Eyewear by the Numbers

On average, Americans spend $134 a month on apparel; that adds up to about $1,600 every year.* Often, our closets are full of clothing, shoes and other accessories, yet on average we only wear 20% of what we own.** Why do we spend so much money on items we may only wear once or twice a year?

When you think about it, many of us only spend $200-300 on a single pair of glasses, which is actually something that we wear daily for two years or longer! So why not make some fashion investments where it really counts – on your face. It’s time to think about your glasses and sunglasses as an accessory that helps represent your fashion, status, image and personality.

Do you like to coordinate your outfits by color? Look through our expansive collection of brands, styles, colors, and materials. Make a unique statement with handcrafted leather frames or a vibrant pop of color.

Do you match your eyeglasses with the seasons? Consider investing in a pair that matches your winter wardrobe as well as an upbeat pair for summer outfits.

Do you participate in sports, performances or other activities? It’s important to have eyewear that properly protects your vision and matches your pastimes.

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? It’s vital to protect your eyesight while out in the sun. Make sure you have sunglasses that pair with the activities your enjoy.

These are only a few considerations to evaluate when investing in your vision wear. Stop by Eye & Eye Optics to shop our carefully curated selection, or show us what you’re looking for and let us help track it down.

Take time to invest in your eyewear. Your personal fashion and your vision health will thank you!



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Embrace Your Eyewear Fashionista!

Think about your closet. How many belts do you own? Purses? Shoes? Most likely you own multiple items for each of those categories, and why not! Everyone wants to ability to accessorize his or her outfit with coordinating pieces.

Now think about your eyewear. How many pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses do you have?

It’s time to update our thinking about eyewear. It’s no longer purely a functional item, worn only to improve vision. Glasses are one of the best opportunities to promote your own personal style!

Here are just a few reasons to expand your eyewear wardrobe:

  1. Enhance your personal image and brand
  2. Match your occupational, recreational and lifestyle needs
  3. Protect your vision in multiple settings

Our experts at Eye & Eye Optics are uniquely qualified to help you determine your eyewear needs. We carry a vast array of brands and styles that are bound to meet your fashion, and financial, needs. Contact us today to learn more!

Five Signs that Your Child May Need Glasses

It is important that children get yearly eye exams in order to stay on top of their eye health. However, with children, things change in the blink of an eye. In between your children’s annual eye exams, watch for these five signs that your child is experiencing eye-related problems:

  1. Squinting – The most well-recognized sign of eye issues in children is squinting. Squinting to see far-away objects indicates nearsightedness, and squinting at close-up objects indicates farsightedness.
  2. Proximity – Nearsighted or farsighted children will often make up for their vision ailments by sitting closer or further away from the television, or holding books closer or further from their eyes than normal.
  3. Closing One Eye – If your child sees better when one of their eyes is closed, they may have an astigmatism.
  4. Rubbing Eyes – Children will sometimes get debris in their eyes while playing, but if your child rubs at their eyes often, it could be a sign of eye strain. An optometrist can tell you the cause, and may prescribe glasses to correct any issues.
  5. Headaches – Forehead or brow-area headaches are often due to uncorrected farsightedness – namely having to strain to read or look at nearby objects. If your child complains of headaches, the remedy may be a pair of glasses!

If you notice that your child is showing any of these signs, it may be time for an eye exam. Call Eye & Eye Optics at 617-296-0066 to schedule an eye examination – and if your child does need glasses to correct vision problems, we have a full-service eyewear boutique with many styles and colors that your little one will be proud to wear.

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