Archive for January 2016

Boutique Warehouse Sale

Boutique Warehouse Sale

We’re excited to be taking part in the Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale this year! We’ll have a FANTASTIC selection of designer frames + sunglasses at crazy good prices. And not only will you find stunning sunnies & more from eye2eye, your favorite Alexandria boutique’s will be there with their fashion + accessories + jewelry and more. This is such a great event and we’re thrilled to be a part of it this year. Come find us near the main entrance to the Ballroom! See a full list of every boutique that will be at the sale below.

Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale
Saturday February 6th 9am-4pm
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Sqaure – In The Ballroom

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Snow Hours

Snow Hours

**UPDATE 1/26/15**
We’re now open normal hours. 

Due to the expected blizzard conditions, we’ve revised our normal hours at both locations to keep our patients and staff safe. If you have an appointment scheduled at Del Ray or Hilltop, please call or click here to reschedule.

Friday 1/22 – CLOSE at 12pm
Saturday 1/23 – CLOSED
Sunday 1/24 – CLOSED
Monday 1/25 – OPEN TIL 3PM
Tuesday 1/26 – OPEM NORMAL HOURS

Stay safe and warm out there!

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Dr. A in Washington Post

Dr. A in Washington Post

Dr. Adamopoulos spoke with the Washington Post recently about digital eye strain and the effects of digital devices. The piece came out in WaPo today, on the heels of the Vision Council’s new report about digital eye strain released last week at CES in Las Vegas (click here to see what’s in the report).

Here’s a few excerpts from the Washington Post article, click here to read the whole thing.

“Dora Adamopoulos, a medical adviser to the Vision Council and an optometrist at Eye2Eye Optometry Corner in Alexandria, Va., said in an interview that more and more young people have been coming in to her practice in recent years complaining that their eyes are tired, red, burning or feel as though they have sand in them.

“I’m getting the millennials coming in feeling symptoms you used to feel in your early 40s,” she said. Often, all they need is to reduce their use of the devices, take frequent breaks and maybe get filtering lenses.”

Adamopoulos said she was “really surprised” by just how much time people are spending on screens these days.

“When you really look at some of the data, children especially, and the length of time [they are] spending — and on not just one device but multiple devices — it’s astounding,” she said. In the report, many parents said they allow their children to use devices for three or more hours a day.

Want to learn more about digital eye strain? See everything we’ve published on the topic here. Concerned you may be suffering from symptoms of digital eye strain? Make an appointment at one of our two locations and let’s talk.

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Digital Eye Strain at CES

Digital Eye Strain at CES

The Vision Council released their 2016 report on digital eye strain today at CES in Las Vegas. The biggest standout in this year’s report focuses on adults (and kids too) using more than one digital device simultaneously – think smartphone, laptop, desktop, TV, the list goes on and on. The impact of using multiple devices simultaneously throughout the day means double the exposure to blue light and double the chances of developing digital eye strain.

Here are some fast facts pointed out in this year’s report:

– 76% of Americans look at their digital devices in the hour before going to sleep.

– Adults under 30 experience the highest rates of digital eye strain symptoms (73%) compared with other age groups.

– 41% of women report experiencing back pain or text neck symptoms compared to 30% of men.

– 77% of the individuals who suffer from digital eye strain use two or more devices simultaneously.

– 70% of women report experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain and are more likely than men to simultaneously use multiple devices.

– 27% of Americans do not know computer eyewear can protect against digital eye strain.

And one of the most important facts that will hopefully encourage you to have a discussion with your doctor…

– 90% of patients do not talk with their eye care provider about digital device usage.

The good news is that there are quite a few solutions to digital eye strain, including special lenses create for computer use, eye drops to ease symptoms and more. The best place to start if you are struggling with symptoms of digital eye strain – schedule an exam with Dr. A or Dr. Pham. Click here to schedule an exam at one of our two locations, Hilltop & Del Ray.

Want to know more about digital eye strain, click here to read our resources.

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Eyewear Trends for 2016

Eyewear Trends for 2016

Day four of 2016 and we’re relishing the fresh feeling of a new year. When the ball drops each year and we welcome a new page on the calendar, we start to get really excited about what the new year will bring in eyewear. What new trends will find their way into our office? What colors and textures will be popular with our patients?

We sat down with Elizabeth, our lead optician and style savvy extraordinaire, and asked her what eyewear trends she is looking forward to in 2016.

“Lots and lots of color!” was Elizabeth’s first observation. “Our customers are loving a pop of color now,” so are we – with brands like Bevel, Jono Hennessy and Face a Face putting out really bold and exciting color options, it’s a trend that can’t be ignored.

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Elizabeth pointed out that classic, bold plastic frames in both black and tortoise do really well with our patients and she doesn’t see that trend going anywhere in 2016. It’s a stylish choice that works well for work and play.

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A favorite of Elizabeth’s and celebs alike? Barton Perreira’s beautiful classic frames. Their vintage twist makes for a laid back but uber stylish look.

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Round frames are making a huge comeback. Our best selling round frame is from ProDesign, it is a stylish combination of modern titanium and a vintage shape.

Prodesign_1248_519c59c4bc748Schedule your annual exam and let our opticians help you pick out the perfect frame for 2016!
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