Eye News Roundup: Happy Eye Safety Month

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July is Eye Safety Month, so Newton Eye Care Center is celebrating by passing along these tips from Prevent Blindness America to keep your peepers in tip-top shape. When outdoors:

  • Inspect and remove debris from lawns before mowing.
  • Keep paints, pesticides, fertilizers and similar products properly stored in a secure area.
  • Keep your tools in good condition; damaged tools should be repaired or replaced.
  • Wear safety glasses or dust goggles to protect against flying particles, and chemical goggles to guard against exposure to fertilizers and pesticides.

Here are a few other eye topics in the news:

  • More people are willing to donate their eyes to research than actually are registered to donate, according to this article.
  • A study says Omega-3s are no help against macular degeneration in this article.
  • Surgeons save a teen’s sight using pioneering laser surgery in this article.
  • Learn why there are more dry eyes in the house these days in this article.

Show Us Your Ugly Specs for a Chance to Win an Eye Exam, New Glasses

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It’s time to have a little fun and give one lucky Facebook fan an eyeglasses makeover! We here at Newton Eye Care Center want to see a photo of you in your worst glasses ever. Are they your current glasses? Glasses from the past? If you are a current Newton Eye Care Center patient or a resident of Bay County, share a photo with us (and the world), and you have a shot to win a prize package that includes an eye exam, frames and lenses of your choice. This prize package is worth at least $500! We will have a special Ugly Glasses Photo Album on the Newton Eye Care Center Facebook page, where page followers will “like” the photo of their choice.

How to Enter

  • To enter the contest or vote for your favorite photo, you must “like” the Newton Eye Care Center Facebook page.
  • To enter, email a photo of you wearing your worst eyeglasses (current or past … the older and more hideous the better!) to contest@newtoneyecarecenter.com.
  • The contest will end at 5 p.m. (EST) Friday, Aug. 2. The Ugly Glasses photo with the most “likes” by that time will win. (The sooner you send us your photo, the more votes you can rack up. Do it today.)
  • Recruit your friends. Tell them to “like” the Newton Eye Care Center Facebook page and vote for your photo. Good luck!

Designer Eyewear–

We are pleased to have an extensive inventory of high-quality, high-fashion eyewear to fit every taste and budget. Complete packages start at $99.

Our latest radio spot

Our girls, Anika and Chloe, did another great job with this years radio spot. Enjoy!

Here is what they sounded like last year.

Greater risk to eyes from the sun in winter

Did you know that your eyes are at a much greater risk of sun damage in the winter? This is primarily due to the reflected sunlight up from the snow on the ground….which adds to the effect of the sun’s direct rays.

We need to add a member to our team

Happy New Year! We are looking to add one staff member to our team. Can you all pass on the word please: Important qualities are personality, style, professionalism. Sales and optical experience are helpful but not required. Thank you. Please call or write to us.