Keep Sunglasses Handy All Year

Keep Sunglasses Handy All Year

There’s something wonderful about the summer months when the sun is shining strong and the air is warm. Since the days are longer and the weather is nicer, people spend more time outside during the summer than during other months. Whether it’s packing up for a trip to the beach or heading out on the town for a day, one thing that lands itself on everyone’s list is sunglasses. Sunglasses can be worn for style, like our favourite designer sunglasses, or they can be worn for eye health. Whatever your reasoning may be, it’s important to remind yourself that the sun can easily damage your precious peepers, even in the depth of winter. The powerful light energy from the sun doesn’t waver after summer ends. The harmful UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to unprotected eyes. We recommend wearing sunglasses anytime you go outside during the day so you can protect your eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium. Cataracts: The lens of the eye develops a cloudy layer that leads to foggy vision. It is estimated by the National Eye Institute that 20 percent of cataracts cases are caused by UV exposure. That means about 500,000 of the 2.5 million Canadians with cataracts could have prevented the disease by wearing sunglasses. Macular degeneration: A disease that can lead to blindness is not one to be reckoned with. Macular degeneration is generally caused by either the middle of the retina deteriorating, fatty deposits under the retina accumulating, or leaky blood vessels growing under the retina. Pterygium: A piece of tissue grows over the white part of...
Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

The New Year is nearly here! It’s the perfect time to make a change, whether that’s to your career, your home, your lifestyle, or something as important as the glasses that you wear. If you’ve been wearing the same old style for many New Year’s celebrations, it’s time to make a change. We have an amazing selection of eyeglasses in Langley. We can find the pair that are perfect for your face, personality, and budget. Check out some of the hottest trends in eyeglasses in 2017 and see if any of them inspire you to look for something new! Hot Trends for Eyeglasses in 2017 The hot decade this year is the 1980’s. In the last few years, a lot of the most popular eyeglasses were modeled after styles that were popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s. That meant a lot of thick black and cat eye frames. Style is always influenced by what’s popular in media, and this was no exception. The rise in popularity of these styles is attributed to shows like Mad Men, which took place in the 1960’s and enjoyed phenomenal ratings. Next year, the hot trend is going to be the 1980’s. You’ll see a lot of oversized glasses, blush frames, and interesting earpiece designs that will remind you of what the cool kids were wearing about 30 years ago. You can thank huge hit shows like Stranger Things for the resurgence of 1980’s fashion. Lots of thick frames but more bright colors. Thick frames are here to stay, but unlike last year, we’re going to see more of a variety of the color...

Do You Believe These Myths About Vision?

Between the things Mom tells her kids to keep them from picking up unfortunate habits and the misconceptions commonly held by society, it can be difficult to know the truth about what’s helping and hurting your eyes. Have you ever been told that eating carrots can improve your eyesight? Have you ever heard that reading in dim light worsens vision problems? These are just a couple of myths regarding vision. Keep reading to accurately distinguish between what is true about vision and what is not. Do You Believe These Vision Myths? Common Mythical Causes of Worsened Eyesight Squinting Has anyone ever told you to stop squinting because it will make your eyesight worse? There’s no need to keep worrying yourself. What you’re doing when you squint your eyes is creating smaller openings in which light can get in, shrinking the pupils and allowing you to focus more clearly on whatever it is you’re focusing on. While constant squinting can indicate that a person may need eyeglasses and may cause headaches because of muscle tension, it won’t damage your eyesight.   Reading in Dim Light Dim lighting may make it more difficult for your eyes to focus and cause them to get more tired more quickly, but reading in dim light won’t make your eyesight any worse than it is. If you notice that reading with a booklight or another dim light source causes eye fatigue or headaches, try to avoid creating a glare on the page, which makes it more difficult for your eyes to focus. Sitting Too Close to a TV or Computer Screen Although you should pay...

Did You Know That Your Eyes Can Get Sunburned?

Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned? Also known as photokeratitis, an eye sunburn happens most often in the summer (which is quickly approaching), but it can also take place when you’re exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays without any kind of eye protection. Sunburned eyes can get infected, require the use of antibiotics, and can even damage your eyesight permanently. The solution to this problem is, of course, prescription sunglasses. With the number of options available, finding prescription sunglasses has never been easier. Whether you prefer a clip-on style attachment for your prescription eyeglasses or designer frames or you need standalone prescription sunglasses, Vision Care Centre- Langley has you covered. We’re happy to provide you with options from trusted brands such as Guess, Zeal Optics, and Ray Ban. You’re sure to find exactly the style of prescription sunglasses you’re looking for. Keeping your eyes sunburn free wards off a host of issues ranging from swelling, blurred vision, constant tearing up, and infection, so be sure that you’ve got your eyes covered effectively. If you need some new prescription sunglasses or even if we’ve convinced you to get them for the first time, we’re here to help. Our staff will gladly suggest frames, lenses, and any other options that will work for you and your lifestyle. We’ve met our patients’ eyecare and eyewear needs for over 20 years, so feel free to contact us today to set up an exam. Let us help you to pick out the perfect pair of prescription...

Temporarily Fix A Broken Eyeglasses Bridge

Like so many of us, Melissa is blind without her glasses. She pauses her television show, slips her glasses off, and rubs at her tired eyes. She gets up to get a snack or use the lady’s, leaving her glasses behind sitting on the couch cushion. Her eyes need a break. When she gets back, she forgets she left her glasses there, doesn’t see them, and sits down… right on top of them. Her heart sinks when she hears the crack of her glasses snapping in half at the bridge. She has to go to work in the morning, so what is she going to do about this? Have you ever been in Melissa’s shoes? Accidents happen, and glasses are unfortunately common victims. If you’ve broken your eyeglasses at the bridge, give one of these temporary fixes a try to get you through until replacing them becomes possible. Temporary Fixes For A Broken Eyeglasses Bridge Tape or Glue For a temporary fix that may not be the most fashion-forward, glue and tape your glasses back together Harry Potter style. For the best results, clean both broken pieces to remove any grease, and remove any leftover tape or glue if this isn’t your first rodeo. Strong tape will probably get you through your workday, but a more reliable fix requires super glue and some sort of glossy paper (magazine pages, wrapping paper, etc.). Individually glue thin strips of the paper around the bridge to mend your glasses. Allow time for each paper strip to dry before applying the next one. Glue and Thread For a stronger fix, you can sand...