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Save Your Vision: Comprehensive Exams

Save Your Vision: Comprehensive Exams

March is Save Your Vision month, and we’re talking about the best ways you can take of your vision and make sure you are seeing clearly for years to come. One of the best ways you can take care of your vision is by getting an annual comprehensive eye exam.

Comprehensive eye exams help to establish a baseline for your eye health. This enables you and your eye doctor to have conversations about your risk for certain eye diseases, to monitor your vision and to care for your whole health.

Let’s walk through what a comprehensive eye exam looks like.

1. After scheduling your appointment and submitting all your paperwork (which you can find here) you will arrive for your appointment. Our staff will greet you and make sure everything is in order. Please be sure to bring your current glasses and sunglasses to your appointment.

2. Your exam will start with preliminary testing – done in our office by a skilled technician. These tests include:
– Taking measurements of your eye’s focusing ability.
– Taking measurements of the front surface of the eye to determine if there is any astigmatism.
– You will undergo a visual field screening to determine any defect in your peripheral vision.
– You will then undergo macula pigment testing – a brand new, cutting edge test – that will determine your risk for macular degeneration. To read more about this testing – click here.

3. The doctor will then read over your chart, using the data from your tests to begin your exam.

4. Once you are with the doctor, a thorough ocular and medical history will be taken – be sure to mention any concerns with your family history as well. The doctor will address any new or old visual complaints.

5. The doctor will then test the eyes for distance, near and computer distances to determine your ability to see and how they work together.

6. The doctor then examines the exterior and interior portions of the eye looking for any abnormalities.

7. Any additional issues like dry eyes, allergies, styes, conjunctivitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes and uncontrolled blood pressure are reviewed and discussed as these can all effect overall eye and vision health.

8. Based on the findings of your appointment the doctor will write a prescription if needed and recommend a return appointment.

Exams help to maintain eye health and monitor any long term problems. Ready for your appointment? Schedule one here.

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March is Save Your Vision Month

March is Save Your Vision Month

During the month of March we celebrate Save Your Vision Month, held every year since 1927.

Our commitment at eye2eye is to care for your vision so you can savor the most important moments in life, big and small.

Join us over the next couple of weeks as we share the most important steps you can take to care for your vision and help protect it for years to come.

To follow along, tune in here, visit our blog and follow us on Instagram.

To read the first post in our Save Your Vision series, click here.

Save Your Vision Series:
1. Comprehensive Eye Exams

2. Eye Healthy Foods

3. Dry Eye

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4 Sunglasses Trends for 2018

4 Sunglasses Trends for 2018

In celebration of the last day of Fashion Week in New York, we pulled together our favorite trends for sunglasses in 2018. We’re seeing lots of bold shapes and colors, pushing the envelope on more traditional styles. In contrast, we do see lots of classic shapes making a comeback, like round sunglasses and wire frame eyewear. Keep scrolling to see our top 4 trends in sunglasses this year.

Tinted Lenses
Rose gold, gold, millenial pink – we’re seeing it all. See the world through rose colored glasses with perfectly tinted frames.

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Highly Reflective Lenses
Our Tom Ford sunglasses feature uber reflective lenses but look so chic on.

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Bold Colors + Geometric 
We love these frames from Prada, they feature bold color choices and design.

boldcolor boldcolorsUnique Shapes
We’re loving the bold structures we’re seeing in sunglasses this year. They make a statement.

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Love what you see? Come see us at our Hilltop or Del Ray locations and our expert opticians will get you outfitted in the season’s latest styles.

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Warehouse Sale Preview + Shopping Tips

Warehouse Sale Preview + Shopping Tips

The Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is this Saturday 2/3 from 9am-4pm at the Alexandria Westin. The best boutiques in Alexandria will be there for the biggest shopping event of the season, to see a full list of all the shops in attendance click here. We’ll have the latest styles in sunglasses from all of your favorite designer brands, so come early and shop often.

There will be yoga and pilates classes in the morning by Mind The Mat, a braid and glitter bar, and a Valentine’s Day DIY by AR Workshop!

This sale draws a lot of folks, so we’ve compiled a list of tried and true tips to help you get the most out of the sale.

  1. Can I use my FSA or HSA to purchase sunglasses? YES! You absolutely can, and we can even provide a receipt for you.
  2. Are the sunglasses several seasons old? Nope! These are spring season sunglasses that were just released – you’re getting the newest styles from your favorite designer brands like Prada, Gucci, Kate Spade, Tom Ford, Face a Face, Jimmy Choo and more.
  3. What time does the sale start? 9am sharp! But we suggest lining up early so that you can get the good stuff. There is great inventory available all day long & the crowd is controlled at the door – so it’s never too many people & stays an enjoyable shopping experience.
  4. What other stores are participating? All of your favorite Alexandria boutiques – you can click here to get a full list.
  5. Where can we park? Parking is available at the Westin, in the The United States Patent and Trademark Office West garage at 550 Elizabeth Lane, Alexandria, Virginia
    (Open at 24 hours/Rate $5)
    or
    Catch the FREE shuttle from King Street Metro.
    Limited street parking available.
  6. Can I try on clothes and sunglasses? YES! If you plan to try on clothing, we suggest wearing leggings and a tight fitting top so you can just slip clothes on and off over them and not have to go full monty. You’ll absolutely be able to try on sunglasses and we’ll have mirrors available so you can see how fab you look.

Now, onto the good stuff. Below are a few of our favorite sunglasses we’ll have at the sale. Seriously we’ll have every. Single. Designer. Brand. You could ever dream of shopping.

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Welcome to eye2eye Dr. Garg

Welcome to eye2eye Dr. Garg

We are so excited to welcome Dr. Deepika Garg to the eye2eye team! Dr. Garg brings with her impressive credentials from Indiana University Bloomington and an enthusiasm for eye care that is a perfect fit for eye2eye and our patients.

“Eye care for me is much more than just work. Getting the opportunity to enhance and maintain people’s quality of life via their vision and eye health is something that I live for. I’m thrilled that eye2eye has given me this opportunity so that I can serve this wonderful community and build lasting friendships with my patients and with the amazing staff!”

We are thrilled to have her on our team and we think you will love her too.

To book an appointment with Dr. Garg, click here.

To learn more about Dr. Garg, read her full bio here.

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Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale

It’s that time of year again! Time for the Boutique Warehouse Sale this Saturday 2/3! We’re so excited to be taking part in this year’s sale. We’ll have this season’s hottest sunglasses from your favorite designer brands like Tom Ford, Gucci, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban and more.

Here’s a few tips for shopping the sale & getting the best sunglasses from eye2eye:

  1. Can I use my FSA or HSA to purchase sunglasses? YES! You absolutely can, and we can even provide a receipt for you.
  2. Are the sunglasses several seasons old? Nope! These are spring season sunglasses that were just released – you’re getting the newest styles from your favorite designer brands.
  3. What time does the sale start? 9am sharp! But we suggest lining up early so that you can get the good stuff. There is great inventory available all day long & the crowd is controlled at the door – so it’s never too many people & stays an enjoyable shopping experience. There will be a raffle in the line this year.
  4. What other stores are participating? All of your favorite Alexandria boutiques – but you can click here to get a full list.
  5. Where can we park? Parking is available in the The United States Patent and Trademark Office East Garage, 551 John Carlyle Street, and the West garage at 550 Elizabeth Lane, Alexandria, Virginia
    (Open at 24 hours/Rate $5)

For more details, visit their website.

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Appointments Available for Fed Workers

Appointments Available for Fed Workers

Government Shutdown got you stuck at home and not at the office? We’ve opened extra appointments this week for government workers.

We have opened appointments at both locations, Del Ray and Hilltop.

Book an appointment online at both locations, just click here.

Or give us a call and we’ll get you scheduled.

Del Ray Office: 703-548-0122

Hilltop Office: 703-822-0570

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1/4 Snow Delay

1/4 Snow Delay

Our Del Ray & Hilltop offices will open at 12pm Thursday 1/4/17.

If you need to reschedule an appointment, please call our offices. Thanks!

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2017: Year in Review

2017: Year in Review

Wow, 2017 was a fantastic year for eye2eye. Let’s take a little look back at this incredible year full of fantastic eyewear, fun patients, new experiences, new friends and new events.

We are so grateful for you, our patients, you keep eye2eye growing! We look forward to all that 2018 has in store for eye2eye.

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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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