Summer Newsletter 2016

Westside Optometry
Newsletter for Summer 2016
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Westside Optometry Issue No. 48

“Enhancing lives with personalized vision care”
Dear Karen,
Happy Summer!
In this issue of the Westside Optometry newsletter, I’ve included information on quality sunglasses. Don’t forget to protect your eyes from unnecessary ultraviolet exposure. When applying sunscreen, putting on a hat and protective clothing, put on your sunglasses, too.
The second feature article is more encompassing of all your summer eye care needs, including contact lens use and safety eyewear.
Karen Griffith
Westside Optometry

Keep Your Eyes Healthy
This Summer

In a recent Westside Optometry blog post, I listed 5 ways to keep your eyes healthy this summer:
1. Wear Sunglasses with UV Protection Outdoors.
2. Maintain Safe Wear and Care of your Contact Lenses.
3. Wear Protective Eyewear for Sports and Projects
4. Avoid Chemicals and Natural Irritants. This includes bacteria found in swimming areas and plants such as poison oak.
5. Schedule Your Yearly Eye Examination

Premium Sunglasses
Why spend the extra money on sunglasses?
Premium sunglasses will protect against all UV wavelengths (A,B and high energy wavelengths). The lenses will be centered and have clearer optics than the sunglasses you find at the grocery store andgas stations. A quality sunglass frame is comfortable, fits well and is durable. It is also resistant to corrosion, tarnish, peeling and chipping. Don’t skimp on your eyes.
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Presbyopia is a natural aging process of the eye that occurs in adults around the age of 40.
Signs and Symptoms:
 The need to hold reading material at arm’s length
 Difficulty reading fine print, particularly under dim lighting
 Difficulty reading a smartphone
 Headaches or fatigue from doing close-up work.
If you’re suffering form one or all of the above, call the office and let’s find a solution for you.
Fast Facts
Adults under 30 experience the highest rates of digital eye strain compared to other age groups.
Inspect your contact lens before putting it in your eye. Examine it to be sure that it is moist, clean, clear and free of any nicks or tears.
 You can make yourappointment online.
 Dr. Karen Griffith
Dr. Karen Griffith is the primary optometrist and owner of Westside Optometry. She has been in practice since 1988.
Westside Optometry is located at 320 Petaluma Blvd. South in Petaluma.
 (707) 762-8643