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Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are you at an increased risk for macular degeneration?

A patient called in to an IALVS doctor’s office concerned their mother lost vision from Macular Degeneration before she died and now that the patient was age 65, she was concerned she may get it. There is an increased risk if a parent or sibling has the disease by three...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Helping with Vision Loss

People who have vision loss commonly experience depression, anxiety, and confusion. The consequences of vision loss however, often extend beyond the person who has low vision. The family members, friends, and caregivers of people experiencing vision loss also are affected. When a loved one becomes visually impaired, you are likely...

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

Lower your Risk of Macular Degeneration

You may want salmon, mackerel, herring or tuna on your menu at least once a week if you want to reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at Brigham and Women" s Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed up on 38,022 women during the 10 years after data...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

The World’s Most Famous Eyewear

There is perhaps nothing as iconic in today’s fashion world as the eyeglass or sunglass. Not only is eyewear a medical device needed by over half the population, it is the only medical device that not only allows us but encourages us to express our individualism. From Elton John to Jackie...

Different Color Eye Day

Today is certainly not one of the biggest holidays you will celebrate all summer, but in the eye care community, today is Different Color Eye Day. People like Mila Kunis, Kate Bosworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, and Christopher Walken are known for having noticeably different colored eyes. The technical term...

Fourth of July Eye Safety

The Fourth of July is this coming Monday and with it comes the fun of fireworks. As our mother’s use to lecture us, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. There are over 2,000 fireworks-related eye injuries that happen every year. Eye injuries include ocular burns, lacerations,...

Shark’s Eyes

It’s Shark Week! We are excited for the week-long celebration of Sharks on the Discovery Chanel. We thought it might be fun to share a little information on how sharks see their world while we all watch them. Unlike human’s shark’s eyes are almost on completely different sides of their...

Eye See Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids are important for eye health as they can decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and are also therapeutic for patients with dry eye syndrome. Where do we get Omega 3’s? For most of us, we find all the Omega 3 our body can use in...

The Shapes of Summer

Summer is a time we think about shape. We use summer to get in shape. We also look at those who are in better shape by the pool or at the park. The right shape is important to us at Iconic Eye Care. That includes the shape you put on your...

Eye Statistics At A Glance

Being in the optical business and being that optometry and eye health is the cornerstone to our business, we are obviously very concerned with eye health. An annual eye exam can test for much more than just your vision. It can reveal a variety of chronic systemic diseases such as...

Spare Your Sight!

It's that time of year. Spring has spring and summer is just around the corner. This is the time of year everyone is outside and everyone is thinking sunscreen. The sad part of all this is so many people forget about their eyes and the dangers UV light poses for...

Eye Statistics At A Glance

Being in the optical business and being that optometry and eye health is the cornerstone to our business, we are obviously very concerned with eye health. An annual eye exam can test for much more than just your vision. It can reveal a variety of chronic systemic diseases such as...

May Is Cataract Awareness Month

Every May we pay special attention to cataracts. Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated through a change in eyeglass prescription or surgery, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be...

There Is No Pink

Here is a fun fact we bet you didn’t know. You remember that pink blouse or shirt you own? Or perhaps the pink flamingos you see in a neighbor’s yard? Or the pink flowers you get every year for St Valentine’s Day? Pink is a great color, isn’t it? The...

Eye Workout

Out of all my body parts, I feel like my eyes are in the best shape. I must do at least a thousand eye rolls a day! Now that spring is here, did you know the most active muscle group in your body are your eye muscles? The external muscles that move...

How many Parts Are There In The Human Eye?

You probably know that the eye is approximately the size of a ping pong ball, but did you know that it also contains over two million working parts? It’s a good idea to get your eyes checked regularly and thoroughly by our own Dr. Lucy Yen to keep all those...

Smoking Is Bad For Your Eyes

Despite over 50 years of being told how bad cigarettes are for us and the mountains of scientific evidence that link smoking to lung cancer and heart disease, close to 60 million Americans still smoke cigarettes regularly. Smoking however, is bad for more than your heart, your lungs, and your wallet. Smoking...

On The Lookout For Cataracts

A “cataract” is a cloudy or opaque area in the lens of the eye. If any of the following signs are present, it may be an indication that a cataract is forming and that an eye exam should be scheduled: hazy, fuzzy, or blurred vision; the need for frequent changes...

January is National Glaucoma Month

More than four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to...

Let’s Talk Myopia

Myopia is a growing concern for parents around the world and in particular in Asian countries. It seems our obsession with staying inside whether to study, watch television, or play video games is affecting our eyesight. Myopia or nearsightedness occurs when the eye goes out of round and becomes elongated,...

Halloween Contact Lenses

With Halloween fast approaching, we are reminded of the dozens of reports every year from people purchasing costume contact lenses without the aid and assistance of an Optometrist and suffering injuries from just trying to have fun. Websites selling contact lenses without a valid prescription are breaking the law and...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Eye Myths

We've heard them all. Eat carrots to improve eyesight. Your eyes can stay crossed forever when you do it deliberately. There are a lot of myths out there about our eyes and our eyesight. We were recently introduced to this great infographic by Tara Heath which goes through some of...

Sunglass Tints

The warm weather is here and we are all spending more time outside. Whether you are playing golf, tennis, bike riding, swimming, sailing or just catching a few rays during lunchtime, sunglasses should be a very important part of your summer wardrobe. At Eye Luv Lucy, we have a huge...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

What To Expect Before, During, And After An Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are an integral part of your overall eye health. If you are getting ready to visit to eye doctor serving San Jose, use the following guide to figure out what you can expect from the process: What to Expect Before, During, and After an Eye Exam Before...

What Is Blue Light Lens Treatment

We have certain treatments that can help you with a variety of eye conditions and the side effects they cause. If you have eyestrain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, dry eyes, or blurry vision on a regular basis, you might be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome or digital eyestrain. Blue...

Fact About Myopia And Orthokeratology

If you want to find the best solutions for your eye issues, it is important to understand different conditions and how they can affect you. Keep reading to learn more about the refractive error called myopia and orthokeratology and what they mean for your vision. Myopia Myopia is a common...

How To Choose Glasses For An Oblong Face

If you have an oblong face, you want to find designer glasses that balance the length of your face and make it look shorter and broader. Since people with oblong faces have dominant features that are more rounded, you should shop for angular frames. Try to find larger, square frames...

Understanding The Importance Of Eye Exams

A routine eye exam does much more than show the optometrist your current prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Even if you feel like you have perfect vision, it is important to visit the optometrist at least once every two years. Keep reading to find out why it is so...

Spotlight on Orthokeratology

Vision troubles can keep you from seeing as well as you should. Orthokeratology helps people with myopia find a new way to correct their vision. If you are thinking about getting orthokeratology, keep reading to find out what you can expect from the procedure: Orthokeratology uses custom-made gas permeable contacts...

Breaking Down Myths About Eye Health

A lot of people avoid scheduling appointments with the optometrist because they believe certain myths about eye health. Use this guide to learn the truth about these myths so you really understand your eyes and how they function: Starting at the Television or the Computer Could Hurt Your Eyes Most people...

Healthy Eating For Eyes

Regular eye exams and a healthy diet can help you lower your risk for macular degeneration and other serious eye issues. You should visit Eye Luv Lucy for an exam every year and eat plenty of fruits, grains, and dark, leafy vegetables. Foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C,...

Vision changes are a natural part of the aging process. Although some of these changes are gradual and hard to notice, they could have a huge impact on your ability to drive. Keep reading to find out how regular eye exams can help you and those around you stay safe...

How Orthokeratology Can Help With Myopia

Myopia is a refractive error that occurs when they eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved. This condition, which is also called nearsightedness, makes it difficult for a person to see objects that are far away. With this treatment, the eye doctor fits you with a special...

A Patient’s Guide To Orthokeratology

If you have myopia, you probably get frustrated that you have to wear glasses or contacts during the day in order to see. With the help oforthokeratology, though, your eye doctor can actually reshape your cornea as you sleep. Keep reading to learn more about the process and how it...

The Purpose Of Measuring Eye Muscle Movement

During an eye exam, your optometrist might ask you to keep your head still and allow your eyes to track an object from the center of your vision to the periphery. This test measures your eye muscle movement and allows the eye doctor to determine the following: The way you...

What Your Eye Exam Reveals About Your Overall Health

  Regular eye exams do more than update you about the current state of your ocular health. When you visit Eye Luv Lucy, you can actually learn more about your overall health. Your Risk for Certain Diseases A lot of diseases create specific side effects in your eyes. During a...

Toms Eyewear Helps Restore Sight

With TOMS One-for-One model, buying a pair of shoes helps someone gain access to an eye exam that they might not have been able to afford otherwise. Since a portion of the proceeds of every shoe purchase goes toward someone in need, TOMS eye camps have already had the chance...

The Safety Of Orthokeratology

About 30 percent of Americans are diagnosed with myopia, which is also known as nearsightedness. Instead of using glasses or contacts to correct this refractive error, many optometrists are choosing orthokeratology . In this process, a patient wears custom-made gas-permeable contact lenses on at night to actually change the shape...

The Importance Of Scheduling Eye Exams For The New School Year

Summer is at an end and the kids are back at school. If you missed getting your child to the eye doctor before the school year began, it's not too late! Yearly eye exams are important for keeping track of your child's vision and ensuring that he gets the eye...

Addressing Widespread Myopia with Orthokeratology

If you have not seen your San Jose eye doctor in a while, now is the right time to schedule an appointment! This visit can open your eyes to a variety of treatment options for your vision problems, including orthokeratology for myopia. Take a closer look at how orthokeratology treatments...

The Importance Of Wearing Quality Contact Lenses

You can change your hair color, but did you know that you can also change your eye color? Colored contact lenses allow you to choose almost any eye color you want, but it is important to choose only safe and healthy colored contact lenses prescribed by your eye doctor. As...

Selecting The Right Designer Frames For You

Eyeglasses do much more than just help you see; they can also help you show off your style! The right designer frames will complement your face and give you even more confidence in your appearance. Find the right designer glasses at Eye Luv Lucy with these helpful tips: Determine Your...

Back To School Special

Back to School Special: Eyeglasses Package Starting at $175 Stop in and check out our great selection of designer frames   Success in the Classroom Begins with Healthy Vision More than 80% of a child?s learning happens through vision. An undiagnosed vision problem could impact learning and performance, grades, self-esteem, and...

The Evolution Of Eyeglass Styles

Eyeglasses are more than just a helpful tool to help you see clearly. Designer glasses can also be a fashionable accessory that conveys your individuality and unique sense of style. Looking back over the last 50 years, eyewear has come a long way. At one point, thick glasses frames were...

What Is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a practice that has been around since the 1940s, but has gained renewed interest in recent years. Imagine waking up each morning with better vision without having to wear glasses every day. That is exactly what orthokeratology delivers. Here is what you need to know. Orthokeratology Explained Orthokeratology...

What To Expect From An Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are an important part of protecting your vision health. During an eye exam, your doctor can catch problems with your eyes in their early stages, when they are most treatable. If you have an eye exam with Dr. Lucy of Eye Luv Lucy scheduled, you probably have...

Back To School Eye Exams Are Even More Important Now

With students bringing phones, laptops and tablets to school, their eyes are being subjected even more to the screens that can potentially damage them. It's crucial to understand how these vision problems can inhibit your child's learning process. Eye exams performed at school by a nurse are not quite as...

Why These Sunglasses Cost $150

This is a great article that we found on CNN Money explaining the difference in quality which explains the difference in cost between an original pair of sunglasses and copies....

Misconceptions About Glaucoma

The wealth of information we have available these days can make it seem like the sky’s the limit on knowledge, but it also means the odds of discovering misinformation are higher than ever. To make sure you’re as equipped as possible to keep your eyes healthy, we wanted to set...

How Eyes Can Reveal Your Overall Health

Here is a fascinating video from National Geographic about how your eyes can reveal your health. This video rings true in so many ways. What do you feel your eyes reveal about you? Have questions about your health? Schedule an exam with our very own Dr. Lucy today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPAbANevTqM...

Derapage Trunk Show

Come in on Saturday, April 26th between 10am and 5pm to get 20% off of Derapage and select in stock frames...

Online Shopping For Glasses? NEVER!

We came across this very interesting article in the Chicago Tribune by Julie Deardorff highlighting some of the pitfalls of buying eyeglasses online....

Optometry 101

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Use your FLEX/VSP by 12/31 or lose it!

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End of year frame sales. Designer frames up to 50% off! Prada, Ray-Ban just to name a few

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Tablets and smartphones pose danger to eye health by emitting harmful blue light!

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School-aged Vision: 6-18 years-old

A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily....

Protect your eyes from the sun

UV-safey facts from the Vision Council...

What you should know about Myopia

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