Archive for April 2016

Order Contacts Online

Order Contacts Online

Are you a contact lens wearer?

We have great news for you! You can order your contact lenses online, in your jammies with a hot cup of coffee. You don’t have to leave the house!

You’re just a couple of clicks away from having contact lenses delivered right to your door. You can look up your prescription if you are a patient at eye2eye or order your existing prescription.

To order click here.

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Hilltop Tour

Hilltop Tour

Have you visited our Hilltop location recently? We wanted to give you a quick photo tour, so you can see what our second eye2eye location is all about. You’ll find the same great eye care services, doctors and staff as our Del Ray location in a modern and stylish setting.

We are excited to accept Tricare and offer military discounts at our Hilltop location, as well as the same fantastic selection of frames and sunglasses from your favorite independent eyewear brands like Bevel, Face a Face and Woow and the most on-trend eyewear from popular brands like Gucci, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Prada and Maui Jim.

So, let’s take a tour of Hilltop!

Welcome to eye2eye Hilltop! Eye2eye Hilltop is located in the Hilltop Village in Alexandria, next to the new Wegmans – so you can get your annual eye exam and squeeze a Wegmans run in.

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Our (awesome) friendly front desk staff will get you all set up for your appointment with the Dr. A or Dr. Pham, make sure you have all the right forms filled out, which you can also do before your appointment by downloading the forms here.

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Once you’ve completed your comprehensive exam with our doctors, you’ll head to our optician desks. Our rockstar opticians will find and fit you for the perfect pair of glasses or sunglasses. They’ll make sure you are totally taken care of!

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While you are choosing your next great pair of glasses, you’ll get to check out the latest fab frames from our independent eyewear brands.

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How will you ever choose just one? We’ve got walls of womens, mens and kids glasses and sunglasses to choose from.

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Once you and your optician have selected a few of your favorites, you’ll sit down & get comfy while you select your next pair of frames. Our staff will help you get your selection ordered, fit and ready for your to pick up.

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Our mens section features several fantastic independent eyewear brands, like Lindberg and Bevel.

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So many bold colors and modern twists on classic designs.

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So many sunglasses to choose from!

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We love this waiting area divider – so fun! We worked with Gaddis Architects to design and plan Hilltop, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

We hope you’ll come visit our Hilltop location. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about eye2eye, click here.

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Spring Sunglasses Sale

Spring Sunglasses Sale

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Now is great time to stock up on sunglasses for summer, and what makes it even better – we’re having a spring sunglasses sale!

Find your favorite brands on sale:

Gucci: Regularly priced at $499, now on sale for $299!
Kate Spade: Regularly price at $299, now on sale for $199!
Carrera: Regularly price at $279, now on sale for $179!
Our house brand, Eye Squared: Regularly priced at $249, on sale for $149!

The sale is only on while supplies last, so hurry in and take advantage. Sale prices cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts.

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Helping Patients Get Screen Smart

Helping Patients Get Screen Smart

Dr. A was recently featured in 20/20 Magazine, an optical industry publication. We wanted to share a small blurb from her feature article, as it has important information about how to be screen smart and protect your eyes from our ever-increasing use of digital devices.

EYE TO I-PHONE (Original article here)
“Dora Adamopoulos, OD, owner-practitioner of Eye2Eye Optometry Corner in Alexandria, Va., is a proponent of digital eye strain treatment and education. In recent years and months, she has served as a consultant to The Vision Council, helping produce its 2015 digital eye strain report, “Hindsight is 20/20/20: Protect Yourself from Digital Devices,” and she regularly blogs about the topic on her practice website, myeye2eye.com.

“We need to remember patients in their 50s and older are also using devices,” says Adamopoulos. And she’s not speculating—according to The Vision Council report, nearly 64 percent of adults in their 50s report digital eye strain symptoms, and 37 percent of adults 60-plus spend five or more hours on digital devices daily. “We’re making sure we are addressing retired folks as well,” she says. “Probing a little bit allows us to give them a lot of options they didn’t know existed.”

These options include single vision, high-fitting bifocal, occupational, progressive and computer progressive lenses, with treatments and filters including anti-reflective coating (to reduce blue light reflection), amber/yellow filters (to minimize harmful blue and violet light emitted from digital devices), and HEV filters and coatings (designed to block out high-energy visible or blue light).

In addition to wearing and displaying blue light reflecting and filtering lenses, Adamopoulos performs in-office demos in the exam lane, where she sits patients down at a desk with a computer to simulate their work environment. While they are seated, she might turn on fluorescent lights or instruct them to take out their tablet or smartphone. “Don’t just tell them, show them,” she says. “It’s almost common sense.”

Adamopoulos also suggests sharing tips outside of appropriate lenswear, such as gradually decreasing screen brightness over the course of the day.

“If a major company is doing that, you as the practitioner should be up on it,” Adamopoulos says. “I don’t want patients to see that and say, ‘I didn’t know that,’ or ‘my doctor didn’t tell me that.’” – See more at: http://www.2020mag.com/l-and-t/59735#sthash.KrAlDzkw.dpuf”

Want to learn more about digital devices & how to protect your eyes? Schedule an appointment and let Dr. A walk you through it.

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