Our staff picks are back this week! We’ve got a lightweight titanium frame from Bevel in the perfect summery plum color. Elizabeth chose this frame for many reasons – the first one being that this frame is made from 100% pure titanium and is lightweight and comfortable. Barely-there lightweight titanium frames are perfect for surviving the summer heat.
Elizabeth also loves these frames for their fabulous pop of color. Plum is a great color for many skin tones and the pop of green on the inside of the frames is a playful peek-a-boo green hue.
If you’re looking for comfortable, colorful and stylish frames – this Bevel style is perfect for you. Schedule an appointment and Elizabeth will help fit you for these fab frames.
The 4th of July is the ultimate summer celebration. And with it comes celebratory fireworks: professional firework displays, sparklers, roman candles, firecrackers and more.
According to AllAboutVision.com, an estimated 10,500 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2014, with 7,000 of them during a one-month study period of June 20 to July 20, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 1,300 of the injuries during that month were eye injuries.
Did you know that sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries each year? 19% of all injuries related to fireworks are eye injuries. The risk is for injury is much higher for ages 15-24 and children under 10. Firework safety starts with common sense, make sure to light fireworks from a distance, do not stand over fireworks when lighting them, keep children and pets at a safe distance and keep water around in case of a fire.
Follow these helpful safety tips from the American Optometric Association and your holiday celebration will be free of any accidents!
1. Do not allow young children to handle fireworks and never leave them unsupervised near fireworks.
2. Wear protective eyewear when lighting and handling fireworks of any kind.
3. Refrain from purchasing sparklers. Heating up to 2,000 degrees, sparklers are the number one cause of fireworks injuries requiring trips to the emergency room.
4. Be aware of your surroundings and only light fireworks when family, friends and children are at a safe distance.
5. Be sure to keep a large bucket of water or hose handy for extinguishing fireworks and potential fires.
The best prevention you can take part in, is allowing the professionals to handle the fireworks at a professional display.
What to do for a Fireworks Eye Injury
If an eye injury from fireworks occurs, remember:
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not rub your eyes.
- Do not rinse your eyes.
- Do not apply pressure.
- Do not remove any objects that are stuck in the eye.
- Do not apply ointments or take any blood-thinning pain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
If an eye-related injury does occur, the best first aid to administer is to not touch the eye, call 911 immediately. Touching the eye may worsen the injury.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Sources: AllAboutVision.com, GetEyesSmart.org
March is National Save Your Vision Month. Sponsored by Optometry Cares, a foundation run by the American Optometric Association.
In honor of this month dedicated to raising awareness about how to practice healthy vision habits – we thought we would roundup some our best advice from Dr. A to help you maintain healthy vision through all stages of life.
1. InfantSee – This program at eye2eye provides free vision screenings for infants. Learn more about what to look out for in each month of your child’s first year of life regarding vision development, click here to see more.
2. Kids’ Vision & Better Grades – In this blog post, we discuss what to look out for with your child’s vision once they reach school age, when to schedule their first full eye exam and more.
3. Sun Safety Tips for Kids & Teens – In this blog post, you’ll learn how to protect your child’s eyes from UV damage. Also check out this post about how to select the best pair of sunglasses for your child.
4. UV Damage in the Winter Months – This post delves into the risks of not using proper UV protection in the winter months, as well as why its just as important to rock shades in the winter as it is the summer.
5. Family History & Preventative Care – Learn about why it’s important to know your family history as it relates to vision health.
6. Five Easy Steps to Healthier Vision – Need a quick go-to guide for easy ways to support healthy vision? This post has 5 easy tips.
7. Summer Safety Tips – Learn about UV protection in the summer months and why it’s so important to have a good pair of sunglasses.
8. Eat For Eye Health – This post covers delicious ways to support eye health – eye-friendly foods!
9. Ease Dry Eyes – Dry eyes can be uncomfortable & lead to vision issues, learn how to ease them here.
10. Glaucoma Risk – Learn if you are in a high risk category for glaucoma.
11. A 21st Century Issue: Digital Eye Strain – With the mobile technology becoming an ever-increasing part of our lives, risks to your vision and overall health are posed. Learn about digital eye strain in this post as well as this one.
12. Computer Glasses – Protect your eyes while logging hours in front of your computer.
13. What’s in an Eye Exam? – This post is possibly the most important of all – learn what goes into a comprehensive eye exam and why they are crucial to healthy vision.
14. Macular Degeneration Testing – We now offer cutting edge testing that allows us to establish your baseline risk for macular degeneration. Learn more here.
To make an appointment to visit Dr. A or Dr. Doan, please click here.
It is crucial to wear your sunglasses all year long – but sometimes in the winter we may tend to forget. While digging out from recent snows or building a snowman with the kiddos – sunglasses should be as much of a staple as a hat and gloves.
The Vision Council recently took to Facebook to remind us that “UV radiation can still cause damage in the winter months. In fact, during fresh snow fall, individuals can experience “snow blindness” from UV radiation reflecting off the ground,”.
Our staff picked a few of their favorite sunglasses this season from their favorite brands to our bestsellers. Keep scrolling to see their picks!
1.) Prada jeweled black on black sunglasses.
These are high fashion frames fit for topping off any stylish gal’s look. The black on black look is chic but still versatile enough to use everyday.
2. Face a Face Pomme2
This twist on a classic round frame features a peep tone blue. Perfect for a subtle pop of color!
3. Tortoise Shell frames with navy, coral and white accents.
These sunglasses are a true classic featuring tortoise shell frames with lacquered accents on the sides in coral, navy and white. Easily transition these frames to spring and summer!
Love these sunnies? Stop in and pick up a pair. Need your prescription included? Or maybe it’s time to check your prescription? Schedule an appointment here.
Its here! Its here! The summer clearance sale! Save 40-70% today and Saturday only! We have a wide selection of mens and womens frames and sunglasses on sale. This is a great opportunity to purchase a back-up pair of frames for you, a new pair for casual outings and more.
Here is are a few samplings of what’s available today and tomorrow at the summer clearance event! We are open today until 6pm and tomorrow, Saturday 9/13 from 9am-1pm.
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy the last “unofficial” weekend of summer! Seems like this is the weekend we all squeeze in our last summer activities before kids go back to school and fall begins to arrive.
Here are a few of our favorite sunglass lines for this Labor Day weekend – rock any of these and you’ll be sending summer off in style.
Colorful & classic, Ray-Bans are uber cool and ultra recognizable. Rock a pair of these and you’ll be stylish in an American classic.
Marc by Marc Jacobs:
Chic, bold and stylish – Marc by Marc Jacobs are sure to complete any style savvy Labor Day outfit.
Costa sunglasses are optimized for sport. Wear them for fishing or watersports and you’ll have ultimate protection as well as performance.
Cutting edge technology, comfort and performance are the name of Rudy Project’s game. These sunglasses are built for cycling – and loads of other outdoor sports.
We hope you have a safe & happy Labor Day! Don’t forget, no matter which brand your sunglasses, that you are wearing them this weekend and protecting your eyes from damaging UV rays.
Summer may mean down time for some families – but for others – its college prep time! While you are busy stocking your student with school supplies and dorm room essentials, don’t forget an important part of prepping for school, your student’s vision. Here is our handy college prep vision checklist!
- A comprehensive eye exam
- A current pair of glasses to wear while studying
- A supply of contact lenses to last while they are away at school (to help avoid those last minute phone calls that they’ve run out)
- Sunglasses to protect (and hide) their tired eyes after finals
Call now to schedule an appointment for your college-bound student. You don’t want to wait until the last minute. The best part? If your student wears their college T-shirt to their appointment, they receive $25 off their purchase!
Click here to schedule an appointment!
It’s that time of year again! Our summer gardens are producing bounties of yummy vegetables. You may have more squash and greens that you know what to do with, but the good news is, many of the most bountiful summer vegetables are also incredibly good for supporting eye health.
Its been proven that leafy greens and vegetables like zucchini and broccoli are high in antioxidants that help protect vision and eye health. Check out our easy reference list below of what vegetables and fruits to plant and eat to support your eye health. Click the nutrient name for more information about why it’s good for your eyes!
|Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens,
romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden
peas and Brussels sprouts.
|Lutein & Zeaxanthin
|Red berries, red and green bell peppers,
tomatoes, broccoli, spinach
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
|green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, avocados,
wheat germ and whole grains.
|Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash,
and green leafy vegetables.
|Vitamin A & Beta Carotene
|Flax seeds, soybeans,
|Essential Fatty Acids
Besides fresh, green vegetables there are other great foods that support eye health. Read our previous post about eating for your eyes to learn more!
With the 4th of July celebration just a few days away, we decided to share our best selling ladies sunglasses, perfect for your 4th celebrations. Our friends over at Kiskadee, a ladies clothing boutique in Del Ray, were kind enough to pair some great outfits with our sunglasses, to make sure you are sporting your best look this 4th of July! All sunglasses are in stock at our store this week and all the outfits pictured below are available for purchase at Kiskadee!
1. Face a Face Lindy 2 + summery striped sundress.
2. Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh + simple, sweet & chic turquoise shift dress with ruffled collar.
3. Kate Spade Johanna + bright pink patterned shorts, a breezy white tank accessorized with a long necklace.
4. *New* Costa Plumas + Navy patterned halter dress with long gold necklace
Want to shop our fab selection of sunglasses? Click here to make an appointment! Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
We have Dad’s favorite brands at eye2eye! Brands like Ray-Ban, Carrera and Costa are sure to make Dad smile this Father’s Day. Take advantage of our summer sunglasses sale and get $75 off your purchase of any prescription sunglasses*.
*Cannot be combined with insurance discounts/benefits.