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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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Your 2013 Insurance flex funds will expire soon. Don’t lose the money you worked for all year. Come into Europtics and purchase a new pair of stylish eyeglasses with those dollars. It’s almost like getting a new pair of eyeglasses free!

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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.

 

Last Thursday, October 17th, Cherry Creek North celebrated fashion with a fashion show featuring the best from the area’s boutiques, including Europtics at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek North. Here is a snapshot of some of the models as the displayed some of the great fashion looks people have come to Europtics to see, for 30 years now.

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We are very excited to add the Barton Perreira line of eyeglasses and sunglasses to our Aspen Grove location. Barton Perriera was born from the vision of the designer, Patty Perreira and President of Oliver Peoples, Bill Barton, who ventured out on their own after the company was sold to Luxottica in 2006. Barton Perreira is one of our favorite lines of eyewear and has been since Europtics was selected to be one of the first optical retailers to sell the line back in 2007. Stop into our new Aspen Grove location today and see these great eyeglasses and sunglasses for yourself.

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Did you know that every year over 2.5 million eye injuries occur in the United States resulting in over 50,000 people permanently losing all or part of their vision?  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the annual costs related to eye injuries cost more $1.3 billion. While 800,000 of those injuries occur on the job, which leaves some 1.3 million injuries that happen at home. Eye injuries can occur from a variety of common sources, such as flying debris from lawn mowers or trimmers, or splashes from household cleaners, paints or solvents. Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection.

Knowing what to do for an eye emergency can save valuable time and possibly prevent vision loss. Prevent Blindness America offers a free “First Aid for Eye Emergencies” sticker in both English and Spanish that can be placed on the inside of a medicine cabinet.  Basic eye injury first aid instructions include:

Chemical Burns to the Eye

  • Immediately flush the eye with water or any other drinkable liquid. Hold the eye under a faucet or shower, or pour water into the eye using a clean container. Keep the eye open and as wide as possible while flushing. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes.
  • DO NOT use an eyecup. DO NOT bandage the eye.
  • If a contact lens is in the eye, begin flushing over the lens immediately. This may wash away the lens.
  • Seek immediate medical treatment after flushing.

Specks in the Eye

  • DO NOT rub the eye.
  • Try to let tears wash the speck out or use an eyewash.
  • Try lifting the upper eyelid outward and down over the lower lid.
  • If the speck does not wash out, keep the eye closed, bandage it lightly, and see a doctor.

Blows to the Eye

  • Apply a cold compress without putting pressure on the eye. Crushed ice in a plastic bag can be taped to the forehead to rest gently on the injured eye.
  • In cases of pain, reduced vision, or discoloration (black eye), seek emergency medical care. Any of these symptoms could mean internal eye damage.

Cuts and Punctures of the Eye or Eyelid

  • DO NOT wash out the eye with water or any other liquid.
  • DO NOT try to remove an object that is stuck in the eye.
  • Cover the eye with a rigid shield without applying pressure. The bottom half of a paper cup can be used.
  • See a doctor at once.

For more information on how to protect the eyes at home, eye protection recommendations, or to request the First Aid for Eye Emergencies sticker, call Prevent Blindness America at (800) 331-2020 or visit their website preventblindness.org.

Many of our friends and neighbors we affected by the severe flooding from the rains in September. Europtics recently offered to donate a portion of every eyeglass sale towards flood relief and we are happy to announce that Europtics customers came through purchasing new eyeglasses and sunglasses while helping us raise $2,500 for flood relief which we have sent to the Foothills Relief Fund managed by the Foothills United Way. Thank you to all our customers who really know how to help their neighbors.

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We encourage all our friends and neighbors to help out  this worthy cause if you already haven’t by donating to this fund.
Click here to help.

Join Europtics as we participate with the 2013 Celebrate Fashion
on Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek North, on Thursday, September 12th from 5-10PM.

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Proceeds benefit The Denver Health Foundation