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Frame of the Month

In March, are featuring Dilem Eyewear as our frame of the month!

Dilem literally translates in French to dilemma: Many struggle choosing a pair of fun, funky or colorful glasses and they find themselves asking, “Do I always want to be stuck with this color?” “Do I want to wear this every day?” “What if it clashes with an outfit?” Dilem frames have temples that are interchangeable and can be personalized you for you!

Dilem has everything from contemporary models, trendy shapes, slender lines, bold zyl, awesome colors and patterns. With the combinations of both frame and materials the interchangeability is endless making Dilem the chameleon of the optical world!

Dilem frames are for both men and women. Sizes range from children to adult. They come in both metal and zyl frames and also both full frames and a grooved rimless design.

Dilem is a style, an attitude, and is total fashion freedom. Its unconventional concept makes it possible to change your appearance whenever you choose.

When you purchase a Dilem frame you receive an extra set of temples to start your collection. In month of March if you purchase a Dilem frame, you will receive an extra set from our stores inventory. So that is THREE sets of temple with ONE frame purchase!!!!

Come see Lori, Michelle, Janelle, America or Britt and let them show you all the possibilities of Dilem Eyewear!

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In Focus – 10.25.16

This week on our In Focus blog, we have four stories that detail everything from eye health to the morning routine of successful people. Enjoy and leave a comment on Facebook. We’d love to hear your feedback.

The (slightly insane) morning routines of these top professionals 35 and under

Whether morning means 3:30 a.m. or 11:59 a.m., members of the 2016 Next Wave list know how to supercharge the start to their day, getting their minds and bodies ready to take on the world in sometimes unconventional ways.

Drugmakers respond to growing need for eye treatments

Of the five senses, none may be more precious than sight. Yet even as other areas of medicine have advanced rapidly in recent decades, the area of eyecare has been comparatively static, especially when it comes to developing new drugs.

Wearable health monitors not always reliable, study shows

Wearable devices may provide interesting information, but the heart-rate data is unreliable and raises doubts about usefulness, a new study shows.

The new study, by cardiac experts at the Cleveland Clinic, examined four popular devices and found that their heart rate monitors are wrong 10%-20% of the time.

THIS ONE IS INSANE: If you’re unable to read the top line on an eyechart, you’ve got 20/200 vision, which makes you legally blind in the US.

Normal vision is 20/20, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet. To be considered legally blind, your vision needs to be 20/200 or worse, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet about as well as someone with normal vision could read it at 200 feet.

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Spex: Your Sunwear Headquarters

The team at Spex is ready to help you with our excellent line of sunwear products to get you ready for summer. Our new line of Costa sunglasses are high in quality and suitable for many outdoor activities, especially golf and water sports. In addition, we carry Oakley, Maui and many other brands.

Light conditions are constantly changing. To get the most out of Costa lenses, it’s important to choose the right color. We offer six lens colors that range from low-light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.

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Come see one of our sunglasses and frame experts, Michelle, Lori, Janelle or America would be happy to help you custom pick the perfect Costa sun wear for your personal needs.

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Sunglasses Sales to Benefit Heartland United Way

Beginning November 2nd, Family Eyecare Center and Spex Boutique is pleased to announce an offer to save our patients on sunglass purchases and help a worthy cause. For any purchase of sunwear at Spex Boutique and Family Eyecare Center in Grand Island and St. Paul, customers will receive $50.00 off each pair purchased. In addition, FEC will donate $20.00 to the Heartland United Way “Four-in-One” Campaign.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for pictures of our sunglasses collection and make sure you stop in for all your eyewear needs during the Christmas season. The special and accompanying donation to the United Way will last until December 31, 2015.


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But I Don’t WANT to Wear Glasses!!

So, you’ve had your Annual Eye Exam at our Grand Island, Ne or St. Paul, Ne office and the verdict is in…… need glasses. This was definitely NOT in the plan, you think to yourself.  Don’t panic! Every day we treat patients who suddenly discover they need glasses, sometimes it’s a surprise and sometimes it’s not. If you need eye glasses, we want you to know that our glasses store in Grand Island, Ne.,  is second to none and we will have exactly what you are looking for.

We know not everyone is thrilled about having to wear eye glasses, that’s why we’ve invested in a beautiful, state-of-the-art optical called Spex Boutique. We care about your eye health and will do whatever necessary to insure that you will be fit with eye glasses that are comfortable and give you confidence. We’ve made this investment because we know that when you are happy with your eye glasses you will continue to wear them as prescribed and as your premiere family eye doctor in Grand Island, NE., that’s important to us.

When you enter the Spex boutique to choose eye glasses at our Grand Island, NE location, you are in for a treat. Our staff is well trained to work with you. We don’t try to rush you through just to get your out the door. Can’t make up your mind? No problem, we know which frames will match the shape of your face. We’ll make you look good, guaranteed! Our staff knows how to find the perfect eye glasses to match your needs and we carefully work with you one-on-one until you find exactly what you want.

Do you like designer clothes? You don’t have to settle for anything less than designer frames. The Spex Boutique carries many lines that you won’t find in any glasses store in the Grand Island, NE area including. Christian Dior, LaFont, OGI, Prodesign, Fendi, Fysh, Klik, Banana Republic, Dilem, Face a Face, and Cazal.  We also carry Takumi and have the largest selection of Silhouette eyewear in the area.  Silhouette eyewear provides a line of very funky, chic glasses that are rimless.

Listen, you don’t have to get nervous if you need glasses. Just let us work with you to find frames that fit your requirements, face shape and most of all your personality. That’s what we do, it’s what we’re trained for and most of all, we’re not happy until you are happy. So, it’s a win-win situation.

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An Eye Opener: Overexposure to UV Rays Can Lead to Eye Diseases

With summer right around the corner, more people will be spending time outdoors and UV protection will be top of mind. Unfortunately, most people think about the protection of their skin, when they should also be considering the safety of their eyes. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) American Eye-Q® survey, only one-third of Americans said UV protection is the most important factor they consider when purchasing sunglasses. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, summer or winter, our doctors urge our patients to take measures to protect their eyes from the sun’s UV rays in order to decrease the risk of eye diseases and disorders.

Overexposure to UV rays is quite serious and can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or, in some cases, skin cancer around the eyelids. Other disorders that can occur are abnormal growths on the eye’s surface and even sunburn of the eyes. These conditions can cause blurred vision, irritation, redness, tearing, temporary vision loss and, in some instances, blindness.

The following top five tips may help prevent eye and vision damage from overexposure to UV radiation:

1. Wear protective eyewear any time the eyes are exposed to UV rays, even on cloudy days and during the winter.
2. Look for quality sunglasses or contact lenses that offer good protection. Sunglasses or protective contact lenses should block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
3. Check to make sure sunglass lenses are perfectly matched in color and free of distortions or imperfections.
4. Purchase gray-colored lenses because they reduce light intensity without altering the color of objects to provide the most natural color vision. Brown or amber-colored lenses may be better for those who are visually impaired because they increase contrast as well as reducing light intensity.
5. Don’t forget protection for young children and teenagers, who typically spend more time in the sun than adults and are at a greater risk for damage.

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Cool New Maui Jim Sunglasses Just In

Come check out our new selection of Maui Jim shades.  If you haven’t worn a pair of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses before you are missing near flawless vision from one of the countries premier sunwear providers.  With the Maui polarized lenses you will experience vibrant colors, no glare, and to top it off you will look great too.  Let one of our eyecare professionals at Spex Eyewear Boutique help you pick out yours today.

Summer is not over yet…there is plenty of pool time and golf left.

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