Getting a Full Night's Sleep for Healthy Eyes

 

 

 Getting Enough Sleep?

We all know that getting enough sleep is important for overall health and well-being.  From blood pressure to emotional mood to weight loss, sleep is a vital part of our lives.  Many of us do not get nearly enough, and our health can suffer because of it.  

How much is enough?  The Mayo Clinic reports that adults should get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night for optimal health (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898).  Many of us do not reach this threshold, and it can have some impacts on our bodies- including our eyes.

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep apnea is a big culprit for eye problems.  It occurs when the soft pallate collapses during sleep, which reduces oxygen flow.  This can lead to a myriad of eye conditions including optic neuropathy, glaucoma, floppy eyelid syndrome, and retinal vein occlusion. It can even lead to resistance in recovery from age-related macular degeneration (F. Lowry, Untreated Sleep Apnea Interferes with Treatment for AMD, Medscape, May 28, 2012.).  Many of these conditions can lead to irreversible vision loss.

Eye Strain

Most of us are on devices for some part of our day (and some for almost all of their day).  Getting a good, restful sleep can allow our eyes to recover from all that screen time and for the focusing muscles to relax.

Eye Twitching

Have you ever had an eyelid twitch that won't go away no matter what you do?  Ocular myokymia is a benign (albeit annoying) condition where the upper or lower eyelid twitches for short intervals at a time.  It can last a few weeks to a month. Typical causes for this condition include not getting enough sleep, too much stress, and too much caffeine.

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Etnia Barcelona Frames a Big Hit at Frame Show!

Our Etnia Barcelona rep was in the office with every frame in every color!  There were so many, we had to spill out onto the sidewalk!  Patients commented often on how beautiful and vibrant the colors are in this line, and we couldn't agree more!  Looking at the pictures, you can get an idea of how unique these frames are!  All of the colors are carefully designed and produced by the brand.  Etnia constantly is looking ahead to see what trends may be coming in fashion and art to select their colors.  They conduct these studies twice a year to be sure they are on the cutting edge of design!  Etnia also features a Vintage Collection featuring colors and textures from the 70s.  Etnia also boasts a sun collection, with mineral glass lenses that are anti-reflective, anti-scratch, and repel oils (like fingerprints).  Their anti-scratch properties are truly impressive.

 

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Color Was the Theme

With such a colorful line, we wanted to emphasize that with our decorations!  Our staff made rainbow paper chains and gave out little jars of colorful M&Ms to our guests.  A lot goes into each frame show, and this one was no different!

 

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Grand Prize Winner?

Our door prize for this frame show was a Yeti Tundra 35.  The winner will be announced shortly, so keep your fingers crossed!

 

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For the first time, Precision Eye Care is offering 50% off a complete pair as part of our Frame Show!  Take 50% off your complete pair of glasses when you purchase an Etnia Barcelona frame!

Etnia Barcelona has a wide variety of frames for men, women, and kids.  They even have sunglasses!  As part of our frame show, our rep will be in the office with the entire line-  far more than we normally carry!  This will allow you to try on any frame you might be interested and see how it looks and feels before making your decision.

Etnia Barcelona is an independent frame line.  Their frames boast vibrant color and design.  They use natural acetate, which is a material made from cotton.  There is also a wide selection of metallic frames which incorporate unique design elements.

The company also has a charitable foundation which works to improve the visual health of the most vulnerable children.  It strives to raise awareness of the importance of eye care for kids to ensure academic success and improve quality of life.

*Offers cannot be combined with insurance, see office for details.

 

 

Halloween is a great chance to spend some time with our kids and meet neighbors!  There will be lots of little ghouls, witches, and goblins out with their mummies, so make sure to drive slowly and alertly!  Here's some tips to help keep you safe!  And kids- make sure you let your parents check your candy before you eat it! 
Halloween Safety Tips

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor!

Our office is proud to offer the Ultimate Lens Package- the latest in technology from Essilor combining the best vision, clarity, and protection into one lens! 

What is the Ultimate Lens Package?

For Single Vision lenses, this includes Eyezen+, Crizal Sapphire 360, and Transitions.  It's a lens that reduces strain technology causes on our eyes (smartphones, tablets, computers), blocks harmful UV and blue light from entering our eyes, provides extra sharp vision, and provides comfortable vision in changing light conditions.

For Progressive Lens wearers, this includes Varilux X series, Crizal Sapphite 360, and Transitions.  It has the same features as above, and this brand new progressive lens is one of the very best we've seen at giving comfortable vision at all distances without some of the distortion and swim noticed in other progressive lenses.  It has a revolutionary design to keep more in focus!  Check out this video to see the difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6t4DWXQbE0

You said "Double Your Lenses for FREE"- tell me how this works!

From September 12-December 31, 2017, when you purchase a complete pair of glasses with the Ultimate Lens Package, you will receive a second set of lenses of equal or lesser value FREE!  This is a great way to get that second pair you've been needing for the computer, for a backup, or for sunglasses!  Both pairs must be purchased on the same day and for the same patient.  Frames must be purchased with both sets of lenses, and the free lenses must include one of the following: Varilux X series, Eyezen +, Crizal Sapphire 360, Transitions, or Xperio UV.

For more information, watch this short video, and come visit our office!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUT5RIq0C5M

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