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OptiqueofDenver
23rd of December 2017 01:02 PM
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!! Thank you for a wonderful 2017! #happyholidays #merrychristmas #happychanukah #happynewyear
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OptiqueofDenver
21st of December 2017 11:17 AM
Making Sense Of Blue Light You have probably heard of blue light and it’s harmful effects on your vision. However, making sense of blue light and its affects can be difficult. What exactly is blue light and is it bad for you? What Is Blue Light? Read more at http://www.optiqueofdenver.com/2017/12/21/making-sense-of-blue-light/
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OptiqueofDenver
21st of December 2017 11:17 AM
Making Sense Of Blue Light
You have probably heard of blue light and it’s harmful effects on your vision. However, making sense of blue light and its affects can be difficult. What exactly is blue light and is it bad for you?

What Is Blue Light?
Sunlight contains red, orange, yellow, green and blue light rays. Combined, this spectrum of colored light rays creates what we call “white light” or sunlight. Without getting too complicated, light rays with shorter wavelengths have more energy. Blue light rays with the shortest wavelengths (and highest energy) are sometimes called blue-violet or violet light. This is why the invisible electromagnetic rays just beyond the visible light spectrum are called ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Blue light has benefits and dangers. Some important points you should know about blue light are it is everywhere, these rays are what make the sky look blue, and too much exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration. Blue light contributes to digital eye strain and protection from this light may be even more important after cataract surgery. The main source of blue light is the sun, however there are also many indoor sources of blue light, most notably fluorescent and LED lighting, the display screens of televisions, computers, smartphones and other digital devices. Many eye doctors and other health care professionals are concerned about possible long-term effects of blue light on eye health.

Why Not Block All Blue Light?
It is important to note not all blue light is bad. While it is beneficial to block bad blue light, some blue light exposure is essential for good health. Research has shown high-energy light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. It is also very important in regulating the sleep cycle. Getting too much blue light late at night can disrupt your circadian rhythm, leading to sleepless nights and daytime fatigue. Primary sources of this blue light include smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions and even your energy-saving light bulbs.

How Can You Protect Your Eyes From Harmful Blue Light?
Computer glasses can be helpful in reducing blue light exposure from computers and digital devices. You can get blue-blocking anti-reflective lenses with or without a prescription and in most lens materials. There are several manufacturers of anti-reflective lens treatments that reflect harmful blue light, and one of our favorite is Hoya’s Recharge. Recharge is an ant-reflective coating that reflects harmful blue light while ensuring that the portion of blue light needed for optimal contrast and other health benefits is allowed to pass through the lens. According to Maria Petruccelli, director of the professional business division at Hoya Vision Care Canada, “Recharge reduces blue light by about 30 per cent in the HEV light range. It increases contrast and visual sharpness, reduces glare, and provides a measure of protection from blue light risks. It also provides Hoya AR quality on physical attributes, including adhesion, scratch resistance, longevity and cleanability.” Because Recharge helps to protect against the harmful effects of blue light, it may be prescribed for HEV light reduction to lower the long-term risk of blue light associated with retinal damage and cataracts. Recharge is available on all Hoya lenses. Ask your eye doctor about which type of vision correction and lens features best suit your needs for viewing your computer and other digital devices and protecting your eyes from blue light.
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OptiqueofDenver
15th of December 2017 12:22 PM
FSA about to expire? Treat yourself to these beauties. #eyeglasses #FSA #annevalentin #visionbenefits #useitorloseit
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OptiqueofDenver
8th of December 2017 03:59 PM
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OptiqueofDenver
8th of December 2017 11:21 AM
It is that time of year again when some FSA and vision benefits expire. Be sure to use them before they are gone. Prescription eyewear to correct vision problems are products that are designed to treat a specific medical condition, and therefore are eligible for reimbursement under most consumer spending accounts. These products include:
Prescription eyeglasses
Contact lenses
Prescription sunglasses
Co-payments and deductibles
Routine eye exams
Don’t wait until the last minute to use your benefits. Not sure if your benefits expire at the end of the year? Give us a call at (303) 844-3937 and we can discuss your benefits with you. We accept VSP and most Eyemed plans and we are happy to submit to out of network plans on your behalf.
OptiqueofDenver
4th of December 2017 12:11 PM
Stop by to see all our new arrivals including Andy Wolf, just in time to use your vision benefits or FSA account before the end of the year!
OptiqueofDenver
30th of November 2017 03:58 PM
Enchroma eyeglass lenses are now available at Optique of Denver. Enchroma are the only specialty eyeglass lenses that alleviate red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromising color accuracy. Color blindness affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. Most of those who suffer are not blind to color, but have a reduced ability to see them. People with red-green color deficiency see the world differently, their red and green photopigments in the retinal cone cells overlap more than normal, making them unable to see certain colors. Enchroma found a way to alleviate this overlap by filtering out specific colors. The technology is effective for 4 out of 5 cases and provide the maximum amount of color enhancement possible without compromising color balance, accuracy or visual comfort. Not sure if Enchroma lenses are right for you? Test your vision below to see if you are a good candidate. If you are a good candidate, please call us at (303)844-3937 to schedule a time to come in and experience the glasses for yourself with one of your ABO Certified opticians. Enchroma: Color Blindness Test
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OptiqueofDenver
18th of November 2017 10:18 AM
http://www.optiqueofdenver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ShopSmall_SBS_Video.mp4 Saturday November 25 is Small Business Saturday. Come shop small with us and choose a free anti-reflective coating with frame and lens purchase or a free reader when you purchase a complete progressive pair. The free anti-reflective offer includes your choice of blue-blocking or our premium anti-reflective coating, a value of $150. Or choose a free reader when you buy progressive glasses. Pick from pre-made readers including Scojo and Eyebobs, or choose from select frames and we will customize your reader with your up-close prescription or computer prescription. These amazing offers are only valid Saturday November 25, 2017 as we celebrate Small Business Saturday, and cannot be combined with other offers or insurance. We will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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OptiqueofDenver
16th of November 2017 05:10 PM
OptiqueofDenver
16th of November 2017 05:02 PM
Add some bling to your wardrobe with cool metallic frames. #winteriscoming #winter #metallics #eyeglasses #denver #16thstreetmall #eyeglasses #windowdisplay #frames #eyewear #downtowndenver
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OptiqueofDenver
14th of November 2017 10:02 AM
Join us at the LoDo Block Party at The Confluence. Stop by to learn about the great products and services we offer and enter to win some great prizes including a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses!
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/161981227731494/
LoDo Block Party!
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15th of November 2017 03:00 PM
OptiqueofDenver
10th of November 2017 03:06 PM
There is still time to get BOGO 50% Off. Our 5th Birthday celebration goes through November 15! Visit www.optiqueofdenver.com for details. #bogo #eyeglasses #denver #16thstreetmall
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OptiqueofDenver
10th of November 2017 01:11 PM
Only a few days left to take advantage of our BOGO!! Come in today to pick your favorite pair.
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OptiqueofDenver
7th of November 2017 03:43 PM
Join us November 1st through the 15th to celebrate our 5th birthday with BOGO! To celebrate we are offering buy one get one 50% off on complete pairs of prescription eyeglasses. This offer is not valid with insurance, other discounts or on Maui Jim or Enchroma. We are also very excited to announce the arrival of Thierry Lasry sunglasses and Enchroma, glasses that enhance color vision for people with color blindness. Our BOGO offer lets you choose from great independent frame brands like Anne et Valentin, Andy Wolf, Theo, Thierry Lasry, Barton Perriera, ic! Berlin, Lindberg, Etnia Barcelona, Vinylize, Moscot, Kirk & Kirk, Bome, Oga and more! And then add your choice of the industry’s best lenses including digital single vision or progressive, polarized, state of the art anti-reflective coatings including blue blockers, and computer lenses. Come in to let our ABO Certified opticians style you in your perfect pair.
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OptiqueofDenver
6th of November 2017 04:42 PM
Enchroma color enhancing lenses are now available! Call to schedule an appointment with our ABO Certified Opticians to see if these lenses are right for you.
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OptiqueofDenver
1st of November 2017 08:45 AM
Happy Birthday To Us!! Celebrate with #BOGO 50% Off. Come in to see our new arrivals from @thierrylasry and @enchroma! #birthday #16thstreetmall #denver #eyeglasses #colorblind #sunglasses
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OptiqueofDenver
1st of November 2017 08:16 AM
To celebrate our 5th birthday we are offering BOGO 50% off now through November 15, 2017. And Stop by to see our newest arrivals- Thierry Lasry and Enchroma!
http://www.optiqueofdenver.com/2017/11/01/celebrate-our-5th-birthday/
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OptiqueofDenver
1st of November 2017 07:26 AM
OptiqueofDenver
27th of October 2017 04:21 PM
New Bome styles will be arriving soon! 😍🤓