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Optometrist, Marciano Eyewear in Hot Springs, Arkansas.What makes Marcolin an international point of reference in the eyewear sector is its approach: high-quality production process, exploration of the most innovative trends, solid and distinctive values embodied in every new pair of glasses. Find out what distinguishes us.

The glasses we wear tell the world who we are. Finding the right ones means expressing one’s identity by means of an impeccable, iconic accessory.
Here are some tips to inspire you in choosing the perfect model.

 

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VogueVogue Eyewear stands for fashion. Created in 1973, Vogue Eyewear evokes the name of the prestigious fashion magazine which defines modern style trends and inspiration. The Vogue collection makes a statement with unique and intricate details, bold colors and brave shapes – a variety of the hottest fashion looks for each woman to define her higher fashion sense with her eyes.

Strike a pose with the hottest frames, creating a stylish and chic look, while maintaining a classic style. The flirty designs and superior quality truly reflect the glamour that the name Vogue is known and loved for.

Vogue Eyewear turns everyday glasses into a hot fashion accessory which makes a statement – you are on the cutting edge of fashion. Vogue’s creative sense of fashion and visionary design creates a line of eyewear that makes each woman feel like a covergirl.

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We know your favorite fashion accessory isn’t actually an accessory at all… it’s a necessity. Why have clunky metal frames when you can have tortoise-shell frames? Or have both and enhance your fashion statement. Our selection of eyeglasses & designer frames combines the latest trends and prices.

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Prescription Reading Glasses vs. Over-the-Counter Readers

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference?

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Prescription Reading Glasses vs. Over-the-Counter Readers

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference?

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For starters, generic reading glasses (also known as readers) bought over-the-counter are designed especially for presbyopia. This refers to the age-related condition in which your natural eye lens loses flexibility, making it hard to focus on near objects. These spectacles will not address other visual conditions, such as nearsightedness or astigmatism, as they are constructed from magnifying lenses set into eyeglass frames.

Over-the-counter eyeglasses are typically lower priced and lower quality, especially when compared to the durable, designer frames in our optical collection. The frames tend to be weaker, and the lenses scratch easily.

Readers also have the exact same prescription in each lens. Therefore, if your vision condition isn’t identical in both eyes, then it may be difficult to focus with these generic glasses.

Yet one distinct advantage of drugstore spectacles is their convenience. If you only need reading glasses occasionally, then this may be an ideal solution for your presbyopia. Wearing them for an extended period, such as reading for hours, may cause eye fatigue and headaches. Yet if you only need to put them on to read the fine print at the bottom of a package, then they can be fine for your requirements. You can easily buy a few pairs and store them where you need them most! Keep one pair in your desk drawer and another in your bag.

When we craft prescription eyeglasses for you, we follow a precise vision prescription provided by your eye doctor. To determine this prescription, your eye health and visual acuity will be tested thoroughly. Your reading spectacles will then be custom-made to match the needs of each eye, respectively. In contrast to the display of generic readers in the drugstore, there’s no limit to the range of lens powers available from our optical store.

Lenses made in a prescription laboratory boast higher quality and sharper clarity. The frames are adjusted to suit your face, and the optical center of the lenses is placed in the ideal position you need for comfortable reading.

You will be able to choose the perfect pair of designer frames from our quality collection, and we’ll fit them with the correct lens powers. We’ll also offer you options such as scratch-resistant and anti-glare coatings.

Can Generic Readers Hurt Your Eyes?

No. Wearing these over-the-counter glasses may bother your eyes or cause a headache if the prescription isn’t correct, but they will not damage your lasting vision. To ensure that you purchase the right power of lenses, it’s a good idea to have an eye exam from a knowledgeable eye doctor. Even if you opt not to buy prescription reading glasses from an optical laboratory, a full vision test is the best, most reliable way to find out the magnification that you need! Contact us to schedule an eye exam with our optometrist!

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The Best Ways to Choose Eyeglass Frames

Glasses, when picked appropriately, can improve your best facial features, while hiding your less desirable features. It’s crucial to collaborate with an optician to select a complementary style that works well with your prescription. At Medical Arts Optical, our opticians are experts in this area and they assist the many different customers who come to us for aid.

There are numerous considerations to check out when choosing a frame.

The initial factor to consider is your face shape. You ought to also consider your hair color and skin tone. Furthermore, consider what you will be using the frames for, such as basic uses, reading, or sport. Ultimately you must consider exactly what sort of material you like best for the frame, and the lenses.

The first thing to consider when choosing a frame is your face shape. There are generally seven various face shapes, and different frames look best on each different shape. Take a look at this video for an aesthetic explanation of how to establish your face shape:

Oval

Oval

Oval faces are symetrical, and are longer than wide, which makes them the easiest to discover frames that are flattering. Looks excellent on oval faces.

Square

Square

Square faces have strong jaws and broad foreheads, and are in proportion to one another. A square face looks best with frames that soften the angles of the face.

Round

Round

Rounded faces have soft foreheads and chins, without any angles. A round face looks best with frames that will include angles and add definition to the face.

triangle

Triangle

Triangle faces have slim, wide foreheads and round chins. Faces that are triangle shaped look best with frames that add design details and color at the top to balance the face.

Heart

Heart

To balance out a heart-shaped face, pick smaller sized frame designs without detail, and a lower set temple. Rectangular, square, and aviator frames will certainly all work with this face shape.

Oblong

Oblong

Oblong faces have square chins with a face that is longer than it is wide. Oblong faces appear best in round, square, or rectangle-shaped frames, with detailing on the temples.

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond faces are narrow on the bottom and the top. The very best frames for diamond faces are frames that accentuate the top of the eyes, such as cat-eye shapes, or highly decorative frames.


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Choosing Eyeglass Frames For Children
in Hot Springs, Arkansas

According to statistics, approximately one out of five children need to wear glasses to see accurately. Unfortunately, it can be hard to get children to wear glasses for one of several reasons. Children can find glasses uncomfortable, “uncool” and unstylish, or too fragile for an active life.

Fortunately, there are strong, comfortable, stylish frames now made for children. These glasses not only improve vision, but they look great. These are some of the things you should look for when buying eyeglass frames for your child:

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One out of Five Children Need to Wear Glasses

According to statistics, approximately one out of five children need to wear glasses to see accurately. Unfortunately, it can be hard to get children to wear glasses for one of several reasons. Children can find glasses uncomfortable, “uncool” and unstylish, or too fragile for an active life.

Fortunately, there are strong, comfortable, stylish frames now made for children. These glasses not only improve vision, but they look great. These are some of the things you should look for when buying eyeglass frames for your child:

The Right Fit for Your Child's Eyeglasses

A Comfortable Correct Fit is Essential for Kids

The frames should not be too big or too small, too close to the cheekbone and not higher than the eyebrow. The frames should fit the face well, and not be wider than the face itself. In general, the smaller the frames the easier it is for a child to forget about them, and not mind wearing them.

However, they need to be large enough so that your child can see easily in all directions. An eye specialist needs to help fit the glasses, because the middle of the glasses needs to be adjusted to directly correspond to the middle of the pupils of the eye.

Even small fitting errors can lead to much less effective vision correction. Parents should resist any urge to buy glasses that are a bit large for their children to grow into.

Glasses Must Fit Properly on the Bridge of the Nose

Children have small noses and bridges, so the nose support of the glasses needs to fit very well, and be comfortable, with padding. If the glasses sit on pressure points, they will be very uncomfortable, and it's unlikely your child will wear them.

A new feature is gel-padding, that makes the nose bridge extra comfortable. With these features the glasses will be more comfortable to wear. Pay attention to the way the frames fit at the temples. They should fit comfortably, without pressure, and without being too loose.

Spring hinges are very strong, and will ensure the frames have a long lifetime of wear. Eyeglasses fitted with sport temples are also an option. These temples are flexible, and are fitted for a child's ear.

Children's frames must have these three things:

Children's frames must be extremely strong, break resistant and light. The ideal frame will be made out of a flexible material that can be bent about without breaking.

For this reason eyeglass frames made of titanium are a good choice, as this material is light and strong.

As for the lenses, polycarbonate lenses are more impact-resistant than other lenses, and are a good choice for children's glasses.

Special sports glasses for children are available, that are made entirely out of plastic, with temples that don't include hinges, and include an elastic strap for the head that helps make sure the glasses stay in place.

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INCLUDE YOUR CHILD

The most important part of choosing eyeglasses, is choosing them with your child. Include your child in the choice of glasses, among styles that are suitable. If your child likes the way the glasses look and feel, there is a much better chance that your child will actually wear them. When children wear their glasses they are more successful at everything that they do, both casual activities like sports and games, and learning activities at school.

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Utilizing cutting edge technology, we diagnose and manage, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Precise Eye Care Diagnosis

Preserving the eyesight of our patients so they can get the most out of life is our greatest goal. Our Eye Care Clinic makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to visit an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.

Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We can take an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.

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Pediatric Eye Exams in Hot Springs


Accurate and healthy vision is crucial for a child’s physical development, success in academic endeavours, and overall well-being.

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As much as 80 % of what a child learns in school is acquired through vision. If vision problems go undetected, children can be misdiagnosed with “learning difficulties” or “ADHD”, as is already the case in much of the world.

However, if a child undergoes a comprehensive eye exam, and vision complications are detected early in life, it is often possible to treat them effectively, leading to far fewer problems down the line.

Don’t wait until your children are already in school and struggling to read, see the board, or play sports. At Medical Arts Optical, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.

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School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

Typically, pediatrician or school vision screenings check your child’s eyes for basic aberrations or abnormalities. But to ensure good vision and proper eye health development, a comprehensive eye exam by a pediatric optometrist is required.

Comprehensive eye evaluations are crucial in revealing potential vision problems, which can interfere with kids’ learning development. This exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, acuity, and overall eye health.

What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?

The Medical Arts Optical optometrist will perform a thorough internal and external eye health evaluation. He or she will use specialized, age-appropriate instruments, testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results independent of your child’s response.

Your child’s vision-related learning skills will be assessed by evaluating the following:

  • Eye Focusing
  • Depth Perception
  • Color Perception
  • Eye Tracking
  • Eye Muscle Teaming
  • Peripheral Awareness
  • Near Visual Acuity
  • Distance Visual Acuity

How Often Should a Child Have an Eye Exam?

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Following that, they should have their eyes examined at age 3 and at around age 5.
For school-aged children who don’t require correction, an eye exam every two years is recommended. Whereas children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or as recommended by your optometrist.

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Glasses for Kids

Should your child need glasses for vision correction, Medical Arts Optical has a wide variety of age-appropriate and safe options. Because we specialize in eye care for young patients, we’re well acquainted with their preferred styles, shapes, and colors. We carry a large range of frames for children, inspired by adult trends but with a fun and imaginative approach and a pediatric fit in mind.

All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials. Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces.

Do your kids play sports?

Athletic eyewear for children can help protect their young eyes from sports injuries.

At Medical Arts Optical, we have something for every child and teen, no matter their preferences.

Contact Lenses for Teens

Contact lenses may be a good option for teens who frequently play sports or are concerned with how they look, and they’re at an age when they can adequately care for their lenses.

Contact Lenses Q&A with Dr. Long

Q. At what age do you recommend children start with contact lenses?

A. As an optometrist, I believe that contact lenses can be worn at any age. But contacts are a privilege and not a right. There is a financial responsibility associated with contact lens wear, as well as the need for overall accountability to avoid eye health issues. Therefore, for young people, I recommend that we wait to try contacts until both the patient and parents are on board.

In my experience, if the patient is not wanting contact lenses he/she will not take care of them appropriately and/or will not be successful at handling the lenses. On the flip side, the parent(s) need to agree to assume the financial responsibility of fit, follow up, and materials; also, they must agree that their child is mature enough to take care of the contacts on his/her own.

Do you have specific questions about fitting your child with glasses or contacts? Contact Dr. Long at Medical Arts Optical, and we’ll be happy to assist.

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Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care

Medical Arts Optical pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. Our experienced team works diligently to ensure that infants, children and teens have the ability to see, perceive and experience the world to their highest potential.

Make pediatric eye exams a priority. Don’t wait until your child faces issues at school or in other areas of life – contact Medical Arts Optical now. Visit us for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the optimal solution for his or her visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

eyechart Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.

During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.