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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 Onassis, from Buddy Holly to Johnny Depp, eyeglasses help us express ourselves in fun and often colorful ways. Here is an infographic highlighting some iconic eyewear from the last 100 years or so and even some a couple of hundred years in the future from our friends at Pop Chart Lab.

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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 selection of name brand designer sunglasses available in prescription and non-prescription. Before you come in to pick out that perfect pair of sunglasses for summer, we thought we would share this infographic about the various sunglasses tints available to help you select that perfect pair for your needs. Stop in and let us show you the different tints we can make for you based on your needs.

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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 that are slightly wider than your cheekbones. You might also want to try cat eye glasses that lift your features.

No matter what kind of new glasses you choose, you should make sure that they fit properly. The bridge should hug your nose without being too tight. We can help find the perfect frames for you no matter what shape your face is. Stop in and see us today!

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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 when you get behind the wheel.

Difficulty Seeing Far Away
A lot of older drivers experience blurred or cloudy vision that might make it more difficult to see far away objects while they drive. If you are experience this vision change, it could significantly hinder your reaction time behind the wheel because it makes it much harder to see potential hazards that are far up on the road.

Difficulty Seeing at Night
Another danger of driving with vision changes is a difficulty seeing at night. Sometimes headlights or low light bother people who are experiencing vision changes. If you are driving and the headlights from an oncoming car disrupt your vision, you might cause a collision.

Difficulty Seeing Road Signs
Changes in the way you perceive colors could also lead to dangerous situations behind the wheel. If you cannot differentiate between different road signs due to colors or distances, you might not know about an upcoming hazard that could lead to an accident.

Difficulty Distinguishing Objects
A lot of people also have trouble distinguishing objects once their vision starts to change, especially when driving at night. It might be hard to see a sign or a person against a particular background. Vision issues like these might hinder your reaction time enough to lead to a serious incident.

It is important to schedule regular eye exams with Dr. Lucy at Eye Luv Lucy so you are aware of any vision changes as soon as they happen. She might prescribe glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision or suggest another treatment. If your vision is changing, you should also try to minimize driving at night or in unfamiliar areas to reduce your risk for an accident.

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 to restore sight for more than 150,000 people.

Watch this video to see how you can help people get essential eye exams that allow them to regain their sight and their lives. Buying one pair of shoes might help someone conquer their vision trouble. See a wonderful selection of Toms Eyeglasses and Sunglasses at Eye Luv Lucy today.

Selecting The Right Designer Frames For You

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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 Face Shape

Find your face shape by pulling all of your hair away from your face and taking a good look in the mirror. If necessary, use lipstick or a non-permanent marker to trace the outline of your face on your mirror to get a better idea of its shape. Look for designer frames with features that contrast your own. If you have a round face, look for sharp and angled frames. If you have a square-shaped face, look for softer and rounder frames to complement your look.

Figure Out Which Colors Look Best

Shape is the most important factor to consider when it comes to the style of your new designer eyeglasses. Once you have taken care of that factor, you can move on to color. Eyeglasses come in a variety of colors and patterns, providing the perfect pair for every wearer. See how different colors look with your eye color, skin tone, and hair color. You can also look to your wardrobe for inspiration based on which colors you wear most often. Do not be afraid to try new colors if you are ready to add some new pieces to your personal style.

See What Works

The right pair of eyeglasses will help you see clearly, highlight your best facial features, and feel comfortable all day. It is essential to try on multiple pairs to figure out which style will help you accomplish all of these goals! The opticians at Eye Luv Lucy can help you narrow down your options and find designer glasses that work for your vision needs as well as your style preferences. Try on different styles to make sure they look good and feel comfortable on your nose and your ears.

Stop into Eye Luv Lucy today and see our wonderful selection of designer eyeglasses from around the world.

Back To School Special

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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 more. Sometimes, undetected vision problems are mistaken for a learning disability, such as dyslexia or ADD. Older children may be better able to communicate when their vision is abnormal, but elementary aged students may not.

How can you determine if your child is suffering from vision problems?

Some warning signs include:

* Sitting too close to the TV or other electronic device, or holding a book too close

* Using their finger as a guide and/or frequently losing their place while reading

* Closing one eye or tilting their head to see better

* Frequent eye rubbing or sensitivity to light

* Complaints of headaches or tired eyes

Even if your child already wears glasses, their prescription can change frequently as they grow. The new school year is right around the corner. In between shopping for new clothes and gathering school supplies, be sure to also arrange for an annual eye health exam with Dr. Lucy of Eye Luv Lucy specializing in children’s vision. Success in the classroom begins with healthy vision!

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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 considered strictly utilitarian, while we now view these Buddy Holly-like glasses as an iconic piece of fashion history. As time has passed, designer eyewear has changed and evolved, but there are certain styles that have made a resurgence and others that have stood the test of time. Explore this infographic from Eye Luv Lucy in San Jose to see what styles of glasses defined the last few decades.

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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.

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Derapage Trunk Show

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

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