Celebrate Summer with Designer Frames!

Celebrate Summer with Designer Frames!Get 20% off your first pair of designer glasses, including #Dior, #Armani, #Coach and more, and a second pair for #FREE. See in store for details.

Check out the links to claim the offer available at the following locations of 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore – Winter Park, Melbourne, and Orange City.

This web exclusive offer is available at all 3 locations while supplies last.

You can even get an eye exam done during your visit.  You can get an appointment and schedule an eye exam with a 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Independent Optometrist. Walk-ins are also welcome.  However, please allow 15 to 20 minutes prior to your appointment or walking in to complete the necessary paperwork.

We look forward to seeing you.

How to Maintain Your Eyeglass

Maintain EyeglassesEyeglasses can be a pain to care for, what with smears, smudges, fingerprints, fogging? Ever wonder how to keep them in good repair so they’ll last until your next eye exam? Want to be able to see through them without the smudges?

1.Take them off using two hands, instead of one. This keeps the earpieces straight and in the right alignment. Taking them off one-handed stretches them out and makes them loose.

2. Don’t put your glasses on the top of your head. This can distort the shape, and there’s a greater chance of them falling off and getting damaged that way.

3.Try not to push them up on your nose by sticking your finger on the nosepiece (right between your eyes) if they’re wire-framed. This causes stress on the nose pads, and the center part of the frame, and if they’re any color but silver, it wears the finish off them. This can be very conspicuous at that spot. Instead, grasp the lenses by putting your thumb at the bottom and fingers at the top, and then move them to where you want them to sit on your face.

4. Purchase a microfiber optical cleaning cloth. These are generally available at optometrists, chemists and supermarkets for a few dollars. To clean them, hold your glasses firmly in one hand. Rinse the glasses with clean water to remove any dust or dirt particles. Take the cloth in your preferred hand and gently rub both sides of each lenses until you can see no smudges. Breathe on them gently so that you can see any spots you missed in the fog, and wipe them quickly, before it evaporates. Never use the following:

  • Clothing – dirt trapped in the fibers can scratch the lenses.
  • Paper towels or tissues – these fibers scratch lenses.
  • A dirty microfiber cloth – when you’re not using the microfiber cloth, put it in the eyeglass case; if it collects dust, it’ll scratch the lenses, rather than clean them.

5. Use a prepared solution to dissolve any spots, still not happy? Buy some glasses lens cleaning spray, available from the same places. Spray a small amount on both sides of each lens, and repeat the above.

6. Buy an eyeglass repair kit. These are available at the counter of some markets, major drugstores, eyeglass vendors, and optometrists’ offices. Sometimes the screws that hold the arms on can come loose, which prevents the arm from ‘gripping’ the sides of your head as well. You can either get a tiny screwdriver and tighten them yourself, or visit your optometrist and have them do it for you.

7. Have them adjusted once or twice per year. This goes with the above step. If you go back to where you got them every six months to one year, they will most likely adjust your glasses free of charge. The optical technician will examine them for wear and tear, tighten any loose screws, check the fit again, just as if it were the day you bought them and make them just like new. Any replacement parts needed are usually supplied for free, too, or for a nominal charge. Often, any optical dispensing place will do this for free whether you bought them there or not.

8. Keep your glasses in a case when you aren’t wearing them. Get one free from your optician, or buy one. When you take your glasses off, put them in the case to keep them from getting scratched. The best ones are the ones that open and close, rather than the ones you slide the glasses into. Even the act of slipping them in can rub against the lenses and cause minute scratches, which your eyes perceive as haze. Any particles, scratches, or tiny hairline fissures will make it harder for you to see perfectly through your glasses, especially at night or in darkened rooms (light will travel along those scratches, creating halos and prisms). If you aren’t putting them in a case, at least make sure the lenses are up, away from any surfaces.

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How to Maintain EyeglassesHow many pairs of prescription glasses do you own? Many of us only own one pair of glasses as they can be quite costly. The problem with this is that our eyeglasses don’t always match our outfit or desired style for the day

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore offers a special online eyeglass discount coupon each month. For the month of June, our goal is to provide you with glasses for every outfit. To get you started, we’re offering 30% off your first pair of glasses and a second pair for free.

If you haven’t purchased new eyeglasses in a while, your prescription may need updating. Each 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location has an independent optometrist onsite who will be happy to check your eyes. Walk-in’s are welcome but remember to leave yourself approximately 15 minutes to fill out the required paperwork.

How to Choose Appropriate Eye Protection

Wear Eye ProtectionYour eyes are sensitive and they need protection, especially when working with equipment that can cause burns or create flying debris that may penetrate the eye. Using the appropriate eye protection for your activity could save your sight.

Know that there are several types of eye protection available. Some provide protection from dust and debris. Others protect your eyes from burning rays and molten metals. The following is a list of eye protection devices and what they are used for.

1. Safety glasses

  • Regular eyeglasses and sunglasses provide protection from debris and rays that comes toward the front of your face only.
  • If you wear eyeglasses, use impact resistant lenses.
  • Safety glasses have heavier lenses and can withstand shock better than an ordinary eyeglass lens.
  • Use safety glasses that have been treated for anti-fog.
  • Make sure the glasses fit properly and are secure.

2. Goggles

  • Goggles protect your eyes against both a front and a side blow.
  • Chemical splash or unvented goggles protect against chemical vapors and liquids.
  • Always wear goggles when striking hardened metal and hardened metal surfaces to protect the eyes from flying metal debris.
  • Use a face shield over safety glasses or goggles for even better protection.
  • Goggles designed after ski-type goggles with high air flow reduce fogging and provide better debris and splash protection.

3. Face shields

  • Face shields protect the face from liquid splashes, dust, and airborne refuse.
  • Standard face shields offer very little protection against high impact. There are special types of shields available that provide impact resistance.
  • To be extra cautious, you can wear your goggles or safety glasses under the face shield.
  • Face shields should be worn if you are using a sprayer, chipper, grinder, or are near chemicals or blood-borne hazards.

4. Special protection for welders

  • Always wear a welding helmet. This protects your eyes from the burning rays. It also protects your face and neck from the splatter of molten metal and slag.
  • Ensure that the welding helmet has a colored lens with at least a No. 10 shade if welding with 200 amperes or less. Consult a welder’s safety instruction manual if you are in doubt of which helmet is best for the job.
  • Protect your eyes after you have lifted your helmet.
  • Wear eye protection when working in industrial situations or using power tools and when playing sports.

Tips

  • Always wear proper eye protection when drilling, welding, sawing, spray painting, grinding, handling chemicals, or working in a dusty environment.
  • Make it a habit to put on safety glasses or goggles when working with hand or power tools.
  • Never look at an arc (from any distance) with the naked eye while someone else is welding.
  • Make sure your prescription safety glasses have side shields.
  • Polycarbonate or Trivex® lenses should be worn when working in high impact areas.

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If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, please feel free to drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location or schedule an exam online. We have over 4000 thousand frames to choose from and we’re known for having a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have in-house optometrists that are available for full eye examinations. Check out our coupons page for current offerings as well.

How to Stop Eye Twitching

Why do my eyes twitch? We’ve all had this happen at one point or another.  Maybe you stayed up late studying or perhaps you stared at your computer for hours on end.  Either way, eye twitching can be extremely annoying and hard to get rid of.  Most of us don’t require medical attention for involuntary eye twitching.

Don’t you hate when your eyelid starts contracting on its own? Especially at the most inconvenient time! I used to experience multiple eye twitches and sometimes there were different muscles involved. All of the advices to reduce caffeine intake were just myths. None of the antihistamine pills worked. None of the relaxing mind exercises helped. My eyelids kept twitching. My eyebrows were jumping on their own upper cheeks were still convulsing. But I found out how to stop all of upper face muscle dance. The solution is so easy that most of the people with severe eye twitching problems do not even believe in it!

1.Start with hard blinking. Close your eyes as tight as possible. Squeeze them as much as you can and then suddenly open up unexpectedly wide. Execute this type of blinking until the tears burst out of your eyes.

2. Massage lightly your bottom eyelids in a circular motion using your middle fingers.

3.Blink for a half a minute. Try to do that with adequate speed, and at the same time, make the movements very light. Imagine that your eyelashes are butterfly’s wings. The process of blinking is extremely important to your eyes – it relaxes most of the eye muscles, lubricates and cleanses the eyeballs.

4. Close your eyes halfway down. You will notice that your upper eyelids constantly tremble with different amplitude. Concentrate your efforts on stopping this trembling.

5.  Blink for a minute with your eyes closed.

6. Spend 2 minutes to give yourself an Acupressure Massage

7. If you can do any Eye Hydrotherapy Procedures

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When to Contact Your Optometrist

Taking good care of your eyes is extremely important, so if you’re experiencing an eye twitch that lasts more than seven days, results in your eye being permanently shut, moves into your entire face, causes redness or swelling and/or changes into a drooping eyelid, contact your Optometrist right away.  Please feel free to contact our in-house 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Optometrist who will be more than happy to see you as soon as possible.

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How to Prevent Development of Cataracts

Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we’re concerned with keeping our Orlando patients’ vision as clear as possible. We also want you and your family to have healthy eyes for the upcoming Spring. In addition to getting an annual eye examination.

Prevent Development of CataractsCataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world today. By the age of 65, over 90% of people have a cataract.Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become clouded; the loss of vision is gradual and painless, so it can be difficult to know that it is happening at first. While you should always speak to your health professional for guidance about preventing and treating cataracts, there are some healthy practices which you can pursue to help keep your vision in great shape for years to come. This article provides some suggestions, with a gentle reminder that there is no surefire way to prevent them but keeping in good health is always a good approach, as is awareness of the potential.

  1. Protect your eyes from the sun. Long-term exposure to the sun is dangerous for many reasons from skin cancer to the promotion of cataracts. Pop on the sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat and stay indoors between the hours of 11am and 3pm
  2. 2.        Avoid smoking. Smoking releases free radicals into your body, reducing its capacity to repair damage.
  3. Know if you have any predisposing factors. Some of the following things can set you up for cataracts:
  • Long-term steroid use
  • German measles while you were in the womb
  • Diabetes (type 2) – an inherent inability to metabolize carbohydrates; diabetics are known to get cataracts faster
  • Obesity
  • Toxin overload – chemicals etc. that you might have been exposed to or worked with
  • Eye injuries and eye diseases
  1. Eat your dark, leafy green veggies and fruits in abundance. An Ohio State University study has shown that these play a key role in cataract prevention. The antioxidants in kale, spinach and collard greens have been proven to work against cataract formation.

Tip

Always seek proper and full advice from your health professional; every individual is different and your own circumstances cannot be solved by reading articles online.

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When was the last time you and your family members had an eye examination? Drop by any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location and meet with an Independent Optometrist. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come at least 20 minutes to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.  Check out our previous post regarding interesting eye health information for more neat facts about eye care.

By getting your eyes checked regularly, you’ll be able to keep them healthy your whole life. Neglect can be costly!

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How to Get Dirt Out of Your Eye

How to Get Dirt Out of Your EyeIf you have injury or trauma to the eye that causes eye pain or interferes with vision, close the eye and gently hold a cool compress on it on your way to see a doctor. However, if you get small foreign bodies in your eye, such as dirt or other particles, it may not be a medical emergency. Your eyes have their own mechanisms in place to deal with the situation and there are things you can do to help them.

  1. Close your eyelids gently and get a tissue. Your eye may be increasing tear production to flush out the dirt. Allow your eyes to water and the tears to wash them clean. Do not rub your eyes: use the tissue to gently blot up the overflow as it washes out of your eye.
  2. Make yourself cry to wash your eyes with tears if they are not watering on their own in response to the particle in your eye. Thinking of something that makes you sad might help with tear production.
  3. Blink your eye several times. The blinking reflex in the eye allows the lashes and lids to move tears, bacteria and debris out of the eye.
  4. Stretch you upper eyelid over your lower eyelid and then blink your eye repeatedly. This allows the lashes on the lower lid to sweep the dirt out of your eye.
  5. Wash the dirt out of your eye using an over-the-counter eyewash or clean water with an eye cup. You can also apply gentle pressure with stream of water to wash debris from your eye, using your fingers to hold your lids open.

6. Seek emergency medical treatment right away if these attempts have failed to get the dirt or other debris out of your eye. Visit an eye doctor at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore and have a complete eye examination. We have experienced ophthalmologists who diagnose eye disease and eye problems and they also do eye checkups and prescribe eye glasses and contacts lenses. If you have any query about eye problem feel free to contact us.

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How to Maintain Health of the Eye

Maintain Health of the EyeTaking steps to maintain healthy eyes will help you keep your vision and also promote overall health. Many things that promote eye health also improve general health, including eating right, exercising, taking vitamins, drinking enough water and getting adequate sleep. Visit the eye doctor and take steps to protect your eyes from sunlight and airborne hazards that may cause vision loss.

Visit an eye doctor at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore and have a complete eye examination every couple of years if you are over age 40. Children should have complete eye examinations at ages 6 months and 3 years. Youths age 4 to 19 should have the more basic eye screenings every year during medical checkups. People should have a complete eye exam at least once between ages 20 to 29, and twice between ages 30 and 39.

Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist if you have itching, swelling, puffiness, redness or irritation around the eye or eyelid. See a doctor if you have blurred vision or loss of vision. These conditions may be symptoms of eye disease.

The medical industry has made major advancements in treating eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, macular degeneration or other eye disease, take your medications and follow the doctor’s orders.

Ask your eye doctor about special prescription glasses for working on computers. The prescription for your regular glasses or contacts may not be right for computer work. Working on a computer can strain eyesight.

Wear sunglasses treated with ultraviolet protection when outdoors. Reducing ultraviolet light exposure will prevent damage from sunlight. Brown cataracts, also called sunshine cataracts, and macular degeneration have been linked to exposure to sunlight.

Limit your time outdoors in the summer sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., especially if you already have eye disease. Sunlight strikes the Earth at less of an angle and is more intense when high overhead in midday and in summer.

Wear eye protection when working in industrial situations or using power tools and when playing sports. Eye injuries resulting in vision loss or blindness may happen when working around airborne or hazardous materials.

Maintain a healthy weight, eat proper nutrition and get exercise to help prevent diabetes and diabetes-related eye disorders and blindness. The improved circulation of blood that comes with a getting good nutrition and exercise will also help keep eyes healthy.

  If you have diabetes, maintain careful control in order to help prevent diabetic retinopathy, which can result in blindness.

  To get proper nutrition eat lean meats, low-fat dairy, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, whole grains. Cook with fats derived from plants like canola oil, nut oils or olive oil.

Consume certain foods and drinks that may help prevent eye disease. Drink green tea, carrot juice and eat carrots, tomatoes, peaches, papaya, mangoes, garlic, spinach, turkey, chicken, nuts, sunflower seeds and yogurt. These foods contain vitamins, minerals and other chemicals that may help keep eyes healthy.

Ask your doctor about vitamin and dietary supplements that research has shown may prevent or even reverse eye disease. Studies have shown taurine, R-lipoic acid, xanthophylls, bilberry, quercetin, gingko biloba, zinc, carnosine and vitamins A, C and E to be healthy for eyes.

Get adequate sleep every night so your eyes are rested and not strained.

Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration that can damage eyes.

Avoid rubbing your eyes if your eyes itch or feel tired.

If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, please feel free to drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location or schedule an exam online. We have over 4000 thousand frames to choose from and we’re known for having a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have in-house optometrists that are available for full eye examinations. Check out our coupons page for current offerings as well.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is a family owned company that has been serving the Orange City, Melbourne and Winter Park areas for many years.  We look forward to becoming your number one source for all your eye care and eye fashion needs.  You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on eye trends and eye health.

We have experienced ophthalmologists who diagnose eye disease and they also do eye checkups and prescribe of eye glasses or contacts lenses.

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