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Frames Friday: Derek Lam for MODO

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Looking to add a little color to your look? These Derek Lam for MODO sunglasses are your answer. It is easy to remember the importance of sunglasses in the summer, but they are also important in the fall and winter. While the days might be shorter and the sun might not seem as strong, the UV rays emitted in the fall can be just as damaging.

MODO is a fabulous brand of high quality frames and sunglasses that we carry. The frame pictured above is the Amari frame created by Derek Lam for MODO. Derek Lam is an American fashion designer who is known for his pretty, girly fabrics and clean, crisp silhouettes. The collaboration between MODO and Derek Lam makes for some stunning and fashion forward frames.

Stop in and check out our selection of designer frames!

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Sunglasses Prevent Skin Cancer

Memorial Day is this weekend, which for many means the beginning of summer fun. Time spent in the pool, on the beach, hiking, boating and even at backyard barbecues means exposure to the sun.

That exposure can have many negative effects on our skin, including the risk of skin cancer. One often-overlooked area of our skin that maintains a high risk of skin cancer is our eyelids. It may come as a surprise but up to 10% of all skin cancers occur on the eyelids, specifically the lower lid (skincancer.org). This is because the eyelid skin is incredibly delicate and often unprotected from the sun’s harmful rays.
Protecting the eyelid skin is easy – and stylish. While slathering on moisturizers with SPF 15 or higher helps protect the delicate eyelid skin, wearing sunglasses is the most effective way to keep eyelids safe from the sun. There are a few things to remember when selecting sunglasses, especially face shape.
Here are a few guidelines from eyewear experts:
– Oval face: Square or cat eye frames
– Round face: rectangular frames
– Square face: rounder oval, cat eye frames
– Triangular or heart-shaped face: frames with a straight, flat top
Once you have determined the best style of frame for your face shape, you will then select the lens. Dr. A or Dr. Doan will help you determine the best lens for your needs during a comprehensive exam and sunglasses fitting. They will guide you through the process of selecting:
– A lens with adequate UV protection, blocking 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.
– The best lens color for your needs. Gray lenses reduce brightness without distorting color, brown lenses creates greater color contrast, yellow lenses are best for both contrast and depth perception.
– A polarized lens if you spend time on water or driving – polarized lenses reduce the glare of reflected light on water.
– A frame that fits comfortably and securely on your face, ensuring that UV rays are properly blocked.
– A lens that shields the eyes and surrounding areas to protect the delicate eyelid skin as well as the eye.
Protecting your eyes from the harm of UV rays is easy with sunglasses. Not only do sunglasses prevent damage to the eye but they can prevent skin cancer from developing on the eyelids. By determining the best sunglasses frames and lenses for your needs, eye2eye’s staff can help you be protected from the sun’s harmful rays all summer long.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Source: skincancer.org
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Dr. Deepika Garg, OD

Dr. Deepika Garg was born in north India and moved to the United States with her family at a very young age. She completed her high school, undergraduate, masters and doctorate studies in the Hoosier state of Indiana. Dr. Garg obtained her undergraduate degree at Purdue University in Indiana and completed her masters…

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UV Damage in the Winter Months

With the winter months upon us, we are all bundling up to protect ourselves from the chilly temperatures. One thing we can often forget to protect in the winter is our eyes. UV radiation is just as capable of causing damage to the eyes in the winter months as it is in the summer ones. While we can feel when the cold temperatures are doing damage (or maybe just making us a little chilly), UV radiation is not so easy to detect. It cannot be seen or felt which makes it particularly dangerous. Protecting your eyes in the winter is easy if you have the right sunglasses.

The American Association of Optometrics recommends using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. The best way to ensure that you have the right UV protection in your lenses is to schedule a comprehensive exam with an optometrist. An optometrist will fit you for frames to ensure proper protection as well as provide you with lenses that meet UV-A and UV-B filtering standards.

It is especially important to get outfitted with the proper sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outside in the winter. Cold weather activities like snowboarding and skiing mean snow – which means even more reflected light. Children should also be properly protected as they typically receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adamopoulos or Dr. Doan to get outfitted with the perfect shades for all of your winter outdoor fun!

Want to know more about UV radiation damage to the eyes? Click here!

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UV Damage in the Winter Months

With the winter months upon us, we are all bundling up to protect ourselves from the chilly temperatures. One thing we can often forget to protect in the winter is our eyes. UV radiation is just as capable of causing damage to the eyes in the winter months as it is in the summer ones. While we can feel when the cold temperatures are doing damage (or maybe just making us a little chilly), UV radiation is not so easy to detect. It cannot be seen or felt which makes it particularly dangerous. Protecting your eyes in the winter is easy if you have the right sunglasses.

The American Association of Optometrics recommends using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. The best way to ensure that you have the right UV protection in your lenses is to schedule a comprehensive exam with an optometrist. An optometrist will fit you for frames to ensure proper protection as well as provide you with lenses that meet UV-A and UV-B filtering standards.

It is especially important to get outfitted with the proper sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outside in the winter. Cold weather activities like snowboarding and skiing mean snow – which means even more reflected light. Children should also be properly protected as they typically receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Adamopoulos or Dr. Doan to get outfitted with the perfect shades for all of your winter outdoor fun!

Want to know more about UV radiation damage to the eyes? Click here!

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Protect Your Eyes In Style

For most of us, summer is all about being outside and enjoying the activities that come with warmer weather. Whether it is splashing in the pool, relaxing on the beach or hiking and biking on the trails, we love to be outside in the summer. But being outside means exposure to the sun.

We all know about how to protect our skin from the sun and UV damage, but how often do we think about protecting our eyes? Did you know that the sun’s harsh UV rays can actually cause a sunburn on your cornea? Long term UV expsoure also leads to eye problems like cataracts and irreversible problems like macular degeneration. Not exactly the ideal result of that summer fun in the sun!

But – the good news is, just as there are ways to protect your skin from sun damage, there are ways to protect your eyes! And the best part – you can look even better doing it! Wearing sunglasses that block out 99-100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation will protect your eyes from possible damage. At Eye2Eye we offer comprehensive eye exams and fittings to make sure you get the perfect pair of shades and the best protection possible. Follow these tips from the American Optometric Association and your eyes will be protected all summer long!

  1. Wear protective eyewear any time your eyes are exposed to UV light, even on cloudy days and during winter months.
  2. Look for quality sunglasses that offer good protection.  Sunglasses should block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UB-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
  3. Check to make sure your sunglass lenses are perfectly matched in color and free of distortion and imperfection.
  4. Purchase gray-colored lenses. They reduce light intensity without altering the color of objects, providing the most natural color vision. 
  5. Don’t forget protection for children and teenagers. They typically spend more time in the sun than adults
Enjoy your summer and give us a call if you are ready for an eye exam and sunglass fitting!
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