Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican last Thursday night to make a surprise visit to a Rome optical shop to get another pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old spectacles be re-utilized and that he would pay for them. Many optical shops around the world and in Seattle, WA, have developed their own version of a donation platform where they will recycle your old pair and give them to people in need.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), is highly upset about the ostensible high prices of eyeglasses, demanding Sunday that federal authorities make it easier for consumers to shop for better deals. If put into legislation, this means that eyeglasses in Seattle and across the nation could see dramatic decreases in cost, but what would this mean for the consumer? Will the quality of frames be diminished? Will eye-exams in turn cost more because glasses are cheaper? Optical shops not only in Seattle, but everywhere will likely try to offset the mandatory decreases in some shape or form.
If you’re a parent in search for the right pair of eyeglasses in Seattle, you probably already know that walking into an optical shop or optometrist’s clinic will be a daunting task. You have to know which frames your child will be willing to wear and which pair will last longer than the ride home. It’s important to note that most children that need glasses are nearsighted or farsighted which can determine things like how often your child should wear his/her glasses and how thick the lenses might be. Here are three items to consider when making your trip to Eyes on You Seattle or your preferred optometry clinic.
Picking the right pair of eyeglasses can be a pain, especially if you have a lot of options to choose from. Which color should you get? What material should they be made out of? What prescription should you get? These are just some of the questions that may cross your mind and that Dr. Lawson at Eyes on You Seattle can help you address. As a downtown Seattle optical shop and optometry clinic, we are frequently bombarded with questions by clients regarding the best vision options. Here are the top three things to consider before buying your next pair of eyeglasses.
So, we already know a couple of the truths (link to previous EoY blog) behind many of the myths we were brought up to believe about eye health and vision. But there’s more! As an optical shop in downtown Seattle, we were astounded by the existence of some of these myths, but of course, we’re a bit biased. Check out some of these popular eye myths and the truth behind them all.
At Eyes on You, a downtown Seattle optical shop, we often hear interesting beliefs about maintaining your eye health and various ostensible detriments, but how many are actually true? As a Seattle optometrist, Dr. Lawson is well-versed in distinguishing between the truths and the myths of optometry, and can help guide you in the right direction. For instance, reading this very article - no matter the size of font or brightness of light will not permanently damage your eyes. Although how many of us grew up thinking that trying to read in the dark or reading too-small font sizes would cripple our optical receptors? Or that squinting will lead to poor vision? Fortunately, these things will only lead to temporary eye strain and perhaps crow’s feet. Let’s now dispel or reveal what little truth may be behind these popular eye beliefs.
When you think of Seattle, you probably think of two things: the space needle and its particularly cloudy year-long weather. You might also believe that eye damage due to sunlight exposure is a rare occurrence in Seattle, but don’t let the clouds fool you! Although they may not seem as harsh, UV rays are still passing through the clouds. Dr. Lawson, an expert Seattle optometrist at the optical shop Eyes on You Seattle, is quite familiar with these kinds of degenerative issues and can help treat your vision-related problems. Without the proper protection, sunlight or UV rays (link to sunglasses blog) can dramatically damage your eyesight, especially if you go tanning.
Previously we discussed what you can eat to be your own Seattle optometrist (link to previous article). We went over a few foods you could consume in order to improve and/or maintain your vision. As we see, the most common type of eye ailment is macular degeneration. We, a downtown Seattle optical shop, under the care of Dr. Evie Lawson, regularly treat eye disorders associated with macular degeneration. Before making your next optometry appointment, be sure to check out these few foods that can help improve your eyesight.
As your eyes are critical to everyday functioning, it is important to maintain and even improve your eye health by having the right diet and food regimen. There are several dietary supplements that boast huge claims on whether they are beneficial to the eyes and many claims are bogus. However, many supplements such as Vitamin E are significantly helpful in maintaining your eyesight.
The end of summer is quickly coming to an end, and we’re sad to see it go. To honor the end of what has been a great season for us, we at Eyes on You Seattle are throwing an End-of-Summer luau featuring exclusive eyewear from Maui Jim! At this downtown Seattle, optical shop, you’ll be able to try on Maui Jim sunglasses and see for yourself what makes Maui Jim’s lens technology stand out among all the rest. If you’re in town or close by, stop in on September 11th from 12pm-6pm and September 12th from 10am-4pm for food, fun, and drink!
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