We Relocated!

Howard Beach Vision Care has moved from the Lindenwood Shopping Plaza to Covert Avenue in Floral Park.

Covert Avenue is a quaint shopping district nestled between Floral Park and Stewart Manor. We are midway between Jericho Tpke (Jamaica Ave.) and Hempstead Tpke.

Floral Park is about 10 miles away, just on the other side of Belmont Racetrack. You can get there by either Southern State Parkway or Cross Island Parkway.

Via Southern State Parkway: East to Corona Avenue Exit. Left at light, over parkway and left at light. Right turn onto Meacham Ave. Continue North past Hempstead Tpke where it turns into Covert Ave. Continue past grade school on right and Sewanhaka High School on left. We are about 4 blocks past Sewanhaka on the left (West) side of the street.

Via Cross Island Parkway: North to Jamaica Ave. East. About 1/2 mile to Tulip Ave. (just past KFC on right). Tulip Ave. Through the center of town of Floral Park. About 1 mile to Covert Ave. Make left when Sewanhaka High School is on right. About 4 blocks North on the left side (West) of the street.

We will be renamed as Covert Optical. We hope that you will be able to visit us at our new location.

Cheers,

Mark

Winter is upon us, and certain occupations require a person to go in and out of the cold weather frequently during the day. For eyeglass wearers, this brings on a familiar difficulty. Lens fogging.

forest 547363 640Lens fogging occurs when humidity in the air condenses on a frosty cold eyeglass lens. It is an annoyance, but worse, it affects productivity and can be very dangerous. Suppose the eyeglass wearer doesn't see a stairway, other obstacle, or a small child in his path because the eyeglass lenses are fogged white.

The amount of lens fogging can be lessened by

choosing lenses with a low specific heat. Specific heat is a measure of how a material changes temperature. Materials with a low specific heat change temperature more readily. When temperature of the material equilizes with the surrounding air, moisture stops condensing on the lenses, and can begin to evaporate.

But while all that evaporation is finally clearing the lenses, vision is still impaired.

Fortunately, modern optical labs offer an alternative. Anti-Fog coatings are available that have a high surface energy - are hydrophillig (water loving). This allows the condensed moisture to sheet over the lens. The lens surface still gets wet, but the moisture doesn't ball up in droplets and cause fogging.

I wouldn't recommend Anti-Fog coating for year round wear. It is not necessary, and you will get much better vision with Anti-reflective coatings during the nice weather seasons. But as a seasonal pair of eye glasses, specifically for those times when you are going inside from the cold weather, Anti-fog coating can be an important safety feature on eyeglasses.

Situations where Anti-Fog eyeglass coating are recommended:

  • Delivery Personnel
  • Skiers
  • Food Handlers In Walk-In Refridgeration Units
  • Pool Personnel
  • Police & Emergency Personnel