Look Back to 1961 with Maui Jim Sunglasses

July 15th, 2014

If you dream of livin’ the life in the 1961 hit song “The Wanderer”—never in one place and roaming from town to town—then here’s your chance to step out in style with Maui Jim’s latest pair of shades, fittingly named after that very tune. Designed for cruising, these retro rectangular aviators strut glossy tortoise, horn and jet black overlays that dress up contrasting Monel nickel-silver frames for sleek vintage appeal.

To boot, these super lightweight sunnies boast a padded, adjustable bridge and spring hinges for pure comfort and stability. Meanwhile, they’ve got MauiEvolution lenses for brilliant clarity and true durability, a CLEARSHELL scratch-resistant lens coating, and PolarizedPlus2 technology to ward off glare and eliminate UV rays while boosting color, definition and depth perception. Get even more deets on these sunglasses that offer up old-school fashion and the ultimate protection here! Available in store at ContactsandSpecs.com


“Better or Worse”

July 14th, 2014

These are some of the old school instruments an Optometrist uses when asking the classic questions “Better or Worse” or “1 or 2″. They still work perfectly great! See for yourself make your appointment today at ContactsandSpecs.com


Eyewear Designer Thierry Lasry

July 13th, 2014

French eyewear designer Thierry Lasry in Sunglasses by Thierry Lasry


First Sunglasses Ever Made

July 12th, 2014

The very first sunglasses were made of bone or wood and used by inuits to protect the eyes from the bright reflections in the snow. Now you can get your very first “amazing” sunglasses at ContactsandSpecs.com


Sunglasses at Night?

July 11th, 2014

A frequent complaint eye doctors hear, particularly in the summer, is sensitivity to bright light.  Most people will say bright sun causes them discomfort, particularly if their eyes are blue.  Sensitivity in other situations, such as ambient lighting in stores or your office, is notnormal.

Symptoms include excessive tearing of the eyes, pain around the eyes, and the desire to wear sunglasses indoors.  There could be many explanations for this, but a commonly overlooked reason is a deficiency of lutein and zeaxanthin in your diet.  Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the pigment of your eye that helps capture stray light rays and prevents them from activating too many cells on your retina.

These nutrients are found in high concentrations in green leafy vegetables, as well as yellow, orange, and red fruits and vegetables.   Kale has the highest concentration of lutein and zeaxanthin amongst the green leafy group, followed by collard greens and spinach.  Orange peppers contain high amounts of zeaxanthin in particular.

If you know you don’t eat these foods regularly, the first step is to start working them into the diet several times per week.  If you know that this just won’t fit in with your lifestyle or diet, supplementation may be necessary.  Most supplements you find over the counter do not contain enough lutein or zeaxanthin to treat a condition such as light sensitivity (photophobia).   If dietary changes aren’t doing the trick, it might be time for professional help…see your eye doctor (hint, hint)! or make your appointment now at ContactsandSpecs.com

Beach Babe EyeArt

July 10th, 2014






Summer Sun

July 9th, 2014

The “Summer Sun” is beating down on folks across the country, and I’d venture a guess that keeping sunscreen on while outdoors is on the forefront of many people’s minds. I’d also venture a guess that your audience would be shocked to learn that wearing a seatbelt while driving in the summer isn’t the only thing they should be putting on to protect themselves.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, a leading Beverly Hills eye surgeon, noticed through years of practice that ‘cataracts occurred much more frequently and severely in the left eyes ‘of his patients than right eyes.  Curious, Dr. Boxer Wachler began researching this phenomenon and came across a published last year which found that skin cancer also occurs more frequently on the left side of the body than the right. Because UV ray damage plays a significant role in both the development of cataracts and skin cancer, Dr. Boxer Wachler decided to conduct a little experiment which led to some surprising and scary findings about our cars – the one place we get the most UV exposure on the left side of our body.

Taking a portable UV reader, Dr. Boxer Wachler went to several Los Angeles car dealerships, measuring the UV radiation levels getting through the driver’s side window and onto a person’s skin. He tested 31 car models from various years of production. Dr. Boxer Wachler found that the front windshield provided an average of 96% UV protection,ranging from 95-98%. The driver’s side window? A alarming average of 71%UV radiation protection, with a wide range all the way from 55% to 96%.

These sample finding show the importance of not only wearing sunscreen while playing outside, but also of protecting yourself while behind the wheel.

Tips to protect your eyes and skin from the sun this summer while behind the wheel, such as:

  • Always wear sunscreen while driving your car this summer
  • Consider purchasing a clear UV film for your car’s side windows to block UV radiation from damaging your skin and eyes
  • Wearing wrap-around sunglasses to keep the rays from getting in through the sides of your glasses
  • Get your Sunglass protection at ContactsandSpecs.com

Men’s Fall 2014 Style

July 8th, 2014

We have barely got into summer and we am going to show you what’s hot for men for Fall Winter 2014! What is new, men are coming out in the fashion sense, there are more options, more colors, more style and more ways to individualize their look. From klitzy to plaids to suits men have options.  Today we are looking at the classic  men’s eyeglass shapes and the many looks you can wear it with.


Varilux S Series™

July 7th, 2014


Varilux S Series is the most advanced progressive lens design on the market using 4d technology, synchroneyes, and nanoptix to eliminate blurred vision at lens edge and visual swim. The best, most advanced progressive lens on the market, Varilux S Series lenses provide all of the benefits of other Varilux lens designs while virtually eliminating distortion and providing greater edge-to-edge clarity than any other progressive lens option. Thanks to their patented shape and cutting-edge technology, Varilux S Series can help give you more natural vision, helping you see the way you did before you needed progressive lenses. The only lenses we use at ContactsandSpecs.com

Face a Face Agape

December 31st, 2012