Sami has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for just over a year. As much as it terrifies her to even think about skydiving, she wants to add this to her life experiences in the near future.
“My favorite brand is Kate Spade. The styles are fun and she adds little details to each frame making them unique and fashionable – without being over the top. I wear Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci with glare-free Trivex lenses. I love my job because I am helping people; I get to be a part of something that affects the way people live their lives each day, from the way they see to the way they look.”
Ngan has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 8 months. She loves to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion. Some of her favorite fashion labels include Zara, Christian Dior, Chanel and Elie Saab. Ngan speaks Vietnamese and English is her second language.
“My favorite brands are Prodesign, OGI, Gucci and Dior. I love how Prodesign and OGI add a twist of modern design to classical styles, which work well for all ages. Gucci and Dior frames are always stylish and trendy. I love to wear frames that have unique shape and color, and cannot go without my polarized sunglasses on sunny days! I love helping patients choose the perfect frames while educating about the quality of lenses they are getting with EyeCare Specialties.”
Boris has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for 1 year. He is from Bosnia and has lived in Nebraska for the last 17 years. Boris likes working out at the gym and is quite the mechanic when it comes to his car.
“I like Oakley’s Ophthalmic frames. They have a sporty look that can be worn with almost anything. I wear an Oakley Metal Plate frame with Plano Transitions Vantage lenses. I also have a pair of polarized Ray-Ban sunglasses, which are incredibly lightweight. Our patients trust their Frame Expert to help take care of their eyes, and I believe eyesight is one of the most important aspects of health.”
There are a number of reasons why our eyes can get red – lack of sleep, allergies, bacterial infections and inflammation can all contribute. When someone has “pink eye,” what does that mean? The classic pink eye infection is a virus. It is very contagious. In fact, the medical name for this is EPIDEMIC keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). Because it is a virus, antibiotic eye drops do not help. A person with EKC may be contagious before they exhibit symptoms. It may take up to two weeks for the patient to no longer be contagious.
We have seen several cases in Lincoln this winter. If you watched the Sochi Winter Olympics, you may have noticed Bob Costas was suffering from this condition the entire time. It is great reminder for contact lens wearing patients to have a good back-up pair of glasses. If you have the misfortune of contracting EKC, you will be out of your contacts for several weeks.
If EKC hits your school or household take these precautions:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Do not share towels or linens with others.
- Do not share eye medications or make-up.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Stay at home to avoid spreading this virus to the public.
Jerelyn has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for seven years and is an ABO Certified Optician. She authored a children’s book called Colorful Vern, about a gumball machine that lives in a doctor’s office and teaches tolerance.
“My favorite brands are Silhouettes and Seraphins. I love the lightness and ‘no glasses’ look of the Silhouettes. Seraphin is a really fun brand. I’m a high minus and a Progressive lens wearer. I like the Shamir Autograph II for my Progressive lens. I love helping patients figure out which frame works best for their job, hobbies, personal taste and prescription strength.”
Jessica has been a Frame Expert at EyeCare Specialties for seven years and is an ABO Certified Optician. She enjoys running and has participated in the Lincoln Marathon the past six years.
“My favorite frame brands are definitely Seraphin and OGI, for their marriage of retro and modern design. I love all frame shapes – from round to cat-eye. My polarized non-prescription sunglasses are something I cannot live without; the protection and vision of a polarized lens are a necessity. I enjoy working at EyeCare Specialties because of the people I get to meet. As a Frame Expert I get to enhance the quality of someone’s life by improving their vision and confidence with a pair of glasses.”