Fresh Spinach Day

July 16th is Fresh Spinach Day! It seems like Popeye The Sailor’s love of spinach didn’t only make him physically strong, but it may have also strengthened his vision.

Spinach is known for its high fiber content and vitamins, but did you know that it also has antioxidants beneficial to the health of your eyes?

There are three pigments, known as “macular pigment” at the back of the eye: Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin. Green vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli are naturally rich in two of these antioxidants; zeaxanthin and lutein. When these substances become part of a healthy, balanced diet, studies have shown a possible decrease in the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Since it is not always possible to meet one’s complete daily requirements of these antioxidants, our office offers a great natural supplement to our patients called MacuHealth. Not only does MacuHealth contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, but it also contains Meso-Zeaxanthin, an antioxidant less commonly found in our normal diet.

Be sure to ask about the benefits of these antioxidants and MacuHealth at your next routine eye exam.

UV Protection Month

June is UV Protection Month. Are your eyes protected?

The sun plays an essential role to the health of our planet and all life forms on it. 

  • Plants are encouraged in the process of photosynthesis.
  • Our bodies are capable of producing extra Vitamin D from safe exposure to sun.
  • As a community, we can gather renewable solar energy from the sun’s rays.

However, when the sun is not viewed and harnessed in moderation, it can be harmful:

“Most people are aware of how harmful UV radiation is to the skin. However, many may not realize that UV radiation can harm the eyes, and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision. The longer the eyes are exposed to solar radiation, the greater the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. It is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage. Therefore, whenever you spend time outdoors, wear quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.” (AOA.org)

Ask yourself these 3 questions:

  1. Do you spend a great deal of time outdoors? Skiing, mountain climbing, at the beach, etc?
  2. Do you take prescription or over-the-counter drugs that may increase your sensitivity to UV radiation? (If you are unsure, check with your optometrist, pharmacist or physician.)
  3. Are you exposed to sources such as, welding machines, tanning beds or lasers, which can produce artificial UV?

If you answered yes, we encourage you to talk to our staff about the benefits of purchasing eyeglasses tailored to your specific needs. Comprised of the best material and coatings, our lenses can be customized to be blue light protected, impact resistant, and all of our lenses have a built in UV blocker. Call our office today, or stop by to take advantage of our summer sunglass sale! Receive 30-50% off all sunglass frames from now through July 31st.

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts account for 48% of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens on the eye behind the iris, causing reduced vision and often glare issues depending on the type and density of the cataract.

Typically, cataracts represent an age-related change but there are other risk factors to consider such as:

-One’s lifetime exposure to untraveled radiation
-Various medical conditions like diabetes
-Medications, particularly steroids and statins
-Previous eye injury and surgery
-Smoking

To be preventative and to reduce one’s risk, it is imperative to consume adequate quantities of antioxidant rich foods and/or supplements. For more information regarding cataracts, check out the link below.

https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataracts.htm

Don’t forget to come in and browse our large selection of sunglass frames, on sale for 25-50% off from now through July 31st.

Summer Sunglass Sale

This summer we encourage you to enjoy the beauty of bright sunshine reflecting off of ocean waves, fireworks on a hot July night, and all of the small things that fill this season with great memories! As you prepare for the leisurely weeks ahead, we hope you are also planning to protect your eyes. The sun’s primary danger is in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When packing your luggage for a vacation this summer, it is important to realize that sunglasses are just as important to protecting your eyes, as suntan lotion is to protecting your skin. 

There are many fashionable ways to achieve optimal eye protection such as:

  • Polarized lenses. Available in gray and brown.
  • Transitions lenses. Available in gray, brown, and introducing 2 new colors, blue and green.
  • Mirror coatings. Available in silver, red, blue, green, gold, bronze, and white.

Come in and browse a large selection of sunglass frames, on sale for 30-50% off from now through July 31st.

     

Memorial Day

“We wish you and your family a happy & safe Memorial Day. With a humble heart we express our gratitude to those who have given their lives for our freedom. May their sacrifices forever be honored.”  —Dr. Andrasz & Staff

This summer we are proud to be welcoming a new line of luxury eyewear to our office. Boasting of glamour, infused with the stylist flare of crystal temples, Jimmy Choo is a great choice of eyewear to complement and complete your own unique style.

We’ve also brought in 2 other amazing lines that we know you’ll want to check out: Derek Lam and Rag & Bone. These 3 lines join our even bigger collection of eyewear, consisting of great designer names such as Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and many more!

 

Earth Day Sale

On Earth Day and every day, we honor our amazing planet for its beauty and for providing us with many resources and an environment that sustains us. We are appreciative and mindful of the gifts that we receive each and every day from our precious earth, our home.

At Bordentown Family Eye Care we are committed to the effort to reduce waste and to reuse & recycle as much as possible. Our paper products are from recycled sources, and we provide only paper bags when needed. We recycle most things, allowing less to enter the landfill, and we are also starting to use some solar energy sources.

We hope that YOU will join US in our initiative to help preserve OUR planet. During the months of April & May we are showcasing two amazing eyewear brands:

Earth Day inspires us to share with you the functional, fashionable ECO frame line which is constructed of recycled materials. This brand proudly promotes its own agenda by planting a tree for each and every frame sold.

With May soon approaching, Mother’s Day is a fabulous time to say “Thank you!” to Mother Earth for her renewable resources. Wearing a pair of handmade walnut, elm, and even pine cone infused frames by Shwood is another way to respect the resources around us, and share the beauty of nature.

Donate your old and gently used pair of glasses to receive a discount of 50% off of ECO brand eyewear. If you are unable to donate your used eyewear, we still invite you to participate in our earth conscience initiative by extending a 25% off discount of any ECO or Shwood brand of eyewear.

(VSP patients: Sale cannot be used in combination with insurance benefits. Please ask our staff about the best sale option for you.)

Spring Sale 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Spring Clearance Sale – Going on now thru March 31st.

Stop in and browse our wide selection of fashionable eyewear from great brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, Kate Spade, Flexon, Skaga, Banana Republic, Eco, Modo, Evatik, Fysh, Kliik, Hugo Boss and many more! Enjoy a discount of 50% off all OGI, Seraphin, and Innotec eyewear, as well as 20% off all Shwood hand-crafted eyewear. All other frames are also on sale, so be sure to come in soon!

New patients are always welcome at our office. As well as being wheel cheir accessible, the office of Dr. Lisa Andrasz and her staff hope to accomodate your needs with weekly late-night appointment availability, contact lens fittings, and prompt treatment of eye related conditions, diseases, and emergencies.


*Discounts may not be used in combination with VSP allowances.

 

February – A Message From Dr. Andrasz

“February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. Fortunately, new treatments have dramatically changed the course of the disease, making it more manageable than ever before. Although recent treatment advances can help save vision, early detection is still critical. With regards to prevention, remember what most of our moms have told us growing up… “Eat your greens!” The Macular area is made up of pigments: Lutein, Meso-zeaxanthin, and Zeaxanthin which need to be continuously replenished. There are many plants that contain lutein, particularly the dark leafy greens. Plant carotenoids act as antioxidants which absorb wavelengths of light ranging from 400-550 nm (violet-green light). Blue light (450-495 nm) has particularly been found to be harmful to this part of the retina. So, remember to eat your kale or consider supplementation.” – Dr. Lisa Andrasz

A Message From Dr. Andrasz

“Bordentown Family Eyecare is pleased to report that the proceeds from Dr. Lavine Day will provide approximately 150 people in need with eye care and glasses in an underdeveloped country. A special thanks to his wife, Marlene Lavine, who also contributed to this very worthy cause. Dr. Lavine’s memory continues to help others see the world more clearly!” – Dr. Lisa Andrasz

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Happy 2018! We would like to wish everyone much peace, joy, optimum visual clarity and great ocular health in the new year and always!

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It is a slowly progressive disease as there are typically no real symptoms. Vision loss occurs at such a gradual rate that is not noticeable until significant loss has occured. The damage is irreversible once it occurs, fortunately, the disease is treatable. Therefore, one’s best defense is a routine comprehensive eye exam which would detect the signs of this silent disease.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/glaucoma.htm