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!
This is just a reminder that this Saturday, April 15th, we will be open normal business hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
We now have the Kate Spade frame collection for you to choose from! This brand is popular for women's fashion sunglasses, and we also have the optical/clear version as well. Come check out our new selection!
Hello, if you are coming over from the Facebook site, welcome to the Dr. B. blog! I will be getting to the answers in just a minute. For those of you who came here directly from the website home page, I recently posted some Gwen Stefani trivia on the Facebook page and have directed those who want to see the answers to this blog. For those of you who arrived here from the main page of the website, I will re-post the questions again here, followed by the answers. Here are the questions:
1. Gwen Stefani currently has two collections of eyewear. One of them is called L.A.M.B. What does L.A.M.B. stand for?
2. Her second collection is called gx. What does gx stand for?
Scroll down for the answers.
1. L.A.M.B. stands for Love Angel Music Baby
2. gx--the g represents Gwen and the x represents sending out her love. She signs all her emails with "gx." I've never personally received an email from Gwen, I'm simply relaying the information that I was given.
Have you ever wondered which sports cause the most eye injuries? Look no further! Here are the top 10 Sports that cause eye injuries. We'll start from the bottom and work our way up:
10. Table or air hockey 1,180 estimated injuries
Having played air hockey and having been a fan of the sport for years, I can understand how this happens--the puck is elevated off the table and it hits somebody in the eye. This does not happen very often. It's still a great table sport.
9. Fishing 1.183 estimated injuries
I'm hoping some of these are from casting and not from getting a fish hook caught in the eye.
8. Health Club (exercise/weightlifting) 1,325 estimated injuries
Be smart and don't over-do it. Lift a reasonable weight. When lifting free weights, don't forget to breathe properly.
7. Soccer 1,338 estimated injuries
6. Bicycles 1,483 estimated injuries
5. Football 1,726 estimated injuries
4. Baseball/softball 2,100 estimated injuries
3. Guns (air, gas, spring and BB) 2,397 estimated injuries
2. Water and pool activities 5,505 estimated injuries
This is technically not a sport. I don't think they are referring to water polo, I think this is in reference to recreational pool activities. They must have included it because there are so many of them, it's good to be aware of it.
And the number 1 sport, by far, in which eye injuries occur....
1. Basketball 6,307 estimated injuries
The topic of racial discrimination has been in the news recently. In society, discrimination can take many forms. For example, until 1990, those with physical disabilities were discriminated against. Many public buildings were inaccessible to those in wheelchairs or other physical handicaps that prevented them from climbing stairs. The American Disabilities Act of 1990 now requires accessibility on public accommodations. Discrimination has also occurred in the optical world. Unless you're Asian, you are probably not aware of this. Many Asians have unique facial features that require specific accommodations in their glasses to account for this. Most of the major frame brands are designed in Europe, and have been produced for that population. For years, they ignored the Asian population's unique ophthalmic demands and many times forced them to wear glasses that were not well suited for them. Frame selection was limited--Asians were told they would have to wear metal frames and could not wear plastic frames. Fortunately, the optical world is now finally addressing this discriminatory oversight. In the last few years, frame manufacturers are now putting out frames addressing the Asian customer's unique ophthalmic demands. It was initially referred to as Asian Fit Eyewear; however, some people felt the term was inappropriate, and have since renamed it Alternative Fit Eyewear. I see nothing offensive with the term Asian Fit Eyewear, and so therefore I shall use that.
Asian fit eyewear consists of three components, depending on which is suited to your case: 1. a thicker nosepiece, to prevent the frames from slipping down the nose, 2. a wider front, for those who have a wide face, 3. higher lenses, for higher cheekbones.
Our office now carries Asian Fit Eyewear. Here are the brands that we have in stock, both in clear and in sunwear with Asian/Alternative fit:
Dolce & Gabbana
Come check out our large selection!
Dr. David Butchert, O.D.
Optometrist for 28 years. Contact lens wearer for 39 years. Glasses wearer for 41 years.