Low-Cost Eye Exams Thanksgiving Weekend

Every Thanksgiving season, Linden Optometry P.C. in Pasadena gives back to the Community by offering lofree-turkey-clipart-xigGzjpiAw-cost eye exams for anyone who has lost their vision insurance (or who never had vision insurance).

On Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 2016 our Doctors of Optometry will provide you with a full, comprehensive eye exam including Glaucoma test, for $25.

This event is by appointment only, and we have a limited number of appointments available.  Please call 1-626-796-1191 and ask for a Thanksgiving $25 Eye Exam, or click below and specify “$25 Exam” from the menu when making your appointment.

This exam does NOT include contact lens fitting, nor does it include treatment of eye infections, treatment of Glaucoma, eye injuries, or any other medical condition.  Sorry, this offer is only for patients who have no vision insurance.

Win BCBG Sunglasses at October 8th Trunk Show

A BCBG Trunk Show, including a drawing for a pair of BCBG Sunglasses will be held at Linden Optometry, P.C. on October 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

There is no charge for admission to Saturday’s Trunk BCBG0001.jpgShow, and attendees are welcome to try on all of the latest eyewear from BCGB.   Fashion Consultants will be offering complimentary eyewear fashion advice.

What defines BCBG Eyewear?

BCBG is taking the world by storm. With critically acclaimed collections, a loyal following of Hollywood’s top celebrities and a strong worldwide presence, this fashion powerhouse has evolved into one of the hottest names in the fashion industry today.

BCBG’s mission is TO INSPIRE WOMEN TO BE INSPIRATIONAL; to feel beautiful, confident and empowered.

Founded in 1989, premier fashion brand BCBG blends European sophistication with American spirit, defining a fashion-forward collection for women with a dynamic, eclectic sense of style. The lifetime vision of founder, designer, & CEO Max Azria, BCBG is named for the French phrase “Bon Chic, Bon Genre,” a Parisian slang meaning “good style, good attitude.”

Guests are invited to drop their names into a basket for the drawing, which will be held at 5:00 PM.  The lucky winner will take home one pair of BCBG Sunglasses, a retail value up to $160, including non-prescription sunglass lenses.  No purchase is necessary.  Winner need not be present, but you must enter in person.

Free Refreshments will be served!  The event takes place at Linden Optometry, P.C., 477 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101. Phone 626-796-1191. Free parking behind the building.

 

Win $400 Sunglasses at TAG Heuer Trunk Show

A TAG Heuer Eyewear Trunk Show, including a Drawing for a $400 pair of TAG Heuer Sunglasses will be held at Linden Optometry, P.C. on August 13, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.TAG Heuer Model

There is no charge for admission to Saturday’s Trunk Show, and attendees are welcome to try on all of the latest Eyewear from TAG Heuer.   Fashion Consultants will be offering complimentary Eyewear fashion advice.

What defines TAG Heuer Eyewear?
A powerful combination of integrated design, superior materials, ergonomic engineering, and ‘100% Made in France’ development and production, deliver eyewear that remains unrivaled in performance and patented innovation.  These are the characteristics of the TAG Heuer eyewear collection.   Like it’s watchmaking counterpart, TAG Heuer Eyewear draws upon an active engagement in the world of sports for inspiration.

Guests are invited to drop their names into a basket for the drawing, which will be held at 5:00 PM.  The winner will take home one pair of TAG Heuer Sunglasses, a retail value up to $400, including non-prescription sunglass lenses.  No purchase is necessary.  Winner need not be present, but you must enter in person.

Free Refreshments will be served!  The event takes place at Linden Optometry, P.C., 477 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101. Phone 626-796-1191. Free parking behind the building.

 

Win $400 TOM FORD Sunglasses at Trunk Show

A TOM FORD Eyewear Trunk Show, including a Drawing for a $400 pair of Tom Ford Sunglasses will be held at Linden Optometry, P.C. on July 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Tom Ford Eyewear

Extravagant, with the desire to express something new and different.  These are the characteristics of the Tom Ford eyewear collection, that expresses the glamorous style that the American fashion-stylist has been known for. Sex appeal combined with a daring and elegant attitude. For this reason Tom Ford has been James Bond’s favorite! Model Marko FT 0144 was Bond’s best companion in “Skyfall”, while the new “Spectre” James Bond appears elegant with his Snowdon FT 0237!

There is no charge for admission to Saturday’s Trunk Show, and attendees are welcome to try on all of the latest Eyewear from TOM FORD.   Fashion Consultants will be offering complimentary Eyewear fashion advice.

Guests are invited to drop their names into the basket for a Drawing, which will be held at 5:00 PM. The winner will take home one pair of TOM FORD Sunglasses, a retail value up to $400. No purchase is necessary. Winner need not be present. Includes non-prescription sunglass lenses.

Free Refreshments will be served!  The event takes place at Linden Optometry, P.C., 477 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101. Phone 626-796-1191. Free parking behind the building.

About TOM FORD:

Tom Ford is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. The winner of numerous design awards, his rise in fashion began in 1994, when he became creative director of Gucci.  In April 2005, one year after leaving Gucci Group, he announced the creation of the TOM FORD brand.  A beauty and eyewear collection launched in 2005 and 2006.

About Linden Optometry PC:

Since 1956, Linden Optometry PC has been a one-stop destination for eye care and eye wear for the entire family. With over 10,000 eyeglass frames under one roof,  eye exams 7 Days a Week from 24 Doctors of Optometry who speak 10 languages, and over 20,000 contact lenses in stock, Linden Optometry  truly offers choices for everyone.

 

 

Our Favorite Sunglasses!

June 27th was National Sunglasses Day!

Do you have a favorite pair of Sunglasses?  We asked our staff to choose their favorites from among the thousands of Sunglasses in our showroom.

Stewart – “My favorite sunglasses would have to be the Cartier rimless sunglasses I have. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable.”

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Cartier Rimless Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses & Flash Mirror

The lens shape I am able to change every time I have my prescription updated so the shape of the lens is always current in terms of style.

I always have my sunglass lenses polarized because polarization eliminates distracting glare and provides clarity especially when I drive. Polarized lenses cut glare from reflective surfaces such as roads and water.

Mirror coating is also quite fashionable so I decided to have my sunglass lenses with a flash mirror on them.

 

 

Nenita – “Many people start with shoes or a top to set the tone for an outfit, but for me, my outfit inspiration starts with my sunglasses.”

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Tortoise Shell Prada Sunglasses

Sometimes my sunglasses are the focal point of my look, while other times my sunglasses provide the finishing touch for my outfit.

I love putting on a good pair of high quality lenses wrapped in stylish frames and walking out side on a sunny day looking good and seeing well.

I chose my sunglasses carefully to make sure they’re comfortable, stylish, and functional. My favorite pair of sunglasses are tortoise shell Pradas because they have a very unique design.  I enjoy how vivid the world looks through their polarized lenses, and feel good taking care of my eyes with strong UV protection the Prada sunglasses provide.

 

 

It’s National Sunglasses Day!

Summer is here, and out comes the sunscreen to protect us from the harsh sun that can cause painful sun burn. We can’t put sunscreen in our eyes but we can wear our UV A and B polarized sunglasses to protect our eyes from the harmful Ultra-Violet Rays.
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Today we worry a lot about the sun causing premature wrinkles from sun damage. The same sunlight that burns your skin also enters your eyes through the pupil and causes harm to your intra-ocular lens and retina. Consequently, cumulative sun exposure starting from childhood through adulthood can contribute to early cataract and macular degeneration. If you have taken preventive measures to limit your sun exposure early on in life by wearing sunglasses, then you’ve delayed and minimized the chances of having early cataracts or macular degeneration. Kudos to you!!
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It is never too early or too late to wear sunglasses. If we spend so much money on special anti-aging creams and skin lotions to defy aging, we should really invest in a good pair of sunglasses for eye protection.
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Here are a few interesting facts:
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  • People living closer to the equator have a higher incidence of cataracts because the sun is closer to earth.  Therefore, UV exposure is higher.
  • Similarly, living at higher altitude exposes you to higher UV levels light.
  • At the beaches or on the snow slopes, we get sun from above but also from sunlight bouncing off the sand or snow into our eyes, thus giving us a double dose of UV light.
  • Kids are especially more at risk for too much UV light because kids have larger pupils than adults. Larger pupils among children can easily mean receiving three times Uv light compared to adults 40 of age. Additionally, kids tend to spend more time outdoors than adults who are indoors working. Remember; it is never too early to wear sunglasses.
  • The best sunglasses are the polarized polycarbonate lenses with a backside Anti-Reflective (“AR”) coating.  Maui Jim and Oakley brands are some of the better sunglasses. The larger the frame, the more protection. You do not want to have too much of a gap between your face and the sunglasses. The greater the gap, the more sunlight is creeping through. Don’t have the sunglasses too close to your face either as you may start fogging your lenses.
  • The best sunglasses not only depend on the quality of the sunglasses, but also on how they fit on your face. So choosing a pair of sunglasses from a magazine or internet will never be as good as trying a pair with the guidance of an optician.
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Dr. Alan Limfat, O.D.
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Giving the Gift of Sight to Hundreds of Children Worldwide

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Photo courtesy – Vision for The Poor, Haiti

The doctors at Linden Optometry P.C. are stepping forward to help eliminate one of the leading causes of vision impairment worldwide – uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.

With each pair of eyeglasses purchased by patients in May and June 2016, Linden Optometry will make a donation to their partner charity, Optometry Giving Sight, to support an international fundraising program called I Care & Share.

“The injustice of being unable to see clearly in our world today, simply due to lack of an eye exam and glasses, is completely unacceptable,” said Alan Limfat, O.D., C.E.O. of Linden Optometry P.C.  “This is our opportunity to make a difference and to help give sight – and hope – to millions in need.  Knowing that just a few dollars can provide an eye exam or a pair of glasses in developing countries, where little or no eye care exists, made us realize that our donations can really make a big difference in people’s lives.”

According to Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, there are over 600 million people around the world who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

Mr. Miller said, “through the generous support of optometrists like Linden Optometry P.C. who donate to programs like I Care & Share, we are able to transform lives in many developing communities. Optometry Giving Sight is currently funding programs that focus on the delivery of vision care, training of local eye care professionals and the development of infrastructure such as vision centres to deliver sustainable, affordable eye care services.  Funds are currently directed to communities in Sri Lanka, South and East Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and Indigenous Australia.”

Dr. Alan Limfat O.D., C.E.O. of Linden Optometry P.C., commented: “We are proud of our contribution towards the elimination of global blindness.  In the U.S., we often take access to quality eye care for granted, but is just not the case in many other places.  Our goal is to provide improved vision to hundreds of children throughout the world this year.”