The work at 46 Main, our original location, will continue until at least November 2018, the owners of the building tell sources (me). No apologies or explanations given... We had predicted it would be 6+ months and did not want to deal with the noise and workers, etc. And we finally got a large sign on the scaffolding to alert passersby and motorists that we are NOT closed or out of business... and to walk to our temporary location. Stay tuned to our blog for the latest info on any changes to our location, but at this rate we may be at 1640 Tib Blvd until 2019...
We just got a bunch of new selections at Enlighten, including sunglasses from Persol, Robert Marc, and La Font. We are seeing round shapes and crystal acetates continue being awesome, as well as combinations of pattern and texture applied with the expert sophistication we expect from our hand picked vendors.
There is more that can be built into your glasses than just your prescription... prism is one example. Most people do not know they need it, but there are quite a few common conditions that it can treat. Headaches, eyestrain, double vision, tired eyes, or blurry vision could possibly be signs of eye muscle or focusing imbalances. Things often change over time, too. So they should get re-checked at your annual exam.
In the vast majority of cases, nobody can tell looking at you, that you have prism in your glasses. Its not visible to anyone but you, and awards you the "sliding into bubble bath" kind of feeling for your eyeballs, if you are one of those people who needs it.
Prism moves the image in the glasses to one side or the other. They can be oriented in either horizontal direction or vertical direction. Moving the image "in" helps the eyes converge, meaning it helps them turn it to look at a close object. Moving the image "out" can help relax the eyes so they don't have to work so hard, usually for those who have a specific eye condition called "convergence insufficiency". Vertically oriented prism is less common, but used for muscle problems that cause one eye to look higher or lower than the other in space.
Be well and see well :-) Dr. F
Celia Futch OD
Eye doctor, mother & practice CEO