How to Clean Your Glasses

When you purchase glasses, they usually come with a microfiber cloth or two for cleaning the lenses. While excellent in a pinch, those little cloths just don’t always cut it. We wear our glasses a lot, and they can get pretty dirty. Lotion and oils cause smears and fingerprints, and dust can build up. Even lens cleaner can leave streaks. If you’re tired of the mess and want to give your glasses a deep clean but don’t know how, look no further.

The first step to cleaning your glasses is to clean your hands. If your fingers are dirty or oily, you’ll just make your glasses worse in the process of trying to clean them! Wash your hands with lukewarm water and a gentle soap that does not contain lotion or moisturizers (think Dawn dish soap). Once your hands are clean, carefully rinse your glasses in lukewarm water. This should wash any debris off the lenses that might cause scratches when you clean them. It’s important to not rub any dirt into the lenses, because there might be sharp bits that can scratch the glass surface.

Next, take a tiny drop of Dawn (or another oil and moisturizer free soap) onto your fingertip and gently rub the surface of the glass with it on both sides of the lenses, cleaning away any smudges. Rinse the glasses thoroughly, as any soap residue remaining will cause smearing when you dry the lenses off. Once you are sure that the soap is completely gone, take a gentle cloth (ideally microfiber, similar to something you would use to dry off fine glassware) and carefully dry the lenses, taking care to avoid smearing and fingerprints. Enjoy your now squeaky-clean glasses!

Sometimes, though, you won’t have time to do a detailed cleaning as the one outlined above. In cases like these, you can use glasses cleaner sprays. Just make sure that the spray works with the type of lenses you have, as some have protective coatings that certain sprays can damage. Use a generous amount of the spray to flush away any debris before you rub at the lenses. Avoid cleaning your glasses with your shirt or other clothing items, as these fabrics can scratch at the glass and leave fibers stuck to the lenses, causing more damage than help in the long run.

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Children’s Sports Eye Injury Month

Do your kids play a high contact sport!? Do they have the right protection when it comes to their eye safety?

In a variety of high contact-sports, such as soccer, kids wear shin pads to protect themselves from possible injuries. In football they wear helmets, arm pads, and much more. But do they have the correct protection for their eyes? “In the United States, every 13 minutes an emergency room treats a sports-related eye injury, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.” Children aged between 11 and 14 make a large percentage of all sports eye injury , roughly forty percent. All of these injuries are very preventable, but more serious injuries can lead to vision loss. Some injuries include fracture of the eye socket, swollen retinas, and scratched corneas. Prescription glasses or sunglasses do not provide adequate protection during high-contact sports. Protective sports eyewear is a must when it comes to your child’s eye safety.

Good Looks Eyewear provides the best eye safety for your children! Stop by one of our stores, located in Cranberry and Fox Chapel, to browse our selection of safety glasses. These glasses will keep your kids eyes’ protected and prevent any possible injuries.

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

New Arrival- COSTA

Good Looks Eyewear is excited to announce a new line to both our store locations! We are welcoming the new line Costa! This line is well known and very popular for those who enjoy outdoor adventures, including those out on the water! The history of Costa began in 1983, when a group of Florida fishermen realized there was no such thing as a pair of polarized sunglasses. Since then, Costa has been making durable frames and color enhancing lenses for all their adventurous customers. They have also partnered with OCEARCH, “a team of scientists and explorers that conduct ocean research expeditions to gather critical data to save sharks, and the oceans we all love.” Not only are these frames eco-friendly and great looking, they support an amazing cause!  If these sound like the perfect pair of glasses for you, stop by our store today!

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Let’s Start Off the New School Year Right!

With the new school year just around the corner, your child’s eye health should be on your back to school checklist! Checking your child’s eye health regularly is very important and allows doctors to distinguish whether your child may have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or an astigmatism. A regular eye exam will make sure your child is able to see clearly to prepare them for a fulfilled year of learning!  Also, with a new school year approaching, this means the start-up of school sports and/or recreational activities.  You should be aware of possible eye injuries that may occur while your child is participating in a sport. There are roughly 42,000 sports related eye injuries every year, and children are the most likely to obtain such an injury. To help prevent any possible eye injuries for your child, you should consider having them wear protective glasses while playing their sport.

Schedule your eye exam today and browse our eyewear collections after your appointment or stop by any time, no appointment needed! We have a variety of children’s frames from Nike to Ray Ban Junior. Schedule your appointment at one of Good Looks Eyewear locations, in Cranberry Township or Fox Chapel! We can’t wait to see you!

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

Dry Eye Awareness Month

Are your eyes dry, burning, red, irritated?

You may be one of the millions of Americans who have dry eye! Dry eyes is on the rise and continues to be one of the most common reasons patients visit their eye doctor. Lack of tears or improper lubrication of the eye, is associated with this inflammatory condition. Dry eye can also be associated with the draining of tears too quickly from the eye. A common reason for this suffering is the increase in the amount of time we spend staring at screens. Whether it be at work, watching TV, or looking at our phones. We have decreased the normal average number of times we blink in a minute because of our screen usage.

During the month of August, we bring awareness to dry eye and discuss ways to prevent and manage your dry eye symptoms. According to the National Eye Institute, dry eye is most commonly found in people aged fifty and older, who are more likely to experience these symptoms. Scott & Christie Eyecare and Associates has worked closely with dry eye patients and are currently performing clinical studies on dry eyes. Clinical studies will give doctors the chance to research dry eyes and find possible solutions to help the millions who suffer daily.

If you are interested in learning more about our clinical studies, head over to the Scott and Christie Eye Care website. Or call us at our medical office in Cranberry Township!

The Surgery Center at Cranberry
Medical Offices
105 Brandt Drive, Suite 201
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Website: scottandchristie.com/clinical-research-studies/
Phone: (724) 772-5420
Fax: (724) 772-5423

New Arrival-John Varvatos Artisan

WHO’S READY TO ROCK N ROLL?!

Good Looks Eyewear is welcoming another new and exciting line to our store, located in Fox Chapel! We are happy to introduce the John Varvatos Artisan line! This line is brand new to the frame world and Good Looks Eyewear is currently the only store in the state of Pennsylvania that offers this amazing line!

John Varvatos himself created the Artisan line. Taking inspiration from iconic rock elements of the guitar, such as the strings and guitar pick! The soul of Rock ‘N’ Roll can be seen in each feature, from the hardware to the color scheme. Also, each frame is sold with a exclusive leather collector’s box containing a sunglasses case and signature JV guitar pick! If this new line sounds interesting to you, stop by our Good Looks Eyewear in Fox Chapel today!

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

New Arrival-MODO

Good Looks Eyewear Welcomes MODO!

Good Looks Eyewear is welcoming the new line, MODO, to our frame boards at our Cranberry Township location! This exciting new line will consist of 30 new frames, for both men and women. The history of MODO began thirty years ago in New York City. This eyewear brand delivers on “overall lightness and lasting quality” and remains to hold that standard today. The style of this line reflects society’s architectural elegance and also is influenced by their Italian heritage. This line also delivers on variety of eye-popping colors, having options for everyone! The newest collection to MODO is “paper-thin” inspired and features ultra-thin Beta-titanium. This gives MODO their world known name of being the lightest optical frames in the world.

Another amazing quality of this line is their Buy a Frame-Help a Child pledge. With this pledge, MODO is partnered with the Seva Foundation, a international non-profit health organization. Together they have provided comprehensive eye care to over 1 million children in need. If this new line sounds appealing to you, like it has for many others, stop into our Cranberry store today!

Cranberry Township Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

August Featured Frame

FEATURED FRAME FOR AUGUST-LILY PULITZER

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, this means new glasses for your kiddos! With this in mind, our featured frame for the month of August is a girl’s frame by Lily Pulitzer! This piece is a plastic frame referred to as Essie in the color pink fade. The brand, Lilly Pulitzer, “speaks to generations of rule-breaking, sun-followers who celebrate the spontaneous bohemian spirit of the creator, Lilly Pulitzer. The company’s effortless fashions are truly born from an original.” All Lily Pulitzer eyewear consists of hand-drawn designs featuring feminine style and profile. Good Looks Eyewear has a wide selection of kid’s frames, such as Nike, Penguin, Ray Ban Junior and Oakley. If your child needs new glasses before the start of the new school year, stop by one of our Good Looks Eyewear stores in Cranberry or Fox Chapel to check them out!

Exact Frame to reference in store:
Style- Essie
Type- Plastic
Color-Pink Fade

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

July 12th- National Different Colored Eye Day

Happy National Different Colored Eye Day!

This day was founded by Joan Quinn of B Able, Inc. This day recognizes those who have two different colored eyes. Those select few who have two different colored eyes have a condition called heterochromia. There are three different types of heterochromia: complete, partial, and central. Complete heterochromia is when one iris is a different color from the other. Partial heterochromia is when part of one iris is a different color from the rest of the iris. And lastly, central heterochromia is when an inner ring is a different color than the rest of the iris. Most cases of this condition are found to be hereditary, which can be caused by a disease, syndrome, or due to traumatic injury as well.

Since we are on the topic of different colored eyes, if you are someone who has always thought about trying colored contacts, stop by one of our Good Looks Eyewear stores and see if colored contacts are a fit for you! You can choose from our unique selection of colored contact lenses, which ranges from royal blue to sterling grey!

Today, we celebrate those with a one of a kind uniqueness.

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

eyecolor

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919