Glasses vs Contacts – Which Is Better?


Glasses and contacts both have their advantages and disadvantages. Glasses are extremely convenient to put on and take off, however contacts remove the bulkiness you face with glasses. Sometimes, one compliments the look you’re going for better than the other. We are going to try to settle the debate of which one is truly better: glasses or contacts? We’ll give you a few tidbits of information that just might help make your decision easier. Continue Reading >

Happy Summer Solstice from Crown!

Even though we have been feeling the heat for the past couple of weeks, summer is officially here! Although it is commonly thought of as the first day of summer, it is also the day with the most daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. This mean it is the longest day of the year. What better way for us to celebrate than with a sale on designer sunglasses for you to say hello to summer in style! Continue Reading >

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, “Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.” They also describe skin cancer as the most common form of cancer in the United States.

The Skin Cancer Foundation also shared some alarming and scary statistics regarding UV radiation and skin cancer… Continue Reading >

Crown Vision Center Hosts Chamber Events

The past few weeks have been busy at Crown. The spring season is in full swing now with all of its glory. There has been plenty of rain, sunshine, and warmer weather! It’s the perfect season to sport your new favorite designer sunglasses! We have also hosted our favorite event with local chambers – Business After Hours. We love the opportunity to get to know members of the communities we provide eyecare too. These events always make for a great evening of networking, food, drinks and fun. Continue Reading >

What to SEE in St. Louis this Spring + Summer

The weather is finally warming up – time to stretch your winter legs and go outside! This also mean that fair & festival season is among us. There are so many great options right in your own backyard. Are you a foodie or a craft beer lover? There are perfect fairs for you! Do you like to explore different cultures or art? St Louis has that covered, too! Is music more your style? Don’t worry, there are events for you too.  Continue Reading >

It’s Save Your Vision Month!

March is Save Your Vision Month! We want to focus on digital eye strain and blue light.

According to American Optometric Association (AOA), “The average American spends more than seven hours daily staring at a digital device, while Millennials spend up to nine. Save Your Vision Month will address overexposure to blue light, high-energy visible light that can lead to eye strain and sleep problems, among other concerns.” These numbers seem high, but once you realize how much you stare at a digital screen, it is cause for concern. Desk workers stare at their computer for 7 or more hours a day, add in the time you are scrolling on your cell phone, plus the TV you relax to after dinner and you easily have 7-9 hours a day or more!

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