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Prevent Blindness Declares October as Contact Lens Safety Month Sep 29th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO, IL — Contact lenses can be safe and effective in helping people see more clearly. However, when used improperly, they can cause serious eye and vision problems, including corneal ulcers and potentially blinding infections. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer non-profit eye health organization, has declared October as Contact...

Eye Health: The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes Sep 17th, 2021

Maui Jim explain the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun. UV PROTECTIONUV rays can lead to serious health issues including sunburn of the eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer. All Maui Jim lenses block 100% of all harmful UV rays, protecting your eyes from damage and long-term health...

ADDITIONAL $50 OFF ANY FRAME WHEN YOU PURCHASE GLASSES. $25 IF USING VISION INSURANCE. Sep 10th, 2021

Please enjoy our special end of Summer offer for the remainder of September. You must mention this post at the time of purchasing the glasses. We have a variety of frame brands, including but not limited to: Celine, Kate Spade, RayBan, Maui Jim, Under Armour, Coach, Prada, Etnia Barcelona, and...

Astorino Eye Center Partner to Work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation Sep 8th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CARROLLTON, TX — ImageWear has signed an agreement with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to support breast cancer awareness during the months of August, September and October 2021. The campaign will center on activities that will allow a generous donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and...

Big Protection for Growing Eyes Aug 31st, 2021

Did you know children’s eyes aren’t fully developed to adequately filter UV rays and harmful blue light? This makes it very important that their eyes are always protected. In a child’s first 12 years, 80% of learning comes through their eyes.1 The use of smartboards, online presentations and digital testing methods,...

Prevent Blindness Declares September as Sports Eye Safety Month Aug 27th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO — Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health organization, has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Month to help keep eyes and vision protected while playing sports. According to annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from pool and water sports than any other...

CRIZAL® ROCK™ LENSES Aug 24th, 2021

Features: Crizal Rock lenses are three times more scratch-resistant than entry-level Crizal products and two times easier to clean than its main competitors after extensive smudging, according to Essilor. To ensure it released a lens equipped to meet real needs of wearers, Essilor developed a series of tests to assess a...

So you have a cataract, now what? Aug 23rd, 2021

So you have a cataract, now what? Everyone gets a cataract, but not everyone needs it removed. A cataract is the hardening and opacification of the natural lens of the eye. You may have already noticed this in your 50s when you started to need reading glasses, that’s because the...

Frame of the week: LR5019 Jul 12th, 2021

Perfectly-priced and trendy. These frames from Lenton & Rusby are lightweight, designed in durable stainless steel and feature a painted two-tone front for a feminine fit and feel (style LR5019). The frame also comes in black and brown! Stop by and ask to try the frame!    

Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™: NEVER COMPROMISE Jul 8th, 2021

In the fast-paced tempo of daily life, we are exposed to more sources of light and light changes than ever before. Our eyes have to constantly adapt to changing light, and we often use behaviors like shading our eyes, squinting, turning off the lights or lowering the brightness on our...

Protect your eyes this July 4th! Jul 1st, 2021

It's the height of summer, and the Fourth of July is just around the corner. It's difficult not to appreciate a holiday that includes parades, barbecuing on the patio, and spending time outside. The best part of the day, in most people's opinion, does not begin until the sun sets....

Cataract Awareness Jun 23rd, 2021

1) A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens that can impair vision clarity. Cataracts are a natural outcome of aging. Cataracts are a frequent eye disease that can develop purely as a result of growing older. One or both eyes may be affected by cataracts. It's critical to...

INTRODUCING TRANSITIONS® XTRACTIVE® POLARIZED™ LENSES Jun 10th, 2021

Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses are the latest development in the Transitions lens portfolio. These lenses are designed for eyeglass wearers who want extra protection in high-glare situations. They are clear with a hint of protective tint indoors, get extra dark and polarized outdoors in the sun, and achieve a polarization efficiency of...

Introducing Ben Sherman Eyewear May 21st, 2021

Ben Sherman has launched its new eco-conscious eyewear collection. The new Ben Sherman Eco Green eyewear collection debuts with 12 optical styles and 4 sunglasses, and includes details and styling inspired by the brand’s clothing and history. The shapes are based around four Ben Sherman inspired themes: Ivy League prep, military...

Prevent Blindness Declares Annual Inherited Retinal Disease Genetic Testing Week as May 16-22 May 17th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO, IL — Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest nonprofit eye health and safety organization, has declared the second annual “Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week” as May 16-22, 2021. As part of this initiative, Prevent Blindness will be posting a series of educational graphics on its social media channels,...

Cataract Self-Test May 5th, 2021

Is it time for a Cataract Evaluation? Our Cataract Self-Test is a great way for you to find out! Filling it out only takes two minutes! The doctors at Astorino Eye Center have helped thousands of patients in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa area, and if you have cataracts...

Happy Cinco De Mayo! and Frame of the Month: Betsey Johnson - Bossy May 5th, 2021

Today’s colorful holiday pays revelrous tribute to Mexican heritage, culture, and community! First celebrated by Californians in 1863 to express their solidarity with their southern neighbors’ defiance of French colonization, Cinco De Mayo is now observed across the entire U.S.. It features an array of festive costumes, parades, parties, Mariachi...

Prevent Blindness Declares May as UV Awareness Month May 3rd, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO — Because extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety organization, has declared May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month. The group seeks to educate the public on the increased risk of everything from “corneal sunburns” (photokeratitis) to...

ASTORINO EYE CENTER ACCEPTS VISION INSURANCE PLANS FROM EYEMED VISION CARE Apr 29th, 2021

ASTORINO EYE CENTER ACCEPTS VISION INSURANCE PLANS FROM EYEMED VISION CARE Our Newport Beach eye doctors are in-network EyeMed providers and you can use your vision benefits freely. We also offer advice so you will know exactly what to prepare for at the time of your exam or eyeglasses purchase. Our...

Style of the week: Robert Graham Edwin Apr 28th, 2021

Available in both red and black, the Edwin represents the striking intersection of art and innovation that characterizes movers, shakers, makers, and game-changers. At first glance, the frame presents an air of creative minimalism, but a closer inspection reveals hidden design and unique detailing to satisfy even the most diehard...

ASTORINO EYE CENTER ACCEPTS VISION INSURANCE PLANS FROM VSP VISION CARE Apr 28th, 2021

Vision Service Plan is the largest vision insurance company in the United States, offering excellent coverage for yearly eye exams, glasses (lenses and frames), and contact lenses. Our optometrist and ophthalmologists are all VSP in-network eye doctors, and our optician is a vision insurance expert happy to explain your VSP coverage and...

Resources for Teachers (AOA) Apr 13th, 2021

Teachers know that good vision is essential for children being fit, healthy and ready to learn.1 Unfortunately, two in five children have vision conditions that affect learning.2 According the the American Optometric Association'S (AOA) Health Policy Institute, "In the U.S. one in every four children has a vision disorder that requires diagnosis and...

Style of the Week: Kenzo KZ40061I Apr 7th, 2021

Ok. This is a far cry away from the normal styles I recommend on here, but I decided to switch it up this week. This gorgeous mirrored shield frame from KENZO is one of the bravest styles we have stocked here at Astorino Eye Center. Fully UV protective and with...

Astorino Eye Center partners Charmant and Eddie Bauer Contribute to Reforestation Apr 5th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) CHARMANT US Inc and Eddie Bauer have partnered to further support American Forests’ reforestation efforts across America. Eddie Bauer has partnered with American Forests for over 25 years, and throughout their longstanding partnership, over 8 million trees have been planted! For this initiative, a portion of every Eddie...

(April Fools) Brand New Product: Eyeglass Fogger Mar 31st, 2021

Eyeglass Fog stopper? That’s old news. Introducing Astorino Eyeglass Fogger- for those times when you want your glasses to look fogged up when you aren’t wearing a mask. Simply apply two drops to the back of your lenses and BOOM the fog is permanent. Want to see what’s in front...

Style of the Week: Maui Jim Makoa Mar 28th, 2021

Be brave in Makoa. Maui Jim's latest large polarized wrap sunglasses style embodies the courage it takes to stand on your own and blaze your own trail in life. Comprised of lightweight and comfortable nylon with embedded rubber nose pads and spring hinges, Makoa fits seamlessly into your next active...

Style of the week: Kenzo KZ50059U Mar 16th, 2021

One of my favorite new frames is the delightful KZ50059U. Designed by Kenzo it is a lightweight affordable titanium frame. The front of the frame has white highlights, whereas the remaining frame is a matte gunmetal. I am drawn to this frame by its angular shape and contemporary look. It...

Educational Videos Mar 8th, 2021

Procedures: CATARACTS - Cataracts Explained CATARACTS - Yag Laser Capsulotomy CATARACTS - Accommodating IOLs GLAUCOMA - What is narrow angle glaucoma? GLAUCOMA - General Glaucoma Video LASIK - What is Lasik? PTERYGIUM - What is Pterygium? Dry Eye DRY EYES - Dry Eye Video DRY EYES - Punctal Plugs The...

Thélios, Mazzucchelli 1849 and Eastman Join Forces to Push Sustainable Innovation in Eyewear Feb 11th, 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) LONGARONE|CASTIGLIONE OLONA, ITALY & KINGSPORT, USA - Thélios, the eyewear expert of world leader in luxury LVMH, announces they are joining forces with leading acetate-sheet manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 and with specialty materials provider Eastman – a pioneer in molecular recycling – to push forward sustainable innovation in the eyewear...

Ignasi Monreal X Etnia Barcelona Dec 22nd, 2020

We count ourselves especially fortunate and honored to carry this one of a kind collection of limited edition capsules. Presented in three colors, the Ignasi Monreal x Etnia Barcelona frames are striking high fashion, with unique details that make them a collector's item. Presented on three pillars in our store,...

Prevent Blindness Invites Public to Join ‘The Glaucoma Community’ Dec 20th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO, IL — There are more than an estimated 3.7 million older adults in the United States with glaucoma, according to the report, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems.” In an effort to help save vision from glaucoma, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye...

It's Winter! Find Yourself Some Exclusive Celine Frames Dec 11th, 2020

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Prevent Blindness encourages everyone to take a screen time-out Oct 27th, 2020

In response to increased virtual activity during the coronavirus pandemic, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, today launched Screen Time-Out, an awareness campaign to encourage Americans, especially parents of young children, to introduce regular screen breaks into their...

Up to 50% off sunglasses during the final week of October Oct 21st, 2020

Far too often I repair and readjust frames for patients who bought them on a whim online or from a chain store masquerading as a quality eyewear specialist (you know who, they've been popping up everywhere!). It's more than understandable - the prices can be presented as so low that...

We are proud to carry a large selection of Celine eyewear Sep 30th, 2020

We are proud to carry a large selection of Celine eyewear, and at better prices than you will find at Nordstrom or any other optical shop. Céline eyewear are entirely produced in Italy; with quality and style at the forefront of their designs, these frames are gorgeous and unique. As...

Two American-Made Eyewear Brands Join Forces  Sep 21st, 2020

STATE OPTICAL CO. ACQUIRES AO EYEWEAR Story by: STATE Optical Co. Images by: STATE Optical Co Two American-Made Eyewear Brands Join Forces   Astorino Eye  Center are excited to announce that we are now stocking American Optical sunglass frames, recently acquired by STATE Optical Co. As an eyewear brand dedicated to...

Ask Me About Shamir Blue Zero! Sep 17th, 2020

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. It is today’s best way to protect visual and general health while providing a range of...

Think of Your Vision this Fall Sep 10th, 2020

We’re facing a new kind of school year in 2020, and with remote work still in place for many parents, there’s more screen time all around. We’re reaching out in solidarity to remind you that, during this time, it’s important to take care of your vision — and your children’s...

Dave's Frame of the Month - TD Tom Davies FRANK Col.1710 Sep 8th, 2020

TD Tom Davies frames are fast becoming known as a go-to for quality, durability, and style in the world of optics. With an unparalleled approach to customer service and eye health Tom Davies is unrivalled in the luxury eyewear market. Everything you see with his frames comes from great deliberation,...

CORE Alerts Practitioners to Mask-Associated Dry Eye (MADE) Sep 2nd, 2020

WATERLOO, Ontario, August 31, 2020—Widespread use of face masks has been determined essential to combat COVID-19’s spread, yet is giving rise to a new phenomenon: increased reports of dry, uncomfortable eyes. Experts from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) are advising eye care professionals (ECPs) on how to recognize mask-associated...

New line alert! Now carrying C-Life Sunglasses from Champion Aug 26th, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we are now displaying all sunglasses available in the unique and bold C-Life line by Champion.     A genuinely fresh design approach, iconic logo detailing, and bold colors combine to create a new fun-filled eyewear capsule offering a luxurious twist on sport fashion....

Should You Wear Glasses or Goggles to Protect Against COVID-19? Dr. Astorino Weighs In Aug 25th, 2020

Please click here, or follow the link to read this article on PopSugar.com.   Link: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/should-i-wear-eye-protection-for-covid-19-47653589   Clicking the link will send you to an external website whose content we do not control.

Working from home and your eye health! Aug 24th, 2020

Now, more than ever, we are using digital devices for hours on end! Zoom calls, intensive online learning, and secretly browsing Facebook - that is a lot of work for your eyes!   Here's a couple of simple steps to take:   1) Take breaks. Every 20 minutes look up...

Reactive Lenses at the Speed of Life Aug 24th, 2020

Everywhere you go, you’re responding to your environment. If it’s hot, you take off yourjacket, and if it rains, you grab the umbrella; one thing you shouldn’t have to adjust is your vision. From outdoors to indoors (and vice versa), your lenses should do the reacting for you — and...

Switch Settings without Switching Lenses Aug 18th, 2020

Say goodbye to slow light-reactive lenses, and say hello to a new, seamless experience - rrom outdoors to indoors (and vice versa). Sensity Fast lenses change from dark to clear rapidly, eliminating that awkward in-between period you may have noticed with other light-reactive lenses. At Astorino Eye Center, we’ve got...

Get Shamir Computer/Workspace Lenses to ease Computer Vision Syndrome! Aug 12th, 2020

Do you sit in front of a computer all day? Do you have trouble seeing clearly across the room? Are your eyes feeling fatigued? If so, Computer Vision Syndrome could be playing a part in your dirsrupted vision. But  luckily at Astorino Eye Center we have a helpful solution with Shamir...

Revo Celebrates 35th Anniversary with the Release of a Limited-Edition Folding Sunglass Aug 4th, 2020

Revo is thrilled to introduce the THIRTY-FIVE LTD, a folding sunglass. A timeless, sporty aviator crafted of ultra-lightweight titanium, the THIRTY-FIVE folds into a small, pocketable size and is almost a third lighter than the average metal sunglass. The frame is equipped with airy Serilium+ lenses that feature the cutting-edge...

Screen time across several devices has increased for many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic Jul 30th, 2020

Washington, DC, July 21, 2020 -- A new Alcon/Ipsos poll finds that many Americans are spending more time on screens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those who report spending more time in front of a screen, nearly half (45%) say that they have experienced their eyes feeling dry as a result...

Glaucoma: Who Is A Suspect? Jul 22nd, 2020

What is Glaucoma? By definition, glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve of the eyes. Your eye has a steady pressure (different to your blood pressure) called the Intraocular Pressure or IOP. If it increases to dangerous levels it damages the optic nerve. This can result in decreased...

Dr. Arthur Astorino, Jr. awarded Compassionate Doctor Recognition for 2020! Jul 21st, 2020

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020) Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores. Dr. Astorino has received this reward 8 times in the last ten...

Transitions Optical Launches First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Try-On for Transitions Signature GEN 8 Lenses Jul 14th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) PINELLAS PARK, FL – Transitions Optical has introduced a new, immersive augmented reality experience where patients can see themselves in all seven Transitions Signature GEN 8 lens colors and choose from a selection of frame styles even before they enter the practice. Users can access the virtual try-on at Transitions.com/VTO on their own...

Why Reader Sunglasses Are Important Jun 25th, 2020

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 to common questions we get about reading sunglasses. First off, what are reader sunglasses? Exactly what...

Prevent Blindness warns that there is no safe way for nonprofessionals to use fireworks Jun 25th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO – Every year, thousands of Americans are injured due to fireworks, specifically during the 4th of July holiday period. And, according to a recent study, “Assessment of Firework-Related Ocular Injury in the US” in JAMA Ophthalmology, more than 34,000 firework-related ocular injuries were seen in U.S. emergency departments...

Are All Prescription Glasses the Same? Jun 18th, 2020

Everyone has seen billboards and videos advertising lenses that are the next best thing, and yet, you may wonder what that really means. Aren't all lenses about the same, only with different prescriptions? The answer is no! There are many advances being made all the time when it comes to...

HAWAII LAVA™ now available! Jun 15th, 2020

The newest fashion mirror color from Maui Jim, HAWAII LAVA™, is now available in prescription exclusively with the MauiBrilliant™ lens material.  It comes available in single vision and progressive prescriptions for both sunglasses and eyeglasses.   Coming Soon! New plano sunglasses with HAWAII LAVA™ in MauiBrilliant™ lenses!   Please note,...

Contact Lens Wear & Care Amidst COVID-19 From Cooper Vision Jun 11th, 2020

Although many things have changed since COVID-19 first made its appearance, the way you care for your contact lenses should remain the same. Simply continue to practice safe care hygiene habits, advises the CDC1, and follow the recommendations of your eye care professional. But what about contact lens wear? Many...

Is Blue light bad for your eyes? Jun 11th, 2020

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. People generally have two pressing questions: Is blue light bad for your eyes? Do polarized sunglasses block blue light? What Exactly is Blue...

How to Sanitize Your Sunglasses & Eyeglasses Jun 11th, 2020

n these uncertain and evolving times, we want you to know how to safely and effectively clean your Maui Jim eyewear so that you can do your part in reducing the spread of illnesses—including COVID-19. When heading outside the home for essential activities, we touch many different surfaces with our...

Astorino Eye Center Partner Essilor Donates Over 100K Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment Jun 9th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, TX – As part of their ongoing efforts to support optical and local communities and focus on safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer, and Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) have partnered to donate over 100,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and first responders;...

Healthy Food for Your Eyes Jun 2nd, 2020

Kitchens are made for bringing families together. Spending more time at home has us cooking and eating all our meals as one. Trying to keep the menu different and interesting for 3 meals a day has everyone looking for recipe ideas online. We all know about making healthy choices for our bodies, but what about our eyes? Eating...

Astorino Eye Center Frame Partner Wiley X Donates More Than 30,000 Pieces of PPE to Battle COVID-19 May 28th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERMORE, CA — Wiley X, the leading premium protective eyewear brand to various retail, safety and government markets, is hard at work creating and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing...

June Declared Cataract Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness May 28th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO – Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases of blindness in all nations. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of...

Astorino Eye Center Partner CooperVision Receives Greenovation Award for Sustainable Practices May 28th, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN RAMON, CA— CooperVision’s Puerto Rico production site has received the Greenovation Award from Kimberly-Clark Professional for its sustainability efforts. This marks the second consecutive year it received the environmental leadership honor. The company’s Juana Diaz facility, which manufactures and packages a range of CooperVision brands such as Biofinity silicone...

It's a new week! May 27th, 2020

It's a new week here at Astorino Eye Center. We hope you all had a restful Memorial Day weekend! - We are currently operating on a lighter than normal schedule. - We are booking appointments with an appropriate distance apart to align with social distancing regulations. - We are cleaning...

VSP® OPTICS LAUNCHES ANTI-BACTERIAL ANTI-REFLECTIVE LENS COATINGS WITH ISO-CERTIFIED TECHNOLOGY May 20th, 2020

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., May 13, 2020 – VSP Optics announced the launch of TechShield® Anti-Reflective Coatings with ISO-certified anti-bacterial technology. The enhancements break new ground in the optical industry as the first-ever anti-reflective coatings for ophthalmic lenses in the United States that include anti-bacterial technology certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).1 The coatings are patented and...

A Covid-19 Update May 19th, 2020

Hello! We wanted to give you all an update: We have been up and running with a limited schedule since last week. We have a lot of patients who have had to be canceled during the last several weeks and we are working on contacting each one of you to...

Feeling the Effects of Screen Time on Your Eyes? Here Are 7 Ways to Help May 15th, 2020

It’s a feeling familiar to so many: tired, uncomfortable eyes following extended screen time. In today’s world, people are using technology more than ever to stay connected and busy. Working from home and participating in video conferences. Completing courses through e-learning. Reading digital books. Binge-watching the TV shows that everyone...

We're Open! May 10th, 2020

Keeping your eyeglasses fog free Apr 15th, 2020

      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: 1. Lay a folded tissue over your nose, then put your mask on. This helps absorb condensation...

Our office is closed until further notice Mar 19th, 2020

Dear Patients, For your protection we have implemented changes that may affect your appointment(s). In order to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus our office will be closed Effective immediately until further notice. Our phones will be staffed for patients who feel they have an urgent medical need with...

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

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, Orange County residents and staff. This means we have...

UV Awareness Mar 10th, 2020

Take preventive action now against COVID-19 Mar 10th, 2020

Take preventive action now against COVID-19   According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus. This means that most people with Medicare are at...

Women’s Unique Eye Health Mar 9th, 2020

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.  UNIQUE VISION PROBLEMS Due to a wide range...

What you eat is what you see Mar 3rd, 2020

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:  Leafy green vegetables. Kale and spinach are high in lutein and zeaxanthin. Other vegetables with significant amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin include romaine lettuce, collards, turnip greens, broccoli and...

Why Extra Reactive Photochromics are Perfect for these 3 Jobs Feb 28th, 2020

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. Even in your car. A frustration among traditional...

Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes Feb 25th, 2020

They say the eyes are the window to your soul, but did you know they can also show how healthy your heart is? If you weren’t aware, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by VSP Vision Care and YouGov, only 1% of people know that signs of diseases and conditions...

Tom Davies frame of the week - The Trixie Feb 20th, 2020

Introducing the new Trixie sunglasses, a perfect addition to the Tom Davies collection. This striking frame is now available in three eye-catching ready-to-wear colour variations. The Trixie sunglasses are handmade in their London factory using Artisan Acetate, a unique material that was personally designed by Tom. The Artisan Acetate material...

Are Polarized Sunglasses Good for Driving? Feb 12th, 2020

At Maui Jim, we’re inspired by Hawaii’s lush tropical scenery, but we know that whether you’re hitting the beach for a vacation getaway or just driving to work on your daily commute, sunglasses are a must. When the sun is low in the sky, the glare can not only be...

How to Pick Good Sunglasses Feb 12th, 2020

Sure, there’s a cool factor at play here. But when you slip on your favorite pair of shades before you go outside — every time you go outside — there’s more going on than just a nice look. It matters for a lot of reasons. First, you’ll ward off those...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Begins with the Eye Feb 3rd, 2020

  Lack of energy, fatigue and loss of motivation are just some of the symptoms for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For people who are visually impaired, the risk of developing this form of winter depression is almost three times higher than for people with normal vision.    WHAT IS SEASONAL...

The Value Your Eye Care Professional Offers You Jan 28th, 2020

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. It can feel like a lot when you look at the price tag at your local eye doctor’s office,...

The Difference Between an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, and Optician Jan 24th, 2020

You check your calendar and realize it’s time to see an eye doctor. Setting up the eye appointment is the easy part but knowing what type of eye care professional you may need can be confusing. To help clear the confusion, we’re breaking down the difference between an optometrist, ophthalmologist,...

What Color Blindness Looks Like Jan 23rd, 2020

Get the facts on this often-misunderstood vision issue En español | It’s one of the most memorable scenes in movie history. In The Wizard of Oz, pigtailed farm girl Dorothy opens up the door to her farmhouse — which has come plummeting down to Oz, after a doozy of a tornado —...

Celebrating the People and Places Eyes of Hope Helped in 2019 Jan 22nd, 2020

As we look back on 2019, Eyes of Hope are celebrating the people and places we’ve visited this year to help people in need see their world more clearly and experience all that’s possible for them. Astorino Eye Center is a proud partner! From locations across the U.S. to South...

It's Time to Consider Multiple Pairs Jan 21st, 2020

As lens technology has improved, glasses have become more specialized to support your lifestyle. Now specialized lenses keep your eyes healthy and comfortable whether you spend your days behind a computer screen, outdoors, or a combination of both. Multiple pairs are now essential, and 2020 is the year you should...

Aren’t All Prescription Lenses the Same? Jan 20th, 2020

You have seen it before. All the seducing offers. ”Buy the frames and get the prescription lens for free.” “Buy one and get one for free.” “Now 50% off.” And on, and on. It seems like bargains, but are they really? How could this be? Is there a difference between...

Glaucoma – the American Optometric Association Jan 16th, 2020

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.The optic nerve is a bundle of about 1 million individual nerve fibers that transmits...

Our Bold Vision: A Future Free from Glaucoma Jan 15th, 2020

Vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. Currently there is no cure and everyone is at risk for developing this blinding disease. With the aging population expanding so rapidly, a worldwide epidemic is looming. It is predicted that 111 million people around the globe will have glaucoma by 2040. If we...

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Jan 15th, 2020

Get a healthy start to the year by learning about glaucoma and reducing your risk for vision loss! Take steps towards protecting your eyes and the vision health of your loved ones. Know the facts, know the risks, and take action. Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight Glaucoma, the second leading cause...

How to clean your micro-fiber eyeglass cloth Jan 15th, 2020

Have you ever thought about cleaning the cloth that you use for cleaning your eyeglasses? You should always use a proper eyeglass cloth for your eyeglass lens cleaning, but after a while it does get dirty. Do you throw it away and get a new one? It is not necessary....

Introducing MauiPure® LT - The Thinnest and Most Lightweight Maui Jim Lenses Ever Jan 14th, 2020

Maui Jim's newest lens material is both super-strong and feather-light, and that’s because it was inspired by one of Mother Nature’s most brilliant designs. Inspiration: feathers A bird’s feathers strike the perfect balance between lightness in weight and strength in structure, which is what enables these winged creatures to stand...

Is Vision a Priority This Year for You Jan 14th, 2020

It's 2020, and it's time to make vision a priority this year. What does that mean for you? Actually, not as much as you might think. Annual comprehensive eye health exams are the best thing you can do for your eyes, especially if it's been a while. A comprehensive exam...

World Braille Day Jan 4th, 2020

This post was written by Braille Works: BrailleWorks What is World Braille Day? Start Text After: We celebrate World Braille Day each year on January 4th as it’s Louis Braille’s birthday. He’s the inventor of braille! Louis was born in 1809 in France and grew to be blind after a childhood...

What are the best glasses for my face shape? Dec 30th, 2019

Ever wondered why those perfect glasses looked great on the shelf, but not so much when you put them on? Don't feel bad about it, it's probably because they are the wrong style for your face shape. While I tell a lot of my patients that there is a lot...

We take frame donations! Dec 27th, 2019

One of the most important aspects of my work is giving back to the local community. While I take a lot of pride in providing a professional service to my clients, ensuring they can see and look their best, part of being an optician involves helping those we can't aid...

Tom Davies Eyewear Dec 19th, 2019

As a certified optician, one of the main things I look for in a frame design is quality. Tom Davies eyewear is quality, and then some. Next year will be 18 years since British designer, Tom Davies launched his bespoke eyewear service, along with 3 years since the opening of his...

Sailing and Sunglasses Dec 18th, 2019

Extended exposure to sunrays can have harmful effects on your skin, and increase hazards on the water. Not only are you likely to be out in the sun for a long time, but the glare off the water, not to mention the deck, sails and other vessels, makes your exposure...

Dry Eye Syndrome Dec 17th, 2019

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. Our tears consist of three layers: mucous, water, and then oil. They create a smooth and  clear surface...

How does our LASIK clinic work? Dec 17th, 2019

When you visit our Lasik clinic one of our qualified Lasik surgeons will first perform an eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for Lasik surgery. Note that we do not practice high volume, assembly line Lasik eye correction. You will have the undivided attention of a...

What is Blue Light? Dec 16th, 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 . Blue Light Affects Sleeping PatternsScientists also know that blue light affects our sleep. Sunlight contains blue tinted...

Visit our simple eyeglass guide Dec 16th, 2019

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. As you answer, you’ll notice the background photos changing as well as the lenses and the glasses on the lower right. You’ll also get to view brief...

Eye Nutrition Dec 15th, 2019

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. If you are a health minded individual who prioritizes their physical well being above many of life’s other day to day demands...

Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes Dec 12th, 2019

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. If this is you, then we have a...

Cataracts Dec 12th, 2019

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye. Normally, our lenses are clear and able to focus light into the eye with no problems. When we develop cataracts, some of this light becomes blocked or scattered. As the cataracts develop, it becomes harder for us to...

Color Blindness Dec 12th, 2019

‘Color blindness’ is a form of deficiency in the way people see color. While most people share a common color vision sensory experience, some may experience colors differently known as Color Vision Deficiency (CVD). Severe forms of these deficiencies are categorized as color blindness and people living with it aren’t...

Photochromic Lenses Dec 11th, 2019

Why Photochromic Lenses?You may have heard of photochromic lenses, such as Transitions®, SunSync, or PhotoGray lenses (from way back when!), but do you know what they are? They might be just what you need!​Photochromic lenses, or light reactive lenses, change in the light when UV and HEV are present. HEV...

Digital Eye Strain Dec 4th, 2019

Digital eye strain is a modern problem. We spend more time in front of screens than ever before, yet it’s hard to identify which symptoms are caused by eye strain and what is caused by something else. Many individuals suffer from physical discomfort after 2+ hours of screen use! If you experience any...

Computer Vision Syndrome Nov 27th, 2019

If you work on a computer all day, you probably notice how tired your eyes can end up feeling. Many of us suffer from CVS (not the pharmacy) – Computer Vision Syndrome. If you are experiencing eye strain, fatigue, blurred vision, and headaches then this could very well be the...

Sunglass Eye Protection Nov 26th, 2019

As an ophthalmology office, one of our main concerns is eye protection. It should be one of yours too! There are many ways we can protect our eyes with glasses: protective lenses to shield from debris and possible work hazards, wrap style sports glasses (in case you don’t see the...

Diabetes and the Eye Nov 26th, 2019

One of the benefits of having a regular eye exam is that your eye doctor can detect any changes in the blood vessels at the back of your eyes, which could be indicative of diabetes. At Astorino Eye Center we are proud to have both an optometrist and ophthalmologist working together...

IMAGEWEAR HELPS TO FIGHT FOR A CURE WITH BETSEY JOHNSON Sep 17th, 2019

Breast cancer survivor Betsey Johnson is determined to use her voice to encourage others to be proactive about exams so detection can happen early. Since her diagnosis, she has been an advocate for breast cancer research and prevention.  Throughout her journey, Betsey always kept a positive attitude and never let...

DR. ARTHUR ASTORINO CERTIFIED TO INSTALL THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED TRIFOCAL LENS [PANOPTIX] Sep 8th, 2019

Alcon Introduces AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL in the U.S., the First and Only FDA-Approved Trifocal Lens!Dr. Arthur Astorino, Jr. among the first providers to become certified.​ PanOptix delivers an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision and substantially reduces the need for glasses (1,2) More than ninety-nine percent...