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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  


Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  


New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013


Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

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The OPN Optical Shop Advantage

The OPN Advantage is a circle of vision care, starting with our highly skilled physicians offering you all levels of eye care from finding glasses to getting regular eye health exams. Our OPN network provides string of value and pricing benefits to patients by grouping together as independent optometrists buying together and using the same lab advantage. We will help you select the  best pair of glasses and dedicate our own optical lab making them for you! When you need to understand all the details that go into buying a pair of glasses an OPN eye doctor is here to help? What type of lens material should you use? Should I get scratch resistant lenses? What types of frames materials should I get to match my lifestyle? What brands are considered the most fashionable in today's world of glasses? All of these questions will be answered for you by our master opticians dedicated to providing real value for our patients.

How to select eyeglass frames?

Over 140 million people in the U.S. wear eyeglasses, and over 30 million wear contact lenses. Glasses and contact lenses improve vision by adjusting the way the eyes bend and focus light. Ideally, light rays are refracted (bent) as they pass through the cornea so that they focus on the retina in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, this means that objects can be seen clearly. However, many people's corneas have a shallow or steep curvature, which causes light rays to focus in front of or behind the retina. Objects may then appear blurry at certain distances or at all distances.

Glasses and contact lenses correct these refractive errors. Prescriptions are measured for each eye so patients can enjoy optimal vision clarity, usually 20/20. Eyewear may be prescribed for certain activities, such as reading, driving or watching television or eyewear may be prescribed to be worn at all times.

Regular eye examinations test for the development and progression of refractive errors and help your physician provide a proper prescription if eyeglasses or contact lenses are needed. Examinations are also an invaluable tool in the early detection of eye disease.

How to choose glasses that fit your lifestyle activities?

Your glasses can seriously help people SEE who you really are. When purchasing your eyeglasses you have a chance to make a statement about who you are! Here is your chance to create an image instead of just getting a plain pair of cheap glasses. The key to success here is finding the right frames to match your personality and lifestyle. Frame color, material, shape, and detailing all play an important role when it comes to eyewear styles. Brightly colored plastic frames give off a cool, youthful energy, whereas real wood finishes or neutral tones convey a sense of sophistication.

If you are interested in different looks at different moments it is suggested to have multiple pairs of glasses. If you shop correctly you might be able to find some wonderful deals so you can get the often much need multiple pairs. For example your work glasses might be different than your going out on Saturday night glasses. Consider discussing the following areas with your optician:

Understanding Eyeglass Frame Materials (They are not all the same)

Be sure to choose the right frame material for your prescription glasses. Sometimes they should be lightweight and other times strong…Maybe even hypoallergenic. Eyeglass frames are made from an ever-growing variety of materials.  Some frames are made exclusively with one material; some are made with a combination of materials.  Each material has benefits and disadvantages for the wearer.  Each will be best suited for a particular lifestyle or use.  Your optician is your guide to the materials used to make the frames you select.  Be sure to ask him or her for help.

Choosing Your Lens Material For Your Eyeglasses

There are three basic lens materials for prescription eyewear. Each has different price points and recommended use. Consult your Optician for more information.

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