Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Pickup Readers may be Damaging Your Eyes! 10 Days 10 Reasons

Why Should You Read This?!  Cheap Pickup Readers may be Damaging Your Eyes! 10 Days 10 Reasons

 

Cheap Readers and YOU!  YOU should read this because pickup readers are worn by many people.  Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the SIXTH post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

Cheap reading glasses can cause eyestrain or worse.

Cheap reading glasses sold in discount stores can help you see more clearly up close if you’re over age 40 and experiencing the normal age-related loss of focusing called presbyopia.

But it’s easy to choose the wrong power, and the optical quality of cheap reading glasses typically is not as good as a customized pair of glasses for computer use and reading.  The actual power needed can only be determined by your eye doctor.

Also, cheap reading glasses often provide no protection from high-energy blue light emitted from computer screens and other digital devices unless you have them made to your prescription and have this filter put in them. [Learn why blue light from digital devices may be harmful.]

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in reading glasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

Why Should You Read This?!  10 Days 10 Reasons about Cheap Sunglasses!

Why Should You Read This?! 10 Days 10 Reasons about Cheap Sunglasses!

Cheap Sunglasses and YOU!  YOU should read this because this because you need to know what to look for when you get your sunglasses.

Glasses: Buyer Beware:  Here is the SECOND  post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Reasons to avoid cheap glasses

Beware of claims of “same top quality” as more expensive sunglasses.  Sellers of cheap eyeglasses and cheap sunglasses are quick to claim they are providing glasses of the “same top quality” as eyewear you purchase from your local eye care professional.

But how do they determine that?

The fact is, there are significant differences in the scratch resistance of different lenses and lens coatings, different levels of vision clarity and ther performance among different lens materials and brands.  There are also alot of different levels of comfort and durability among different frames, even among frames with the same brand name.

Also, many online retailers who sell cheap prescription glasses fabricate the lenses in their own optical labs rather than using an industry recognized lens laboratory that specializes in providing this service to eye care professionals. Using non approved labs by the optical industry by a company might help you get your cheap glasses quicker than eyewear purchased in an optical store, in some cases quality of the finished product may suffer.

We all have a budget limit.  We all want to know what we are paying for.  We don’t know the differences until we do our homework.  We will help you with the  homework and show and explain the differences in sunglasses when you come in.  Schedule an Appointment and have your eyes examined by our doctors.  www.EyewearGallery   Dr. Warren Johnson / Dr. Do Nguyen

Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable.

Why Should You Read This?!  10 Days 10 Reasons

Why Should You Read This?! 10 Days 10 Reasons

Cheap Glasses: Buyer BewareHere is the first  post of the 10 days and 10 reasons to explain what you should know to be careful about purchasing cheap sunglasses.

Frame durability is just one factor that separates cheap glasses from quality eyewear.

Lens on the Right is not clear and NOT UV protective.  Lens on the Left is clear with UV protection.

1. Know what’s being cut to offer lower prices.

Online retailers that sell cheap eyeglasses and sunglasses often say they can offer low prices because they don’t have the same expenses associated with a “brick-and-mortar” store, such as the high rent paid in retail shopping areas.

But what they often don’t tell you is their lower prices come with a hidden cost.  You no longer get the personalized attention and fitting expertise of a qualified optician. That’s a huge part of the value equation.  What looks good may not feel good on your face or fit your face without being helped by someone.  Virtual imaging of the look of the sunglasses and colors may be fun and convincing but like clothes and shoes that may not fit.

Most of us don’t know the difference and some of us don’t care until we know or have a bad experience.  We all want to save money.  After all, why should you pay hundreds of dollars for prescription or non prescription sunglasses.  Cheap glasses look every bit as good, right?

As much as we all want to avoid spending hard-earned money unwisely, deals that seem too good to be true when buying glasses are no different than deals that sound too good to be true when buying anything else.  You may save money up front, but the product often doesn’t live up to your expectations.  Some cheap glasses can actually cause harm to your eyes that you’re not even aware of.  Not knowing about the quality of your sunglasses may subject your eyes to damage from UV on cloudy or sunny days.

Let the Eye Doctors at Eyewear Gallery explain the difference between different types of sunglasses.  Schedule your Eye Exam with Dr. Warren JohnsonDr. Do Nguyen  www.EyewearGallery.com

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Budget-Stretching Tips When Buying Glasses

So what can you do if you or your family members need glasses and you want the best value possible?

Here are a few tips to help you stretch your budget and get all the benefits of high quality eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses:

  • Take advantage of your vision insurance benefits. Many people fail to use the vision insurance plans (such as VSP and EyeMed) that they are enrolled in as part of their benefits package at work. These plans essentially work like a gift card program — just show your card and you get significant discounts on eye care and quality eyewear. Your HR representative at work can help you locate a participating eye care provider.
  • Ask about bundles. Many optical stores provide a discount on premium eyewear products such as anti-reflective coating, photochromic lenses and progressive lenses if you purchase them as part of a bundled package. Ask your optician for details.
  • Know the terms and conditions of warranties. Premium eyewear can be a better value than cheap glasses if it comes with a warranty against lens scratches and frame materials and workmanship. Warranties are particularly valuable if you work or live in a harsh environment and for children’s eyeglasses. Ask your optician to explain the terms and conditions of warranties included with your eyeglasses and sunglasses.

Also, ask your eye care professional about possible discounts for multiple purchases, special promotions on specific frames and lenses, and financing plans for eyewear purchases to make quality eyewear more affordable. 

 

 

Is there an Easter Bunny Near You?

Is there an Easter Bunny Near You?

Is there an Easter Bunny near You?  Treat yourself. Hey what the heck who doesn’t want a candy basket from the Easter bunny!  We all have some kid in us or are still kids!  Besides delivering eggs, what have we all learned about what food the bunny likes to eat?  Well, if you ever watched an old cartoon “Bugs Bunny” you would know that it wasn’t eggs and candy but Bugs was pretty fond of carrots.

Besides Easter Candy and Easter Eggs from the Big Bunny,  we have all been told that we should eat carrots.  “They are good for your vision.”  That old adage is definitely true.  Besides carrots this article from the Vision Council of America tells you what other vegetables are good for your vision including carrots.  The antioxidants found in carrots and other vegetables helps your vision and your health as well.

To add a little humor to the facts and fun.  You will enjoy this clip video which could be titled “The saga of the Bunny versus the Carrot.”  Eat your candy heart out and know Mr. Bunny only delivers once a year.  Be a kid or an adult and eat your green leafy vegetables and your carrots to help prevent macular degeneration.

Schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information.  I bet there is an Easter bunny near you!

Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen | www.EyewearGallery.com

 

Do You understand your Vision Insurance Discounts?

Do You understand your Vision Insurance Discounts?

Do you understand your vision Insurance discounts?  More than 75% of people don’t know what their vision insurance includes!  Most people know they have vision insurance and how often they can use their vision insurance. Don’t give away some of your discount benefits simply because you or somebody helping you didn’t understand your plan.  Sometimes people don’t know that they have vision insurance benefits included with their health insurance benefits.  They don’t know what it covers.  Most of us don’t know what our health insurance covers when we need it.  Most people think that their vision insurance provides an eye exam but forget to use it or wait until they can’t see or need glasses.  Eyewear Gallery staff and doctors have trained many hours to help people maximize the multiple discounts of their vision plans for them and their family members.

Vision Insurance should be just that;  a benefit that you have to ensure your eye health.  Even if you see clearly, you may have an early sight threatening problem.  Let’s make a comparison.  We brush our teeth every day and see our dentist often as well.  Most of the time we see the dentist to help prevent tooth or gum decay or we have a problem with our teeth.  Most people don’t think about that their vision unless they can’t see or something hurts.  Vision insurance plans are great because they help determine vision changes and your eye doctor educates you that there are things that you can do to maintain your vision.  Vision Insurance makes it possible for you to get your eyes examined yearly which helps keep your from outliving your vision.  Unfortunately people’s understanding of their vision insurance is confusing.  The vision insurance plans let you know when you are eligible to get your eyes examined in relation to your possible need for getting new glasses or contact lenses.

Do you understand your vision insurance?  Vision insurance is great to have but you need to understand that it’s main benefit is to insure your vision health even if you don’t need or wear glasses or contacts.  Eyewear Gallery doctors and staff have trained extensively to become very knowledgeable to help our patients understand their insurance. We have spent many hours learning the different vision plans.  We have found ways to help our patients get more than one discount from their vision plans at a greater discount than the patient knew about or existed.  Schedule your appointment!   

Dr. Warren Johnson and Dr. Do Nguyen www.EyewearGallery.com

 

Should I buy Vision Insurance if my company offers it?

Should I buy Vision Insurance if my company offers it?

 

Should I buy Vision Insurance?  Every year millions of individuals are faced with the question of whether or not to buy vision insurance with their major medical insurance. A study released by U.S. News and World Report offered some advice regarding how patients can save money when they purchase glasses or contact lenses. Many Vision Insurance plans restrict what a patient is entitled to and the quality of materials is many times limited to standard selections that may not enable the patient to see their best.

When Considering whether or not to buy Vision Insurance, U.S. News and World Report Recommends:

• Do the math before buying vision coverage.  Employers may offer vision insurance but it doesn’t mean you should purchase it. Before signing up for a plan, consumers should calculate the cost over the course of a year, and then compare that to the amount they would spend out of pocket on a visit to see their eye doctor’s office, glasses, and contact lenses. It may be cheaper for consumers to pay for those costs themselves, especially if they don’t purchase new glasses every year.

• Use flexible spending account funds. Consumers depositing pre-tax money into a flexible spending account, if their employer offers one, to pay for their eye care expenses.  Consumers shouldn’t wait until the end of the year to use the funds, because they may feel rushed and make a mistake.

• Most vision insurance plans severely limit the quality of product a patient is able to get with their benefit. For example, a particular vision insurance plan would not let a patient get a  certain type of lens that might be the best for their needs unless they pay alot out of pocket to get that upgrade.  Insurance is great but has limitations for the patient.

Eyewear Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee specializes in Custom Fit Designer Eyewear, Custom Fit Sunglasses, Designer Sunglasses and Medical Eyecare.  Eyewear Gallery has experts that will make a recommendation based on each person’s individual needs and lifestyle.  It is important to have a yearly eye exam even if you still think you are seeing fine out of your glasses. The only way to detect sight threatening problems is to have your eyes examined every year by your eye doctor. You don’t want to outlive your vision!

Schedule an appointment or learn more about Custom Fit Eyewear and Custom Fit Lenses, call 901-763-2020.

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Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen

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