Happy Holidays from the eye2eye team! We hope you get to enjoy some cozy down time with family, friends and loved ones this holiday season. We’ve made a few adjustments to our schedule so our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families.
Christmas Eve – ClosedMore
We’re lucky to have Dr. Pham at our practice, not only is she a wonderful optometrist but she also enjoys makeup. We asked her to give us her top do’s and don’ts for eye makeup, since there are good and bad ways to apply and care for your eye make up that can negatively affect your eye health. Follow her 6 do’s and don’ts to keep your eyes healthy and your makeup on point.
1. Wash eyeshadow brushes and face brushes (blush, contour, etc) once a month with mild (baby) shampoo. Squeeze excess water and allow to air dry. Regularly washing your brushes prevents bacteria build-up, keeping them clean and safe to use.
2. Avoid oil-based eye makeup removers or removers that contain stronger chemicals. These type of makeup removers may disrupt the lid margin and glands. Use more sensitive eye solvent removers to prevent clogging of lid glands. Eye2eye carries a fantastic brand called We Love Eyes that was created by an optometrist, learn more about it here.
3. Some makeup (liquid foundations, liquid eyeliners, gel liners, concealers, etc) have an expiration date. Dispose of them properly for better hygiene and to help prevent breakouts. All expiration dates are listed on beauty products, check the date and toss if it’s expired.
4. For pencil eye liners (even lip liners), use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to disinfect the liner pencil once a month. This keeps bacteria and other yucky stuff at bay.
5. Avoid sharing make-up as it is very likely and easy to transfer bacteria and infections from one makeup lover to another.
6. Avoid wearing eyeliner on the “water line”, while it’s a popular technique, it is also bad for your eyes.
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It’s that time of year again! Time to use or lose your 2016 FSA benefits. Make your appointment early this year and use up your FSA benefits with a comprehensive eye exam, new frames, lenses, contacts or sunglasses.
To schedule an appointment at our Del Ray location, click the button below.
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We’re giving back to our local military community this holiday season. Many of our patients and neighbors are service members and it is important to us to show our gratitude for their service. Starting today through 12/27 we’re launching our holiday giving efforts to support the military community we care so much about.
Please consider joining our effort by donating $3, $5, or $10 at the end of your next transaction at eye2eye. All donations will go directly to USO-Metro, the country’s largest USO. They provide critical services and support to thousands of local military families. USO-Metro’s Warrior and Family Center is located on base at Fort Belvoir and eye2eye is giving back this holiday season to help support USO-Metro and our local military community.
We hope you will join us.More
We’re excited to take part in the Ladies Night Out Del Ray shopping event! So many great Del Ray boutiques are joining together to offer a fun night of sipping + shopping for the ladies of Del Ray and their gal pals. We’ll be open, swing by and try on some fantastic frames and take advantage of your FSA benefits before you lose them at the year’s end.
We are so thrilled for Dr. Pham to grow her family, and in turn our eye2eye family! She’s expecting a child in the coming weeks and will be on maternity leave beginning last week for several months. Dr. Adamopoulos and Dr. Scranton are filling in for her while she is out.
We wish her the absolute best and eagerly await her return! If you have questions or need any information about scheduling an appointment in her absence, please call us or visit our website.More