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PV 14th Anniversary & Etnia Barcelona Trunk Show

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Friday, Nov 19th

9AM-5PM

20% off Sale

Etnia Barcelona Trunk Show

Let’s celebrate our PV Anniversary!!!

Save 20% OFF any Etnia Barcelona frame.

Who is Etnia Barcelona? Known for quality, color and art, this independent brand uses raw natural materials to create frames with sustainability and respect for all ethnicities in mind. The company not only designs but owns its factories in Spain which allows for control of the manufacturing process and guarantees the highest quality product.

Be the first 15 people to schedule your eye exam by Nov 10th and get an extra ticket to enter a drawing for prizes PLUS receive a FREE gift bag. Call us at 281.370.3030 today to book your appointment.

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FALL in LOVE with the Latest Styles

Fall is the perfect time to update your glasses and contacts. Beat the holiday rush and don’t forget to take advantage of FSA & insurance benefits before they expire. Schedule your eye exam appointment today by calling us at 281.370.3030.

 

UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS

  • Closed Oct 11th
  • Nov 20th: Closed for Prevent Blindness Zoo Walk
  • Nov. 25th & 26th: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday (open Sat Nov. 27th)
  • Dec 24th & 25th: Closed for Christmas Holiday
  • Dec 31st: Open New Year’s Eve 8AM-2PM
  • Jan 1st-3rd: Closed for New Year’s Holiday

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Upcoming Holiday Hours

Halloween 2021

  • Closed Today, Oct 11th
  • Nov 20th: Closed for Prevent Blindness Zoo Walk
  • Nov. 25th & 26th: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday (open Sat Nov. 27th)
  • Dec 24th & 25th: Closed for Christmas Holiday
  • Dec 31st: Open New Year’s Eve 8AM-2PM
  • Jan 1st-3rd: Closed for New Year’s Holiday

11th Annual Houston Eye Stroll for Vision

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https://preventblindnesstexas.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5218

As you may know, we have accepted the challenge to participate in Prevent Blindness Texas’ Houston Eye Stroll for Vision on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Houston Zoo. Astonishingly, someone goes blind every 11 minutes! Perhaps even more surprising, half of all blindness is preventable!

In Texas alone, 2.5 million people age 40 and over are diagnosed with one of the four most common eye diseases: glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, and an additional 256,000 people age 40 and over are diagnosed with low vision or blindness. With these ever-growing numbers due to an aging and increasing population, now is time to make eye health and vision priority. Prevent Blindness Texas is the state’s leading eye health and safety organization and is dedicated to fighting preventable blindness through its various programs and services, which include eye health and safety information, education initiatives, and vision screenings for both children and adults.

Prevent Blindness Texas needs our help! Please support our team in our efforts to reach our fundraising goal. Every little bit helps so any donation is greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your sight-saving support!

 

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Did you know that some eye conditions are associated with sleep apnea? According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, and Health Canada reports similar prevalence. It’s a sleep disorder where people stop breathing — often multiple times per night — while sleeping.

If you have sleep apnea: it tends to take longer for your tears to be replenished, you’re more likely to have ocular irritation, you have a higher chance of developing floppy eyelids, and you’re at increased risk for glaucoma.

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

There are different types of sleep apnea. The most common one is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). During OSA, your airway becomes partially blocked due to relaxed muscles in your nose and throat. This causes apnea (the absence of breathing) or hypopnea (abnormally shallow, slow breathing). It’s twice as common in men, and is more likely to affect people with obesity, hypertension, diabetes or heart disease.

What are the common symptoms of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax too much to allow normal breathing. These temporary breathing lapses cause lower-quality sleep and affect the body’s oxygen supply, which can lead to potentially serious health consequences.

While snoring is a common symptom, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Interrupted sleep can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, irritability or depression, headaches in the morning, difficulty concentrating and thinking, and a sore throat.

Which Eye Conditions Are Associated With Sleep Apnea?

Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when increased pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, leading to vision loss and sometimes blindness. In some cases, it might be due to a drop in blood oxygen levels, which happens when you stop breathing. However, CPAP machines, one of the most common treatments for sleep apnea, can also cause glaucoma.

So, people with sleep apnea — even if it’s being treated — need to get their eyes checked on a regular basis for glaucoma.

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome (FES) is an eye condition where a person has an unusually large and floppy upper eyelid. It can cause eye redness, irritation, discharge, or blurry vision — and over 90% of people with FES also have sleep apnea.

Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is an eye condition that occurs when there is a loss of blood flow to the optic nerve. Patients typically complain of significant vision loss in one eye without any major pain. Approximately 70-80% of patients with NAION have been found to have OSA.

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Also referred to as an ‘eye stroke,’ retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a blockage of the small veins that carry blood away from the retina. A recent study of 114 RVO patients found that sleep apnea was suspected in 74% of the patients that had previously been diagnosed with RVO.

Other Eye Health Issues Associated With Sleep Apnea

Some other ocular conditions that are more common in patients with sleep apnea include: papilledema, keratoconus, and central serous chorioretinopathy. Furthermore, in addition to glaucoma mentioned above, CPAP machines are associated with dry eye syndrome and bacterial conjunctivitis.

Talk To Your Doc

Get eye exams regularly to rule out eye disorders and prevent potential vision loss, especially if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. At PREMIER VISION in Houston we encourage you to share your medical history with us so we can better diagnose and treat any eye conditions or ocular diseases you may have, and help you keep your eyes nice and healthy.

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