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Use It or Lose It 2017

Use It or Lose It 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to use or lose your 2017 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.

To schedule an appointment at our Hilltop location, click the button below.

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eye2eye Holiday Hours

eye2eye Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from eye2eye! We hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

eye2eye Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve 12/24: Closed
Christmas Day 12/25: Closed
New Years Eve 12/31: Closed
New Years Day 1/1: Closed

Stay tuned, we have some exciting things planned for 2018!

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12 Days of Wellness

12 Days of Wellness

We’re offering a virtual stocking stuffer for our eye2eye customers to celebrate the 12 Days of Wellness in Del Ray! Keep scrolling to read the full schedule for the 12 Days of Wellness.

From December 6th-18th, the Del Ray Wellness community (Well Ray) will be hosting free events to help you physically, mentally, and nutritionally survive the holiday season. The event kicks off with be Polar Bear Yoga 6:30-7:30pm at 1900 Mt. Vernon Ave. Stay tuned for the full calendar of events.

12 Days of Wellness Calendar

Dec 6th
Polar Bear Yoga
With Maureen Clyne, @home real estate lounge & design center
6:30 – 7:30 pm
1900 Mt. Vernon Ave. (corner of E. Bellefonte)
Dolce & Bean
2003a Mt. Vernon Avenue
Join us for a free outdoor Polar Bear yoga class followed by a warming After Party at Dolce & Bean. Come dressed warmly & ready for fun. Polar Bear Yoga powered by @home | real estate & sponsored by Just ASK Publications. Suitable for all levels.

Dec 7th
Body Back at Dell Ray Baptist
5:30-6:30 am
Join FIT4MOM’s Body Back class on Tuesday at 5:30 am (Del Ray Baptist) Body Back® is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, inspiration and motivation in every class.
All participants must be at least 6 months postpartum before beginning any Body Back classes or programs.
Owner Arlington-Alexandria
Body Back, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Running Coach, Fit4Baby, ACE CPT
p 571-305-2029
www.arlington-alexandria.fit4mom.com

Dec 8th
1. Meditation with free heart coherence from 12:00-12:30pm and meditation from 12:30-1:00pm
Counseling Alexandria
2104 Mount Vernon Avenue | Alexandria, VA 22301
(703)650-9195 x700
www.CounselingOfAlexandria.com

2. Mind the Mat Holiday Open House http://www.mindthemat.com/alexandria-del-ray/

Dec 9th
1. Studio Body Logic will teach a breathe and Pilates mat class on Saturday Dec 9th at 1pm.Community Wellness Event!
http://studiobodylogic.com/our-locations/sbl-alexandria/

2. 2nd Annual Candy Candy Cane Bar Crawl (2-6pm). Take a mindful break and cheers with your fellow neighbors for this charity fundraiser for Alexandria Neighborhood Health Clinic. Details atwww.visitdelray.com or FB/visitdelray

Dec 10th
Pop Up Party
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Mellenie Runion Truly-Life Eco Gifts
111 East Randolph Avenue

Dec 11th
Complimentary meditation hour at 12:00pm
Mara Benner
Four Directions Wellness LLC
2001 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 703-776-0102
mara@fourdirectionswellness.com
www.fourdirectionswellness.com

Dec 12th
Mindful Eating around the Holidays hosted by Lindsey Goldwasser 6:30pm www.caringacupuncture.com
www.novawholesomehealth.com
Caring Acupuncture
2111 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 402
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 717-9088

Dec 13th
1. Graston Open House-Solutions Physical Therapy 10-1pm
Sign up for a Graston Treatment to help manage the holiday stress!
https://solutionsphysicaltherapy.com/
703-299-3111

2. PK Move
Join RPCA Community Grant recipient PK Move for the grand opening of the PopUp Parkour Playground! Location: Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Check out our free, adaptive and beginner parkour and movement lessons. Snacks, prizes, and ninja activities for all. Here is our schedule:

9:45-10:15 am Welcome and ribbon cutting ceremony

10:15-11:15am PK Silver: adapted parkour for adults 50+ FREE

11:15am – noon Pop-Up Playground FREE open to all

For more info, 703-216-0051 or email nancylorentz@pkmove.org

Dec 14th
“Alexandria Children’s Dentistry invites you to a Meet the Dentist open house event at our Del Ray office! Stop by to meet Dr. Angela Austin and the ACD team! We’ll be giving tours and serving light refreshments from 4:30-6:30 PM. Feel free to bring your little ones as we’ll be showing movies in our kids theater all evening!
Alexandria Children’s Dentistry is located at 609 East Monroe Ave Alexandria VA 22301. We are down the street from Swings Coffee and across the street from the Simpson Soccer Field. Both street and garage parking is available for guests to use.

Please feel free to visit our website, lovekidsteeth.com to learn more about our office!”

Dec 15th
Vital Body & Mind
Open House- hot cider and goodies, and have gift certificate offerings.
2201 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
703.548.0085 office

Dec 16th
Keeping Clean on the Holiday Scene: A Towel and Toiletries Drive for New Hope Housing
Brought to you by Del Ray Psych & Chrysalis Chiropractic Farmer’s Market (8am-12pm)- Drop off (Items needed: Towels (new or gently used), full size shampoo/conditioner/Body lotion, bars of soap, deodorant.

Dec 17th
Dental Excellence (3pm to 4pm)
A lecture on “Whole health mouth solutions and effects of mouth breathing in children’s growth”.
RSVP at care@dentalexcellenceva.com.

Dec 18th
1. Dr. Cynthia Durakis will offer complimentary digital postural exams and ergonomic consultations. If I am unable to accommodate someone on the 18th, they will honor the offer through the first week of January. In addition, The Healing Tree will offer a $10.00 discount on all gift certificates for massages of an hour or more purchased on the 18th. Please reference The 12 Days Of Wellness when purchasing!

2. YMCA Open House
Free for all to come in and experience the newly revitalized Y Alexandria & our “Glow on Monroe”!
https://www.ymcadc.com/branch.cfm?bid=02

Virtual Stocking Stuffers
eye2eye offer:
Give the gift of healthy vision, take 30% off non-prescription sunglasses at eye2eye.
Offer is valid 12/6-12/18, must show coupon to redeem offer at participating locations, cannot be combined with insurance or other offers.

Ascend Cycle
The code is LOCAL and it is good for one free ride.
http://www.ascendcycle.com/

Stocking Stuffers

Beauty Counter
Stephanie Parker
703-598-1675
skparker0808@gmail.com

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Holiday Shopping Event 12/2

Holiday Shopping Event 12/2

Join us at eye2eye Hilltop for our holiday shopping event! Spoil yourself with Botox treatments by a licensed registered nurse & esthetician while you shop frames, sunglasses, stocking stuffers and jewelry for everyone on your list.

Receive discounted Botox treatments when you RSVP! It takes one click to RSVP, just click here & enter your email address. We won’t share your information with anyone, it’s just for us.

Holiday Shopping Event
Saturday 12/2/17 3pm-5pm
eye2eye Hilltop 6475 Old Beulah St Alexandria, VA 22315
*Located next to the Fort Belvoir Wegmans
RSVP HERE for discounted Botox treatments!

We’ll also have a leading doctor from Tysons Corner available at the event for weight loss consultations to help you stay on track this holiday season.

 

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Tom Ford Shopping Event

Tom Ford Shopping Event

Join us Friday 12/1 from 3pm-7pm for our anniversary Tom Ford Shopping Event! Shop the latest Tom Ford styles, enjoy bites + sips, enter to win a pair of Tom Ford frames AND receive free lenses with the purchase of Tom Ford frames*.

We’ll be hosting this event at BOTH of our locations, Del Ray & Hilltop so join us at either location for a fun afternoon of celebrating & shopping!

Del Ray Office
1502 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

Hilltop Office
6475 Old Beulah St.
Alexandria, VA 22315
Located next to the Fort Belvoir Wegmans.

*Cannot be combined with insurance or other offers.

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Save the Date: Tom Ford Shopping Event

Save the Date: Tom Ford Shopping Event

Save the date for our Tom Ford shopping event! We’re celebrating our anniversary + the holidays with a Tom Ford shopping event! We’ll have a Tom Ford rep in store with the hottest new frames for you to try on.

Tom Ford Shopping Event
12/1/17 3pm-7pm
Del Ray Location

Stay tuned for more details!

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Every year, we see patients who’ve injured their eyes using unsafe contact lenses or costume contact lenses. We want to share a few tips to help make sure you enjoy your Halloween without the creepy eye infection. Eye-ehancing or eye-changing contact lenses can be safe, if you do it right! Follow these easy dos and don’ts and your eyes will thank you.

DO:

  1. Make sure to schedule an eye exam with at our office or your local optometrist to be fitted for all contacts. This ensures that the product you’re purchasing are safe and fit properly.
  2. When putting in your new contact lenses, make sure you wash your hands before applying your contacts.
  3. Properly clean and store your lenses after each use. Ask your optometrist for advice on how to clean and store them, or click here to learn our recommendations.

DON’T:

  1. Buy contact lenses without a prescription.
  2. Buy at convenience stores, flea markets or retail shops or any other non medical shop. You risk infection and irreversible damage to your eyes.
  3. Swim while wearing contacts, costume contacts or vision correction contacts.
  4. Swap or share contacts with others – this is a definite no-no.
  5. Sleep in your contacts unless they’re specifically designated for that purpose,
  6. Wear longer than recommended.

Check out this helpful infographic from the AOA.
aoa_contacts_infographic

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Halloween Fest at Hilltop

Halloween Fest at Hilltop

Come on out to our Hilltop office in Hilltop Village Center (next to Wegmans) on Saturday, October 14th from 10:30am-3pm to enjoy a day of family fun at our first annual Halloween Fest!  We’ll have tons of fun activities for kids including face painting, balloon animals, and of course; trick or treating! Enjoy music, prizes, and fun the whole family can enjoy. You can even get in the spirit and debut your costumes if you want. It’s sure to be a great time, see you all there!

Our Hilltop office is located at:

Hilltop Office
6475 Old Beulah Street, Alexandria VA 22315

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Eye Safety & Sports

Eye Safety & Sports

Fall has arrived and school is in full swing, with that comes fall sports.

Protecting our kids eyes from sports related injuries can be overlooked, but it is one of the most common causes of eye injuries in children.

The top three most dangerous sports? Baseball, martial arts and basketball.

There are over 100,000 sports-related eye injuries per year, 42,000 of them end up in the ER and 13,500 of those injured go blind – 90% of these are preventable injuries by using proper eyewear.

The average cost of a basketball eye injury for a child under 15 is $3,996 – you could save over $3,00, and most likely more, by purchasing proper protective sports eyewear for your child.

To learn more about protective eyewear, schedule an appointment – we can help you discuss the best options for your child as well as fit them for protective gear.

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3 Back to School Vision Problems

3 Back to School Vision Problems

The kiddos have been back in school for a little while now and as such, it is the ideal time to start monitoring for vision problems.

Here are a few important things to watch out for during the school year, as these issues may help you identify a vision problem. If you are noticing any of these issues, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam for your child.

  1. One out of four kids have an undetected vision problem. 
    Believe or it not, vision problems in childhood are very common and nothing to be alarmed about. While you may have visited your pediatrician and passed a simple vision screening, those screenings don’t always detect larger vision problems. A visit to your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam is the only way to fully assess vision health.
  2. Reading & Writing
    Is your child using their finger to help them follow along with reading and writing? Are they mixing up words? Do they complain of the words “doubling” while they read? Yes, some of these issues could be a learning disorder – but the first place to start is with their vision. Often their eyes are not working well together and a comprehensive exam can help us determine if that’s the case.
  3. Overuse of Digital Devices
    Kids are using digital devices in school and at home. The blue light emitted from these devices can cause what’s called digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include dry, scratchy eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and fatigued eyes. An eye exam can help us confirm digital eye strain and we can get your child outfitted with lenses that protect against and filter out the damaging blue light – with or without a prescription.

If you notice your child experiencing any issues like trouble reading or writing, complaining of double vision, dry, scratchy or irritated eyes – schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a comprehensive exam.

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