Gold and Wood débuts Vintage Inspired eyepieces

gw  Gold and Wood debuts a new Vintage Inspired line of fine eyepieces made from precious woods and plated gold.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Gold and Wood eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Gold and Wood and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

 

 

 

Nearly Half of the Global Population May Be Nearsighted by 2050, Researchers Say

February 2016 — Researchers at the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney, Australia, recently poured over data from 145 studies and analyzed the prevalence of myopia and high myopia among 2.1 million study participants. The group also used data published since 1995 to estimate trends from 2000 to 2050.

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What they found was alarming.

An estimated 1.4 billion people worldwide were nearsighted in 2000. That’s about 23 percent of the total global population. But by 2050, the researchers predict this figure will soar to 4.8 billion, afflicting 49.8 percent of the world’s population.

The good news is, there are ways to protect your children from landing on the wrong side of this statistic. One key may be to encourage them to turn off their electronic devices and head outdoors.

The study points out that the projected increases in myopia are driven principally by lifestyle changes characterized by more near-work activities, like using computers and portable electronic devices, including smart phones. Other proposed risk factors for myopia include long hours spent in the classroom and less time outdoors, especially among young children in countries such as Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Although the vision of most people with nearsightedness can be restored with glasses and contact lenses, high levels of myopia increase the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration — all of which can cause irreversible vision loss.

The study report authors concluded that the prevalence of high myopia is likely to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050, which would make myopia a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide. The report appeared online this month on the website of the journal Ophthalmology.

Regular eye exams are important to maintaining your eye health. Fine Eyewear and Eyecare provides advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for more information.  http://www.fineeyewear.net

I’ll Be Back!

For those that remember the iconic look that Linda Hamilton rocked as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2, you will be thrilled to know that the creator, Matsuda Eyewear, has reintroduced this magnificent piece of art in a limited edition celebration.

The Futuristic and Classic look brought to the forefront of fashion by Matsuda Eyewear
The Futuristic and Classic look brought to the forefront of fashion by Matsuda Eyewear
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s eyewear collection, they are reintroducing one the collection’s most coveted designs. This style embodies all of the design elements and unique details that catapulted Matsuda into the spotlight 25 years ago. As part of the Matsuda Heritage Collection, the 2809H has been updated with the option to wear the frame with either removable sideshields, or a removable spring brow bar. The polarized lenses are crafted from the highest quality mineral glass and are treated to provide full UV protection. A multilayer anti-reflective coating is applied to the back of each lens reducing unwated and distracting reflections.
With each 2809H taking over 122 hours of workmanship to create, they have released just 250 pieces of each color.
At Fine Eyewear, we are proud to have one of these rare and beautiful pieces in our office. Stop on in and pick up this collectors must have of eyewear history!

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Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers the Matsuda eyewear collection in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview of Matsuda and read more about our eye wear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

MyKita Sunglasses a smash hit in Milan

MYKITA MADELEINE MYKITA / Damir Doma model BRADFIELD has just been featured on the runway of the Damir Doma SS16 Women’s show in Milan. In the same layered aesthetic, MADELEINE now joins the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection.

At first glance, the perfectly round MADELEINE appears to consist of two frames, but a closer look reveals the trompe l’oeil construction as an example of particularly sophisticated handcraft. Made of one piece the frame is essentially folded in half and brought into shape in a series of meticulous steps. The result is a distinctive aesthetic in which two delicate circular lenses hover in front of more solid round rims. Contrasting colors accentuate the layered concept. A touch eccentric, very elegant and thoroughly modern.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including MyKita eyeglasses and MyKita sunglasses in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our eyewear collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

FINE EYEWEAR Ray-Ban Giveaway

Join us for our

FINE EYEWEAR

Ray Ban Giveaway!

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All you have to do is Like us on Facebook!

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When we reach 400 likes on our Facebook page, we will give away a pair of Ray Ban New Wayfarers to one lucky Facebook follower!

Take your pick of any New Wayfarer in our office, or have us order one in for you.

 

 

 

This contest will run until we receive 400 likes on our facebook page. There is no time limit for this contest. Once we receive 400 likes we will randomly draw a name from all people who like our Facebook page. Employees and direct family members of employees are exempt from winning. We will contact the winner through Facebook message to arrange a time to pick up their prize. The prize is a Rayban 2132 New Wayfarer style sunglasses, with non-polarized lenses. If prize winner would prefer a different style, they can upgrade for the difference in retail value.

A New Look For Michael Kors

Michael Kors has revamped their entire collection. Bringing a new combination of retro class with modern colors and designs. These new styles are sure to make anyone’s wardrobe pop with new fall colors and trends. Come on by to try out these beautiful new pieces. Visit our Pinterest and Website for all our new eyewear!

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Check Out or New Michael Kors!

 

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an array of Fashion Eyewear including Michael Kors eyeglasses and sunglasses in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

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Chanel inspired by Korea

chanel-si-ispira-alla-coreaThe futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul, a design museum created by the architect Zaha Hadid, hosted Chanel’s Crociera 2015/16 collection.The palette of sparkling colors, delicate freshness and structured silhouettes conveyed the perfect blend of Korean inspiration and the atelier’s style. Karl Lagerfeld reinterpreted “local” culture in general terms: from the traditional dress (the hanbok) to the acidic aesthetics of K Pop, the entire collection was imbued with energy and avant-garde accents. Eyewear was also among the main players at the fashion show.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers Chanel Eyeglasses and Chanel Sunglasses in addition to many other fine collections of eyewear and sunglasses . Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview and read more about our sunglasses collections : Fine Eyewear Collection

 

Vision Council report – Sunglasses are a must – protect your eyes!

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—More than one in four American adults are risking serious eye damage through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a new report from The Vision Council, “Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity.”The report, which is intended to educate consumers about the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect against UV, was released yesterday to 250 consumer reporters and editors. It finds that more than 25 percent of U.S. adults rarely or never wear sunglasses, and nearly two-thirds are unaware of the link between UV exposure and serious eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. An abbreviated overview of the report was also shared with long-lead magazines in March of this year, promoting story ideas and supplements for their summer issues.

“Our goal at The Vision Council is to raise awareness about the risks of exposure to UV rays, and the sunglass options and other UV protective eyewear available, so that more and more Americans are protecting their eyes,” said Mike Daley, the CEO of The Vision Council. “Consumers of all ages need to be aware of these issues, and the steps that they can take to prevent damage to the eyes throughout their lifetime.”

The report also finds that more than one-third of parents report that their children 13 and under rarely or never wear sunglasses, despite the fact that children are at increased risk for UV overexposure.

“Because UV exposure happens over a lifetime and doesn’t always produce immediate symptoms, people of all ages must be aware of the negative impact sunlight can have on our eyes—without adequate protection like sunglasses,” said Justin Bazan, OD, medical adviser to The Vision Council.

The release of the report, which coincides with May as UV Awareness Month, supports The Vision Council’s many UV protection activities including an ongoing partnership with Lifetime Fitness as well as a widespread National Sunglasses Day campaign. The Lifetime Fitness partnership directly reaches 6.25 million consumers each month, promoting the importance of UV protection with indoor posters, digital signage, and multiple 30-second TV spots as well as sunglasses-related activities in 12 Lifetime Fitness locations throughout the country to celebrate National Sunglasses Day, June 27.

To view or download a copy of the report, Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity, click here.

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an extensive sunglasses collection that not only look great, but protect your eyes. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview a few of our sunglasses : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection

Study: Comprehensive Eye Exams Can Help Re-Engage Patients into Care for Certain Chronic Conditions, with the Potential to Help Improve Health and Reduce Costs

UnitedHealthcare study shows that 57 percent of patients with chronic conditions who receive a comprehensive eye exam became re-engaged with a primary care physician or specialist in managing their ongoing illness
Employers that adopt integrated eye health and medical benefits, along with health and wellness programs, may improve employee well-being and reduce medical costs

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Comprehensive eye exams can help re-engage patients into care for certain chronic conditions, with eye care professionals encouraging people to seek follow-up treatments from primary care physicians and specialists, according to a new study by UnitedHealthcare.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150519005338/en/

Eye Exam Impacts on Re-engagement for Chronic Conditions demonstrates for the first time how eye care professionals can play a key role in helping re-engage patients with chronic conditions into care. This may help enable cost savings and prevention of disease progression and complications. Study results showed that 33 percent of previously unengaged patients, defined as lacking medical care for any chronic conditions over the previous 18 months, were re-engaged into care with a primary care physician or specialist within 60 days following an eye exam. Another 24 percent of patients were re-engaged after 60 days following an eye exam.

The study followed more than 2,300 UnitedHealthcare plan participants enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans to determine whether patients lacking care for chronic conditions followed up for treatment with a primary care physician or specialist after an eye exam. The study examined re-engagement rates for people with seven chronic conditions: Crohn’s disease, diabetes, Graves’ disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The results are important considering many people visit their eye care doctor more frequently than their primary care provider.

More than 117 million people nationwide, or nearly one of every two adults, suffer from at least one chronic condition, while one quarter of adults have two or more conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 29 million people have diabetes; 73.5 million have high LDL cholesterol; and 70 million have hypertension, according to the CDC.

“This study demonstrates the important role comprehensive eye exams play in re-engaging patients into care, especially for chronic conditions,” said Linda Chous, O.D., chief eye care officer for UnitedHealthcare Vision. “When patients are reconnected into care, the prevention of disease progression and complications can be realized, which may contribute to improved patient health and reduced costs.”

The new report builds on the findings of a previous UnitedHealthcare study, “Impact of Eye Exams in Identifying Chronic Conditions,” published in 2014. That study demonstrated how comprehensive eye exams can help eye-care doctors identify some chronic conditions – such as high cholesterol, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and Graves’ disease – helping with early diagnosis so people can obtain appropriate treatment sooner and take steps to better manage their disease.

“The eyes are the only place on the body to offer a noninvasive view of the blood vessels, which means a comprehensive eye exam can reveal important information about a patient’s overall health, as well as their vision,” Dr. Chous added.

Employers are increasingly recognizing the role eye health plays in overall health, adopting integrated vision and medical benefits programs such as UnitedHealthcare’s Bridge2Health®, which supports patients and health care professionals with information, decisions and outcomes. Bridge2Health does the following:

integrates medical and vision data to close gaps in care and identify opportunities for interventions, including monitoring of 23 chronic conditions;
identifies people with chronic conditions for eye care providers, and helps ensure that patients’ eyes be dilated during the exam to provide a better view of eye health and overall health;
contacts plan participants by phone with eye exam reminders for people with chronic conditions who have not had an exam; and
refers people with diabetes to disease management programs that may save more than $1,800 per patient per year, according to the 2014 UnitedHealthcare study.

More than 170 companies representing 5.3 million plan participants have already selected Bridge2Health’s integrated approach for vision benefits to help create healthier employees, lower health care costs and increase productivity. With wellness as a core value for many companies, programs such as UnitedHealthcare’s Bridge2Health provide employees with the most advanced programs and resources that encourage a healthier workforce.

For more info : http://www.uhc.com/employer/health-plans/ancillary-specialty-benefits/vision/bridge2health-vision

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Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Among the vision disorders that can occur from UV exposure that were discussed included cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye, and macular degeneration.Although the summer is almost over, the briefing remains topical because Americans must take appropriate measures to protect their eyes from harmful UV radiation year-round, according to a statement from The Vision Council. Although it can be easier to feel the impact of sun in the summer, UV radiation is always present and can be even more damaging during colder months when adults and children stop wearing UV protection. While the UV index is highest in the spring and summer, it can still reach moderate to very high levels in September and October. In winter months, UV rays can reflect off of snow and into the eyes, especially after a fresh snowfall or during winter sporting activities, when individuals can experience photokeratitis, or “snow blindness,” The Vision Council stated.

The Vision Council further reported: “Despite data about the dangerous effects of UV radiation, Americans are still exposing their eyes and skin to harmful UV exposure, putting them at risk for serious health problems later in life. In fact, 47.6 percent of adults do not protect their eyes simply because they forget to wear sunglasses.”

Fine Eyewear and Eyecare offers an extensive sunglasses collection that not only look great, but protect your eyes. Our eye doctors also provide advanced vision care to the families of Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Round Rock and surrounding communities.  Visit our main website for a preview a few of our sunglasses : Fine Eyewear Sunglasses Collection