Do You Get Headaches When Reading Fine Print?

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by clvc

It may be a sign of presbyopia.  Presbyopia is an unavoidable age-related process that generally occurs sometime during our 40s.  It’s caused from a gradual thickening, and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside your eye; which results in the inability to focus on close-up objects.  Presbyopia causes people to experience blurred near vision while reading, doing close-up work, or working at the computer.

There are a number of solutions for dealing with presbyopia, such as eyeglasses with bifocal or progressive lenses, reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses, monovision and even some surgical options as well. 

Go to our website to find out if laser vision correction can eliminate the need for reading glasses.




Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted on March 8th, 2011 by clvc

Thousands of eye injuries occur in the workplace every year.  However, 90% of all workplace eye injuries can be avoided by using proper safety eyewear so; the first step toward eye wellness may simply be obtaining proper eye protection.  Safety eyewear is now available in a variety of new styles and materials that make it more attractive and comfortable to wear. Check out our online optical.

Other things you can do at work to increase your eye safety is to make sure you have proper lighting for the various tasks you may be performing and always allow your eyes periodic breaks from long hours in front of your computer screen.  Promoting eye health in the workplace can save businesses money in the long run.




Spring/Summer 2011 Eyewear Trends

Posted on March 1st, 2011 by clvc

March is here and spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to take a look at what 2011 will bring in eyewear trends.  The selection of “what’s hot” for Spring/Summer eyewear has never been more varied.  We’re seeing influences from the ‘80s as well as the ‘50s, but with a modern twist to them. 

Geek chic is in vogue, as was evident at the Oscars.  Look for straightforward minimal styles, thick framed spectacles or delicate wire-rims, soft neutrals and wood or leather accents.

Let your inner ‘50s rebel shine through with sophisticated and sleek styles featuring hard and clean lines, glamorous cat-eyes and shields, dark metallic spikes, studs, chains and mirrored lenses.

Take a trip back to 1980 and try on a pair of glasses with big circles and rounded squares frames in bold bright colors and gold accents to add to the ‘80s drama.

If you watched the Grammy’s this year, there’s no doubt that aviator frames continue to be popular this season.  Look for earthy neutrals paired with bright accents and tinted lenses in statement colors.   

Stop by our optical and take a look to see what’s new, or find your perfect match online.