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!
Amazing office, from staff to the doctor all were exactly what I wanted And needed. My kids thought they were great as well which is important to me. They fit me in for an appointment last minute and stayed late when it ran over. They helped me figure out a way to pay my bill that I could afford. Every step they were there for me, friendly and smiling. I'd recommend this office without reservation to anyone seeking quality eye care! Thank you all for being so wonderful, I truly appreciate it.
I went to Levin Eye Care Center because of the wonderful reviews I saw online. After discussing improving my acuity and reading skills. They recommended the vision therapy program. Even in my mid-twenties, I decided to go through with it and start the process. The sessions were well worth it and it's an easy one on one setting. I highly recommend to take the 1st step and go see for yourself. The results I have experienced so far is amazing. Thank you once again!!!
I have been going to Levin Eye Care Center for 33 years. My wife has been going longer. Dr. Levin and his staff are very knowledgeable and helpful explaining eye health options. Our entire family are patients at Levin Eye Care Center.
The best service you can receive for your eyes is at Levin Eye Care Center. The staff there is genuine, loving, happy, fun and truly care about your overall well being. They make you feel special and loved. You leave there with great eye care and stylish glasses. I have also taken my mother there. She loved the attention and care she received by everyone there. I would like to give 100 stars or more to Olivia, Loretta, and Dr. Levin. You guys rock!!!
Excellence in service does not begin to truly express my experience! From the moment I walked into Levin Eye Care Center I knew I was in a special place. The ambiance was welcoming, I was greeted genuinely by the staff and all of this happened before I even saw Dr. Levin!
Dr. Levin was very patient with me answering all of my questions (and they were many) while reassuring me we would ultimately find the perfect fit for me!
The entire staff is a fun and delightful group. Not to mention stylish! Shout out to Dan who explored several frames with me!
I'm planning to bring my entire family here for eye care!
It is so extremely professional....Dr. Levin is very thorough.
The absolute best eye exam I have ever had in my life!
The staff is so caring and polite! The office is very clean, bright and cheery.
It is easy to park and get into. I drive 55 minutes to get there because the care I receive is that good!
I have been a patient of Dr. Levin's most of my life! Back in the 1980's I started having trouble with my eye's and Dr. Levin would see in the office and would take the time to look into my eyes. This is the kind of personal touch he and his team provide. When I need to pick out glasses, Loretta personally assists me until I find the glasses that are comfortable for me. I know most of this employee's by name and they always give you great service!!
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.
Debbie was misdiagnosed with a optic neuritis that turned out to be a detached retina. Her regular eye doctor, neurologist, and ophthalmologist thought her visual symptoms were caused by MS (muscular sclerosis) but it turned out to be far more. We are thankful that her son recommended Dr. Levin and he was able to properly diagnose Debbie just in time to save her vision!
Adam shares his experience with our vision therapy program. Adam has seen many improvements in his focus, comprehension, and confidence. Since completing the vision therapy program he enjoys reading and has become fluent in a second language!