Like humans, dogs can suffer eyesight problems and need good vision care. The difference between you and your dog, however, is that he is completely dependent on you for eye health protection and care. He also relies on you to identify any signs of vision loss and to get him to the vet right away. Here are some tips for protecting your dog’s eyesight:
- Don’t let your dog hang her head outside your car window while you are driving. While your dog may enjoy the ride, her eyes are vulnerable to injury while you are in motion.
- According to an article in NewsOK, it’s not a good idea to use old eye medications to treat an eye condition that has just cropped up. Talk to your vet each time your dog has an eye condition and use the medications that your vet prescribes.
- If you notice that your dog’s eyes are red, teary or that your dog is frequently rubbing his eyes, contact your vet right away.
- The ASCPA urges dog owners to keep an eye out for signs of vision loss in their dogs. Getting prompt veterinary attention is crucial for protecting your dog’s eyesight and preventing unnecessary pain and suffering. Typical signs of vision loss in dogs include unusual clumsiness, falling, and becoming easily startled. Your dog may also appear to lose confidence and be reluctant to move from place to place in your home.
Getting Help & Finding Resources
If you don’t have a vet, ask your friends for a referral, or check out review sites like Yelp. If your dog does have a serious vision problem, your vet may refer you to a veterinary ophthalmologist, a veterinarian who specializes in treating the eye. The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists can assist with referrals as well. In addition, its website contains a wealth of information on pet eye health issues.
Just as many of us humans ignore eye problems until we have difficulty seeing or experience a serious medical condition, it’s easy to ignore the signs of vision and eye health issues in your pet. Take the time to observe your pet’s behavior throughout the day so you’ll have an easier time identifying changes that may suggest vision problems or eye disease.
Monday, June, 17 2013 by Lainie Petersen
As we near the middle of June, you should start seeing more children tearing across town and having a good time. By the end of the month, every school that lets out for the Summer will have done so, and if you want to keep up with the times, a new pair of glasses might be just the thing.
We all remember that Alice Cooper song that, honestly, some of us still play too loud the first time it’s really warm, despite the way everyone under 20 looks at us sideways as we shout “School’s out for Summer!” That feeling of boundless opportunity, freedom, and the excitement that comes with Summer vacation can be infectious, whether you have kids of your own or not. Even when we’re stuck in an office all day, we still find time to cut out for a long lunch, and a shiny new set of frames is a great way to embrace that celebration of freedom.
And if you do have kids, you’re going to have to keep your head on a swivel, from rambunctious children and their ne’er-do-well friends to mild-mannered readers to the ones that are kept busy all season with a range of healthy activities, children demand a bit more energy from parents once they’re out for summer. Do you want to be the one caught with glasses that not only look out-of-date but are actually held together with tape and boredom as you fight to keep up? Me neither.
From the practical and comfortable to the cool and versatile to the trendy and hip – if it’s a pair of glasses that you might want, we’ve got it. Thanks to another Frame Friday for a Summer saved. See better, look better, love summer.
Friday, June, 14 2013 by Dave Schreiner
If you haven’t embraced the fun of Geek Chic yet, get your big glasses and buttoned-to-the-neck shirts now. Don’t be shy because you don’t have to go “full Urkel” but instead go more “glam geek” like Anne Hathaway or Erica America if that’s more your style:
When you’re this glamorous, you can wear your geek glasses a little askew for effect. Way to go, TV/radio hostess with the mostess, Erica America (Erica Hayden)! We love the hair swept to one side and a glam drop earring on the other side. Natural-toned eye makeup and lipstick are a must for this gorgeously-geeky look that Erica wears so well.
“Hand me my Zennis” we would say before going on stage if we were TV hosts or movie stars. (We like to dream big here at Zenni Optical.) Well, this Zenni 604721 Geek Chic frame hits the mark for trendy nerdy fashion to be sure. The black front is accented with cream temple arms for a contemporary twist on a retro-classic style. This acetate, full rim women’s frame is also available in bifocal and progressive prescriptions as well as single vision and it’s a smart looking choice to wear anywhere.
For those ready for the extreme female Urkel experience, rest assured it comes trend approved from the Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week held in New York in September, 2012. We find this J. Crew look a little scary. Is that a men’s western pajama top she’s wearing with shrimp-toned lipstick? Even worse, did someone wrap her glasses in duct tape? Still, if you adapt the ideas to your own (good) taste, you can’t go wrong.
To keep you headed in the right Extreme Geek Chic fashion direction, this fabulously geeky Zenni women’s 234912 frame will give you grey Geek Chic gracefully. The green temple arms add contemporary, trendy contrast and it’s very much a Steve Urkel color. (See his cardigan in the photo below.)
For male Urkel wannabes, a tone down in the eyeglasses department is also recommended. Here’s a great Zenni pick that’s both geeky and good-looking:
Tortoiseshell geek glasses are hot in 2013 and this Zenni Men’s 246425, medium-fit frame is geeky without the goofy. Instead, it just looks smart and is also made of flexible plastic for maximum comfort.
Here’s Usher on The Voice a few weeks ago. He’s wearing big, black geek glasses in honor of contestant Michelle Chamuel on Team Usher. You know though, we’d love to see Usher in these Zenni Brown/Green/Black Geek Chic glasses to bring out the brown/tans of his outfit:
Adjustable silicone nose pads make this great-looking geek frame super-comfortable. Brown, green and black add a nice change over plain black for this trendy men’s frame.
Singing her heart out on The Voice and wowing the audience as a real favorite, we don’t think Michelle should change her signature look. But she should definitely order from Zenni and try out this women’s Geek Chic New Arrival frame that’s just her style:
Also available in brown (Zenni Women’s 286015), this black, New Arrival Geek Chic frame tends to look super-flattering on most faces. You can upload your face photo into Zenni Frame Fit to see how Michelle Chamuel’s look would look on you, or just view this frame on different stock photos. (Click on the glasses image above to get into the Zenni catalog with the Frame Fit on the right hand side.)
Monday, June, 10 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
Retro mirrored glasses are back for 2013 and they’re lookin’ good! Wear an eye-catching, mirrored frame with all your trendy Spring/Summer 2013 fashion picks whether you go for one or more of: bright colors, ombre, metallic fabrics, white t-shirts or mixed graphic patterns in neutral tones.
How many Spring/Summer 2013 trends can you spot here? (Don’t forget the dark green nails.) We love how the metallic sarong skirt and shiny purse play up the mirrored glasses. The bright-colored, classic sweater with the white t-shirt peeking out gives this outfit livability. This is city street style at its finest.
Add to your city street style creds with sleek, mirrored sunglasses like these Zenni A10161222 non-prescription sunnies. These half-rim, 100% UV protection sunglasses have a mirrored, red-tinted outer with grey tinting on the inside of the polycarbonate lenses. The frame is made of quality TR90 plastic with an anti-slip silicone nose pad for extra comfort. You get all this with an anti-scratch coating included for only $19.00, so you’ll have plenty left over for a fabulous over the shoulder chain purse!
Here’s more street style and more trends. We like the idea of mixing two solids and two patterns in a variety of neutral fabrics. Whether or not ombre hair is your thing, it’s so easy to mix solid and patterned neutrals in a top, bottom, jacket and tote, then top it off with a brightly-colored pair of mirrored sunnies. Don’t you think the mirrored lenses also brighten up the flatness of neutrals?
Zenni A10160716 non-prescription sunglasses are just right for brightening up neutrals anytime. These beautiful, royal blue, half-rim sunnies with mirrored lenses offer 100% UV protection in Spring/Summer 2013 style. They are so fun to wear and so practical at only $19.00.
The shape of things to come this summer is to go bold or go home. These eye-catching, retro mirrored glasses looks exude confidence and strength.
Zenni NonRX A10184830 $15.95
Don’t be shy; these Zenni high-style retro mirrored, non-prescription sunglasses will probably look better on you than you think — great, actually! Click on the glasses image to get into the Zenni catalog and try the Frame Fit on the right side of the page by uploading your face picture to try these on.
Purple mirrored retro sunglasses can be just the ticket for a fun Summer 2013. Check out the cool Zenni version below.
Zenni NonRX A10160617 $19.00
These non-prescription, Zenni A10160617 sunnies will make any day cooler fashion-wise while giving you the 100% UV protection you need for healthy eyes. This women’s half-rim, fashion frame is made of quality TR90 plastic with anti -slip temple arms and nose pad for comfort. The grey-tinted, mirrored, polycarbonate lenses offer maximum eye comfort and an ultra-cool look at the same time. Grey tints distort colors much less than amber ones, by the way and these sunnies are only $19.00!
Why Mirrored Coatings?
Mirror-finished sunglasses don’t just create awesome fashion eyewear, but they are effective light blockers. Adding a mirror coating means that your sunglasses will now reduce between 10-60% more light than regular sunnies. This difference can allow you to see surfaces such as sand, water and snow much better. So, retro mirrored sunglasses aren’t just chic, but in a way can be thought of as safety glasses. If you are able to see surfaces better in the sun, you’re going to be less likely to misjudge distances and more likely to notice that old log sticking out of the water near your boat, for example.
Monday, June, 10 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
Do you Pin (as in Pinterest)? If not, it’s quick, fun and easy to do. Simply start following Zenni Optical on Pinterest at: pinterest.com/zennioptical, start a board and ‘pin to win’ your favorite glasses. Whether you’re a ‘pinner beginner’ or already a Zenni Pinterest follower, get pinning now. On June 23, 10 winners will be drawn, so lots of pinning can increase your chances of winning!
How Can I Win?
As you look for your favorite eyewear to pin from the Zenni Optical online catalog, you’ll see this official Pin it to Win it badge: (Just click on the badge below to enter the Zenni catalog.)Clicking on the badge in the catalog will bring up a screen with your selected eyewear and a “Pin It” tag to click on so you can add it to your Pinterest board. You’ll also get complete contest instructions and rules there too, so it’s a total breeze to play Pin it to Win it. Are you game? Here are some new arrivals that you could win if you’re one of the 10 ‘pinners’ drawn on June 23: (Just click on any of the glasses images below, then click again on the image in the catalog to bring up the badge.)
Isn’t this the perfect shade of red? It goes beautifully with the bright colors in fashion trending for the rest of 2013. Plus, red is a classic ‘go to’ color anytime. This medium-fit, women’s frame is made of hypoallergenic stainless steel with stylishly-textured, acetate temple arms. It’s a Zenni New Arrival that looks smart for work, school or anywhere. (If it’s your style, just Pin it to Win it!)
Zenni Men’s 793115 $25.95
Yes, we have male followers on our Zenni Pinterest boards. Or, maybe you’re a female who would like to win a sharp New Arrival frame like this one with fabulous, fin-like temple arms for your sweetie? In any case, this is just one of the many new men’s and women’s Zenni frames available to be won in our Pin it to Win it promotion. Remember, you don’t have to choose a newer frame as virtually all Zenni glasses are eligible for pinning and winning including our non-prescription sunglasses.
Is it wrong that this uniquely-patterned, New Arrival frame makes us think of iced lattes? Well, if it is we don’t want to be right as this new women’s frame is sweet and cool for work or weekends. (If you want to “pin to win” this one, you may also be interested in the same frame in a red and white random pattern: Zenni Women’s 286119.)
Here’s a New Arrival many of our Pinterest followers may want to pin. This frame is made of lightweight metal alloy in purple with silver accents and adorable flowers featured on the flexible temple arms. Cute!
This is a great men’s frame for “pinning and winning” as this New Arrival is shaped to flatter just about any face shape, age and skin tone. It’s also made of hypoallergenic stainless steel, so metal allergies aren’t a problem. The black, half-rim styling looks clean, modern and classy, plus the adjustable nose pads and acetate temple arm tips add extra comfort.
With spring hinges for durability and an airy, feminine appeal for Spring, this New Arrival, large-fitting women’s frame is super-elegant in gold and red. The sophisticated, openwork metal design at the temples is eye-catching and very classy. If your Zenni eyeglasses wardrobe could use a beautiful frame fit for special occasions or any occasion, you may want to Pin it to Win it.
Happy pinning and good luck! We hope to see you on the Zenni Pinterest boards at: pinterest.com/zennioptical
Sunday, June, 9 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
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