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Introducing...

Introducing...

We are excited to announce that we have added a new line to our collection in our store! Introducing Res Rei
RES REI means ‘the thing’ in Latin which is a nod from the Italian company to the history and language of the Roman Empire. It means an existing object, with substance and form; but it also means a concept, an idea.
 
Res Rei views frames as a multifaceted object, they are fashion accessories, but at the same time they are medical devices and used as a tool to correct poor eyesight. Res Rei views frames as an extension of the person and is all about enhancing the personality through showcasing the individuality of the person wearing them. They're a company that looks through a lens of timelessness and they define style with their own point of view.
Res Rei strives to make frames that survive in time and age gracefully. To achieve this, they focus on a few very important things.

Quality is highest among Res Rei's objectives. They work hand in hand with only Italian manufacturers and suppliers. They visit with their suppliers and manufacturers regularly to ensure that the quality of the work and design maintains a very high standard.
They also strive to be environmentally responsible. Res Rei will only produce with sustainable conscious manufacturers who are aware of consequences of industrial production. 
The third tenant is a reverence for their heritage. 
Italians are the inventors of the first piece of eyewear and have been making glasses since then, honing and constantly refining their skills. Most of the world leading brands in the optical business are located within few square kilometers, in the heart of Italy.

For more information or to look at more of the Res Rei collection, visit Res Rei's Website

 

Don't forget Premier Card runs through November 5!

Care Credit

Care Credit

We now accept Care Credit at our office! CareCredit is different from a regular credit card because it helps you pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses by extending special financing options that you can't get when using your Visa or MasterCard.  It's a way to pay for the costs of many treatments and procedures and allows you to make convenient monthly payments.

 

You can use it not only on glasses and contacts, but on many other medical expenses. Many dentists, doctors and even veterinarians take Care Credit. Over 200,000 providers are enrolled across the nation. Once you've applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit.

 

Our office offers financing options of 6 or 12 months with no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more. You have to make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date. If you have further questions on terms or conditions, please see the Care Credit Terms and Conditions page.

Applications can be completed in our office, online at www.carecredit.com, or by phone at 1-800-677-0718. 

Dailies: Why you Should Wear Them

Dailies: Why you Should Wear Them

Daily contact lenses are simply lenses designed for use on one single day. Unlike "daily wear" contacts which are worn for an extended amount of time (usually two weeks to a month) and taken out at night, dailies are designed for single day use.

They come in a range of prescriptions and parameters are expanding every year. Most people that wear contacts can wear daily contacts, manufacturers have made daily contacts that now cover many of the strongest prescriptions, multifocal contacts, as well as toric lenses which can correct astigmatism. 

At TSO we prefer to fit patients in daily contact lenses for many reasons, highest on the list is the the health benefits from daily disposables. As we wear contact lenses, they can build up proteins, lipids, calcium and other substances found naturally in our tears. Daily cleaning certainly helps remove many of these deposits, but it doesn't remove 100 percent. The daily contacts are a great solution to this problem. They are convenient because you don't need a case or cleaning solution, and they are healthier for the eye because you don't experience the buildup on the lenses. Daily disposables are also great for people who struggle with dry eye or allergies. Some of the dailies even have a technology that helps to keep the lens lubricated and moist as you wear them. Technology is getting better every year and some of the contact lenses have a water content of close to 80%. 

The only downside to dailies is the cost. They do tend to be more expensive than contacts that are meant for extended wear. However, costs do vary depending on the material of the lens. Premium lenses made with the latest technology, like the Dailies Total 1, are the most expensive. This lens is made of a water gradient material and is the only lens of its kind. Though it is more expensive, it has such a high water content, many people who were unable to wear contacts because of dry eye issues are able to wear this lens comfortably. It has been a real gift for the dry eye patient.  Also, one thing to consider is that because daily disposables are not stored, there is no need to buy contact lens cases or cleaning solution, which does help to offset the higher cost of daily disposables. Hygiene is not a problem as the lenses are tossed at the end of the day reducing chances of infection from lens storage.

Most contact lens manufactures offer rebates as well that can range from $100-$200 for a year supply that can help close the gap between daily disposables and daily wear contacts.

If you are interested in trying daily disposables for the first time, or if you have failed in previous attempts to wear soft lenses, call us to schedule a fitting!

Call us to make an appointment at 405-341-6941.