Sports Eye Safety

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Eye Injuries, Sports Eyewear, Uncategorized

September is Sports Eye Safety Month. According to Prevent Blindness America, over 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year! These injuries can be preventable with the proper eye protection.

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We now carry AMPHIBIA!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Damaging UV Rays, home, Homepage, Sports Eyewear, Sunglasses, Uncategorized

AMPHIBIA We are excited to announce that we  now carry AMPHIBIA sunglasses! Amphibia frames are designed to fit comfortably no matter how your face is shaped and to stay firmly in place through your most physical activities.  They even FLOAT in water!  Amphibia sunglasses have high-quality optics with polarized lenses.  Polarized lenses decrease glare, thereby allowing you better, more comfortable vision.   On top of all this, Amphibia products are built to last and are available in a variety of colors.  Come in and check them...

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September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Children's Eye Injuries, home, Homepage, Protective Eyewear, September: Children's Eye Health & Safety Month, Sports Eyewear, Uncategorized

    Please call us at (850) 683-0221 or visit our office for more information on sports eye injury prevention and sport-specific eye protection...

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UV Safety Month: How to Protect Your Eyes

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Homepage, Jbanz, Kidz Banz, Prescription Sunglasses, Sports Eyewear, Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Kids, UV Protective Sunglasses, UV Rays, UV Safety Month

You can protect your eyes from UV rays in two important ways: Know the dangers of UV rays. Wear proper eye protection and hats that block UV rays. UV rays can come from many directions. They radiate directly from the sun, but they are also reflected from the ground, from water, snow, sand and other bright surfaces. Use eyewear that absorbs UV rays and wear a brimmed hat or cap A wide brimmed hat or cap will block about half of UV rays. A brimmed hat or cap can also limit UV rays that hit the eyes from above or around glasses. Eyewear that absorbs UV rays gives you the most protection. All types of eyewear, including prescription and non-prescription glasses, contact lenses and lens implants, should absorb UV-A and UV-B rays. For UV protection in everyday eyewear, there are several options like UV-blocking lens materials, coatings and photochromic lenses. UV protection does not cost a lot of money and does not get in the way of seeing clearly. Don’t forget – from infants to adults, we’ve got you covered. We are fully stocked on Baby Banz, Maui Jim’s, Costas & a ton...

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June is UV Safety Month

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Annual Eye Exam, Eye Care Professional, Eye Conditions, Eye Exam, Eye Injuries, Homepage, Protective Eyewear, Sports Eyewear, Sunglasses, Sunglasses for Kids

UV Safety Month is a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and UV safety to your community. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer. UV rays can also damage your eyes. Anyone can get skin cancer, but the risk is greatest for people with: White or light-colored skin with freckles Blond or red hair Blue or green eyes You can take these steps to help prevent skin cancer: Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Cover up with long sleeves and a hat. Check your skin regularly for any changes. Most people are unaware that the sun can also damage your eyes. That is why we recommend wearing a hat and sunglasses that protect your eyes. Costa Del Mar & Maui Jim sunglasses offer some of the best protection for being out in the sun. It’s probably not a bad idea to stop in and get your eyes checked by one of our trusted optometrists, especially if you work outdoors quite a bit. While you’re in, check out our huge selection of sunglasses. Our Eye Care Professionals can even get you fitted for prescription sunglasses!!! Already know it’s been a while since your last eye exam and we’ve guilted you enough? Call us today at (850) 683-0221 to get scheduled today!!!!!...

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Children’s Eye Injuries & Emergencies

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Cataract, Contact Lenses, Eye Emergencies, Eye Injuries, Eyeglasses, Protective Eyewear, Sports Eyewear

Every year, thousands of children’s eyes succumb to injury. These eye injuries could be prevented if more kids wore protective eyewear. Children are especially vulnerable to eye injuries because they often don’t consider that their eyes, and possibly a lifetime of healthy vision, are at stake. For children, eye injuries happen mainly during sports and other active play. Did you know that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries each year in the United States are severe enough to require emergency room care? Every 13 minutes, our children get some type of eye emergency! And experts agree that 90 percent of these injuries could be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. One of the best ways to encourage your kids to wear protective eyewear is to lead by example and wear it yourself. Also, educate your kids about the risk of eye injuries and insist that they follow your example. Okaloosa Eye Care recommends scheduling a consultation to make sure your child’s eyewear fits well and provides the amount of protection needed for the sports and activities he or she participates in.   All children’s eyewear, including everyday prescription eyeglasses, should include lenses made of polycarbonate or Trivex. These lightweight lenses are considerably more shatter-resistant than standard plastic lenses, making them the best choice for safety and sports eyewear, too. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses also shield your child’s eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which may reduce their risk of eye problems such as cataracts later in life. Schedule an appointment to learn about other sun-protective features for your child’s eyewear, including photochromic lenses and polarized sunglasses. Call us today to schedule an appointment: (850)...

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