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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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We’ve all heard that eating carrots will improve our vision. They may not give us super night vision, but eating them can help keep our eyes healthy.

What we choose to eat is one of the most important variables to our health. It affects our weight, our energy levels, our risk of many types of disease—the list goes on and on. Today, the item on that list we’re most interested in is how diet affects eye health.

Important Building Blocks Of Eye Health

Our eyes need certain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to maintain peak functionality, so the foods we eat can make a big difference to our vision, especially in the long term.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Studies have linked these two nutrients to a reduced risk of chronic eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. The best sources of them in our diet are eggs and leafy greens.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain function and a strong immune system, and research has shown that they play an important role in visual development and retinal function. The top source of omega-3 fatty acids is fish, although they are also present in many other foods.

Vitamins C and E

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is an antioxidant that may lower the risk of developing cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and loss of visual acuity. Citrus fruits are great sources of vitamin C, but most other fruits and vegetables also contain it. Vitamin E is another antioxidant. It protects our eyes from dangerous molecules called “free radicals” that disrupt healthy tissue. Nuts and sweet potatoes are great sources.

Vitamin A and Zinc

The mineral zinc is an important “helper molecule” for all kinds of healthy processes in our bodies, including transporting vitamin A from the liver to the retina. No matter how many carrots we eat, the vitamin A is useless without zinc. Oysters have by far the most zincper serving of any food, but it’s also present in other meatsbeans, and nuts.

Vitamin A helps our eyes convert light into brainwaves and is integral to the structure of the cornea (the clear structure at the front of the eye). Vitamin A deficiency leads to blindness in between a quarter and half a million children every year.

So how do we get vitamin A? By eating foods with beta-carotene, vitamin A’s key ingredient. That’s where carrots come in, but it’s present in other yellow, orange, and leafy green fruits and vegetables. It’s actually what gives them their color!

To learn a bit more about Vitamin A and how carrots affect our vision, watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYnx3RUuzs


Eye-Healthy Recipes

Knowing what foods are healthy for your eyes is one thing, but finding great recipes is another! Try this baby carrot soup for a delicious way to get that much needed Vitamin A, or this roasted wild salmon and dill for your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Do you have any additional eye-healthy recipes to share? Let us know in the comments below!

Diet Is Only One Piece Of The Puzzle

Eating all the right foods to promote healthy eyes is certainly a great step, but it’s not a replacement for regular eye exams. Problems unrelated to nutrition can still occur, and early detection is crucial for dealing with those problems. If it’s been a while since your last eye exam, we’d love to see you!

Thank you for being part of our practice family!

Top image by Flickr user Ján Sokoly used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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