important? Your retina is a thin layer of tissue located on the back wall of the eye. It contains millions of light sensitive cells – these cells organize visual information – they help your brain take in an image and process it. These cells can degenerate, with age and because of diseases like glaucoma and diabetes.

“Since scientists know that CLA and its metabolites are absorbed in the human digestive system, the next step for this research is to determine whether drinking coffee facilitates CLA to cross a membrane known as the blood-retinal barrier. If drinking coffee proves to deliver CLA directly into the retina, doctors may one day recommend an appropriate brew to prevent retinal damage. Also, if future studies further prove CLA’s efficacy, then synthetic compounds could also be developed and delivered with eye drops,” quoted from Science Daily.

In recent years, coffee has been shown to have many other health-boosting benefits. So, in celebration of National Coffee Day – brew a cup and enjoy, knowing your drinking to your eye health!

 

Sources: Science Daily, MSN

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Frames Friday: Fall Favorites

Frames Friday: Fall Favorites

One of the best seasons is just around the corner – and already making in appearance in many places! The arrival of fall mean the changing of our wardrobes – switching out sandals for boots, t-shirts for sweaters and shorts for jeans and long pants.

Why not also switch up your eyewear? With frames in the warm hues of fall like brown, tortoise, burgundy and honey – you can match your specs to the colors of the season.

Above are a few of our favorite fall frames! From Face a Face to Bevel – we have the hottest brands in the best styles in stock and ready for your to update your look this fall.

Click here to make an appointment with one of our skilled opticians – they will help you select a frame perfect for your fall wardrobe. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for updates!

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Get Back on Track This Fall

Get Back on Track This Fall

Autumn is quickly approaching, and with these cool evenings and mornings – it almost feels as though its here. With the flurry of back to school behind us and those of us without kids settling into our autumn routines, this fall is a good a time as ever to bring the focus back onto our personal health.

When is the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? For some of us – it has been far too long, maybe since our college days. If you’ve had an eye exam recently, consider scheduling your annual exam soon.

As we age it grows increasingly important that we monitor our vision and eye health. Our expert doctors and knowledgable staff will guide you through your appointment – every step of the way. Our comprehensive exams now include screening for macular degeneration – this helps us establish a baseline as well as your risk category. To read more about our state of the art macular degeneration testing, please click here.

If you are curious what goes into an appointment here at eye2eye – click here to read our step by step information!

To schedule your annual exam, or your first exam – click the button below!

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Frames Friday: CLEARANCE SALE!

Frames Friday: CLEARANCE SALE!

Its here! Its here! The summer clearance sale! Save 40-70% today and Saturday only! We have a wide selection of mens and womens frames and sunglasses on sale. This is a great opportunity to purchase a back-up pair of frames for you, a new pair for casual outings and more.

Here is are a few samplings of what’s available today and tomorrow at the summer clearance event! We are open today until 6pm and tomorrow, Saturday 9/13 from 9am-1pm.

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Tech Tuesday: SYNC Lenses from HOYA

Tech Tuesday: SYNC Lenses from HOYA

In this week’s Tech Tuesday post we’ll be discussing lens technology for 2014 – the SYNC lens developed by lens-maker HOYA specifically designed to ease the strain on our eyes caused by our increased use of digital devices.

The SYNC lenses are made for the way our eyes work today. Which is very different from the way our eyes have worked previously. Our viewing range has changed a lot with the added use of computers, smartphones and tablets. As humans, our vision-use historically was more multifaceted – a compilation of distance viewing, intermediate zones and near-tasks. Now, our vision is very near-task oriented. This shift in vision can have harmful effects on our vision.

SYNC single vision lenses are designed to provide effortless, comfortable viewing adaptations to whatever your vision needs are. The revolutionary design of SYNC lenses allows you to focus in all directions and distances – while your eyes remain relaxed – all day long. Not only does this alleviate eyestrain, it significantly reduces fatigue caused by our everyday near task routines.

Our use of smaller screens is ever-increasing – smartphones, tablets, and eReaders oh my! Its never been more important to accommodate our vision needs than now – SYNC single vision lenses help keep vision healthy and eyes relaxed.

To learn more about SYNC single vision lenses – schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled doctors.

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Summer Clearance Sale Preview!

Summer Clearance Sale Preview!

Next Friday 9/12 & Saturday 9/13 we’ll be pricing our summer frames 40-70% off*! This is a great time to stock up on a back-up pair for you, the kids, the husband, the wife – everyone! Its also a great time to try a style you may not be totally sure about or grab a pair for use as computer glasses.

This sale is two days only, so now is the time to take advantage! Below is a little sneak peek of some the frames that will be marked down.

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*Offer cannot be combined with insurance discounts.

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