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Quality Trumps All at The Eye Bar

  • Time:Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

The Eye Bar's very own, Stacy Plank was the centerpiece of a great article being featured in Sunglasses magazine! Click the link below to read the article! Stop in and congratulate Stacy on her success. Don't forget to look for the fall edition of Sunglass Magaizine to get the story behind your favorite eyewear boutique. Way to go Stacy!

"Quality Trumps All at The Eye Bar"-Sunglass Magazine

October 1st traditionally marks the kickoff of National Eye Injury Prevention Month. In previous blog posts our St. Louis eye doctors have briefly talked about preventing sports injuries and swimmers’ eye problems. So this week, we decided to expand the discussion and talk about preventing eye injuries from occurring at home. There are many different items both inside and outside of one’s residence that can cause mild to severe eye injuries. Today, we wanted to focus on a few dangers that lurk inside of the home.

St. Louis Opticians Discuss Diabetes Related Vision Loss

  • Time:Thursday, 19 September 2013 21:32

There are many reasons why people lose their vision. One of them is diabetes. With more than 20 million Americans currently struggling with the disease, our St. Louis opticians wanted to spend some time this week discussing the topic.

Vision loss related to diabetes is referred to as diabetic retinopathy. It impacts nearly 50% of all people dealing with a diabetes diagnosis and is caused by circulatory problems that occur in the eye area. The disease has four stages. The end stage, proliferative retinopathy, is typically when total blindness occurs.

In the ever fluid realm of fashion, there are many extremes. This includes the world of designer, luxury eyewear. Some frame manufacturers opt to go for the obscure and borderline ridiculous. Others, like French artisan Frederic Beausoleil, go for designs that instinctively appeal to one’s soul. Beausoleil, having practiced his craft since the late 1980s, is also truly a man of standards and sensibilities. One look at his luxury eyewear and even the casual observer would have to agree with that statement.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in St. Louis

  • Time:Thursday, 05 September 2013 21:19

There is a myth believed by some people that they should only have their eyes examined if they’re experiencing vision problems. The many benefits associated with an annual eye examination are not realized by most people. It’s important for everyone to understand that a regular eye exam will detect any eye problems but can also provide insight into other possible health issues.

Breakthrough Contacts for Dry Eyes

  • Time:Saturday, 31 August 2013 23:43

The Worlds First and Only Water Gradient Contact Lens

The new contacts from Ciba Dailies Total1 feature an increase from 33% to >80% water content from core to surface, approaching 100% at the outer surface.

Whats that mean?

While driving at night, do you have a hard time seeing the road clearly? If so, you might find the National Highway Traffic Safety Association’s previous research on accidents interesting. It indicated that a large percentage of traffic accidents, for a variety of reasons, occur during periods of low light. With that and the upcoming seasonal changes in mind, our eye doctors in St. Louis decided to spend time this week discussing night blindness:

Taking off in the late 1980's, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses have remained the pinnacle of vintage style for over two full decades now. The origin of this iconic brand is particularly interesting given the fact that it had to blaze such a path of departure from the overwhelming glut of modernization that consumed the market at the time. It was a period of futuristic lines and bold geometric shapes everywhere. It was then that Larry and Dennis Leight stepped in and realigned the industry with a retro look and a vintage collection of sunglasses that can still be seen in many of the finer, high-end optical retailers today.

Bevel Specs now at The Eye Bar

  • Time:Sunday, 18 August 2013 00:00

Bevel Specs available at The Eye Bar

Bevel Specs & Bevel Sunglasses are now available at The Eye Bar and our online eShop. Bevel Specs reached out to us to give them an added presence in St Louis. Bevel Specs is a wonderful addition to our eyewear that we are just so excited to share with all eyewear aficionados. It is well made, simple, clean and handmade in Japan. They use the best titanium in the Titan line.  The finest Japanese acetate. Simple, elegant design.

Eye Health and Aging: What You Need to Know

September is traditionally deemed “Healthy Aging Month.” As such, we thought it would be a perfect time to talk briefly about age related vision problems and how our St. Louis opticians may help. Here’s more:

According to CDC data, a large number of elderly Americans have vision problems and wear prescription eyewear. Some of the common problems are macular degeneration, presbyopia, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Macular degeneration tends to take two forms. Those forms are known as exudative and nonexudative.