Around Town is more than just an optical boutique. Owner, Julie Kubsch, ABOC has
worked in the Ophthalmology and Optometry industry for over 24 years.
She has been a dispensing optician since 1981 and has her Associate Degree
in Ophthalmic Dispensing. Julie and her staff bring a special kind of care and
style in helping their clients choose the best eyewear for their lifestyle and
Eye health is the result of a working partnership
between you and your eye healthcare provider. Ophthalmologists, optometrists,
and opticians work collectively and with the patient to ensure good eye health
and life-long vision.
You should visit your optometrist
or ophthalmologist for an eye exam at least once a year.
The staff at Specs
Around Town Optical Boutique offer these helpful eyecare articles for your benefit.
Proper Lens Cleaning | Crash
Test | Experience Crizal Essilor | Water
For Kids | For Baby
Boomers | Computer Vision Syndrome
No-Glare Lenses: Live Life in the Clear
lenses are the market leader of No-Glare (Anti-Reflective) ophthalmic lenses.
lenses are worn and trusted by over 150 million people all over the world. Crizal
lenses are unlike any other pair because you can:
Better Crizal lenses mean safer, more comfortable nighttime driving by reducing
glare from headlights, taillights and street lights
- Look Better Crizal
lenses are clean, clear, and glare-free so they're virtually invisible to those
- People see you instead of your glasses
- Feel Better
Crizal lenses mean fewer headaches and less eye fatigue caused by reflections
from computer screens and daytime lights
lenses provide you with clearer vision by reducing:
the Crizal difference! Take a virtual tour of Paris looking through Crizal lenses:
By Karlen McLean, A.B.O.C., N.C.L.C.
people properly clean lenses, resulting in scratched products that require remakes.
Despite advances in top and hard coats plastic and even glass lenses can still
get scratched. Scratches make seeing stressful and tiring, affect impact resistance,
and weaken lenses.
most everyday products won't do immediate damage to lenses, independent testing
shows significant damage after a year of regular use is simulated.
- Clothing. Clothing and dirt particles in clothing can leave fine scratches
- Dish soap. A few mild dish soaps won't harm spectacle
lenses, but extra-strength dish soaps can slowly disintegrate lens coatings.
cleaners. Highly corrosive glass cleaners are not made for non-glass material.
products. Dry paper products can grind dust and paper fibers into lenses,
resulting in scratches. Even with water, paper can't remove oils, most sprays
(like hair spray), or fingerprints.
- Rubbing alcohol. While often
used to remove ink marks needed for cutting lenses and marking PALs, long-term
use of rubbing alcohol can damage lens coatings.
DEALING WITH DIRT
are typical lens cleaning steps.
of eyecarebiz.com August 2010
- Liquid cleaner.
Spray both sides of the lens. Using a clean microfiber cloth and gentle pressure,
wipe the cloth over the lens surface.
- Pre-moistened lens towelettes.
Rinse lenses under running water first if there are large dirt particles. Unfold
the towelette, and, using gentle pressure, wipe the lenses clean.
cleaning cloths. Liquid is best, but if dry cleaning must be done, use a clean
microfiber cloth, not clothing. Research shows that 52 percent of people use clothing—which
causes the majority of lens damage—as their top method.
Crash Test: SR-91 Saves Her Face
A Kaenon Testimonial
. . .
Nancy Lee Andrews of Nashville is not only a rock
and roll photographer, but now a die-hard Kaenon fan.
Here is her
"I was recently in an accident and was wearing my Kaenon sunglasses.
I fell and smashed my face, but luckily my Kaenons shielded my eye and the bones
surrounding it. The lens took the brunt of the pavementbut the only damage
to the sunglasses was deep abrasions to the lens. The frames are perfectI
wish my lip and face were as lucky! My mouth, lips and cheek suffered badly but
the rubber nose rests scraped across the bridge of my nose without cutting through
the skin. The doctor said the gash on my nose could have been a laceration and/or
a broken nose but due to the Air Bag nose guards on my Variants they
slid across the skin leaving only a bruise.The doctor commended the structure
of my Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses. I was amazed that the lens had deep scrapes
and the structure of the sunglasses remained in perfect shape."
Children's visual health is vitally important. They should be
protected from the irreversible damage that the sun can cause:
crystalline lens in children is permeable to UVA, only becoming impermeable in
- Damage caused in childhood is cumulative and contributes to
disease in adulthood.
- The retina of children and adolescents should be
protected from UVA with sunlight filters.
shape of children's faces is different from that of adults. This means they require
specially adapted frames:
- Protection of the eyes.
frames must provide enough eye coverage to block out light entering from all sides.
The size of the frame must be suitable for the face.
- The shape of
the frame must take account of the specific features of children's faces.
face is flatter.
The bridge of the nose is not yet fully developed.
of gimmick glasses!
- Even lenses that are dark
are not necessarily 100% UV protective.
- Tinted lenses dilate the pupil
and increase the quantity of UV light reaching the retina.
Your Child Need An Eye Exam
It's back to
school time and along with books and supplies, have you thought about a comprehensive
eye exam? Consider this...
80% of what a child learns during the first 12
years is obtained through vision.
1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision
For the ten warning signs that may indicate your child has vision
For Baby Boomers
You are the generation
that rocked the world. You are the Baby Boomers - and you carry more social and
consumer power than any other generation in America. You brought the world rock
and roll, Woodstock, the sexual revolution and civil rights for all.
seen a president assassinated, the Beatles come to America, the Vietnam war and
the birth of Microsoft.But you can't see the menu without holding it halfway across
It's called presbyopia, and it's the natural,
gradual loss of the eye's elasticity and the ability to focus on objects close
up. It happens to most people as they reach the age of 40 or 50.
progressive lenses are the most technologically advanced solution for presbyopia,
offering the closest thing to natural vision.
progressive lenses give you:
A clear field of vision, allowing you to take notes while viewing a presentation
Immediate visual correction, allowing you to switch seamlessly from computer
work to other activities, or read a magazine and watch TV at the same time
True peripheral vision, which allows you to participate in sports and see cars
entering from side streets while driving
of wear - which means you'll feel natural wearing Varilux and stop switching glasses
Solutions for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Last year 10 million computer users sought eye care for
computer related complaints - eyestrain and fatigue; headaches; burning, red and
dry eyes; blurring of the screen; distance blur after working on the computer;
and intermittent double vision. Studies show that 50-90% of computer users have
At Specs Around Town we will
discuss computer eyewear solutions with you. Occupational multifocals, computer
lenses, progressive additions lenses, anti-reflective coating, lens tinting, lightweight
lens materials and proper frame selection and fitting can help you obtain significant
relief from CVS symptoms.
Here are a few simple
suggestions for relieving CVS.
- Maintain good posture
- Place monitor 20-28 inches from the eyes and
position it so you are looking down slightly
- Use an adjustable holder
placed close to the monitor for reference materials
- Blink frequently or
use over-the-counter artificial tears to moisten eyes
- Give eyes a break
by frequently looking away from the monitor for a few seconds
- Keep glare
on the screen at a minimum by turning the monitor away from the window, avoiding
strong overhead lighting or using an anti-glare scree
Access, a lens designed especially
for computer and office use, is a progressive with no distance zone--just wide
intermediate and near zones positioned for either viewing the screen or the desk.
With wide, clear vision out to ten feet, Access is perfect for helping to ensure
comfortable vision while working in an office.