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Orlando Eyeglass Discounts Fall 2014

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Orlando Eyeglass Discounts Fall 2014Fall into Savings with 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore this Autumn Season! If you live in Winter Park, Melbourne and/or Orange City, and you’re on the market for new eyeglasses or contact lenses, you’ve landed in the right place! Our tagline is “A Frame For Every Face and a Price For Every Budget”, and we guarantee we’ll have frames you love at a price you can afford. Check out our latest Fall 2014 deals:

Special 1

Share the Buy-One-Get-One-FREE with a friend or family member and we’ll pay for 1 eye examination! See in store for details as some restrictions apply.

Special 2

Donate your old glasses and get $30 OFF the Buy-One-Get-One-FREE Offer. Limited time only. See in store for details.

Special 3

Get 2 pair super strong lightweight polycarbonate lenses plus 2 frames for $149. You can also share this deal and we’ll pay for one eye examination. Restrictions apply. See in store for details.

Special 4

Get a 6-month-supply of Acuvue Oasys contact lenses for $139. See in store for details as some restrictions apply. This special also requires a valid prescription.

Don’t forget, each 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location has an Independent Doctor of Optometry on site and no appointment is needed. All we ask is that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork. You can even book your eye examination online! We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Eyeglasses Trending Now – 2014 Fashion Week Recap

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Fashion | 0 comments

eyeglasses trendIn the past, many people used to shy away from wearing eyeglasses and the almost always preferred wearing contact lenses. The rise of eyeglasses as a trend during the past few years has been a blessing for many Orlando residents.

Like shoes, you can never have too many pairs of eyeglasses and/or sunglasses…. never! Fashion Week 2014 introduced many new styles and designs that we’re delighted to share with you:

Cat Eyeglasses

We have always loved cat eyeglass frames at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore; however, they made a huge comeback during Fashion Week 2014.  Clothing from the 50’s and 60’s is also making a comeback so pairing these together is a match made in heaven.  Don’t forgot bold lipstick and nail polish.

Round Eyeglasses

Round eyeglasses are also making a comeback but they are a bit tricky as they don’t look amazing on every face type. If you’re interested in trying on a pair, drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location and we’ll help you out (we’ll be honest too!).

 

Retro Wayfarer

Retro Wayfarer designs continue to dominate Fashion Week 2014. This will make many of you happy as these frames are known for completing funky, hipster looks. They are also great for minimalist-types as well.

 

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How to Properly Clean Your Glasses

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | 0 comments

How to properly clean your glassesAre you wondering how to properly clean your eyeglasses or sunglasses? You’re not alone. Almost 50% of Americans wear corrective lenses and most of them are guilty of the eyeglass-cleaning-cardinal-sin: exhaling on their lenses and wiping them with the inside of their sweater or sleeve. This type of naughty behaviour may result in scratched lenses.

The best way to clean your eyeglasses and sunglasses is to run them under warm water and use a tiny drop of dishwasher detergent. Put the detergent on your fingertip and create a lather. Run your glasses under warm water and dry them with a clean, soft, cotton cloth.

Almost all corrective eyeglasses have a protective coating and they should never come in contact with window cleaner, bleach, ammonia and/or vinegar. Regardless of what you’ve heard, don’t ever use these solutions.

Oils from your eyelashes, hands and face can lead to build-up on your eyeglasses and/or sunglasses thus reducing your lenses’ effectiveness. Additionally, leaving your glasses on your sink or vanity, where perfume and hair products can soar through the air, adds to the residue.

It’s recommended that you wash your eyeglasses and sunglasses every night. It should become part of your daily routine.  Thousands of Americans visit their optometrists every year thinking they have reduced eyesight when, in fact, they have dirty and/or scratched lenses.

You can also purchase eyeglass cleaner from your local eyeglass frame store. Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we have everything you’ll need when it comes to maintaining your eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

Has it been a year since your last eye examination? All 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore locations have Independent Doctors of Optometry onsite. No appointment is needed, all we ask is that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Image credit: Nomadic Lass

 

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How to Make a Trendy Eyeglass Chain

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog, Fashion | 0 comments

Make Trendy eyeglass chainDo you think about your grandparents when you hear “eyeglass chains”? It’s time to change your mind!

Eyeglass chains, otherwise known as eyeglass leashes, are not just for librarians anymore. In fact, they are extremely fashionable, and they also help you keep track of your eyeglasses and/or sunglasses. This is especially important if you have readers and you’re constantly taking them on and off. People who make crafts or do meticulous work will also appreciate eyeglass chains.

Here’s the bad news when it comes to eyeglass chains: there isn’t a lot of choice or variety. Your local drugstore will carry drab and dreary chains that aren’t very interesting or cute. Thanks to Pinterest, there are hundreds of instructional websites and videos on how to make beautiful eyeglass chains.

“Eyeglass chains are a great way to accentuate your personality while also providing a utilitarian use,” keeping glasses safe and handy, says Michelle Sacia, a craft specialist with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Here’s how to make your very own trendy eyeglass chain:

What you’ll need:

  • 30 inches of beading wire or nylon cord. You may need to adjust this length depending on how long you want the chain to be
  • A variety of your favorite beads. Think bold and beautiful jewel tones
  • 2 crimp beads. You can purchase these from craft stores. Crimp beads are used to stop the beads from slipping
  • 2 plastic eyeglass holders. You can purchase these from the craft store as well
  • Scissors and a pair of flat-nose pliers

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cut your beading wire or nylon cord to 30 inches.
  2. Put the wire or cord through the crimp bead and eyeglass holder, and then place the wire or cord back through. Adjust the wire or cord so the eyeglass holder and crimp bead are adjacent. Get your pliers and close the crimp bead.
  3. Pick your pattern for your eyeglass leash, and start stringing them on. Make sure you leave enough room at the end of the wire or cord for the other crimp bead and eyeglass holder.
  4. As you did in step two, secure the second crimp bead and eyeglass holder. If you find that there is extra wire or cord, thread it through the beads.

If you have a pair of elusive reading glasses that you’re always losing it’s time to make your very own trendy eyeglass chain. They aren’t just for your grandmother anymore. Eyeglass leashes also make great gifts.

Photo credit: Camera Eye Photography

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How to Look Beautiful on Facebook

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog, Fashion | 0 comments

How to Take Great Pictures on FacebookAre you disappointed with the lack of “Likes” on your Facebook profile picture? Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we are always on the look-out for new and creative ways to help our customers. We came across this handy article on how to look amazing on Facebook, and we wanted to share the main points with you:

How to Take Great Pictures on Facebook:

1. Plan your picture in advance. What kind of background do you want in your picture? Do you want to be inside or outside? Consider the lighting and weather and get creative. If you need inspiration, take a look at your friend’s pictures or celebrity Facebook pages.

2. Get ready. This is not the time to look sloppy. Do your hair, paint your nails and do your makeup. If you wear glasses on a regular basis, you might want to keep them on in your picture as it could be your signature style.

3. Recruit a friend to take your picture. We all love selfies but they aren’t always flattering. Close up pictures can appear blurry and pictures taken from a distance look better.

4. Use photo editing apps to enhance your picture. Adjust brightness and tint, remove red eyes and pimples, whiten your teeth, and touch up your hair. Make sure your photo still looks somewhat natural. People will think you are naturally beautiful (which you are!).

5. Use a recent photo. Even though you might want to post a picture from when you were 20 lbs lighter, don’t do it. People who are looking to find you on Facebook will recognize a recent photo as well.

Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Having a great photo on Facebook is a great way to feel good about yourself and impress your friends. The above steps will help you create your Facebook profile picture masterpiece.

Photo credit:  Sarah Van Quickelberge

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How’s Your Child’s Vision? Back To School

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | 0 comments

How's Your Child's Vision BackToSchoolWhen your baby was born, his or her eyesight was probably normal; this is the case because they don’t know how to use their eyes properly yet. Before their first birthday, they will learn how to use their eyes including how to focus and track items, how to use both eyes in sync and to connect what they see in relation to body and hand positions. Aren’t eyes amazing?

 

The biggest mistake parents make is to assume that their child doesn’t have an eye problem because they don’t notice anything wrong. This isn’t always the case. Vision issues can occur at any time, but if identified early, there is a good chance that they can be fixed before becoming an ongoing, permanent problem.

 

You should take your child for their first optometrist appointment by six months of age. There are special tests especially made for babies to diagnose eye conditions. By the age of one, children have vision like adults and their vision develops up until the age of eight.

 

The most common eye problems include strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (one eye is weaker than the other), myopia (near-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness). These issues are all easily corrected with proper eye care.

 

It’s extremely important to diagnose eye conditions early on as vision is critical to properly learning during school years. It is strongly recommended that every child in the State of Florida, see an optometrist for a diagnostic exam before starting school. Should corrective lenses be needed, parents should buy frames that their children like (so they will wear them more willingly).

 

Drop by any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location for a full eye examination performed by an Independent Doctor of Optometry. No appointment is needed, all we ask is that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes earlier than your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Photo Credit: Marg

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10 Interesting Eye Facts You Probably Didn’t’ Know

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | 0 comments

10 Interesting Eye Facts You Probably Didn't' KnowThe human eye is one of the most important sense organs in the body. The retina enables light perception and vision including the differentiation of colors and the depth perception. The human eye is also very interesting to learn about. Here are 10 interesting eye facts for your “viewing” pleasure:

 

1. The human eye can distinguish 10 million colors.

 

2. The human eye has a volume of 0.4 cubic inches and weighs approximately 0.25 ounces.

 

3. The average blink is very quick lasting approximately 1/10th of a second.

 

4. On average, we blink about 12 times per minute; however, women blink twice as often as men.

 

5. Some people are born with two different colored eyes and this condition is called heterochromia. Kate Bosworth, a well-known actress, has one blue eye and one brown eye.

 

6. Interestingly, 80% of the world’s vision problems are curable. Corrective lenses and contact lenses are the most common treatment.

 

7. All human beings are born with blue eyes. The melatonin in the eye needs time to be fully deposited or to be darkened by exposure to ultraviolet light.

 

8. Smokers are up to four times more likely to go blind. Don’t smoke!

 

9. Looking at the sun, even while squinting, can damage your eyes.

 

10. The human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color. Time to visit some of Orlando’s recreational parks and enjoy the scenery!

 

Our eyes are extremely interesting (and important). Don’t forget to have your vision tested annually. Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we have Independent Doctors of Optometry on site. You can drop in anytime to see them, just arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.

 

Photo Credit: Saskia

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