Eye Central has been in business for over 35 years and on Friday, August 22 from 3 PM to 8 PM they'll be celebrating their massive remodel with a Re-Grand Opening at 635 Pennsylvania Ave, SE in Washington, DC. Hank's Oyster Bar will be catering the event and they'll have plenty of specials and prize giveaways to show off their brand new look that embraces being a family practice with boutique product. At Eye Central you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality personalized eye care for the whole family and they have a reputation for valuing patient relationships and they strive to improve your quality of life and vision wellness through uncompromising service and state-of-the-art technology. In addition, their respect and appreciation of the community they serve is surpassed only by their clarity of vision to deliver the highest standard of eye care, health service and education that you and your family deserve. Their doctors and staff are a close-working team dedicated to meeting the vision care needs of the people of DC Metro area.
For those in the market for a new pair of glasses, Eye Central carries brands such as Silhouette, Oliver Peoples, Oakley (coming soon), Etnia, I-Green, Pro Design, John Varvatos, and many more! They accept VSP and Davis Vision for vision coverage, as well as all medical insurances. For more information, visit their website at eyecentral.net.
Over 61% of the population or 177 million people in the United States need some sort of vision correction according to Jobson Research. Here are some fun facts about eye glasses you may not know:
* The first vision aid ever invented was called a reading stone, and was created around 1000 AD for the far-sighted. It was a glass sphere, and in a way, it acted somewhat like a magnifying glass.
* Reading glasses were believed to be invented around the year 1260.
* Sailors actually believed that wearing a golden earring as opposed to a pair of glasses would help improve their eyesight.
* Despite the fact they are commonly known as “Glasses”, most spectacle lenses today are actually made of plastic. This is to prevent them breaking, and make them lighter in weight.
* Spinach and other dark-leafy vegetables are the best for your eyes, not carrots as widely believed.
* Over four million pairs of glasses are discarded in the USA every single year.
* The most common way for eye injuries to occur is by baseballs. The second most common is by basketball, third most common by water sports, and then fourth most common by racquet sports, such as tennis and badminton.