May 2022 Eyewear

Considering Online Specs: Part 2

Previously, I discussed some of the advantages of buying eyeglasses from an optical versus online. In NJ, our standards are strict, and we don’t hesitate to remake glasses if they were made incorrectly. Opticians are trained to thoroughly inspect eyewear including the quality, prescription, and appearance of any given order. We guarantee that the patient is getting the quality they paid for.
April 2022 Eyewear

Sport Eyewear

Spring is here with summer just around the corner, and, especially with COVID restrictions relaxing, that means a major thing for parents: the return of sports activities. For many parents of child athletes, it’ll be a comforting return to normalcy as their children resume the activities that were a source of so much joy before the pandemic; other parents will find themselves making the foray into athletics for the first time. Adults, too, will be making a happy return to competitive sports, finally free of the masks, distancing, and strictures that’ve hampered them these past two years. As everyone returns to the playing field, it’s important to remember one key component of athletic safety: proper eyewear.
January 2021 Resources

Jewelry for Your Eyes: Reframing Frame Sales

With people’s faces covered by masks during every social interaction, we’re left with only one another’s eyes to pick up on social cues. Gone are frowns and smiles, scrunched noses, and smirks. Everything we perceive about one another now, and every signal we send, is exclusively through our eyes.
August 2020 Eyewear

Eyes on the Future: Frames and Lenses in the Time of COVID

The old saying may go that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but these days, they’re a lot more than that. When it comes to interacting with one another, they’re the window to everything.
August 2020 Eyewear

Maintaining Healthy Vision Through COVID-19

If you are anything like me and the pandemic interrupted your patients’ routine eye exams, here’s what to tell them.
August 2020 Eyewear

Sunwear: A Closer Look Through the Lens

In the wake of the COVID-19 virus, the entire world has been using desktops and tablets more than ever before.
March 2020 Eyewear

Eyewear for E-sports

As a kid, I always idolized NBA players, such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Horace Grant, who proudly donned their conspicuous Rec Specs sports goggles. Presumably, if fitted by a licensed optician, those “larger than life” spectacles included proper safety lenses.
February 2020 Eyewear

Feeling Blue: Exploiting Pantone’s Color of the Year

Feeling blue? There’s a chance that you and a lot of other folks will be in 2020, and for once, that’s a good thing. Pantone recently announced the color of the year for 2020—and while in years past, their selections have been on the wilder parts of the color wheel, this time it’s something a little more broadly accessible: Classic blue.
December 2019 Eyewear

That Special Gift

Every holiday season, there is one gift that stands out from all the others. It doesn’t come in the biggest box with the prettiest bow, and it isn’t purchased online or in a mall.