Shape Up Your Diet for Good Vision

Cataracts, the clouding of the crystalline lens, is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Currently, the only cure for cataracts is the surgical removal of this cloudy lens. Recent studies have shown that a healthy diet can reduce risk of cataracts and their progression.

Things to indulge in:

Things to avoid:

  • Smoking
  • Long exposure to the sun
  • food high in sodium
  • fried foods
  • processed foods

More health tips at

Ray Ban: Classic Eyecons through the Years

Saturday, May 4th 2013 Occhiali Eyeglass is inviting you to look like a “Classic Eyecon.” We will be hosting a Ray Ban Trunk Show from 12-4pm. All the classic styles will be in the store as well as the new frames in every color.

Ray Ban’s Classic EYEcons through the Years

Founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp.  The first sunglass to incorporate an anti-glare lens was the Ray Ban aviator sunglass. These full metal frames were lightweight and made from gold-plated metal with two green lenses that filtered out UV rays. Ray Ban’s functional design increased in popularity when these handsome young pilots wore them, giving them the name “Aviators.”

McAurther wearing Foldable Gold Aviators

In 1952 Ray Ban took a leap of faith and created a hard plastic frame called “The Wayfarer. These frames, originally designed for men, became popular across the board for men and women, well-to-do and blue collars.  The “Wayfarer” became EYEconic and were worn by Presidents (JFK), rebels (James Dean), artists (Andy Warhol), musicians (John Lennon, Bob Dylan), and starlets like Marilyn Monroe and  Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn).
JFK in Wayfarer

In 1982 Ray Ban rejuvenated its popularity with the help of John Belushi and Dan Akroyd in The Blues Brothers—wearing the famous frame for nearly the entire movie. Between 1982 and 1987 Ray Ban had placed their sunglasses in more than 60 movies and TV shows. These include EYEconic movies and shows such as Risky Bussiness, The Breakfast Club, and Miami Vice.

The Blues Brothers

EYEcons also included musicians such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Ramones and much more. Today, Ray Ban is as popular as ever, worn by celebrities and everyday people alike–each as much of an EYEcon as the next. Ray Ban’s new advertising campaign is “Never Hide.” Which seems to fit the Ray Ban life style—EYEcons never hide. Stop by and check them out!

MJ in Wayfarer 

Frame of the Week

Don’t let this weather fool you, Spring is coming, and when that sun shines don’t forget to protect your eyes. The featured frame of the week is Kaenon. These sunglasses are great for the active individual. The polarized lens has a life time warranty against manufacturer defects, and has amazing clarity. Stop by today to try these great sunglasses. Kaenon