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A new year means new eyewear trends. But what are some of the trends you can look forward to in 2021?

Read through today’s blog post to see what eyewear styles are popular right now. Make sure your prescription is up-to-date and stop by Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale to welcome 2021 with new eyewear!

Eyewear Trends for 2021

Whether you lean towards retro eyewear styles or want whatever is the latest, you can’t go wrong with eyewear from Visions Optique. Learn more about some unique styles and give them a try today!

Geometric Shapes

It’s 2021, so have some fun! Pick your favorite geometric shape and make that your new eyewear! From a hexagon or octagon to uneven circles or even squares, we’ve seen a lot of different geometric shaped glasses.

Cat-Eye Frames

This retro cat-eye style is something that never goes out of style. Make a bold statement and accent with a cat-eye for your next pair of eyeglasses.

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When it comes to picking out a new pair of designer eyewear, the options, styles, and choices can be overwhelming. Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale is here with our guide to choosing designer eyewear. Learn more about what factors can influence the frames you select, and contact our office today to schedule an eyecare or eyewear appointment!

A Guide to Our Designer Eyewear

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Back-to-school season is usually filled with shopping for new school supplies and getting ready for classes. But it’s also important to start the new year with a sturdy pair of glasses — especially if vision problems could cause problems with performance in school.

Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale is here to help you start the new school year with all the eyecare you need. Update your prescription or pick out a new pair of designer eyeglasses.

Read through our blog to learn more about scheduling your annual eye doctor visit, and see what styles are perfect for back-to-school!

Scheduling Your Eye Doctor Visit

Whether you have a child preparing for their first year of kindergarten or an older student returning to school or leaving for college, right now is a great time to schedule their routine eye exam.

Early eye exams are important for students to ensure they have healthy...

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Whether you already wear glasses or you have never needed corrective lenses before, it’s important to understand the signs that you might need glasses — or an updated prescription from your optometrist.

Read through some of the most common signs that you might need glasses and see if your difficulty reading or seeing things far away might be as simple as a pair of new glasses.

If you need to schedule an eyecare appointment, choose Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale. Our eyecare team is here to help keep your eyes strong and healthy. Give us a call today!

5 Signs You Might Need Glasses

There are certain signs that can help indicate that it might be time to discuss glasses with your eye doctor.

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Stress can happen for a variety of reasons, especially from changes such as spending more time at home or working extra hours as an essential worker. While stress is a common experience for many Americans, it’s important to know how to cope with and regulate your stress — especially if you start experiencing other problems caused by your stress.

At Visions Optique, we’re here to make the health of your eyes a priority, and that includes managing your stress levels to keep your eyes strong. Learn more about how stress impacts your eyes and if you have any eyecare concerns, contact the team at Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale to schedule an appointment!

Stress and Your Eye Health

While stress might feel like something that couldn’t affect your eye health, too much stress can start to impair and impact your eyes. But why is that?

When you’re stressed, your body starts producing higher levels of adrenaline, causing pressure on your eyes. This pressure can start to cause blurred vision, eye strain, and...

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Strong and healthy vision plays an important role in your everyday life — so it’s important that you’re doing what you can to take care of your eyesight.

If you’re looking for an optometrist in Scottsdale, contact Visions Optique and Eyecare. We’re here to help you take a new approach to eyecare and help you get 20/20 in 2020.

5 Tips for Safe & Healthy Eyes

There are different lifestyle changes you can make that will keep your eyes strong and healthy. Read through these tips, and see what things you might do that could weaken or damage your eyes.

Balanced Diet and Exercise

Did you know that what you eat can affect the overall health of your eyes? Vitamins C and E can help prevent or ward off problems like cataracts and eye degeneration. To get these vitamins, try incorporating leafy vegetables, fish, oranges and other citrus fruits, eggs, nuts, and beans into your diet.

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While some eye problems happen by accident or are hereditary, there are certain things you can do to reduce your chances of getting eye problems or worsening an existing condition.

Get some tips from the team at Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale to help prevent common eye problems. If you are worried about an existing or possible eye problems, make sure you schedule an appointment with our eyecare team today!

Preventing Common Eye Problems

Incorporate some of these small things into your routine to ensure that you’re doing the most to prevent common or avoidable eye problems.

Understand Your Risks

Do you have a history of certain eye diseases in your family, like glaucoma? What about a history of high blood pressure? There are certain genetic predispositions or health problems that could put you at a great risk of experiencing eye problems. If you know that you’re already prone to certain problems that can...

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Do you know how much your vision is worth?

The cost of a visit with your optometrist combined with the cost of new prescription lenses and frames can feel daunting all at once. But at Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale, we’re here today to answer your questions about what your vision is really worth. You always want to make your vision a priority — something we talked about in our previous Get 20/20 in 2020 post. If you’re making this the year to prioritize everything from your eyecare to your designer eyeglasses, make sure you understand how much your vision is worth!

Schedule an eye exam with our optometrists today!

The Cost of Your Vision

We know that a visit to the optometrist, combined with the need for a new pair of eyeglasses, might not feel worth it — especially if your...

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With a new decade, and the start of 2020, it’s time to make your 20/20 vision a priority.

Whether you have perfect vision or need corrective lenses to improve your vision, eyecare should always be a priority — even if you already have 20/20 vision.

With the start of a new year and a new decade, Visions Optique and Eyecare in Scottsdale is here to help you take control of your vision with our eyecare and eyewear services. Schedule an appointment with our optometrist today or stop by our shop to take a look at our eyewear selection — and get 20/20 vision in 2020!

Understanding 20/20 Vision

20/20 vision is commonly seen as “perfect” vision. But what exactly does 20/20 vision mean?

The term 20/20 is used to denote normal vision acuity, which means the sharpness or clarity of your vision when measured from a distance of 20 feet.

When your vision is 20/20, you don’t need any visual assistance, like glasses or contacts, to help you see better. This...

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5 signs you need new glasses

Your eyesight is invaluable, and you shouldn’t take it lightly. If you’re one of the millions around the world who require glasses in order to see clearly, there are some extra factors to consider to keep your vision unfettered. With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of five signs that you need to replace your current glasses. While they might be getting the job done now, there’s always the potential to improve your sight. When you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses, look no further than Visions Optique in Scottsdale. We have a wide variety of the most popular brands, so you’ll find the perfect set for your aesthetic.

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If you think back to before you had your glasses, you likely remember a lot of squinting in order to bring things into focus. Glasses are supposed to relieve this and allow you to view the world with your eyes open. However, if you find yourself squinting to see, even when you’re wearing your glasses, it’s a sign that your prescription needs to be updated. Squint no more! Schedule an eye exam to get an updated...

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4 things to consider

Whether you’re getting ready to pick out your first set of glasses or you’re on pair 20, there are a few things you need to account for so you can pick the best one for you. Today, we’re going to discuss four things you should consider when you’re choosing your glasses. If you would like some assistance in picking out the best pair of glasses for you, call Visions Optique in Scottsdale to schedule an appointment with an experienced and knowledgeable optician.

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5 causes of eye injuries

With how much we rely on our eyes, taking care of them is incredibly important. No matter who you are, you might end up in a situation where your eyes are injured, and you might not know what to do. Today, we’re going to take a look at the most common causes of eye injuries and what you should do when it happens. Has it been a while since your last eye appointment? Call Visions Optique in Scottsdale today to start seeing clearly.

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If you recently had a vision screening at school or work, you might think you’re all set with your ocular health. However, there are some big differences to be aware of when it comes to vision screenings and eye exams. Today, we’re going to take a look at four important things you should know about vision screenings, eye exams, and what you need to know about them. Need an eye exam in Scottsdale? Call Visions Optique today to schedule your appointment.

-Eye Exams vs. Vision Screenings

Vision screenings are not as all-encompassing as eye exams. If you’ve ever done one, you know it only takes a couple of minutes and it doesn’t need to be administered by an eye doctor. For the most part, a vision screening only measures if you are able to read the smallest letters on a vision chart from a distance. Because of their surface-level aim, vision screenings are only able to catch significant and advanced vision problems. In contrast, eye exams allow an eye doctor to detect and diagnose both subtle vision issues, as well as diseases that could rob you of your ability to...

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Cleaning Contacts

Contact lenses are one of the safest and most convenient methods of vision correction. They do, however, carry a risk of eye irritation or infection if they are not cared for or cleaned properly. In this blog, we are going to review how to properly clean contact lenses to ensure they don’t cause any issues down the road.

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Many of us who wear eyeglasses will go years at a time without thinking about getting a new pair because we doggedly believe that we can still see perfectly with our old eyeglass lenses. However, just because you can see out of your glasses does not necessarily mean they are still doing their job, especially if it has been over two years. In fact, your old lenses may be working against you, whether or not you have noticed or realized it, causing needless eye strain and fatigue.

Knowing when it's time to get a new glasses prescription is not always as simple as vision changes typically happen slowly. It is recommended to update your prescription and get a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year to make sure that your eyesight and your eyeglasses are still in pristine condition. But, how can you tell if you need an updated prescription before your annual eye exam? Check out these common signs that you need new glasses frames or lenses.

1. Vision Is Blurry

If you notice that your vision is becoming blurry even when your eyeglasses are on, it is a definite sign...

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The official first day of summer is less than two weeks away! During the summertime, many people are aware of the importance of protecting your skin. But what about the importance of protecting your eyes? Just as the sun’s UV rays are harmful to our skin, they can also negatively affect our eye health. UV rays contribute to your risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, plus they even can cause corneal sunburn — ouch! What’s more, there are various activities that take place in the summer that could damage your eyes. Because of these conditions and factors, it is essential to protect your eyes and your vision during the summertime. In this blog, we are going to review some helpful tips to help you keep your eyes safe, healthy, and protected during the summer months!

Wear Sunglasses

We cannot stress this enough, especially during the summertime. Wherever you go outside your should put sunglasses on in order to keep your eyes protected. The sun radiates various types of rays, the most damaging being ultraviolet. When choosing a pair of sunglasses,...

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The most important thing about eyeglasses is that they help improve and correct your vision. However, thanks to stylish designer eyeglass frames, wearing glasses has developed into a stylish trend. With a variety of different styles of eyeglasses frames available choosing the perfect pair for you can be an overwhelming decision. Beyond personal preferences and style, the shape of your face plays a huge role in determining how your glasses frames will look. With all the frame styles to choose from, discovering the shape and style that works best for your face shape will really help trim down the options, making your decision much easier.

If you have ever wondered which glasses frames styles would suit you best, read on! In this blog, we are going to review the importance of choosing the right frame style and some of the best eyeglasses styles for common face shapes we often see in our eye doctor office.

The Importance Of Choosing The Right Frames

The glasses frames you wear can really define who — and who you want to be — perhaps more than anything else. Of...

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Getting new eyeglasses is a big deal. You spend a lot of time searching for the right pair of designer eyeglass frames, looking for the right frame shape in the perfect pattern or color that says a lot about your personality.

Just like any investment, designer eyeglasses are something that you want to last as long as possible. However, glasses frames are generally fragile items that require careful care and maintenance.

Tips For Maintaining Designer Eyeglasses

Despite how simple caring for glasses frames may seem, you’d be surprised how many people are either not doing it enough or not doing it properly. Improper care of eyeglass frames can leave them more susceptible to getting dirty, bending, scratching — or worse — breaking. Luckily, we put together some essential tips on how to effectively care for your eyeglass frames.

  1. Handle carefully

Putting on eyeglasses and taking them off seems like a pretty simple task. But the truth is, many people are putting on and taking off their glasses incorrectly....

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When it comes your overall eye and vision health, you want to make sure that everything is functioning to the best of its ability. Most diseases that start in the eyes are not noticeable and don’t show symptoms, so having your eyes examined by an optician is an essential step in your overall health. It’s recommended that you get your eyes examined yearly, or even bi-yearly, to ensure that everything is as healthy as it should be and to address any issues immediately if they arise.

If you live in the Scottsdale area and are looking for an eyecare center, Visions Optique & Eyecare is the facility to come to. Our in-house optician, Dr. Tiffany Uelner, is a highly-experienced eyecare professional with a knowledgeable team working alongside her.

Choosing an eyecare specialist to visit on a yearly basis is a decision you don’t want to take lightly. The last thing you want is to find an optician who is less than qualified and who doesn’t show the care and professional that you and your eyes deserve. Rather, you want to know that the eye doctor you’re visiting has the...

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Smartphone eye strain

It is virtually impossible not to stare at a screen hundreds of times a day. From our work computers that we are perched in front of for hours on end, to our smartphones that are constantly demanding our attention, having a screen-free day doesn’t seem possible in this day and age.

While we might have mentally and habitually adapted to living in an era of phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, our eyes haven’t. Staring at a screen has repercussions to our vision, and that is simply a fact that we cannot ignore. Resulting in strained, tired, and itchy eyes, and even blurry vision and headaches, our smartphone addiction can negatively impact our eyes. In order to avoid harming our vision any further, it’s important to be mindful of how and for how long we are using our smartphones, staring at these small rectangular screens, and scrolling. For many of us, it’s impossible to not stare at a screen for a day, as most, if not all, of our work happens through a computer. But what we can control, like our use of our smartphones and tablets, should be controlled, not only for the...

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Prevent headaches

Headaches are not fun to deal with. They can put a damper in our days, disrupt our work, and even prevent us from getting a good night’s sleep. There are many factors at play when getting a headache. From our diet to our exercise (or lack thereof) to improper contact or glasses prescriptions, there are quite a few reasons why we get headaches in the first place. But no one is nearly as worried about how headaches happen than they are with how to get rid of headaches.

In today’s blog post, we’re going to be sharing headache prevention tips. From making sure our sleep patterns are not disrupted to prioritizing our eyecare, there are many ways to make sure we are rarely plagued by headaches. Continue reading to learn how to actively nip headaches in the bud, and don’t hesitate to contact Visions Optique And Eyecare to schedule your preventative eye appointment today.

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How to tell you need an exam

From your general care doctor to the chiropractor to the dentist, let alone all the doctors for your children, scheduling an eye appointment may take the backburner when you’re scheduling your yearly medical appointments. With a busy schedule and a plethora of other doctors’ appointments to make, it’s easy to forget about your eyecare. Though understandable, not scheduling time for your eyes and vision to be examined by an optician is a bad habit to get into.

We use our eyes everyday, so it’s essential that we get them checked just as we do the rest of our bodies. Whether you need a general checkup or need to renew your prescription, now is the time to get an eye exam. In today’s blog post, we’re going to be sharing how you can tell if and when you need an eye exam. Continue reading to learn more and call Visions Optique in Scottsdale to schedule your eyecare exam today. Don’t put it off any longer!

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When to update glasses

Part of caring for your eyes is updating your glasses and/or contact lens prescriptions. In addition to routine eye exams, proper eyecare includes ensuring that your vision aids are working properly. If you own eyeglasses or wear contacts, you’ll know how difficult it is to see without them. When you take off your glasses or remove your contact lenses at the end of the day, your vision suddenly becomes blurry, and you may even get a headache. You wouldn’t leave the house in the morning without making sure that you’re able to see as clearly as possible. But at what point does your prescription stop working and you have to update it? It might be hard to tell when it’s time to schedule an eyecare appointment, but there are signs to look for when trying to decipher if and when you need to get a new prescription.

Today we’re going to help you out by sharing a few tips to watch for. If you experience any or all of these, it’s time to go see your eye doctor. And if you’re in the Scottsdale area, Dr. Uelner and her team at Visions Optique is the place to go. Continue reading to...

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Best Foods to eat

Just like you want to eat healthy to benefit your skin, brain, heart, waistline, and other body parts, eating healthy has great benefits for your eyes. While your eyes don’t seem like they can be affected by what you consume, this is not the case. When we choose to eat healthy, we tend to think of how it’s going to affect our brain function, our energy levels, and, if you’re trying to lose weight, our waistline. But it’s time to start thinking about how the food we consume affects the health of our eyes and vision. Not only that, but healthy eating works to reduce the risk of obtaining or developing eye diseases, like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Preventative eyecare is essential.

The best types of food that we can eat for our eye health are antioxidants, like lutein, beta carotene (found in carrots), omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, zeaxanthin, and vitamins A,C, and E. In today’s blog post, we’re going to be listing a few of the best foods you can eat to promote overall eye health. Whether you’re struggling with the health of your vision and eyes, or you’re...

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Avoid Eye Strain

From working at a computer all day to replying to texts, emails, and scrolling through social media on our smartphone, the time we spend looking at a brightly lit screen is extensive. Whether it’s for work or during our own time, we are often spending our days staring at devices. Sometimes this is unavoidable, especially in the work environment. But nonetheless, the chances of you experiencing eye strain are high.

Eye strain happens when the eyes stare at a computer or phone screen for so long that it begins to fatigue the eyes. The fatigue you feel in your eyes can oftentimes translate into your body, adding stress to your muscles, as well as your brain. If you find yourself staring at a screen for hours on end and are experiencing eye strain and mental fatigue, today’s blog post is for you. We’re going to be sharing tips and advice for avoiding and combating eye fatigue.

The most effective way of minimizing eye strain from computer use is to get regular comprehensive eye exams. Proper eyecare is essential when working daily on a computer. Continue reading this blog...

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What to know before buying

Getting a new prescription from your eye doctor can be exciting because it usually means you get to pick out a new pair of frames. And while many individuals wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, the chance to pick out a fresh pair of specs is a universal feeling of delight. That being said, the process of selecting a pair of frames can be a little difficult. Why? Because there are usually so many options to pick from.

But we’re here to help you.

Today we’re going to be providing tips and advice on how to effectively select the best pair of glasses frames possible. This way, you’ll have something to go off of when you look at our selection of designer glasses frames at Visions Optique. Keep reading to learn what you should know before selecting a pair of frames.

If you’ve been through the glasses frame selection process before, you’ll know that there can be a few roadblocks in your way from finding the perfect pair. The most common issues that individuals face when shopping for a pair of new glasses are...

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Why You Should Get your eyes examined

Oftentimes, it’s easy to push scheduling an eye exam to the end of the to-do list. When it comes to overall health, you may prioritize an annual physical to a routine eye examination. While visiting a physician yearly is highly recommended, this does not mean you can or should go without an eye exam. Health problems that occur in the eyes may not be as obvious, but they are just as important, and getting your eyes checked should not take backseat.

In today’s blog post, we are going to list out three reasons why everyone should get their eyes examined by an optometrist. If you are in the Scottsdale area and are looking for a new optometrist or haven’t gotten your eyes examined in a while, schedule a consultation with Dr. Uelner and her team at Visions Optique today. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine eye examinations.

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to Visions Optique’s blog section! We are glad you have taken the time to visit this site and read what we are about. Chances are you are looking for eyecare and optical services. Luckily, you found the right place. Visions Optique & Eyecare specializes in — you guessed it, optometry. Dr. Uelner, our in-house optometrist, is experienced in and dedicated to overall optical health and preventative eyecare. If you are needing to schedule an eye exam, you can feel confident that Dr. Uelner and her staff of opticians will provide you with thorough eyecare, preventative exams, and prescription lenses.

Having your eyes examined regularly is beneficial to your overall health. Not only are you ensuring that your eyesight is in good condition and adjusting your prescriptions when necessary, but you are preventing eye diseases, like diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, and macular degeneration, just to name a few. Routine eye exams are especially important for older individuals, as common diseases and causes of...

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