Essential Nutrients Your Eyes Need

Your eyesight is your most precious sense. Add the foods on this list into your weekly diet to keep your eyes beautiful, healthy, and well protected.

Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Essential Nutrients Your Eyes Need

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Vision Loss and Depression

Vision Loss and DepressionPeople with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to the study.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older, the rate of depression was about 11 percent among people with self-reported vision loss and about 5 percent among those who did not report vision loss, according to the study, which was published online March 7 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

After accounting for a number of factors — including age, sex and general health — the study concluded there was a significant association between self-reported vision loss and depression.

“Better recognition of depression among people reporting reduced ability to perform routine activities of daily living due to vision loss is warranted,” they concluded.

Depression can feel overwhelming but it should not be ignored, accepted or expected to go away on its own. It’s a treatable medical condition. Know the signs and take them seriously.

A person with vision loss becomes depressed seems more related to the impact the vision loss has on a person’s functioning rather than to the actual severity of vision loss.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or down, seek help from a medical or mental health professional. Don’t ignore symptoms or expect them to go away on their own. Depression is a treatable medical condition by taking precaution and Medical treatment you can save your precious Vision.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore® keeps you updated on various eye diseases and eye conditions and shares various tips about eye care with you. Drop in at any convenient location at Orlando, Melbourne or Orange City for an eye exam by an Independent Doctor of Optometry.

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4 Easy Ways To Clean Your EyeGlasses

Clean You EyeglassEye glasses constantly need cleaning if they are not to impair eyesight with greasy fingerprints, dust, spots and other miscellaneous material that seems to be drawn to glasses. Glasses are sold in a case usually with a polishing cloth for a quick polish during the day but from time to time a more thorough clean is recommended.

Almost 50% of Americans wear prescription glasses and most of them are guilty of not knowing how to clean their glasses correctly. Here’s 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore® suggest’s Four different ways you can clean your glasses the right way every time:

The Cleaner Method
First rinse your glasses to ensure that any particles do not scratch the glasses.

Use an eyeglass spray or cleaner and with a cloth over either side of the glasses, rub over the glass lens and the frame with the cleaner.

The Rinse Method
Rinse the lenses under warm running water. Add a spot or two of mild soap, liquid soap or dish washing liquid to your fingertips and work over the lenses to break up any greasy deposits.

Using circular motions to remove the soap, rinse the glasses under running water.

If the glasses are truly clean there will be very little water left on the lenses. Dry the lenses and frames with a clean soft cloth.

The Dunk Method
Fill a sink with warm soapy water. Dunk the glasses and swish them around. Rinse the glasses under running water. Shake to remove excess water and dry using a soft cloth.

Cleaning Eye Glasses with Vinegar
Try cleaning your glasses with vinegar from time to time. Just rub a couple of spots of vinegar onto each lens and wipe off with a soft cloth.

The acetic acid in the vinegar dissolves grease, oil from your skin and stuck-on dirt, leaving your glasses streak free and shining.

Vinegar does not discolor the lenses like ammonia-based cleaners, it is environmentally friendly and there are no harsh chemical smells and irritants to contend with.

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Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your desired appointment time.

 

 

 

 

Protecting Vision in the Workplace

Protect Your Eyes While WorkingThe use of digital devices, including personal computers, tablets and cell phones, continues to increase.  And, the impact of prolonged usage can often be felt in the eye.  In fact, because of extended use of these devices, close to 70 percent of American adults experience some form of digital eyestrain, according to a new report from The Vision Council.  Symptoms of digital eyestrain can include dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches.

Our goal is to provide employers and employees with free information on topics ranging from eyestrain to industrial eye safety in order to promote eye health at work.

Office workers can take a few simple steps to help prevent eyestrain and fatigue.  20/20 EyeGlass Superstore suggest’s:

  • Visit an eye doctor for a dilated eye exam to make sure you are seeing clearly and to detect any potential vision issues.
  • Place your screen 20 to 26 inches away from your eyes and a little bit below eye level.
  • Use a document holder placed next to your computer screen. It should be close enough so you don’t have to swing your head back and forth or constantly change your eye focus.
  • Adjust the text size on the screen to a comfortable level.
  • Change your lighting to lower glare and harsh reflections. Glare filters over your computer screen can also help.
  • Use a chair you can adjust.
  • Choose screens that can tilt and swivel. A keyboard that you can adjust is also helpful.
  • The Vision Council recommends the 20-20-20 break:  every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.

Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we’re concerned with keeping our Orlando patients’ vision as healthy as possible. We also want you and your family to have healthy eyes.

Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs.

We also strongly recommends the use of eye protection in the workplace, especially in industries such as construction, manufacturing, or any profession where eye accidents and injuries may occur.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2012, there were 20,300 recorded occupational eye injuries that resulted in days away from work.

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Eye Symptom To Watch Out

Eye Symptom To watch ForGetting an annual eye exam can easily be forgotten, especially with work, family and other obligations.  Make sure you set a reminder in your smartphone or pencil it in to your calendar to get a regular eye exam every year.

Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your child’s vision. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your desired appointment time.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is Central Florida’s premier eye care provider with three locations in Winter Park, Melbourne, and Orange City.  We are proud to feature thousands of frame styles, lenses from the leading manufacturers, and sunglasses from the brands you love and trust.

We Learn Through Our Eyes

Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs.

we learn through our eyes

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.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore® suggests you to make sure you eat dark, leafy greens at least once per day. These include: spinach, kale, collard greens and many more. The important components here are lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that have been known to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

How to Get Glasses You’ll Love

For most people, a trip to the eye doctor comes every two years. (Though for certain conditions, you may have to go more often). If your exam shows that your eye glasses prescription hasn’t changed, you may opt to just keep your old frames and go on your merry way.

How to Get Glasses You'll Love No matter what the situation is, you should keep in mind several things before you make your final selection.

Questions to ask yourself when choosing eye glass frames:

  • Will I be wearing these frames every day, for sports, for fun or for work?
  • Am I choosing a frame that might appeal to me now because I am feeling funky, but will seem loud and garish when it is time to wear them to the office?
  • What am I going to do with my current frames?
  • How long will I have to wait before replacing these frames if I do decide I hate them?
  • Is there a satisfaction guarantee?

Satisfaction guaranteed

Many eyeglass stores have a satisfaction guarantee which allows you to get the glasses, wear them for a day and then bring them back if you’re not happy with them. Sure, the color of those frames was great on the day you tried them on, but now in the bright light of the sun, you look freakish and you just want to get them as far from you as possible. However, make sure that you understand the full details before you make your purchase, because there might be restrictions in the fine print.

You’ll always save money when you visit 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore as well. Here are our current eyeglass discounts: Share the buy-one-get-one-free with a friend or family and we’ll pay for the eye exam, a six month supply of Acuvue Oasys contact lenses for $119, two pairs of super strong light weight polycarbonate lenses plus two frames for $149 and we’ll pay for the eye exam and get a new look for the new year with 20-25% off the buy-one-get-one-free offer and we’ll pay for your eye exam or give you an in-store. credit.

Choosing the right place to buy your glasses
While many people just buy their glasses right from their optometrist’s office, some may opt to take their prescription to an eyeglass shop.

Do a little research first, and have some frame names and prices on hand so that you can do some comparison shopping. In addition, make sure that the salesperson is willing to help you make decisions about fit and function and not just focused on the ringing of the cash register. Look for a place that is well lit with lots of mirrors as well as access to a window so that you can get an idea of what the frames look like in natural light.

We’re known for our tagline, “A frame for every face and a price for any budget”, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as possible to help you with all your eyeglass purchase needs.

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