In celebration of National Sunglasses Day June 27th, we’re sharing all the facts you need to know about your sunglasses as a health necessity. Take a look at this infographic from The Vision Council, you’ll learn fast facts about how important your sunglasses are for preventing vision loss and eye diseases.More
Summer fun has arrived – that means swimming, hiking and other outdoor fun! Keeping your eyes safe during summer activities is easy with Dr. A’s simple tips. Got bug spray in your eye? Not sure if your sunglasses are protecting you properly? Read on for answers.
- Be careful when spraying bug spray. If bug spray gets in your eyes, be sure to flush them completely with water and call your eye doctor right away.
- Always wear sunglasses that have 100% UVA & UVB protection, we’ll be covering this topic more in the coming weeks. If you aren’t sure if your sunglasses offer 100% protection, stop in and we’ll test them for free.
- Wear sunscreen around the eye area to protect your eyelids from burning. Also, wear sunglasses!
- Chlorine from swimming pools can cause a chemical burn in your eyes. Use preservative free artificial tears to flush out your eyes after exposure, and be sure to rinse off after pool time.
- Contact lens wearers should be especially careful not to open their eyes underwater in a pool or other water area. River & lake water carry a variety of microorganisms, the most damaging called acanthamoeba. This organism has the ability to attach to your contact lens and as a result cause the cornea to become infected. Scarring can occur if the eye is not treated.
Have a safe and FUN summer by following Dr. A’s summer eye safety tips!
1.) Preventing & treating itchy, watery eyes.
-Always wash hands and face after coming in from outdoors, be sure to take frequent showers to remove pollen.
-Wash hair more often as pollen can linger in your hair and when you lie down on your pillow or couch, your face can rub around in it, exposing you to more of the allergens.
-Replace old makeup and use an applicator instead of fingers to prevent pollen contamination.
-There are great prescription eye drops you may use once a day to reduce and/or limit eye allergies. Contact lens wearers may still wear contacts if they wait 10 minutes after inserting the drops.
2.) Start taking your oral allergy medication now.
– The sooner you start taking your oral allergy medication, the better. Ideally, just before or once the pollen count starts to creep up, then one should start taking their oral allergy medicine as well as their allergy eye drops.
-People new to the area might feel that they have a cold, and after 1-2 years, they realize the pattern – its allergies! Again, the earlier the better when starting treatment!
3.) Switch to single use contact lenses during allergy season.
-Use one day disposable contacts during allergy season so that you insert a fresh, pollen free lens each day. This will greatly reduce your symptoms and keep your eyes itch-free.
-For those who have moderate to severe allergies, discontinuing contact lenses when the pollen is at its peak cuts down on the pollen “sticking” on the lens and staying on the eye all day. If using single use lenses is not reducing your symptoms, switching to glasses during peak season may be a better choice.
5.) Warning signs of something more serious.
If you have pain, decreased vision, or redness that gets worse, it could be signs of other eye issues and you should see the doctor right away.
6.) What about the kiddos?
-Be sure to encourage kids to wash their hands and face after recess or coming in from outdoors.
-Have them change their clothes when they return home for the day.
-Keep bedroom windows closed during peak pollen days.
-Change pillow case if kids did not wash hair that day.
-Discuss with their pediatrician options for treating their overall allergy symptoms, like taking an oral allergy pill.
Establishing the cause and having a doctor manage your eye allergies will help make sure you suffer less, click here to make an appointment with the doctors at eye2eye.More
We’re celebrating Earth Day at both of our locations, all year long. We’re committed to doing our part to take care of our planet; we offer a year-round eyewear recycling program. We accept your old prescription glasses and donate them to the Lions Club to be used for those in need! We’re also proud to carry Eco brand eyewear, an earth-friendly line of eyewear made from 100% recycled materials.
Stop by either of our locations, Del Ray or Hilltop, to recycle your old glasses.
Del Ray Office
1502 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301
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6475 Old Beulah Street, Alexandria VA 22315
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Join us for our annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on Thursday 6/22 from 5pm-7pm at both our Hilltop and Del Ray locations and save 50% off ALL frames and sunglasses, no exclusions. Seriously. This is our biggest sale of the year and you DO NOT want to miss it. Shop your favorite designer sunglasses and frames and stock up for summer.
*50% off includes frames and sunglasses does not included lensesMore
Join us January 26th-January 28th for our Winter Clearance Sale at our Hilltop location! You’ll save 50% off frames when you purchase lenses. Save on tons of our favorite brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Lafont, and many more.
For details and restrictions, please see store and opticians for details.More
Happy Holidays from the eye2eye team! We hope you get to enjoy some cozy down time with family, friends and loved ones this holiday season. We’ve made a few adjustments to our schedule so our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families.
eye2eye Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve – Closed
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – 9am-1pm
New Years Day – Closed
Monday 1/2 – Closed
We’re excited to take part in the Ladies Night Out Del Ray shopping event! So many great Del Ray boutiques are joining together to offer a fun night of sipping + shopping for the ladies of Del Ray and their gal pals. We’ll be open, swing by and try on some fantastic frames and take advantage of your FSA benefits before you lose them at the year’s end.
Eye2eye is turning 8! Help us celebrate our anniversary Monday October 17th at our Del Ray location and Wednesday October 19th from 10am-2pm.
For our patients who scheduled exams during the event, we’ll be offering complimentary makeovers ($125 value) from the celebrity makeup artist behind Phenomenal Faces, Jennifer Lee. Jennifer works with NBC Universal, she’s worked with top makeup brands like YSL and Sephora. She’ll help you refresh your look as well as help your frames work with your eye makeup.
We’ll also have two trunk shows from two of our best selling brands – Etnia at our Del Ray location and Lafont at our Hilltop location. Representatives will be on hand to style you from a wide selection of frames. We’ll have a great selection on hand of mens frames as well.
We’re also offering free non-glare lens treatment on lenses purchased during the event, this is a $169 value.
We’ll have light refreshments and birthday cake of course, so come by on Monday 10/17 or Wednesday 10/19 and help us celebrate our anniversary.More
We’re celebrating our anniversary! We’ll be offering makeovers by the talented Phenomenal Faces as well as trunk shows from two of our best selling brands, Lafont and Etnia. See the details below and information about pre-booking so you can reserve your spot for a makeover.
Del Ray Anniversary Celebration
When: Monday 10/17/16 10am-2pm
Where: Del Ray Office, 1502 Mt Vernon Ave Alexandria, VA 22301
What: A party of course! We’ll be celebrating our anniversary with professional makeovers by Phenomenal Faces, please book your appointment for an exam in advance to take advantage of the makeover offer. We’ll also have a trunk show from one of our best selling brands Etnia for you to shop.
How: Book your appointment for an eye exam + makeover on 10/17 by clicking here.
Hilltop Anniversary Celebration
When: Wednesday 10/19/16 10am-2pm
Where: Hilltop Office, 6475 Old Buelah St Alexandria, VA 22305
What: A party of course! We’ll be celebrating our anniversary with professional makeovers by Phenomenal Faces, please book your appointment for an exam in advance to take advantage of the makeover offer. We’ll also have a trunk show from one of our best selling brands Lafont for you to shop.
How: Book your appointment for an eye exam + makeover on 10/19 by clicking here.
We hope you’ll join us for one of our celebrations!More