Today is National Sunglasses Day! We encourage everybody to wear sunglasses when you're outside to protect your eyes from the u.v. rays of the sun.
A major new product alert: Transitions lenses now come in actual colors and mirrors! For those of you not familiar with the product, Transitions are plastic lenses that have the ability to change from light to dark as you go from indoors to outdoors. Previously they were only available in three "colors": gray, brown, and green. Now there will be a much larger selection of colors to choose from. One thing to keep in mind about Transitions lenses--they need U.V. radiation to be activated. Since most car windshields have U.V. coatings that prevent U.V. rays from entering the car, their effect while in the car will be limited. Another fact about Transitions--they work better in cold weather vs. warm weather, that is, they will get more dark outside when it is very cold vs. when it is very warm.
Here is the online video describing the product: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aWY6scpaTU085uWMrcuMEdiwQEbInqlZ/view
I decided it was time to add some personality and color to the boring exam room walls. Here is the new Star Trek/Tetris wall. As you are probably not aware, I'm a Star Trek fan going back many years, and here are some of the actors I've met from the show. Putting it up, it also brought back memories of playing Tetris at a younger age. I've also put up a separate section of celebrities and pro athletes I've met not pictured here. So if you're a Star Trek fan, come on in--we have lots to talk about! Live long and prosper! #Startrek
Today is National Pizza Day! My personal favorite is Chicago deep dish style, pictured here. I used to live in Chicago, and so I became very familiar with this type. It's very difficult to find elsewhere, and frozen pizza sections have tried to re-create it with minimal success. If you ever go do Chicago, I recommend Giordano's, and I found out out through my most recent visit that Lou Malnati's is now becoming very popular, and in fact, was the no. 1 choice among uber drivers when asked what was the best pan/deep dish pizza in Chcago.
This Friday, February 9th, from 3-4:30 p.m., we will have the ENTIRE Gwen Stefani frame collection(both L.A.M.B. and GX) on display in our office! Stop by for a chance to try them on and purchase!
Our Thanksgiving hours are as follows:
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
We now have the Tom Ford collection! Come into our office and check out our newest and latest frames! #TomFord #tomford
This coming Monday, August 21, 2017, many of us here in the United States will be able to witness a solar eclipse! The last viewable one in this country occurred in 1979! For those of us who were alive back then, do you remember where you were on that day? If you were alive, you almost certainly do, as it was just as big of an event back then as it is now. Back in 1979, there were no special glasses you could put on to view it, but in 2017 there are. If you are interested in viewing the solar eclipse this year, here are a few important facts to know before viewing the eclipse....
1. A solar eclipse is going to occur on August 21, 2017, and will be visible throughout the United States. There is a 70 mile wide zone starting in Salem, Oregon and going to Charleston, South Carolina in which a total eclipse will be able to be seen. Other parts of the country will see a partial eclipse. Here in Cerritos, we will see a roughly 70% eclipse.
1. It is not safe to look at the sun directly. If you do, you can develop a condition called solar retinopathy. This is a condition in which the macula of the eye is damaged by exposure to the sun's radiation.
2. How long does it take looking at the sun before damage occurs? There is not much research done on this subject, but some studies have shown as little as 30-60 seconds of looking at the sun can cause solar retinopathy.
3. What are the symptoms of solar retinopathy? Symptoms can show up a few minutes to a few hours after viewing the sun, in the form of decreased, blurry vision, and a black spot in the middle of your vision similar to what you see after you look at a camera flash going off, except this one doesn't go away. These symptoms typically occur in both eyes.
4. How do you safely view the eclipse? Looking at it with the naked eye is not safe. Looking at it with normal sunglasses is also not safe. You need to wear special solar eclipse sunglasses. There are many people selling these glasses, so to make sure the ones you buy will legitimately protect your eyes, make sure they are ISO certified with the number 12312-2. Also look for the manufacturer's name and label on the glasses. NASA's website has a list of reputable vendors of solar filters: www.nasa.gov.
Also make sure the glasses/filters are less than 3 years old, and that the filters are not wrinkled or scratched. If you plan to take a picture, make sure you use a special solar filter for your camera. A list of special solar filters can be found on the Nikon website.
We now offer Ray-Ban Prescription lenses! Ray-Ban now manufactures their own lenses with their frames. Each pair will be available in a wide selection of iconic colors that are unique to the brand. Each lens will also have DST--digital surface technology, an advanced process that allows lenses to be tailor made to every vision need. And finally, each pair will have the Ray-Ban logo etched onto the lens--a stamp of authenticity. Summer is just about here--come check out our new selection of Ray-Bans today!
Dr. David Butchert, O.D.
Optometrist for 25 years. Contact lens wearer for 36 years. Glasses wearer for 38 years.