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Most Colorado adults have a pair of sunglasses (unless they are driving east or west during rush hour it seems) we wear when it’s bright out, whether for skiing, golfing, picnicking,  or even just looking cool. Most of us however, are failing our children when it comes to protecting their eyes from the damaging UV radiation of sunlight, which affect children under 16 far greater then their parents. At a mile or more above sea level those rays are even more damaging to our children’s eyes. Here is a story and video from The Wall Street Journal which we has your to read over and watch. Europtics carries stylish eyeglasses and sunglasses for children as well as adults. There is plenty of summer left, protect your kids eyes the way you do their skin this summer.

 

 

Click Here – Wall Street Journal – Eye Protection From the Sun Especially Important for Kids 

 

We are all about seeing better. Whether that is a regular eye exam, a new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses,  Europtics wants to help you and your family see better. We know a lot of people who get LASIK surgery. We are not Anti-LASIK, but instead smart LASIK. We know a lot of good LASIK surgeons. LASIK is not the answer to all eye problems and isn’t for everyone. Nothing is 100%. Choosing the wrong surgeon can lead to disastrous consequences as this video from The Dr. Oz Show last October will highlight. Here is a YouTube copy of that video and a link to The Dr. Oz website.

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Our tag line at Europtics is “The Art Of Optics”. It is something we believe in. We think eyewear is much more than a medical device, it is an extension of your personality in the same way a great suit, dress or even a tie is. Just like you, we are sometimes stopped by how great two items come together to make something even more beautiful than each of them separately. This great tortoise clip made for this pair of Anne et Valentine frame gave us pause and we just wanted to share. What art can we make for you?

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Summer is fast approaching (despite Winter’s latest attempt to stick around) and as the weather warms, we will all spend more time outside. This is a great time to get a new pair of sunglasses for every member of your family. The folks at eyeSmart and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have put together this infographic on being Sun Smart and educating us on the importance of sunwear to protect our eyes.

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IMG_20140329bThis past weekend, the buyers at Europtics jetted off to New York City for 2014 International Vision Expo at the Jacob Javits Center. For 3 days we looked at thousands of eyeglasses and sunglasses to bring the best fashions, the best colors, and the best designs to our Colorado customers. Here is Amy showing off a pair of Oliver Peoples Sofee sunglasses. What do you think?

For over thirty years, Europtics has had a long tradition of bringing Colorado the most fashionable styles in the world and the pinnacle of eyewear quality. We are proud to announce we’ve added Francis Klein to our collection of world famous eyewear.

Francis Klein is recognized worldwide for their progressive styles, unique shapes, special color combinations.  Each and every frames are 100% handmade and decorated in France. Since they are handmade, no two Francis Klein frame are exactly alike.

We are excited to bring Francis Klein eyeglasses and sunglasses to our Cherry Creek North location and we think when you see and feel these unique styles for yourself, you will be just as excited to have a pair for yourself.

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We recognize iconic looks every day. From Willie Nelson’s pigtails to Miley Cyrus’ tongue. In the eyeglass world, we have plenty of iconic looks as well, from Elton John to Harry Potter. Here is a look at some very famous eyewear from the folks at Pop Chart Lab. What is your look? We can help make it even more iconic!

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There are plenty of ways to improve your eye health — including getting enough rest (this allows your eyes to fully repair and recover from the day) and taking breaks from the computer screen and books. Though all of these will lead to better vision and increased eye strength, the best way to improve your eyesight is through the foods you eat. Here, are eight foods that will help improve your overall eye health and that taste yummy too!

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Fish

Fish — particularly salmon, tuna and cod — contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in the retina. Omega-3s are also known for enhancing your brain power which indirectly leads to better vision. If you’re not a fan of fish, take fish oil pills for similar results. 

Green vegetables

Green veggies — such as spinach, collard greens, broccoli and kale — are known to prevent loss of vision. They’re packed with vitamins A, B12, C and calcium. Your best bet is to eat as many leafy greens per day as possible — and make sure not to overcook them as they can lose some of their valuable nutrients.

Carrots

You’ve probably been hearing carrots were good for you since your days of watching Bugs Bunny, but why? Carrots contain beta carotene, which is good for the retina and protects against sun damage.

Eggs

Start your day off with an egg or two to keep your vision on track. Eggs contain proteins that are beneficial to the lens of your eye. The yolk is equally good for you as it helps prevent eye diseases as you age.

Avocados

Avocados contain more lutein than any other fruit. Lutein improves eyesight by reducing your chances of cataracts and other eye diseases.

Dark Chocolate

Hard to imagine something so good can be so good for you, however dark chocolate is good for your vision! Specifically, it contains flavonoids that protect the blood vessels in your eyes. Strong blood vessels equal strong cornea and strong lens, so eat up!

Nuts

Almonds, cashews and peanuts all contain omega-3s, just like fish. Though they don’t contain as much, they’ve also been known to help reduce dry eyes and eye disease as you age. Grab a handful mid-morning if you’re in need of a pick-me-up.

Garlic

Similar to eggs, garlic helps protect the lens of the eye and can help protect against cataracts and eye disease as you age. Garlic really is a superfood — in addition to improving eye health, it also contributes to lower cholesterol, a healthier immune system and increased blood flow.