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    "Kudos All Around!"

    Last updated 5 months ago

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    • I can always depend on Keith to handle my issues with the utmost consideration....which can be tough since I am the original Princess and the Pea. The slightest thing can create an issue for my vision. He has always been patient with me, and sticks with me until I can see properly. I can't say enough about how important that is. Kudos all... More

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    How to Choose the Right Color for Your Glasses Frames

    Last updated 5 months ago

    The right color of eyeglass frames can greatly enhance your overall appearance. When considering the different colors available, think about the shades of your hair and eyes. Pick a color that will blend in and look natural on your face. Some examples of neutral colors include beige, brown, gray, and tortoiseshell.

    For more helpful advice on selecting the right color for your eyeglass frames, watch this video. You’ll see an expert use a model to explain the most flattering colors based on hair, eyes, and skin. She also discusses how to pick out the right shade of red frames to accentuate the undertones of the skin.

    If you’re having trouble selecting the right designer eyeglass frames that flatter you, see the opticians at Jena Optical! You can reach our NYC practice at (212) 477-4250 or view our eyeglass frame gallery online.


    A Parent's Guide to Childhood Vision Screenings

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Your child’s healthy vision is an important component of his or her development. Optometrists recommend scheduling regular vision screenings for children to provide for the early detection of potential problems and treatment, if need be. You can refer to the general guidelines below regarding a scheduling timeline for your child, or you can call an optometrist to ask when your child should have a screening.

    Newborn and Infant Screenings
    The bodies of very young children are still developing their vision systems. It is critical for the brain to receive proper signals from both of the eyes so the vision centers of the brain can develop typically. An issue with an eye can lead to permanent vision problems as the child grows older. Fortunately, early detection can usually correct these issues. Optometrists recommend bringing all newborns in for a vision screening. The optometrist will perform a red reflex test, which is a simple test that involves using a flashlight to evaluate the constriction and dilation of the pupils. The optometrist will make a note of any irregularities in the shapes or structures of the pupils. You should also bring your infant in for another screening between six months and one year of age.

    Toddler and School-Age Child Screenings
    When your child is at about three years old, he or she will need another vision exam. The optometrist will check your child’s eye alignment. Some issues that may arise with eye alignment include strabismus, or misaligned eyes, and amblyopia, or “lazy eye.” If these issues are detected, the optometrist can explore treatment options with you, which might include prescription eyeglasses. Additionally, the optometrist will check your child’s visual acuity with an eye chart. If your child has trouble cooperating with an eye chart, the optometrist can use photoscreening.

    To schedule an appointment for your child, call Jena Optical at (212) 477-4250. Our family owned optometry practice serves residents of the Flatiron District. Please visit us on the Web to view our extensive gallery of eyewear.

    Designer Frames: Dior

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Many people view the Dior brand as the very embodiment of fashion itself. Selecting a pair of eyeglass frames by Dior enhances any wardrobe and style. The Dior line flawlessly combines the best of contemporary styles with classic touches. You can make a glamorous first impression by selecting Dior frames that feature Swarovski crystals or select a vintage style to channel a Hollywood look.

    After you’ve chosen the perfect pair of Dior eyeglass frames, remember to protect your eyes from UV light with a pair of Dior sunglasses. The Dior line offers oversized lenses for maximum protection and style. You’ll also have a range of playful colors to choose from, ranging from cherry red to dove gray.

    At Jena Optical, we pride ourselves on offering the very best in designer frames. In addition to our line of Dior eyeglass frames and sunglasses, we also offer designer frames from Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Burberry. Residents of the Flatiron District of NYC are invited to call our optometry practice today at (212) 477-4250 for an appointment.

    Understanding How the Sun Impacts Your Eyes

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Your doctor or dermatologist has probably warned you about the dangers of UV exposure for your skin. But did you know that excessive exposure to sunlight can also damage your eyes? Opticians recommend wearing sunglasses that are specially coated with UV-blocking material. Protect your eyes by scheduling an appointment with an optician today and keep reading to learn about the potential dangers of UV exposure.

    Just as UV exposure on your skin can cause skin cancer, it is also possible to develop cancer on your eyelids or in your eyes. The skin on your eyelids is quite delicate and can easily become damaged by UV light. Out of all skin cancers, eyelid skin cancer makes up about five to 10 percent, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. These types of cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Sometimes, cancer that develops on the eyelid may spread to the eye and to other nearby areas. Scheduling regular vision exams with your optician can facilitate early detection of eyelid cancer and eye cancer.

    While there are other risk factors that can contribute to the development of cataracts, UV exposure can also cause it. Cataracts are areas of cloudiness on the lens of your eye that obstruct your vision. They become worse over time and can interfere with your ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

    Macular Degeneration
    Over the years, your retina can become damaged. Although more research is needed in this area, opticians generally believe that UV light is one potential cause of this damage. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss. Specifically, it affects your center field of vision, causing blurriness or a blind spot.

    The opticians of Jena Optical in NYC are dedicated to helping you safeguard your eye health. We offer an extensive line of designer sunglasses and eyeglass frames. Call us today at (212) 477-4250 for more information or check out our services at our website.


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