With the unofficial summer season underway and Memorial Day under our belts, we are now spending more time outdoors boating, hiking, biking, swimming and sunning on the beach. UV protection is crucial to long term eye health and disease prevention – but the good news is – it can be done in style with these cool summer sunglasses.
Our staff handpicked each sunglass in this post today – they are our best sellers! In no particular order, here are our favorite Mens sunglass picks for this summer!
– Ray-Ban: New Wayfarer
– Gucci: Style 1013
– Carrera: Overdrive & Andes
– Hugo Boss: Style 0319
We have all of these frames in stock right now, stop in and try on a pair!
Are you dreaming of warm summer days with sunglasses on and toes in the sand? Then join us for our Maui Jim Trunk Show Friday March 15th from 12pm-5pm at eye2eye Hilltop.
We’ll melt away the winter blues with in store raffles, free gift with purchase and you can shop the ENTIRE line of optical and sun from Maui Jim.
This is a can’t miss event!
What: Maui Jim Trunk Show
When: Friday March 15th 12pm-5pm
Where: eye2eye Hilltop located in Fort Belvoir
6475 Old Beulah Street, Alexandria VA 22315 near Wegmans
Fun: In store raffles, free gift with purchase, shop the entire line of Maui Jim optical + sun
We hope you enjoy your last official weekend of summer! Our offices will be closed Monday, Labor Day 9/3/18.
We will reopen normal hours Tuesday 9/4/18.
Can you believe Memorial Day is almost here? That means summer fun has arrived – splashing in pools, sand castles at the beach, hikes, bikes and more! There is no better time than now to make sure your kiddos have proper UV protection for all their summer activities.
We carry a great selection of sunglasses for your little ones – and your teens too!
Because Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can potentially cause multiple age-related eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration, protecting your kids eyes is vital to their long term eye health. The more exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays during your lifetime, the more at risk you are to develop sight-threatening conditions.
Since children tend to spend lots of time outdoors, especially in the harsh summer sun – some experts say nearly half of a person’s lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation can take place by age 18. Children are also more susceptible to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye (source).
Here are 5 important things to consider when purchasing sunglasses for your children:
1. Be sure the lenses are impact resistant & the frames made of “unbreakable” material.
2. Pick a large, close-fitting frame. These are best to help protect children’s eyes during play.
3. It is most important that your child wear sunglasses between 10am-2pm, when the suns rays are the strongest.
4. Beware of cheap sunglasses. They can pose safety hazards when made of cheap materials and low quality paints.
5. Know the percentage of UVA & UVB rays being block by the sun – be wary of the phrase “blocks UV rays”. You want a lens that blocks out 100% of UVA & UVB rays.
All of our children’s sunglasses here at eye2eye are high quality and block 100% of UVA & UVB rays. Bring your kiddos in today for a sunglass fitting and let us help you make sure their vision is healthy for years to come!
Dr. Adamopoulos sat down and shared five important things you need to know about the sun and your eyes this summer.
Catch her UV safety tips, how to prevent skin cancer and how to keep the kids safe from the sun below. These tips will help your have a healthy, happy and fun summer.
It’s that time of year again! Time to schedule your back to school comprehensive eye exams.
It is so important that children get a comprehensive eye exam before they start the school year, as typical vision screenings you may be familiar with (done at school or during physicals) often miss more than they find.
From the AOA:
“Current vision screening methods cannot be relied on to effectively identify individuals who need vision care. In some cases, vision screening may actually inhibit the early diagnosis of vision problems. Screenings can create a false sense of security for those individuals who “pass” the screening but who actually have a vision problem. These people are then less likely to receive treatment for their vision problem-and it could become worse.
Undetected and untreated vision problems can interfere with a child’s ability to learn in school and participate in sports. They can also affect an adult’s ability to do their job or to drive safely. The earlier a vision problem is diagnosed and treated, the less it will impact an individual’s quality of life.”
So in these final weeks of summer break, make an appointment for the kids (and yourself!) for a comprehensive eye exam at one of our two Northern Virginia locations, eye2eye Hilltop and eye2eye Del Ray.
To book appointments at either of our locations, click here.
We’ve got some seriously fantastic sunglasses and frames available at Thursday’s summer sidewalk sale. The sale is two hours only 5-7pm at BOTH locations, Del Ray & Hilltop. Click here for our office addresses and directions.
Find your favorite brands like Face a Face, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Kate Spade, Maui Jim, Woow Eyewear, State Optical and more for 50% off. This kind of sale at eye2eye is rare, so don’t miss it.
**All frames and sunglasses are 50% off, does not include lenses**
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Both of our office locations will be closed Monday 5/29 in observance of Memorial Day. We’ll reopen Tuesday normal hours.
Enjoy the long weekend and the unofficial kick off of summer!
We promise you really won’t want to miss this sale. You’ll find 50% off your favorite brands like Prada, Gucci, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Maui Jim, Jimmy Choo and more. The sale is one day only, from 6pm-8pm at both our Hilltop and Del Ray locations. To learn more about the sale, click here. Share the photo from the post with friends!
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.