Archive for August 2016

America’s Finest Top 10

America’s Finest Top 10

We are so excited to announce that we’ve been selected as one of the top ten optical retailers in the United States by Invision Magazine.

This is an enormous honor for us here at eye2eye Optometry Corner. We were up against some of the very best optical retailers and optometry practices in the country, and to make the top ten is a real reflection of not just eye2eye, but our amazing patients. Your commitment to shopping local, supporting small business, and choosing us as your eye care provider is why we are able to accept this honor.

We look forward to continuing to provide the community of Alexandria and Northern Virginia excellent eye care and offer some of the most beautiful frames and sunglasses in the business.

To learn more about Invision and the America’s Finest contest, click here.

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Alexandria Sidewalk Sale 8/13

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale 8/13

We’re excited to announce that eye2eye will be taking part in the 7th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale. We’ll be offering 30% off sunglasses and much more, offer cannot be combined with insurance discounts. Most of your favorite Alexandria boutiques in Old Town and Del Ray will be participating, click here for a full list and details!

Join us Saturday 8/13 from 9am-3pm to shop our selection. Share photos of your haul with #sidewalksaleALX on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and be entered to win a staycation including an overnight in an Alexandria hotel and 10 gift cards to Alexandria’s best restaurants and boutiques.

For more information, follow this link. Also stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook pages to see what we’re offering in the sale.

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Back to School Eye Exams

Back to School Eye Exams

One out of four of school aged children has a learning issue directly linked to problems with their vision. Many parents will take their children to the pediatrician’s office for a back to school or annual physical. While pediatricians often do vision screenings, they only screen to asses vision in the distance. This is troublesome because kids spend a lot of their time looking at near objects like books, ipads, laptops and projects. Near vision struggles can make kids uncomfortable staying focused on near tasks – this results in a decreased desire to read, poor handwriting and trouble focusing.

Children should have their first full eye exam by kindergarten, if not earlier.

It is recommended that school-age children visit an optometrist for a full eye exam prior to beginning the new school year. An optometrist can help identify vision problems that can cause larger issues with learning.

Parents should also be aware of the effects of blue light emitted from computer screens, tablets and eco friendly bulbs. It has been shown that blue light has decreases melatonin levels (the sleep hormone) and makes it harder to wind down or sleep at night. Because kids need 9-12 hours of sleep each night, its important that they reduce exposure to blue light prior to bedtime – blue light can also be reduced using special lens technology in glasses.

To schedule an appointment for a back to school eye exam for your child, click here!

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