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Resources for Teachers (AOA)

The American Optical Aassociation is proud to provide free resources to teachers in support of children's vision and learning.

Apr 13th, 2021
Style of the Week: Maui Jim Makoa

Be brave in Makoa. Our latest large polarized wrap sunglasses style embodies the courage it takes to stand on your own and blaze your own trail in life.

Mar 28th, 2021
Ultraviolet Awareness

MES Vision's infographic shows us the importance of wearing sunglasses or eyeglasses with UV protection.

Jan 21st, 2021
Ignasi Monreal X Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona presents a limited-edition capsule created in collaboration with Gucci visionary Ignasi Monreal. Use your Eyemed or VSP benefits!

Dec 22nd, 2020
Eyezen™ Start: The new generation of single vision lenses

Eyezen™ Start is the only single vision lens taking into account 2 reference points: Distance and near vision. The whole lens surface is optimized according to object distance and gaze direction, bringing the right power throughout the lens.

Nov 4th, 2020
Ask Me About Shamir Blue Zero!

Shamir Blue Zero is a lens material that provides protection from the potential harm of natural and artificial light sources present in our everyday lives, from TV and computer screens, smartphones, tablets and more.

Sep 17th, 2020
Reactive Lenses at the Speed of Life

Sensity Fast lenses respond to your environment, giving you the benefits of full vision correction and sun protection in a single pair of glasses.

Aug 24th, 2020
Glaucoma: Who Is A Suspect?

I explain in this article the fundamentals of what a 'glaucoma suspect' is, why we perform certain tests relating to this, and what we do to follow glaucoma patients and suspects.

Jul 22nd, 2020
Why Reader Sunglasses Are Important

Less squinting. Fewer headaches. A more enjoyable day in the sun, at the beach, on the golf course or wherever life takes you. That’s why reader sunglasses are important. Not convinced? Check out these answers.

Jun 25th, 2020
Is Blue light bad for your eyes?

With the exponential increase of smart phones use, increased screen time for work and leisure, concern about blue light exposure is more and more important to consumers.

Jun 11th, 2020

WileyX's new CAPTIVATE™ polarized lenses filter light to enhance your vision with vivid detail and vibrant contrast. Offered in a variety of tint options, you can fine-tune your lens based on the specific needs of your environment.

Jun 2nd, 2020
We're Open!

We're open for business! Please wear your mask!

May 10th, 2020
Keeping your eyeglasses fog free

We know these face masks have so many benefits, but they make our glasses SO foggy! Here are some tips to keep your glasses staying clear while wearing your face mask:

Apr 15th, 2020
Coronavirus update: What are we doing?

Astorino Eye Center has a simple mission statement: to provide the best eye care services to our patients. While we are first and foremost in the business of saving sight, we are also here to protect the health of our patients, OC residents and staff.

Mar 15th, 2020
UV Awareness

Your eyes are exposed to UV 365 days a year. Learn more with this simple infographic.

Mar 10th, 2020
Women’s Unique Eye Health

In honor of International Women’s Day, Astorino Eye Center want to pay special attention to women’s health. When it comes to eye health, women may experience very unique forms of vision and health issues that are important to track throughout their lives.

Mar 9th, 2020
What you eat is what you see

Physicians have long known that good nutrition benefits your entire body, including your eyes: Be sure to include these five things in your diet to promote healthy vision: 

Mar 3rd, 2020
Why Extra Reactive Photochromics are Perfect for these 3 Jobs

The word “workplace” can mean different things to different people. A recent shift to more gig economy jobs – or the kind of short-term, contracted, “be your own boss” jobs that are ticking up gradually – means the workplace can be anywhere.

Feb 28th, 2020
Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes

They say the eyes are the window to your soul, but did you know they can also show how healthy your heart is?

Feb 25th, 2020
The Value Your Eye Care Professional Offers You

The value of your glasses doesn’t only come from the materials they’re made out of. It’s easy to seek out discount options, don’t discount your optometrist and optician too quickly, though!

Jan 28th, 2020
What Color Blindness Looks Like

People who are color-blind can’t appreciate the rainbow of hues that so many of us take for granted. But not being able to see all colors properly goes beyond mere aesthetics. It can make simple everyday tasks a challenge.

Jan 23rd, 2020
Glaucoma – the American Optometric Association

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive damage to the nerve that connects the eye to the brain called the optic nerve. People with glaucoma can lose nerve tissue, resulting in vision loss.

Jan 16th, 2020
World Braille Day

Get ready; it’s time to celebrate World Braille Day! I’m sure you can guess that it’s a day to celebrate braille. But, you may wonder what it’s all about and why it’s worth celebrating. Well, let’s talk about that so we can spread the word.

Jan 4th, 2020
We take frame donations!

We accept eyeglass donations through Eyes of Hope®! Eyes of Hope® supports local communities around the globe through initiatives that provide access to eye care, eyewear, and disaster relief to places where they’re needed most.

Dec 27th, 2019
Tom Davies Eyewear

Are you looking for eyewear that is uniquely yours? Then say no more. Introducing Tom Davies Eyewear.

Dec 19th, 2019
Sailing and Sunglasses

Extended exposure to toxic sunrays can have harmful effects on your skin, and increase hazards on the water. Here s a list of things you should look for when considering sunglasses for sailing or maritime activity.

Dec 18th, 2019
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when our natural tears aren’t providing adequate lubrication for the cornea, either due to decreased/increased tear production, tear evaporation or an imbalance in the makeup of our tears. Here are some preventive measure.

Dec 17th, 2019
What is Blue Light?

Much like ultraviolet or UV light, blue light is a portion of the visible light spectrum. Overexposure may lead to cataracts and other eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. There are several ways to protect your eyes, read on ...

Dec 16th, 2019
Visit our simple eyeglass guide

Visit our interactive on-line tool and we’ll guide you through a series of questions about you, your lifestyle and your specific eyewear needs. At the end, you’ll receive eyewear suggestions specifically tailored to meet your needs.

Dec 16th, 2019
Eye Nutrition

Our eyes need nutrition – like any other organ in our body. Each component of our ocular system responds to certain vitamins and minerals that improve its functionality.

Dec 15th, 2019
Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes

Many contact lens wearers use them for the convenience. It can be so nice to wake up, put them in your eyes, and get going! Yet, some wearers complain that the vibrant and comfortable experience they love during the day isn’t all-lasting.

Dec 12th, 2019

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Read to find out what we can do.

Dec 12th, 2019
Color Blindness

We check for color blindness as part of our new patient comprehensive eye exam. Give us a call if you have any concerns! 949-645-2250

Dec 12th, 2019
Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses, or light reactive lenses, change in the light when UV and HEV are present. HEV is high energy visible light, or blue light. UV and HEV rays are very harmful to our eyes, so protection is paramount!

Dec 11th, 2019