EYESPOT is proud to offer the EYESPOT 02467 line- a collection of handcrafted eye and sun wear made exclusively for EYESPOT by craftsman in Europe. The Black Label is a collection of high-end, elegant eyewear for the fashion-forward customer. We invite you to try on frames from this beautiful, distinctive collection.
You Can Make a Difference by Donating Halloween Candy!
Stop by EYESPOT between November 1st - 7th to donate candy from a child's Trick-or-Treat bag and The B Fund will donate $0.25 to Boston Children's Hospital and Team Impact for each piece collected (up to $25,000)!! This sweet donation can truly make a difference for critically ill children.
A Word From Our Managing Optician,
Melanie Cabral, LDO
"If you use a smart phone, watch TV, or work on a computer you are exposing your eyes to low wavelength, high energy visible light. We are still unsure how harmful this light exposure can be to the eyes but we don't expect it is positive. Blue blocking lenses block high energy blue light and provide maximum UV protection helping to keep your eyes healthy and free from damage."
HIGHLIGHTS FROM TRICK OR TREAT AT THE STREET
The Street hosted the most adorable Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday, October 21st. Trick-or-Treaters visited participating stores and restaurants dressed in Halloween costumes and filled their bags with candy while participating in fun events and getting to see uniquely carved and painted pumpkins. Even pets participated parading in their favorite Halloween attire! We had such a blast welcoming all the sweet Trick-or-Treaters in our store! Click on the image above to view highlights from the event!
What to Eat on Thanksgiving – The Diabetic Dilemma
DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
Thanksgiving is approaching and Americans are already planning for a day filled with family, friends, and food. However, before chowing down on pie, please read our tips for a meaningful and healthy holiday.
Diabetes is currently the leading cause of death in the U.S., as well as blindness in working age adults 20-74. Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by a lack of insulin or increased resistance to insulin. Insulin is required to metabolize sugars and without it, bodily sugar levels can become toxic. There are two types of diabetes. Type I (formerly Insulin dependent diabetes) or juvenile onset, occurs when there are non-functioning Beta cells in the pancreas resulting in a lack of endogenous insulin. Type I diabetics must take insulin in order to properly metabolize their food. Type II, (formerly non-insulin dependent diabetes), or adult onset, is when the body has resistance to insulin. Those with Type II diabetes can still produce insulin, but must monitor their diets in order to maintain healthy sugar levels.
Did you know people consume approximately 3-5,000 calories at the Thanksgiving table? This huge caloric intake can make it more difficult for diabetics to enjoy traditional holiday dishes. Below are some low sugar recipes which don’t compromise flavor or taste.
At EYESPOT we routinely perform cross-sectional exam scans and photographs of the retinal to rule out diabetic retinopathy. If you are diabetic and haven’t received your annual exam, please schedule your exam today.
By: Glenda Savitz, OD
GET A PAIR,
GIVE A PAIR
Did you know that for every pair of glasses sold at EYESPOT we give a pair of glasses to a child in need at Birat Eye Hospital in Nepal! Click on video above to learn more!