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Have you tried Salt.?

Whoever said you can have too much salt clearly wasn’t referring to Salt. Optics.

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Established in 2006, Salt. Optics is “an independent lifestyle company that creates premium handcrafted eyewear for people who like simple things made well.” And that is exactly what Salt. provides to its incredibly dedicated customer base including A-listers like Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. Simple Things Made Well. These handcrafted frames are expertly designed not only to make everyday people look incredible, but also to fit into their hectic lifestyles. For those people who are exhausted from the diminishing quality of mass produced eyewear, Salt. is a breath of fresh air that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

For more on Salt. come to our Salt. Optics Trunk Show this Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm!

Back To School Eye Exam

Vision problems come in all shapes and sizes, and can often go undetected. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association 1 in 4 school age children have vision related problems, which can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADHD or other learning disabilities. Combine that with the fact that during the first 12 years of a child’s life, 80% of the learning done involves visual processing. It’s important to detect these issues as early as possible.

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The AOA’s website provides several signs that your child may have an undiagnosed vision problem:

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • A short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading
  • Difficulty remembering what he or she read

Learn more at: www.aoa.org

At Metro Eye, we follow the guidelines of the American Optometric Association and recommend an eye exam for all school age children to assess their vision clarity and quality before problems arise. Make sure your child is able to jump back into the swing of school with NO vision barriers this year! Call 414-727-5888 or click here to schedule an eye examination with one of our three optometrists.

Are Your Shades “Technically Cool”?

Using the latest technological innovations in design, Rudy Project has been a leader in sports eyewear for 27 years, and prides itself on elevating the performance of active people around the world, from professional athletes to weekend warriors. More than just a brand, Rudy Project has developed a community dedicated to helping one another reach goals with the aid of active accessories, including sunglasses, prescription glasses and helmets. 

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Notable Rudy Project fans include actor and Dancing With the Stars alumni Cristián de la Fuente, two of the world’s leading female triathletes Meredith Kessler and Camilla Pedersen, the incredible Italian Cannondale Pro Cycling team, champion motorcycle racers Cal Crutchlow and Cyril Despres, and professional golfer Edoardo Molinari.

At Metro Eye we want to help aspiring athletes like you join the Rudy Project World and accomplish your goals! Until August 9th you can still get your hands a pair of these “Technically Cool” shades for up to 50% off!

Protect Your Peepers!

July is officially recognized in the United States as Eye Injury Prevention Month. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that almost 70% of the eye injuries that occur at work are due to falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye. Of those that reported eye injuries, approximately 60% of them were either not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident or they had the wrong kind of eye protection. 

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Here are 10 simple steps you can take to help prevent eye injuries in your workplace:

 1. ASSESS

 Look carefully at your work space. Inspect all work areas, access routes, and equipment for hazards to eyes. Identify operations and areas that present eye hazards. 

2. TEST

Uncorrected vision problems can cause accidents. IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE AN EYE EXAM ANNUALLY, even if you think your vision is strong. To set up an eye exam with one of our optometrists, click here

3. PROTECT

Select protective eyewear that is designed for the specific duty or hazards presented in your workplace. Protective eyewear should meet the current standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and later revisions.

4. PARTICIPATE

If your workplace has an eye protection program, be sure to participate. Eye protection programs prevent more injuries and can help you understand protocol in case of an eye injury.

5.  FIT

Make sure your eyewear fits well and is comfortable to wear. Have your eyewear fitted at Metro Eye if you do not have an on-site eye care professional. If your eyewear needs repair or an adjustment, you can bring it in to one of our optical stylists.

6. PLAN FOR AN EMERGENCY!

No one knows when an eye injury is going to happen. Be prepared by knowing basic first-aid procedures for eye injuries. Know where the eyewash stations are in your facility, especially if there’s a high likelihood of chemicals being involved in the incident.

7. EDUCATE

 If your workplace requires many employees to wear protective eye wear, host ongoing educational programs, including eye safety training, to create and reinforce the need for protective eyewear.

8. SUPPORT

All members of your team, including management, should be role models for each other regarding protective eyewear. Be sure to wear yours whenever and wherever necessary. 

9. REVIEW

Review and update your eye injury prevention policies regularly. 

10. PUT IT IN WRITING

Display a copy of your eye injury prevention policy where everyone in the building has access to it.  The goal is to have NO eye injuries!

 

For more on how Metro Eye can help your business obtain and maintain protective eyewear, give us a call: 414-765-2344.

 

This eye injury prevention list was sourced from by the TDI, DWC.

Is Chlorine Bad For Your Eyes?

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Ahhhh summertime… it’s finally here! With temperatures warming up and work schedules cooling off, it’s likely that you’re enjoying more time outdoors, possibly taking time to dip into in a pool or two. So, how can you best prevent your eyes from getting bothered by chlorine?

TRICK QUESTION! Chlorine is actually used to sanitize pool water and is NOT directly responsible for making your eyes red and itchy post-swim. In fact- the more chlorine the pool has, the less likely it is that the water will negatively affect your eyes! When you open your eyes under water, the film that usually protects your cornea from air-born bacteria gets temporarily washed away (hence, your eyes become prone to infection). What makes your eyes red, itchy, and susceptible to long-term discomfort from viral or bacterial infection (pink eye) are actually chloramines. Chloramines form when chlorine comes in contact with foreign, dirty contaminants (like sweat, urine, body oils, makeup, etc.). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend showering with soap and water (and not peeing in the pool!) as simple ways to combat the formation of nasty chloramines. 

If you wear contact lenses while swimming, it’s even more important to take extra precaution in the pool. You’re more likely to develop acanthamoeba keratitis, which can flare up if amoebas get trapped between your cornea and your contact lens. If infected, the eyes can become severely or permanently damaged. Be sure that the pool you’re swimming in has plenty of sanitizing chlorine, and, when you leave the pool, remove your contacts and rinse them with contact solution right away.

Of course, the best way to ensure clear vision both during and after your swim is to invest in a pair of tight-fitting goggles!