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Oh Say, Can You See?

POSTED ON July 5, 2011

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This weekend, the Fourth of July in particular, I had the pleasure of working at Carmelfest. You see, when I’m not working for Dr. Tavel, I work a part-time job for local Indy radio stations. I am an old school radio fanatic and promotional extraordinaire (possible exaggeration). My part-time gig fits my personality well. One thing intrigued me as I worked yesterday, from open to close, at Carmelfest. I saw an absurd number of people squinting in the sunlight, eyes watering, or wearing giant Spectrashield ...

This weekend, the Fourth of July in particular, I had the pleasure of working at Carmelfest. You see, when I’m not working for Dr. Tavel, I work a part-time job for local Indy radio stations. I am an old school radio fanatic and promotional extraordinaire (possible exaggeration). My part-time gig fits my personality well.

One thing intrigued me as I worked yesterday, from open to close, at Carmelfest. I saw an absurd number of people squinting in the sunlight, eyes watering, or wearing giant Spectrashield sunglasses on top of their regular glasses… you know what I’m talking about, the giant face mask sun blockers you receive after cataract surgery.

As someone that works in the eye care industry fulltime, both of these sightings sadden me. Simple solutions for both vision problems exist.

First of all, there is no need to wear those huge goggles on top of your face. I understand that they’re heavy and moderately unattractive, and I’m prepared to present you with a solution. Drum roll… order Transitions lenses. Transitions lenses, the kind that turn darker depending on the amount of sunlight you are exposed to, will provide you with the sunglasses you need when experiencing the great outdoors with your family or friends. On the flip side, they will remain clear when you’re indoors enjoying the air conditioning. Plus, Transitions block the harmful UV rays that can damage or cause pain in your eyes, giving them comparable features to the Spectrashields while also making them more attractive on your face.

Second, at Dr. Tavel we can’t emphasize the importance of anti-reflective enough. Those watery-eyed squinters could have saved their tears by ordering anti-reflective coating on their next pairs of glasses. The beauty of anti-reflective, or AR for short, is that it deflects the harmful rays of sun that cause your eyes to squint. The coating blocks reflected light from coming through your lenses, thereby reducing glare, reflections and halos.

These changes or additions to your lenses can open your eyes to a new world. Instead of being restricted by large sunglasses or blinded by the sunlight, enjoy the outdoors with a simple upgrade. If you have questions or want to know more about these lens additions, call or visit any Dr. Tavel location.

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