Metro Eye

Itchy, watery, red eyes? It could be a sign that there’s something wrong with your contacts.

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There are approximately 36 million Americans who wear contact lenses, a great option for those who don’t have 20/20 vision. If you choose to wear contact lenses, you have to properly take care of them or you could be doing some serious damage to your eyes.

Often, if your contact lenses are hurting you, it’s because you’re hurting your lenses. Metro Eye’s Doctor Amy Jankowski wants to help. Here are a few helpful tips from Dr. Jankowski that will keep your eyes safe and healthy:

  • 70% of contact lens cases are contaminated from overuse and 23% (nearly 1 in 4) of all contact lens wearers never replace their lens case. Don’t be one of those people! Your contact lens case’s plastic has pores that bacteria love to live in. 
  • If your contact case is full of makeup or has residue of old sticky contact lens solution, it’s time to throw it away. Every new contact lens solution comes with a case – use it.
  • Your bottle of contact solution should be thrown away every 30-45 days, so don’t be fooled into buying the ultra-huge bottle at Costco. By day 45, your solution will be swimming with bacteria that you are then bathing your contact lenses in every night.
  • Re-using bath water or water in your kitchen sink for 3 days straight is a bad idea. Topping off your contact lens solution instead of replacing it daily is an equally bad idea.
  • Every night that you sleep in your contacts, you increase your risk of a corneal ulcer. Some people fall asleep in their contacts consistently without any problems for years. Others accidentally fall asleep in them for the first time and wake up with an ulcer. You will know right away if this happens to you. Patients describe the pain as a 10 on a 1-10 pain scale. 

If you wear contacts, like many of Doctor Amy Jankowski’s patients, consider switching to glasses at least one day a week or in the evening at home to prevent complications from over-wear. Need new frames? Shop Metro Eye all February long and save 50-65% on select frames! Look Better. See Better.

 

5 Signs You Need New Glasses

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Glasses are a small way to make a big impact on your appearance, so getting a new pair can be very exciting! However, it can be scary, especially if you’re not sure if you need a new pair. Metro Eye Milwaukee wants to help!

 Here are 5 signs that you’re due for new glasses: 

 1. Your glasses don’t match your style! If your glasses haven’t changed since high school and you’re now a modern day business mogul, it’s probably time for a fresh new pair.

 2. Your glasses are so hideous and embarrassing, that you’d rather be blind than be seen in public wearing them.

 3. Your glasses are bent up and faded; the metal is bent out of shape, and then bent again after a failed attempt to get it back into shape; or the plastic is faded from all the years in the sun, water, and heat.

 4. Your current glasses are broken. Paperclips, glue, and tape may hold your glasses together if you’re in a pinch, but they’re definitely not a permanent fix. It’s time to let go.

 5. If things look the same with or without your glasses or your lenses are scratched and damaged, it may be time for a new pair.

Glasses are not only a financial investment but also a personal commitment. If you’re not ready to make that leap and your frame is in good condition, there’s a chance your lenses can just be replaced. In addition to updating your lenses, think about expanding your eyewear wardrobe. If glasses are a part of your everyday life, you should own more than one pair.

Did any of those signs sound familiar? If YES, then it’s time for an update! Our February Clearance Sale & Charity Drive, starting February 6, is the perfect time to get a great deal on some stylish frames that you’ve needed for a while! If your current glasses are of the “gently used” variety, bring them with you. We’ll donate them and you’ll receive an extra discount off your NEW frames. Give Metro Eye a call for details.  414-727-5888

Thrill SEE-king in 2014?

Looking to cross something off your bucket list in 2014? Your adrenaline is probably already pumping, even in the beginning stages of planning your next big adventure. You’re so excited that without a reminder, you might forget the little things, like protective eyewear! Metro Eye wants to remind you to keep those peepers safe in 2014! If your New Year’s resolutions involve “getting out more”, like the guys and gals below, you MUST not forget your goggles, sunglasses, and/or full-face helmets.

Be a jet fighter pilot for the day!

 

Go volcano boarding in Nicaragua.

Sky dive over an active volcano in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

Go Zapcat Powerboating.

If skydiving isn’t thrilling enough, how about wingsuit flying?

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On the other hand, if walking down the street is adventure enough due to less than perfect vision, simply click here to make an appointment with one of our optometrists.  Look Better. See Better in 2014.

Give the Gift of Sight this Holiday Season

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Vision and eye health problems are the second most prevalent and chronic health care problem in the United States affecting more than 120 million people each year. There are many who need vision care and are not able to afford it. But, you can help!

At Metro Eye, we’re concerned about people living right in Milwaukee that may be suffering from an eye condition, but can’t afford to see a physician or eye specialist.

This holiday season, purchase an ornament at Metro Eye and the proceeds will provide an eye exam, a complete pair of glasses, or a medical visit to someone in need. The ornaments are hand-painted by our staff, friends and family, and are yours to keep. Speak to a member of our staff for more information.

Happy Holidays!

Metro Eye’s Black FrEYEday Sale

Black Friday

Since you’ll undoubtedly be bombarded the week of Black Friday with emails, newsfeed updates, tweets, etc. (you have probably started strategically skimming and deleting already), we’re letting you in early on the deal and extending our Black Friday sale through the Sunday after Black Friday.

Starting Friday, Nov. 28 at midnight through Sunday, Nov. 30 at 11:59pm, when you purchase a $200 merchandise credit, you’ll pay only $50! If that still doesn’t sound sweet enough, here are FIVE more reasons to purchase this spect-ocular deal:

  • No coupon cutting – which means no sore hands and fingers.
  • No “shop ‘til you drop” long lines.
  • You can guarantee the person receiving this $200 gift will be entering the New Year confidently in style.
  • You’ll be supporting a local small business instead of a big box retailer.
  • AmEYEzing savings at Metro Eye will be available ALL weekend long (11/28 – 11/30)

Offer expires 11:59pm on Sunday, 12/01/13. Entire credit must be used on a single purchase towards a complete pair of glasses/sunglasses (frames and lenses). Not valid on existing balances. Cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts. Merchandise credit expires 12/31/2013. Original purchase price does not expire.