A woman wearing pink holds up pink tortoise shell glasses while text next to her reads, "Ready to fall in love with your glasses?"

Falling in Love with Your Glasses

Whether you’ve been wearing glasses your entire life, or just got your first pair, it is important that you feel comfortable in your frames and love wearing them. Why? Glasses are an important part of your everyday wardrobe and something that you should be able to have a little fun with. Once you find a perfect pair of glasses that make you swoon, be sure to treat them with extra care.

Ready to fall in love with your glasses? Our team of experts are here to help you find the perfect match.

Finding the Perfect Pair

Just because glasses may be a necessity, or something you depend on, doesn’t mean they can’t also be seen as a fun accessory. With endless style options available, there is no doubt that every person can find a pair of glasses that perfectly suits them.

A great place to start is looking at frames that will complement your face shape, and lucky for you, we have created a guide to help you do just that.

If you’re unsure of what type of frame you are looking for, let our expert team of opticians, who have a great sense of style and knowledge of the latest eyewear trends, help you. By taking many different style factors into account, our team will be able to find you a pair of glasses that you not only love, but that will leave you with a renewed sense of confidence.

Our experienced opticians are dedicated to providing Rx Optical patients with the best experience possible and can help you pick from the more than 40 designer brands that we carry. Try on as many as you need, as we know finding the perfect match takes a little time!

Take Care

After you’ve fallen in love with your glasses, you’ll want to keep them safe and clean. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time glasses wearer, or just picked up your first pair yesterday, bad habits surrounding your glasses care can develop quickly.

When taking care of your glasses, don’t forget to:

  • Use both hands when putting them on or taking them off, as this will keep frames from becoming misaligned.
  • Keep them on your nose, not on top of your head.
  • Store them in a safe place at night. Whether it is on a level night stand, or in a case, make sure the arms are gently folded in and they are resting on the arms, never the lenses.
  • Clean your lenses regularly.

Keeping your lenses clean is important when it comes to ensuring you are getting the clearest view possible. We carry an effective lens cleaning kit at all of our locations. The Rx Optical PHD-50 Lens Cleaning Kit, which is included with our Worry-Free Warranty, contains a 6-ounce cleaner spray bottle, 30 pre-moistened lens cloths, and a microfiber cloth. Our cleaning solution is safe for all lenses and coatings, and was developed to work fast. The kit is available for $12.95 when purchased separately from our Worry-Free Warranty.

Speaking of our Worry-Free Warranty, it is always better to be safe than sorry. We offer a comprehensive 25-month warranty that will help ease your mind and keep your glasses safe. Our warranty covers scratched, broken, or lost eyeglasses.

Because we want you to love your glasses each and every day, our team at Rx Optical is dedicated to helping you find your perfect match! Not loving your current glasses or think you might need a change? Stop by and see us soon!

Rx Optical Blog Image Fashion Glasses 10.15.18

Fashion Glasses: Necessity and Accessory

From geek to chic, glasses have become a fashion statement, whether they are prescription or not. Glasses have come a long way from big, circular lenses to tons of fun modern designs. Today, glasses are no longer seen as just an aid for vision, instead, glasses are now a fashion statement.

Still, a large majority of the population need glasses to see. In fact, did you know that 3 out of 4 American adults use a form of vision correction?

Whether you need them or not, glasses are a fun addition to any outfit!

Necessity and Accessory

Flashback 20 years ago and think about being told you needed glasses. Your options for choosing a frame that compliments your face and style were slim to none.

Now, the options are endless. As designers have recognized that glasses are not just a medical aid, but also a fashion statement, they have created fun designs and styles that keep up with seasons, trends, and culture.  A surge of styles, fits, and colors are now available to try on and experiment with.

Think Fashion

Fashion changes with the seasons; why limit your glasses to one look? The pastel colors of spring and bright colors of summer call for all kinds of fun frames.

A neutral frame looks classic in the fall, and a fun pop of red is exciting during the winter season.

Don’t be afraid to try trends: circular wire rimmed frames are incredibly popular now.

Our opticians are style-savvy and know what glasses are trending. Not sure where to start? Our trained staff can help you find your style.

Switching up your look with glasses will not only be a conversation starter, but will get you excited about the way you look. Choosing a pair of glasses to go with your outfit in the morning should be like choosing the right jewelry, belts, and shoes.

Wide Range

Since glasses have moved from necessity to accessory, the options for frames have multiplied. There is a plethora of options for whatever look you are going for; in fact, we offer more than 40 designer brands to choose from. Our trained team can help you choose the right frame for your face and the style that fits your personality. Try on as many frames as you need to in order to get the perfect pair.

Find Your Fit

Trying on glasses can be like trying on a pair of jeans. It does not always sound like the most fun way to spend your time, but with the wide selections to choose from, the whole experience has changed.

Ready to get started but you’re not sure where to begin? Check out our blog all about finding the right frame for your face: part one and two. Then head over to your closest Rx location to have an optician help you find your fit.

Looking for glasses regardless of if you need a prescription? Stop into one of our 54 locations to meet with our experienced and friendly staff. We would be happy to help you find the perfect fashion-forward frames for your face and personality!

blog images 0224 03

THERE’S MORE TO VISION AND EYE HEALTH THAN YOUR PRESCRIPTION

Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam isn’t normally in the top 10 of anyone’s to-do list, unless they are experiencing vision issues and/or optical discomfort – but it should be. An eye exam evaluates your vision, determining whether a prescription is necessary, but much more is happening behind the scenes. So much so, that it can closely resemble a physical when you consider what a comprehensive eye exam can detect.

People say that eyes are the windows to the soul, and that kind of makes sense. The retina, or the thin layer at the back of the eye, is where doctors can get a close-up view of your blood vessels and nerves (without going under the knife). This means optical doctors can detect a variety of medical conditions in their earliest stages, just by looking into your eyes.

What can optical doctors detect?

DIABETES
Diabetes can affect the small capillaries in the retina of the eyes. If your doctor detects a small amount of retinal bleeding, or the leaking of a yellow-like substance, this may be a symptom of diabetic retinopathy.

HYPERTENSION
When blood vessels in the retina narrow and display kinks, bends, or tears, this may be an indication of high blood pressure. Since this is the only place small blood vessels can be seen, any problems found in your retina (such as high blood pressure) are repeated in the unseen blood vessels within your body.

HIGH CHOLESTEROL
Some people who develop high cholesterol have small pockets of fat deposited under the skin and these can occur on the eyelids. Giving it a yellowish color, a xanthelasma on the eyelid isn’t necessary uncomfortable, but may appear slightly raised. If the cornea (the transparent layer forming the front of the eye) has a yellowish appearance, that may be a sign of high cholesterol as well.

TUMORS
During an optical examination, doctors will look for signs of droopy eyelids, blurry vision, improper pupil dilation, and optic nerve color. If something doesn’t check out, you will most likely receive a referral to a neurologist for more in-depth testing.

THYROID DISORDERS
While there are many signs of a thyroid disorder such as fatigue, weight fluctuations, mood swings, and muscle pain, bulging or protruding eye balls can also be a sign of a thyroid disorder called Graves Disease. There are varying levels of eye-related symptoms – on one hand, the eyes may just seem a bit puffy, but to the other extreme, you can suffer from vision loss if the pressure of the swelling interferes with the optic nerve.

CANCER
Ocular melanoma can develop in the cells that produce eye pigmentation. While rare, this form of skin cancer can develop inside your eye and can be detected through a routine eye exam. Skin cancer can also be detected, and is often found more often than Ocular melanoma.

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
While everyone may experience eye ticks now and then, a chronic eye tick could be an indicator of neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. During an exam, the doctor can check for abnormalities in your retina and see if there’s any inflammation in your optic nerve, an indicator of MS.

Going beyond the prescription also involves testing for additional eye related issues such as cataracts, corneal diseases, eye infections, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Comprehensive eye exams are recommended every 1 to 2 years – and not just to ensure the health of your eyes, but your entire body as well.

Looking for an eye care provider? Find your Rx Optical doctor today.

Sources:

http://yoursightmatters.com/7-health-problems-eye-exams-can-detect/

https://www.vsp.com/health-conditions.html

http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/shocking-diseases-eye-doctors-find-first/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/403487-can-you-tell-if-you-have-high-cholesterol-by-an-eye-exam/