Fine works of art, delicious cheeses, and beautiful antiques all take on special qualities as they age. Old eyeglass frames may look stylish, but wear and tear will eventually take its toll.
Whether you’re sporting a pair of vintage specs, or you’ve simply had your frames for a while, we can help you recognize the signs when it’s time to update to a new pair of lenses or frames.
“How Do I Know When It’s Time?”
Of course, the number one sign that you should be considering new lenses and frames is if you’re noticing changes in your vision! How long has it been since you updated your prescription? The American Academy of Optometrists recommends a comprehensive eye exam every two years, or more often if certain risk factors are present.
Most of the time, such vision changes are so gradual that you don’t think about it until it becomes a problem. Come visit with us and let’s check your vision and prescription.
Other signs that you shouldn’t ignore include:
Frames with stripped screws
Heavily scratched or worn-down lenses
Bent frames that just don’t fit right
A loose fit that’s difficult to keep adjusted
Headaches more often than usual
Irritated skin at frame touch points
When It’s Time, Find New Frames That Fit YOU!
You can reduce everyday stress with a new pair of glasses that fit you comfortably and correctly. With properly fitting frames, there will be no more worrying about them sliding off or breaking—or going through the day with a vision-related headache.
While it’s important to find frames that fit you comfortably, you also want to find a pair that compliments your face shape. If you need help identifying your face shape check out the video below or visit us at our practice!
While You’re At It, Get Frames You Really Like!
Yes, the primary purpose for eyeglasses is to help you see better. But in addition, great-looking frames are fun to wear and boost your confidence. We’re experts at recommending frames that both compliment your individual look, face shape, and fit your lifestyle—and we have lots of awesome choices for you to consider!
When It’s Time, We’re Here To Help
Does getting new glasses feel overwhelming? If so, let us help you find the perfect frame with the perfect prescription. Call us to make an appointment soon.
We appreciate having you as our valued patient. Thank you!
It’s that time of year again! Have you used all of your remaining vision insurance benefits?
What Is Vision Insurance?
Whether you received your vision insurance through an employer or you enrolled in a plan on your own, you may be curious how it works. Each plan differs based on your insurance provider and your level of coverage, but most plans have the same basic function.
Vision insurance plans are health and wellness plans designed to lower the out-of-pocket cost of routine eye care. This often includes eye exams and prescription eyewear. Some plans even offer discounted rates on vision correction surgery. Each provider has a wide range of benefits, so be sure to speak with your employer or insurance provider to understand what benefits are available to you.
Check out the video below to see why you should take advantage of the comprehensive eye exams included in your insurance plan:
Vision Insurance Differs From Other Insurance Policies
Most vision insurance policies differ from other major medical policies. For instance, many regular health insurance policies provide unlimited benefits after you pay a certain co-pay or meet a predetermined deductible. Vision insurance plans, however, are known as discount or wellness benefit plans that offer specific benefits and discounts when you pay an annual insurance premium.
Because of this key difference, it’s important you get the most out of your vision insurance each year! Many plans offer significant discounts on comprehensive eye exams, eyeglass frames, eyeglass and contact lenses, and lens enhancements such as anti-reflective coatings. Since these benefits are discounts based on an annual premium, they don’t roll over to the next year if left unused—meaning you’d lose out on free or drastically discounted services.
Make An Appointment Before It’s Too Late!
We want to help you get the most out of your vision insurance benefits each and every year. If you have any questions about your vision insurance plan, feel free to give us a call! We’d love to work with you to meet your family’s eye care needs.
Thank you for continuing to place your trust in our practice.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
The NWI Times 2016 Best of the Region contest is back!
Levin Eye Care Center has been serving Northwest Indiana for over 40 years and we need your votes to win the best of the region contest. We are asking our patents to take a few minutes to vote for us in the link below! Your vote could decide who is the best of the region and will be 2016 The Times Best of the Region winner.
Go to the link below and Vote us “Best Vision Care” in the “Healthcare” section
Are you looking for high-quality craftsmanship without sacrificing your sense of style? Do you want innovative design combined with a feel of timelessness? We’re proud to offer Dior eyewear in our practice!
Dior eyewear has it all.
What It Means To Wear Dior
The Dior eyewear collection focuses on more than just fashion. With the cutting-edge materials used to make every pair of Dior glasses, you don’t just get the look you want, you get optimal protection for your eyes!
Known for their modern design with vintage influences, whichever frames you choose will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe.
Buy Your Frames And Sunglasses at Levin Eye Care Center located in Whiting, In. We are just 20 minutes away from downtown Chicago.
We Adore Dior!
Dior offers a variety of appealing looks for both men and women. With their sophisticated design and unique style, it’s no wonder we adore Dior!
My early elementary school aged son has gone through 2 sessions of vision therapy and it has greatly helped him. His grades and tests scores are way up and he truly enjoys reading now. Dr. Levin and Ms. Janet the therapist do exceptional work. The progress my son has made is phenomenal. I would recommend this program to anyone with a child struggling in school due to vision issues.
Before coming to Levin Eye Care Center for vision therapy, I had trouble reading and seeing things clearly whether nearby or in the distance. After working through the vision therapy program, it improved my vision and allowed my eyes to work as a team. I have been coming back for eye exams since then, and always have a positive experience. I’ll be moving to New York for graduate school and studying architecture at Columbia University and I can say without a doubt that the Levin Eye Care Center vision therapy program has helped me get there. I wish I could take the practice and Dr. Levin with me!
Definitely 5 stars!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Staff is so kind & helpful. They were able to fit me in on the times & dates I needed. I have a very busy schedule & they worked around it.
When it came to selecting glasses Tianna VERY patient & helpful. She helped me find the perfect fit glasses. They have a large selection of amazing designer glasses & sunglasses!!! Can't thank her enough for helping me!
Dr. Levin always wonderful. Makes sure I am seeing 20/20 every visit. This the 3rd time I have seen Dr. Levin.
He also took extra time making sure my contacts were the perfect fit. I have very sensitive eyes. He ordered a variety of contacts just to make sure I found the ones that fit my eye best.
Highly recommend this wonderful eye care center!!!!!!!!!!!
I have be n going to Levin Eye Care Center since high school (before it became Levin) During all these years, the staff has been amazing. I know I am getting a thorough exam that might point to other health issues as I get older. Dr. Levin is great and i highly recommend him and Levin Eye Care!
I highlyrecommend Levin Eye Care. The vision therapy program is excellent. The program has really helped my daughter. She has made the honor roll and deans list ever since she has completed the therapy. Also the employees are great people. We wouldn't go to any other place.
Levin Eye Care Center provides services in a pleasant, professional atmosphere. The latest technology available in the industry is a hallmark of our practice. We offer comprehensive services including examinations for eye diseases such as cataract and glaucoma, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. We provide pre-operative evaluations and post-operative care for Lasik patients.
Our specialty is with children and adults having visual difficulties that cannot be managed fully with eyeglasses or contact lenses. The Levin Eye Care Center Vision Therapy Program is designed to identify hidden learning-related vision problems. Our goal is to improve active learning skills and provide patients with the tools necessary for success. Vision goes far beyond being able to see 20/20.
Dr. Steven A. Levin, Optometrist at Levin Eye Care Center has over 40 years of experience with vision therapy and pediatric care. He received the National Optometrist of the Year award and a past president of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).