Enter to Win a PogoCam Eyeglass Camera at Saturday’s Trunk Show!

A PogoCam Trunk Show, including a drawing for a free PogoCam Eyeglass Camera with SmartCase Storage and Charger, will be held at Linden Optometry, P.C. on April 21st, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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PogoCam POV Video Camera

There is no charge for admission to Saturday’s Trunk Show, and attendees are welcome to try out an awesome PogoCam POV Video Camera!  PogoCam attaches magnetically to glasses you already own using the included PogoLoop adapter. PogoLoop works with just about every style of eyeglasses and sunglasses.  VIDEO:  PogoCam

Guests are invited to drop their names into a basket for the drawing, which will be held at 4:00 PM. The winner will take home one PogoCam, a retail value up to $149, including a smartcase + charger. 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.  Eye exams available from Dr. Alan Limfat, O.D and associates.

What is PogoCAM?  

PogoCam is the world’s smallest and lightest attachable eyewear camera. The PogoCam attaches magnetically to most glasses so you can maintain your own signature style without being forced into less fashionable eyewear options. The small, lightweight, and easily removable camera lets users discover the world from their point of view and capture photos and HD videos. Images are easy to transfer and can be shared across all social sites when used with the PogoTec smart case.
PogoCam connects to the smart case using a standard USB-C connector. The smart case can hold 16,000 photos or up to 90 minutes of video. Measuring only 2.8 x 1.6 x 0.7 inches, the device is designed to easily fit into a pocket or purse to provide added protection and functionality to PogoCam.
The smart case charges PogoCam in as short as 35 minutes and has the capacity to provide up to three recharges before being recharged itself. Once PogoCam is connected, all images and video are automatically transferred to an internal memory chip as well as any smartphones or devices connected via Bluetooth.
Forget about cumbersome and obvious eyewear cameras, with PogoCam you can use your own personal eyeglasses or sunglasses and be sure to easily capture those shots we tend to miss when we are scrambling for our mobile phone in our pocket or handbag.
Use with Your Own Glasses
PogoCam attaches magnetically to glasses you already own using the included PogoLoop adapter. PogoLoop works with just about every style of prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, and more.
Small, Light, and Easy to Take On and Off
PogoCam is just 1.7in x 0.5in x 0.43in — which is smaller than a tube of lip balm. And it weighs just 0.2 ounces — less than two dimes.
HD Photos & Videos
PogoCam takes 5MP photos and HD videos (720p). The camera itself holds up to 100 photos or six 30-second videos before transferring. The pocket-sized smart case allows you to offload and store 16,000 photos or 180 thirty-second videos.
Recharge & Store More On-the-Go
Dock PogoCam in the included smart case and it automatically offloads your photos and videos while charging the camera (up to three times while on the go). The smart case holds up to 16,000 photos or 180 thirty-second video clips.
Transfer Images & Share Them Everywhere
Transfer photos wirelessly from the smart case to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth® with our free iOS and Android PogoCam apps. A USB-C cable for fast video downloads to your computer is also included.
Free iOS & Android Apps
With the PogoCam app, you can transfer photos wirelessly from your smart case to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth®. The app also allows you to view battery and storage status, adjust photos, and easily share images across social sites.

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.

 

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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Our 20th Consecutive Year of the “Best of Pasadena” Award

Best of Pasadena 2014 Cake: cookie dough filling, covered with vanilla frosting and surrounded by little red roses

The doctors and staff of Linden Optometry, P.C. are proud to announce that they have been voted “Best Eyewear in Pasadena 2014” by the readers of Pasadena Weekly Newspaper.   This marks the 20th Year in a Row!

A BBQ luncheon was held on Wednesday to thank the staff for rising to the top again.

We won 20 years in a row!

Over 75 people attended the luncheon, and enjoyed a meal that included everyones favorite, Home Cooked Gourmet Burgers!   Dr. Alan Limfat, O.D., thanked the staff for their contributions which made this award possible.  Attendees included doctors, receptionists, lab technicians, optometric pretesters, insurance and accounting personnel, opticians, and facilities staff, among others.

The celebration continued as the doctors and staff were treated to a magnificent “Best of 2014” cake which was custom-made for the occasion.  The cake featured a digitally-printed reproduction of the Award, as well as sparkling candles featuring the number “20” and delicious Cookies and Cream filling.

Ready for the BBQ!

 

 

Happy Presidents’ Day!

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Which presidents wore glasses? The two presidents who were most often photographed wearing their glasses were Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Truman, but research shows that ALL of the US presidents wore glasses, although some preferred to wear them outside of the public eye.  (courtesy of VisionCouncil).