Uninsured? Low-Cost Eye Exams Thanksgiving Weekend

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Every Thanksgiving season, Linden Optometry P.C. in Pasadena gives back to the Community by offering low-cost eye exams for anyone who has lost their vision insurance (or who never had vision insurance).  Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act did not mandate vision care for adults, so many  adults go year-after-year without seeing an eye doctor.

On Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018 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 UnInsured 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.

Bake Sale Supports Our Children’s Vision

The Doctors and Staff of Linden Optometry are holding several bake sales on Saturdays in September and October to raise funds for “Our Children’s Vision” the theme of World Sight Day 2017, which is October 12.  From left: Tiffany Tseng OD, Crystal, Marissa, Claudia, Tom, and Felicia staffed the tables last Saturday morning.

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To learn at school every child needs to be able to see their texts and lessons on the board or screen. To develop relationships with their peers they need to be able to see faces and play safely. To take in the world around them –they use their eyes.

That why Linden Optometry A P.C. is proud to support “Our Children’s Vision” (World Sight Day 2017) – a global call to action to ensure that effective, inclusive and sustainable eye health initiatives for children and adolescents become a priority for governments around the world.

Undetected vision conditions do more than just limit a child’s ability to see. They limit their ability to learn, can lead to the misdiagnosis of a learning disability like ADHD, can increase the likelihood of becoming a juvenile offender, and in some instances can even lead to blindness, if not identified and treated early. The statistics tell the story. Children with uncorrected vision:

• Are often misdiagnosed as having a learning disability – 40% of kids with diagnosed learning disabilities have vision issues

• May suffer from permanent vision loss if a vision issue, like amblyopia (better known as lazy eye), is not treated by age seven

• Could face legal troubles – one study suggests 70% of juvenile offenders have been found to have uncorrected vision problems

• Could earn up to 12% less over their lifetime

It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic – or nearsighted – by 2050 and the cost to the global economy will be a huge $202 billion annually through the loss of educational and economic productivity. If we can reach children while their eyes are developing we can slow and even reverse this trend.

An eye exam and a pair of glasses can be the solution. When children are educated they tend to be healthier, participate more in the labor market, earn higher incomes and enable better health care and education for their own children in the future.

Over the coming months, our doctors will also make a donation for every frame sold to help ensure that every child, everywhere has access to the eye care they need. Visit our practice to learn more – or make a donation at givingsight.org

And don’t forget to ensure that your child has had an eye exam. We invite you to contact our office to make an appointment.

 

A Vision for Children Everywhere

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To learn at school every child needs to be able to see their texts and lessons on the board or screen. To develop relationships with their peers they need to be able to see faces and play safely. To take in the world around them –they use their eyes.

 

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That why Linden Optometry A P.C. is proud to support Our Children’s Vision – a global call to action to ensure that effective, inclusive and sustainable eye health initiatives for children and adolescents become a priority for governments around the world.

Undetected vision conditions do more than just limit a child’s ability to see. They limit their ability to learn, can lead to the misdiagnosis of a learning disability like ADHD, can increase the likelihood of becoming a juvenile offender, and in some instances can even lead to blindness, if not identified and treated early. The statistics tell the story. Children with uncorrected vision:

• Are often misdiagnosed as having a learning disability – 40% of kids with diagnosed learning disabilities have vision issues

• May suffer from permanent vision loss if a vision issue, like amblyopia (better known as lazy eye), is not treated by age seven

• Could face legal troubles – one study suggests 70% of juvenile offenders have been found to have uncorrected vision problems

• Could earn up to 12% less over their lifetime

It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic – or nearsighted – by 2050 and the cost to the global economy will be a huge $202 billion annually through the loss of educational and economic productivity. If we can reach children while their eyes are developing we can slow and even reverse this trend.

An eye exam and a pair of glasses can be the solution. When children are educated they tend to be healthier, participate more in the labor market, earn higher incomes and enable better health care and education for their own children in the future.

Over the coming months, our doctors will make a donation for every frame sold to help ensure that every child, everywhere has access to the eye care they need. Visit our practice to learn more – or make a donation givingsight.org

And don’t forget to ensure that your child has had an eye exam. We invite you to contact our office to make an appointment.

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.

 

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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