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Change Your Look With Non-Prescription Glasses

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Optical Store & Eye Care at Advanced Eyecare Center

There’s no doubt that glasses are deemed the ultimate accessory nowadays. From cat eyes and hipster to rimless and thick nerd glasses, both men and women are donning glasses without vision correction simply to change up their look. This trend is taking over, from teens to celebrities, such as supermodel Helena Christensen, basketball player Lebron James and singer Justin Bieber.

What might surprise you, however, is that in addition to changing your appearance, these glasses offer protection from dust, direct sunlight, and UV rays. Furthermore, by coating your lenses with anti-radiation and blue light filters, you can prevent eye strain and discomfort while working on your computer.

So What Are Non-Prescription Eyeglasses?

These spectacles can be worn to change up your appearance, make a fashion statement or simply to refresh your look with something more funky or hip — but without a prescription. Non-prescription glasses add the final touch to your entire outfit and can be stylishly paired with a work outfit, a cocktail dress or with your jeans and a sweater for running errands.

Select the specs that have all the features you desire. Advanced Eyecare Center offers a wide array of frames available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles to match your needs and personality.

Can Non-Prescription Glasses Harm Your Vision?

Many worry that wearing fake glasses will harm their eyes. Because you’re just looking through glass – or no glass at all – these non-prescription spectacles will not harm your vision in any way.

Where Can I Buy Non-Prescription Glasses?

Visit us at Advanced Eyecare Center to check out our wide range of styles and brands; we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect fit for your face and desired look.

Fashion-forward men and women tend to gravitate towards designs by Versace and Marc Jacobs. Models and the Hollywood set don Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry frames.

Ready For a New Look?

Non-prescription eyewear offers the easiest way to change your look. For instance, wearing a fitted dark jacket with a pair of oversized vintage glasses can instantly make one feel fun, approachable and fabulous.

In short, non-prescription glasses add beauty and charm to your appearance, while protecting your eyes from dust and other unwanted particles. Thanks to our wide array of designs and styles to choose from, you can buy multiple pairs and create as many fashionable combinations as you like.

So give your outfits a new breath of style! Visit Advanced Eyecare Center in Manhattan Beach and slip on a pair of nonprescription eyeglasses (or prescription peepers if you need eye correction) today to instantly transform your look and feel.

Frames For Eyeglasses Depending On Your Skin Tone

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Optical Store & Eye Care at Advanced Eyecare Center

Your face shape can help you identify your ideal frame style. Once you’ve found the perfect frame for your features, it’s time to pick the most flattering color! Your skin, hair color, and eye color all play a role in determining which color of glasses will most flatter your features.

Below we explain which shades best compliment you, based on your skin’s undertone.

What Are Skin Undertones?

If you’ve ever heard the term “warm tone” or “cool tone”, it’s referring to the undertone of your skin color— and not the surface tone. The surface tone is easy to identify, and chances are, you already know whether your skin is ivory, light, olive, tan or dark.

Undertones, however, are divided into three categories:

  • Cool (pink, red or blue undertones)
  • Warm (peachy, golden or yellow undertones)
  • Neutral (a combination of warm and cool undertones)

Tips to Identify Your Skin Undertone

    1.Determine the color of your veins

    When facing natural lighting, examine the veins on the inside of your wrist. What color are they? Blue or green? If they give off a blue or purple hue, you’re probably cool-toned. However, if they’re more green-like, chances are your skin tone is warm. But, if you are unable to distinguish between the two colors, you’re likely neutral-toned.

    By the way, your veins aren’t really green or purple— this is simply how they appear under the skin tone. For instance, blue veins observed through yellow tones give off a green appearance, whereas red tones with blue veins give off the purple appearance.

    2. Identify the color of your hair and eyes

    Another good place to assess your skin tone is by looking at your natural hair and eye colors.

    If you have blue, green, or grey eyes with blonde, brown, or black hair, then you have cool-toned skin. Those that have amber, brown, or hazel eyes and strawberry blonde, red, brown or black hair have warm-toned skin.

    3. How Does the Sun Affect You?

    Another method of identifying your skin tone is by assessing how your skin reacts when exposed to the sun. Does your skin burn easily or does it turn golden brown? If your skin burns easily, you likely have a cool skin tone, but if your skin tans easily, you have a warm skin tone.

    Once you’ve established your skin undertone, the next step is to pick glasses that best complement your unique features.

    How to Select Glasses Frame Colors Based on Your Skin’s Undertone

    Are you warm-toned?

    Colors well-suited to warm skin tones include dark red, honey, olive, and coral shades.

    Are you cool-toned?

    Colors that complement the cooler skin include blue-based reds, blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, and magentas.

    Are you neutral-toned?

    If your skin is neutral-toned, you can pull off essentially any color.

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    The best and quickest way to figure out which colors best suit you is by trying on a variety of different shades. Come visit us at Advanced Eyecare Center in Manhattan Beach, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect frame color for your skin tone and features so you can look your very best, always.

    Why Own More Than One Pair of Eyeglasses

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    Optical Store – Prescription Eyeglasses – Eye Exams at Advanced Eyecare Center

    How many pairs of shoes do you own? While that answer largely depends on your particular lifestyle, chances are you own at least 5 pairs of shoes. You wouldn’t wear dressy shoes to the gym or your running shoes for an elegant event. The same could be said for eyewear. Having at least two pairs of glasses should not be considered a luxury, as each pair has its place and purpose that surpasses style. Aside from the obvious — having a backup pair in case the first pair gets lost or damaged — there are many other reasons why a second or third pair of glasses is necessary. Below we list a few of them:

    Sports Eyewear Is a Game-Changer

    Wearing your everyday glasses while exercising or playing sports can hinder your performance due to concerns that your glasses may fall or get damaged. Investing in a quality set of sports eyewear will enable you to fully concentrate on the game while achieving clear and comfortable vision. There are several varieties of sports glasses that cater to each sport, all of which offer more protection and safety than traditional everyday glasses. Speak with the staff at Advanced Eyecare Center, who will be happy to help you find the right eyewear for all your sporting needs.

    Prescription Sunglasses Are a Must

    Everybody needs a good pair of sunglasses to block the sun’s harmful UV rays. For those with a refractive error, prescription sunglasses offer optimal protection and perfect vision outdoors. Prescription sunglasses are also an excellent option for people who typically wear contact lenses with non-prescription sunglasses.

    For extra protection and comfort, add your desired coatings and tints to suit your lifestyle needs. Most importantly, be sure to purchase lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation.

    Style Matters, Too

    Lastly, an additional pair of glasses can be an excellent accessory that provides stylistic versatility and enhances any outfit you wear. Just as you wouldn’t pair the same shoes with every ensemble, so should your glasses add a little zest to your outfit and express your personal style.

    Give yourself the chance to experience perfect vision in every moment of your day with a second or third pair of glasses. Contact Advanced Eyecare Center at Manhattan Beach to discuss the best options for your lifestyle.

    * Make sure to contact us by the end of the month to make use of your 2019 vision insurance benefits.

    Discover the Right Lenses for Your Lifestyle

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    Eye Care and Optical Store at Advanced Eyecare Center

    So many of life’s moments are worth capturing. Whether it’s seeing a magnificent mountain during a hike, your favorite band in concert or the smiling faces of family and friends, a perfect pair of lenses can help you see your world with clarity, comfort, and enjoyment.

    Do you love to run outdoors during the day? Do you spend most of your working hours in front of the computer? No matter your lifestyle, Advanced Eyecare Center offers plenty of lens options to choose from to suit your every need.

    Without further ado, let’s explore the different lens types below:

    Single Vision

    Single vision lenses are ideal for those with myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Nowadays, lenses are digitally surfaced— meaning that the eye doctor, Dr. Hansen, will take specific measurements to optimize your lenses for your unique visual needs. Compare this to having your suit customized and tailored according to your measurements versus buying a suit off the rack. The obvious choice is clear!

    Progressive

    Goodbye bifocals and hello progressives! Progressive lenses are an amazing piece of engineering, as they allow multiple vision fields to be incorporated into a single lens. That is, you see clearly both near and far and seamlessly transition at distances in between. Unlike bifocals, these lenses don’t have a line separating near and distance prescriptions — progressive lenses blend the prescriptions. This increases comfort and is an obvious choice for those who switch from activity to activity— such as driving to reading something close up. Furthermore, these lenses provide a sleek, sharp and youthful appearance.

    Computer Vision

    We live in a digital world and extended screen time is rapidly becoming the norm. When working at your computer for any length of time, it’s not uncommon to experience blurred vision, eye strain, red eyes, and other symptoms. Many try to compensate for their blurred vision by leaning forward, or by tipping their head to look through the bottom portion of their glasses.

    If you regularly work at your desktop or laptop, consider getting computer vision lenses. Computer glasses typically have 60% of the magnifying power of reading glasses. But the optimal magnification will depend on how far you’d like to sit from your computer screen and digital devices. These lenses reduce eye strain, blurred vision and unnatural posture that can result in neck and back pain.

    Lens Enhancements

    You can further customize your lenses with lens enhancements. These protect your lenses from scratches, reduce reflection and smudges, protect your eyes against UV rays, and diminish exposure to blue light.

    Anti-reflective (AR) coating

    Anti-reflective coating, also known as AR, or non-glare, is a coating that, when applied to the surface of the lens, reduces the amount of glare that reflects off your lenses.

    It also allows more light to pass through your lenses to your eye, resulting in clearer and sharper vision.

    Because of reduced glare, people will be able to actually see your eyes and not just your lenses, whether in person or in photos. Furthermore, because your vision will be sharper and clearer, you’ll be placing less strain on your eyes in order to see.

    Light-reactive lenses

    Many people find it a hassle to switch between prescription sunglasses and regular specs. Carrying a pair of each also means that you also have a higher chance of losing one of the pairs. Some may forget to bring their sunglasses along altogether!

    The solution? Light-refractive lenses! Also known as photochromic lenses, these prescription lenses cleverly adapt to lighting conditions: when indoors, the lenses are clear, but as soon as you step outside into bright, natural light, they darken, providing you with 100% UV protection.

    Photochromics are versatile and are perfect for practically any occasion. Whether for golf or tennis players, where good vision is as crucial as comfort and protection, or when switching between outdoor sports activities and the classroom.

    Blue Light Reduction

    Many of us have been staring at screens for a large part of our lives, especially in the last 10-15 years, as smartphones, computers, and laptops have become ever more prevalent. The average office worker spends almost 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that’s just when we’re at the office— let’s add to that the amount of time we spend staring at our phones before, during, and after work hours.

    All of this screen time can result in digital eye strain, a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged use of digital devices or computers. This can result in blurred vision, dry eyes, headaches, neck and shoulder pain.

    Blue light lens enhancements help alleviate any eye strain that results from exposure to the dangerous blue light emitted by sunlight or the display screens of computers, smartphones, and other digital devices. Blue light coating provides relief from sore, irritated, tired eyes so that you can keep working, cramming for exams, reading online, or binge-watching your favorite show in comfort.

    If you are seeking a new pair of glasses or are deciding on new lenses, the staff at Advanced Eyecare Center will work with you to find the perfect frames and lenses to match your personal style and lifestyle. Our team is dedicated to providing the vision care needs of our patients in the Manhattan Beach, California area, and fitting you for the right eyewear is an important part of our comprehensive eye care services.

    Ready to Find the Right Glasses for Your Face Shape?

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    Whether you wear eyeglasses on a daily basis, reach for them on occasion, or simply throw on a pair for a little extra fun, the frames you choose ultimately dictate how the world sees you — and more crucially, how you see yourself.

    When choosing a pair of eyeglasses, frame shape, color, and style all come into play. So if you’re interested in altering your look, it’s helpful to know your face shape. That way you’ll have a clearer notion of what you’re seeking— which will simplify the shopping process.

    But first, a few basic guidelines:

    • The top of your glasses frame should follow the line of your eyebrows. Avoid having too much eyebrow above or below the frames. Sunglasses, however, should always cover your eyebrows.
    • Your eyes should be situated at the center of each frame.
    • Keep in mind that the facial shape is one of many factors that determine which frame looks best on you. When picking a design, take your hairstyle and color, dressing style, eye color, and skin color into account, as they all play an important role.

    So without further ado, let’s delve into the absolute best fit for your face!

    You likely have one of the following face shapes: oval, round, square, heart, or diamond. Simply look at a mirror, and assess which shape matches yours!

    Which eyeglass frames suit OVAL faces?

    Those with oval faces are in luck and can pull off almost any style. Since their faces are perfectly proportional (they have higher and slightly wider cheekbones that typically narrow towards the forehead) they can enjoy countless frame possibilities! So go bold with playful color, texture or shape! No matter the optical design – square, wayfarer, tortoise, or rectangular – rest assured that they will flatter your face and bring your best features into frame.

    Make sure to look for designs that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, and avoid designs that are overly large and cover up more than half your face, as they will throw your features off-balance.

    Which eyeglass frames suit SQUARE faces?

    Square faces are all about the angular features, which are typically characterized by a prominent jawline and wider forehead. If you’d like to draw focus to your strongest attributes, select frames that are thin, curved and circular. Consider rimless and semi-rimless frames, as the round design will soften and add contrast to your square shape. A classic cat-eye frame can also look great, with the strong geometry of a square face complemented by the thick framing on the upper half of the glasses.

    Which eyeglass frames best suit ROUND faces?

    Round face shapes have curved lines, no angles, and are proportionally similar in length and width. Many optical designs look great on those with round shapes, particularly rectangular frames, as they elongate your face, adding balance to the round features. Stay away from rimless, small and circular frames, as they may make your round face look even rounder.

    Which eyeglass frames best suit HEART-shaped faces?

    Heart-shaped faces are characterized by high cheekbones, sharply tapered jawline, a long chin, and a wider forehead. Luckily, many frames flatter the heart-shaped visages — particularly those that balance the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin.

    Aim to draw attention to the top of the face and add balance to the width of your face by looking for frames that are slightly wider than your forehead. To look your very best, choose round or oval-shaped frames that are thin and lightly shaded.

    Another excellent design that flatters heart faces is cat-eye glasses, as they “sweep up the face” by highlighting prominent cheekbones yet balancing out the rest of the face. Just make sure to avoid frame styles or colors that draw attention to the forehead, such as frames with decorative temples or embellished tops.

    Which frames best suit DIAMOND-shaped faces?

    Diamond-shaped faces, characterized by their full cheeks, narrow forehead and jawline, are the least common face shapes. The most flattering look for the diamond-shaped face is a rimless, oval or cat-shaped design, which will accentuate your cheekbones and delicate features.

    Make sure to avoid frames that are rectangular or narrow, as they draw attention to your narrow features rather than enhancing them.

    Every style has different options — so it’s simply a matter of trying out the design and shape you like. If you absolutely love aviator or cat-eye frames but are afraid they won’t sit well on your face, try different pairs of the same style. Some are larger, smaller, rounder, more angular — there’s virtually a match for every face! Come to Advanced Eyecare Center in Manhattan Beach and our friendly staff will be happy to help you find the best design for your unique attributes.

    Are There Different Types of Contact Lenses?

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    Contact Lenses & Eye Care at Advanced Eyecare Center

    For those who need vision correction but don’t want to wear glasses or undergo LASIK surgery, contact lenses are a great option. Yes, there are many types of contact lenses to choose from. The list below will take the guesswork out of navigating the various options. Speak with Dr. Hansen and the friendly staff at Advanced Eyecare Center to select the best contact lenses for your eyes.

    4 Contact Lens Categories

    • Soft lenses are made from hydrogels (water-containing plastic) that are very thin, soft, pliable, and easily hug the surface of the eye.
    • Silicone hydrogel lenses resemble regular soft lenses, though they’re more porous, allowing for more oxygen to reach the eye. These are by far the most commonly prescribed contact lenses in the United States and Canada.
    • Gas permeable (GP) lenses are rigid lenses. They allow for the passage of oxygen, rendering them more comfortable than regular hard contacts. These lenses tend to be as comfortable as soft lenses (after the initial adjustment period) and often provide better optics.
    • Hybrid contact lenses have a rigid center with a flexible outer rim that tend to provide the same sharp vision offered by GP lenses, but with the comfort of soft lenses.

    Apart from their material composition, contact lenses can also be categorized by wear-time and other features.

    Contact Lens Wear Time and Replacement Frequency

    Contact lenses are often selected according to preferred wear time and replacement frequency.

    Daily contact lenses are removed at night, while the extended-wear contacts are worn day and night without removal, usually for a period of 7-30 days.

    All contact lenses require proper hygienic care and need to be replaced periodically to avoid irritation or infection.

    • Daily disposable lenses are worn during the day and discarded before bedtime. A new pair is inserted the next day.
    • Weekly/ Monthly disposable lenses are to be replaced every two weeks at the latest. Others can be replaced every month or quarter.
    • Traditional/reusable lenses are discarded every six months.

    Contact Lenses For Every Eye Type

    Contact lenses come in several design features that accommodate almost every eye condition.

    • Certain contact lenses, such as scleral lenses, can help treat dry eye syndrome (DES) and benefit those with corneal irregularities, all the while providing comfort and sharp vision.
    • Those with astigmatism or farsightedness (presbyopia) may choose bifocal contact lenses.
    • Multifocal contacts help to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children.
    • Prescription colored contact lenses are great for those who wish to experiment with different eye colors.
    • Spherical contacts are used to treat hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia.
    • Toric lenses can also benefit patients with astigmatism and provide clearer vision than standard contact lenses.
    • Varifocal lenses can also be worn by those that are farsighted, thus eliminating the need for reading glasses.
    • Monovision lenses are used to treat presbyopia by strengthening the eye-brain connection.

    Schedule a contact lenses eye exam and fitting to achieve clear and comfortable vision with contact lenses. Our eye doctor and professional eye care staff at Advanced Eyecare Center in Manhattan Beach will happily help you choose comfortable contact lenses that best suit your eyes and lifestyle.

    Why Makeup & Eyeglasses Look Gorgeous Together

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    Trendy Optical Store at Advanced Eyecare Center

    Even with their surge in popularity over the past few years, wearing glasses can get a little tricky when it comes to figuring out how to put on makeup.

    Makeup that generally would look great on someone not wearing glasses can become practically imperceptible under specs. Furthermore, the eyes can appear bigger or smaller— all depending on the prescription.

    Tips & Tricks To Improve How EyeGlasses Look With Makeup

    Whether you’re aiming for a natural or bold look, there are many ways to wear your makeup.

    • Lipstick, bold colors in particular, can look great on those who wear glasses with thick or dark frames.
    • Eye Liners should not be the same shade as your frames, at it will cause your eyes to blend in, not stand out. Try to wear a liner that’s at least a shade or two lighter than your eyeglass frames.
    • Concealer does its magic by literally hiding the dark circle shadows under your eyes that your frames may cast. Concealers with peachy or yellow undertones are ideally suited to eliminate any dark-blue and purple shadows.
    • Primer works wonders in keeping your glasses from slipping down your nose. Just dab some on each side of the bridge of your nose before slipping on your specs.
    • Eyeshadow is an excellent eye enhancer. However, we recommend you stay away from bold colors. When worn with glasses, it can create an overwhelmingly busy effect. Simple and bright eyeshadow will give you the beautiful, natural-looking enhancement that will make your eyes pop.
    • Mascara looks great under glasses. Just make sure to apply it to the roots of the lashes rather than the tips in order to prevent it from smudging all over your lenses. Curl your lashes if needed in order to avoid them from sticking straight towards the lenses.

    Thin With Thick

    Thick frames call for thick eyeliner, just as thin frames look best with thin eyeliner. In other words, your frames affect which makeup options work best for you. Frameless glasses allow you to wear heavier makeup, while dark frames tend to match best with a more neutral makeup look.

    Size Matters

    In terms of size, however, the bigger frames offer you more space to experiment as they don’t cover your eyes much. Smaller frames, however, allow for more eyebrow makeup. At times we emphasize what’s happening behind the frames and forget the brows. Remember to regularly brush through and tweeze your eyebrows, which frame your frames.

    Prescription Lenses and Makeup

    Your prescription lenses can enlarge or decrease the apparent size of your eyes, and makeup can do a lot to minimize these effects.

    If you have myopia (nearsightedness) and you feel that your glasses make your eyes appear smaller, go for bold eye makeup, such as a bronze smokey eye. You can always use an eyelash curler which typically allows more light to reach your eyes, making them appear larger. Don’t forget to add mascara for the finishing touch.

    If you’re presbyopic, or far-sighted, your glasses will have the opposite effect by making your eyes appear bigger. In this case, ensure that your eye make-up is as natural and light as possible by using soft mascara and neutral eye shadow tones.

    In Need of New Frames? We’ve Got You Covered!

    Come by Advanced Eyecare Center in Manhattan Beach to check out our vast selection of designer glasses to rock with your makeup. You may just find the perfect new frames for your new style!

    6 Ways To Bid Dry Eyes Goodbye

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    Dry, itchy, and irritated eyes are no fun. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a multifactorial condition that is generally caused by poor tear quality, insufficient tears, allergies, or other irritants. The symptoms of DES can range from slightly uncomfortable to debilitating and can include:

    • Dryness
    • Redness
    • Grittiness
    • Watery eyes
    • Light sensitivity
    • Blurred vision

    If you suspect you have dry eyes, speak with Dr. Hansen about the latest treatments to manage or eliminate your symptoms. In the meantime, below are a few of our tips to ease dry eye symptoms for lasting relief.

    Here Are Our Top 6 Tips for Dry Eye

    1. Use Artificial Tears

    Artificial tears can provide the eyes with the moisture they lack, thus relieving irritation and discomfort. Dr. Hansen can advise on which lubricating drops best suit your eye condition.

    2. Stay Hydrated

    This may sound obvious, but keeping hydrated is a crucial component in managing DES. Since the eyes are part of a larger system (the body), dehydration will affect them as well. Try increasing your water intake to see if symptoms clear up on their own. You’ll want to stick to drinking water and avoid excess caffeine or alcohol, as these can dehydrate the body. Many health authorities recommend drinking about 2 liters of water per day to stay hydrated.

    3. Eat More Fish or Flax seeds

    Healthy tears are made of water, oil, and mucus, and any imbalance of any of these components can result in DES. Including the recommended amount of Omega-3 fats in your diet can help support healthy tear production. The U.S Department of Agriculture recommends consuming at least 250mg of Omega-3 fatty acids daily.

    4. Shield Your Eyes

    Wearing protective eyewear, such as wraparound sunglasses or UV blocking lenses, can shelter your eyes from harmful debris and irritants in the air. Breezy weather can also contribute to dry eyes, as the wind causes the eye’s tear film to evaporate faster than the normal pace.

    5. Check Your Surroundings

    Be aware of environmental factors that may be contributing to dry eyes. Always make sure your car air conditioner vents are pointed away from your eyes so as not to cause irritation. If you style your hair with a blow dryer, be sure to avoid the eye area, as the warmth and forced air will cause the tears to prematurely evaporate. Additionally, if you find that your home or work environment is too dry, try using a humidifier next to your desk or by your bed to put moisture back into the air.

    6. See Your Eye Doctor

    This is perhaps the most important step in treating your dry eyes. An eye exam with Dr. Hansen will help determine the underlying cause of the dryness and best treatment options. Our goal here at Advanced Eyecare Center is to alleviate any eye discomfort and increase our patients’ overall quality of life. If you or a loved one are suffering from DES, schedule your appointment today and find the relief you deserve.

    Call Advanced Eyecare Center to find out our eye exam appointment availability: 310-620-1345 or alternatively you can look available appointments online here REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

    Top 5 Tips To Manage Eye Allergies This Spring

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    With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to learn about managing those uncomfortable eye allergy symptoms that pop up when the weather gets warmer. While eye allergy symptoms can negatively affect quality of life, they are often treatable. If you or a loved one is suffering from eye allergies, call Advanced Eyecare Center for an eye exam to get the relief you seek.

    What Are Eye Allergies?

    Allergic conjunctivitis, or eye allergies, are the eyes’ response to various allergens and irritants that tend to be airborne.

    Symptoms and Causes of Eye Allergies

    Some eye allergy symptoms include:

    • Itchy, red eyes
    • Watery eyes
    • Irritated or painful eyes
    • Sneezing or runny nose
    • Swollen eyelids

    Eye allergies can be triggered by both airborne and non-airborne allergens. Some of most common include:

    • Pollen
    • Pet dander
    • Mold
    • Makeup
    • Dust mites
    • Perfume
    • Skin care products

    5 Tips To Manage Eye Allergy Symptoms

    1. Clear the air of allergens by using air filters on all of your cooling systems. Keeping your home as clean as possible will also help reduce airborne allergens.
    2. Use cold eye compresses to alleviate symptoms. You can either purchase a cold eye compress at your local drugstore or easily make one at home. Soak a clean, soft washcloth in cold water, wring it out, and place it over closed eyelids for a few minutes at a time or until it is no longer cool. The coldness will help to soothe irritated eyes and reduce swelling.
    3. Try removing your contact lenses, as they can attract and accumulate allergens and irritants on their surfaces. Switching to glasses or daily disposable contacts during allergy season may help to reduce your symptoms.
    4. Use medicated eye drops to reduce redness and itching. There are over the counter options as well as prescription eye drops, which can be prescribed by Dr. Hansen. Antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, multiple-action, and decongestant eye drops can all help manage eye allergy symptoms.
    5. Wear protective eyewear while outdoors, such as wraparound glasses, to shield your eyes from direct contact with airborne irritants and allergens. Opt for eyewear with larger lenses that provide fuller coverage.

    We Can Help Treat Your Eye Allergies

    Eye allergies can be bothersome, but they don’t have to be. An eye exam with Dr. Hansen can help diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and determine the best treatment to alleviate any discomfort.

    You can book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

    Frames That Match Your Style – Eyewear Trends 2020!

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    Whether you prefer a pair of bold and bright frames or something more elegant and subtle, the trending eyeglass frames of 2020 offer something for everyone.

    The Trendiest Eyeglasses of 2020

    1. White or translucent frames are some of the most popular eyewear styles this year. Almost every designer has their own version, so you have plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking for a pair of clear frames to make a statement.
    2. Classic aviators are still trending in 2020, making them a perfect choice for both men and women who prefer something sporty. Many designers are modernizing the aviator shape, offering their own spin on these flattering frames.
    3. Unique tortoiseshell glasses are now available in more than just classic brown. Teal, blue, and even purple tortoiseshell frames are currently trending and flatter every eye color. These beautiful frames come in thicker and thinner versions, depending on your preference.
    4. Gold wire frames are simple yet elegant and suit both men and women who prefer a more minimalistic design. Round golden metal frames are great for a professional look.
    5. “Matrix” sunglasses are making a comeback this year, especially the more angular versions out there. Celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Billie Eilish have been seen sporting these 90’s inspired frames, making them all the more popular.
    6. Vibrant and bold colored frames are returning in 2020 and are not for the faint of heart. Be it bright red, pink, yellow, or purple, these colorful frames are for fashionistas who want to express their individuality.
    7. Vintage style frames or “granny frames” are popular this year and are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. From light nude to dusty pink, these oversized frames could be the missing accessory to your vintage outfit.

    No matter what kind of glasses you’re looking for, we can help you find the perfect pair to suit your personal style. Advanced Eyecare Center offers a wide range of the most trendy eyewear on the market. If you’re looking to refresh your look, there’s no better way than a new pair of glasses.

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