October is Breast Cancer awareness month.
This month means much more to us at Family Eye Care Center as we support one of our own as she fights her own battle with breast cancer.
Exciting News, we are now carrying NERDWAX!
ANYONE WHO WEARS GLASSES KNOWS THE STRUGGLE OF SLIPPERY SPECS!If it’s hot, your sunglasses will slip down your greasy nose. If it’s cold, your prescription specs will slide down your dry nose. Is there no relief? Actually, now there is – in the form of a lip-balm sized tube of wax. Nerdwax is a little tube of all-natural, organic ingredients designed to create a layer of friction between your skin and glasses. Wax is beneficial to skin thanks to organic ingredients, and will mean that sensitive skin won’t break out from usage. SO, HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK? Step 1: wipe any residue or facial oil from your glasses Step 2: Apply Nerdwax to the bridge, behind the ears or nosepads of the glasses Step 3: Wear your specs with confidence and joy
With the fall sport season kicking off, does your children have all the protective gear they need to play safely? Did you know 90% of eye injuries are preventable with appropriate protective eye wear. For the month of August we are offering an amazing deal on all sports protective prescription eye wear.
High-Risk SportsFor all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently and protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses should be worn for sports such as basketball, baseball, racquet sports, soccer and field hockey. Choose eye wear that has been tested to meet safety standards.
A couple of things you can do to protect your eyes while playing sports:1. Never play sports with your regular prescription glasses. These tend to be fragile and can shatter on impact, sending glass shards into your eyes.2. Pick sports eyewear that has padding around the eyes, brow and the bridge of the nose to prevent any skin cuts.3. See your optometrist in order to have the appropriate type of sports eyewear chosen and fitted specifically for you.4. If you have reduced vision in one eye, consider the risks of injuring the stronger eye before participating in high risk sports. Check with your optometrist to see if appropriate eye protection is available and whether or not participation is advised.
Some of the sports injuries sustained by eyes include:- Scratched corneas- Cataracts caused by eye trauma- Swollen retinas- Fractured eye sockets These injuries can lead to vision loss and permanent problems with eyes. Because of this, it’s a good idea to always take precautions when playing out on the field.
The eyes are perhaps the most important organs in terms of senses. By taking care of them when on the field, you can protect your eyesight for many years to come.
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
To spread the word about this ''silent blinding diseases,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of preventable permanent vision loss.
Happy New years from Family Eye Care Center!
Have you made your new years resolution yet?
How about a new look?
Come check out the new eyewear lines for 2016.
It may be the new look you looking for!!!
We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Our office will be closed Wed. Dec 23- Fri. Dec. 25
Did you know prescription eye glasses and sunglasses are medical devices and your flex funds can be spent on prescription glasses.
If you participate in a flex spending account through your employer, time may be running out. Some plans require the money you've contributed to be spent by December 31 or you may risk loosing it.
Stop in and check out our selection of glasses and sunglasses. Don't let your hard earned money go to waste!
Family Eye Care Center is excited to announce we have a new family member!
Congratulations to Dr. Jackson and her husband Adam on the birth of their baby girl
Hazel Mae, born 11/13/15
True or False?
If you see well and are a healthy person, regular eye exams are unnecessary?
Cleaning your glasses is just a normal part of your daily routine when you are a glasses wearer. Peeps is the all new, Revolutionary cleaning product by Lenspen!
Designed specifically for cleaning eyeglasses, sunglasses, and reading glasses, Peeps uses our unique invisible carbon cleaning compound to safely and easily clean your glasses.
Peeps is a small hand held device that uses carbon to attract and remove the oils that can smudge and smear the surface of your lenses. The other end of the product has a brush designed to prevent scratching to the delicate surface coatings of your glasses. No spray or extra cloths are needed.
How to use Peeps... Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9zFD-v6jP8
Now is a great time to remind you about the importance of protecting and preserving one of your most important senses: your sight.
You should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam yearly to check for common eye problems. If you haven't had an exam in a while, schedule one this month.
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the CareCredit, the nation's leading patient payment program
Eye injuries can occur during any activity. One of the highest causes of eye injury is sports especially in children. But eye injuries can occur at home doing basic repairs, yard work, cooking, cleaning, working in the garage or at work, especially construction jobs. At work, know the eye safety dangers and eliminate them prior to working, especially welding or flying objects, hammering metal on metal or radiation.