Women are at a higher risk than men for most eye diseases, yet according to a survey by Prevent Blindness, one in four has not had an eye exam in the last two years. The most common eye diseases in women over 40 are cataracts, glaucoma, and AMD (age-related macular degeneration).
There are many things you can do to keep your eye health in check – maintaining a healthy lifestyle of both diet and exercise, quitting smoking, and of course regular eye exams. So be good to yourself and call us to schedule an appointment! 303-321-1578
Summer is just around the corner – the season of playing outdoors in sunny Colorado! We all know how easily susceptible our skin is to burn from the sun, but our eyes are also at risk from UV-A and UV-B rays. These harmful rays can cause corneal sunburns as well as reach the retina to cause vision loss if we don’t protect our eyes properly.
The first and most important thing to look for when picking sunglasses is UV protection of at least 99% of sun-rays. Next, color selection can vary depending on the activity. At Stack Optical, we have a variety of sunglasses and colorful mirror coatings so you are fully covered. Call us to get fitted for a new pair of sunglasses that both suit your fashion style and protect your eyes! 303-321-1578
There are many different and important factors when picking out the perfect frames for your face. Glasses can make a huge difference in the way someone looks! The most important factors to consider are face shape, type of lenses, and style/trend when selecting the perfect frames.
At Stack Optical, we carry a wide variety of fashionable frames for every face shape along with different lens options and thicknesses, and numerous styles from vintage to modern. We can help you pick out the perfect frame for your face and at a reasonable price! Call us to schedule your appointment today! 303-321-1578
Thanks to William Crawford, who recently wrote on our Facebook page,
“I have had four pair of vintage and highly unique classes Prada, Issak Mizrahi,as well as 3 pair of ray ban from the 70s and 80s. Tinted lenses of brown , pink and smoky grey. to my surprise the selection in the store is a four ****. How ever the work is off the charts. Ive been holding some of the pair worked on for up to 10 yearsI ended having Peter re vamp all my favorite pair, and I am so happy with the out come of each. Thank you all so very much”
And, from Mike O’Sullivan who recently said,
“Thank you for honing in on exactly what I needed. I desperately needed these action glasses for my workouts, biking, & golf. Thank you many times over. Mike O”
Like everything else, it always seems like a good idea at first: buy something you need, but a cheap version of it at the local grocery or drug store. But just like cheap sunglasses, it is also true that low quality reading eyeglasses (or “cheaters” or “readers” as they are often called), often are no bargain at all. Breaking and wearing out faster, poor fit, but most important of all: poor vision.
Cheaper plastic lenses, nose fittings, and earpieces all add up to a poor fit and poor product for your eyes while reading a story from a book or Ipad, or checking emails on a laptop or smartphone. Your eyes may have to strain harder to see through the dirty or poor quality plastic lens, and over time this can put undue stress on your eyes. And this is doubly important if, like most of us, you have a lot of “screen time” in your life.
At Stack Optical, we carry a full range of specially made reading eye glasses of high quality, from 1.25 up to 3 or higher, whatever magnification you require in order to read comfortably from the recommended distance of 2 to 3 feet away, we have it. Come in and just try them on in the store and see for yourself what a difference a high quality pair of reading eyeglasses can make !
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month – early treatment can protect against vision loss, cataracts, glaucoma, and more.
The most common cause of blindness in diabetics is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the retina swell, leak, close off, or abnormal new blood vessels grow on the retina. If you have diabetes, be sure to schedule regular eye exams, so we can look for signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy and treat it quickly. Treatments often work well if you begin them right away.
There are many important steps that you can take to lower your risk of diabetic eye problems. Control of your blood sugar levels lowers the risk of diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Blood pressure control is critical since high blood pressure can make eye problems worse. And last and most important, visit your eye doctor on a regular basis! Many recommend that diabetics have a thorough eye exam by an eye doctor at least once a year. It’s especially important to visit us should you develop:
And remember, many of the problems that occur with diabetes and the eyes can have no symptoms, so please be sure to call us at 303-321-1578 and schedule a comprehensive eye examination with dilation every year.
Stack Optical has moved to a bigger, better, and more convenient location !
Our new location, at 2233 S. Monaco Pwky #107, is more convenient to downtown Denver, close to Cherry Creek, Aurora, and more we have found the perfect place from which to serve your eyecare needs.
Whether you need an eye exam, eye glasses, contact lenses, or an eye exam just for contacts, Stack Optical has the experience and knowledge to take care of your eyes.
This is the first of our 3 part series on Cataracts: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
A cataract is a eye condition defined by the clouding of the lens in the eye. They can be present in both or one eye, and are associated with advanced ages but not limited to just the elderly. Stack Optical can assist you in all three phases of a cataract, but this article focuses on the prevention of cataracts.
Cataracts and often lead to vision problems such as loss of vision, blurry or darker vision, halos, and poor night vision. Essentially the clear lens behind your pupil, that focuses light to the retina, becomes clouded and thus reduces light to the eye as well as general vision problems.
Risk factors are primarily age, but also excessive sunlight and UV ray exposure, as well as cigarette smoking and possibly alcohol. At Stack Optical, we carry a full line of quality sunglasses and custom tinted and/or polarized lenses both for eyeglasses as well as outdoor activity sunglasses.
While there are many factors in developing cataract, some known and some unknown, the best way to PREVENT cataracts is to:
– Always use quality eye protection while outdoors, including the use of UV and UVA reducing lenses
– Dont smoke cigarettes and abstain from alcohol if possible
– Eat a healthy diet
– Get regular eye exams to detect any problems early
Call us at Stack Optical today at 303 321-1578