Vinylize Eyewear, ZEISS, & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Alex “Gator” Petropulos!

Below: Photo by Craig Weiman
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Hello everyone! Those who know me are well aware of how much I love Baltimore’s own funk masters, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong! (Check out my article from a few years ago: “Visual Tips for Aspiring Musicians“) They’re currently selling out ~1,000-1,500 capacity venues coast to coast, where it looks like they’re just getting started in terms of really turning people onto their music! They have a beast of a drummer in Alex “Gator” Petropulos! He also couldn’t be a nicer guy! At Professional Vision, we carry Vinylize eyewear, which is hand crafted eyewear made from vinyl records. (We’re currently the only optical in Maryland who carries them.) “Flock” fans know that Alex typically wears glasses when he performs. We were excited about setting up an endorsement for Alex, with Vinylize Eyewear & better lens technology by ZEISS! Here are the full details on Alex’s new eyewear!

FRAME: Alex wears the Vinylize Harris: The new Holly. Thinner and cleaner. Riveted 5 barrel hinges on sculpted temples last forever. This ultra durable frame is prescription ready and comes with a 2 year guarantee. No two Vinylize are ever alike. Handcrafted in Budapest.
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LENS TECHNOLOGY: Alex’s lens have the ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. These lenses have a more cosmetically pleasing, blue residual reflex color that reduces reflectance by over 20% compared to conventional green AR coated lenses. A lens surface that is three times tougher than the previous generation of ZEISS AR. No other AR coating offers better scratch protection. ZEISS I.Scription Technology: A more customized Hi-Def lens that tends to be better for colors, contrast, & night vision. ZEISS Single Vision Aspheric 1.67: An extremely thin single vision lens in the range of plastic lenses available from ZEISS. It is extremely light & a very special lens in many ways.

Be sure to catch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at a show near you! Click here for tour dates!

Alex ABOVE: Photo by Craig Weiman
IMG_5524-1-2 ABOVE: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Alex Petropulos Sportin’ Vinylize Eyewear! Photo by Xigency Media

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New Release! Blue & Grey-Green Self Tinting Lenses! PhotoFusion by ZEISS! At Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

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We’re excited to announce that Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is one of the first in Baltimore to offer PhotoFusion by ZEISS in Blue, Grey-Green (Pioneer), & Extra Grey! PhotoFusion by ZEISS is a self-tinting lens that darkens, & reacts fast to changing light. They’re also available in grey and brown, and turn clear faster.

Below: Dr. Barnstein with Blue PhotoFusion by ZEISS
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From ZEISS regarding the Benefits of Photofusion:

Durability
ZEISS PhotoFusion lenses retain their performance – for long-lasting satisfaction.
• Retention of strong self-tinting performance

Colour consistency
ZEISS PhotoFusion lenses demonstrate excellent colour consistency – for natural sight.
• They ensure an attractive appearance when going outside from indoors or vice versa

UV Protection
ZEISS PhotoFusion lenses provide full UV protection when exposed to UV.
• Full UV protection against solar UV rays up to 400nm when exposed to UV

Blue Light Protection
• Blocking at least 20% (31% for Extra Grey) of the potentially harmful blue light indoors, which is more than 2 times more than standard clear lenses, and they block close to 90%3 outdoors”

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New Release! First to Offer Sunglass Level UV Protection in a Clear Lens! ZEISS UVProtect! At Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

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We’re excited to announce that Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is one of the first in Baltimore to offer ZEISS UVProtect: Sunglass Level UV Protection in a Clear Lens! This is the first of it’s kind, only available by ZEISS better lens technology. We will have this with all of our lenses made by ZEISS.

From ZEISS: “Today, we are elevating the standard of care by offering sunglass-level UV protection in all clear ZEISS lenses. That’s full UV protection up to 400nm, the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and provided in premium sunglasses. All clear ZEISS lenses now provide full protection against UV rays up to 400nm, going well beyond the current industry standard of 380nm. And while the “gap” between 380 and 400 nanometers may not sound like much, it does in fact account for 40% of total solar UV radiation that reaches our eyes and eyelids.”

Professional Vision Timonium & Carney
-Boutique Designer Eyewear
-Superior Family Eyecare
-In a Personable Environment
-With Better Lens Technology by ZEISS

Below: To the Left: Photograph taken with a normal camera. To the Right: Photograph taken with a UV camera, showing skin damage due to UV Exposure
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Into Your 40’s With Changes in Your Near Vision? What are Some Options to Help?

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Hi Everyone! I’ve been practicing optometry for almost 24 years, where I enjoy it more than ever! One of the things that our team loves at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney, is helping our patients with their near vision changes as they approach their 40’s. (Trouble on their smart phone, computer at work, Ipad, Laptop, ect…) If someone wants to see better with eyewear, we have some of the best lens technology available by ZEISS. If someone wants to see better at near without glasses, we have some of the latest in multifocal contact lens technology, like the Biotrue One Day Lens for Presbyopia. There are numerous factors involved in terms of what may work best for each patient. Below, I’ll list one example for eye wear, and one example without eye wear. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

The ZEISS Office Lens eases eye strain, head, neck, & back pain, while using your computer or other digital devices. We’ve found this lens to work exceptionally well for people that work in front of a desktop computer all day.
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The Biotrue One Day Lenses for Presbyopia “can provide clear comfortable vision at all distances.” This lens can work wonders for people that want to see at distance and near without the use of glasses.
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Professional Vision Timonium & Carney:
-Boutique Designer Eyewear
-Superior Family Eyecare
-In a Personable Environment
-With Better Lens Technology by ZEISS

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Shining the Light on the Professional Vision Timonium & Carney Team 2018!

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One of the things I’m most excited about in 2018 is having the opportunity to work with such an amazing team of people at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney! I’ve been practicing optometry for almost 24 years, and this is by far the best team of people I’ve worked anywhere! I just wanted to give a shout out about how much I love working with our team. I hope everyone has a happy & healthy new year! Thanks for coming to Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

Professional Vision Timonium & Carney:

-Boutique Designer Eyewear
-Superior Family Eyecare
-In a Personable Environment
-With Better Lens Technology by ZEISS

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Photos/Video! Sold Out Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness!

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Hello everyone! Our 1st benefit concert is in the books, where we had a tremendous night at the SOLD OUT “Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the the Foundation Fighting Blindness“! I had the honor of organizing this event that took place on Saturday November 11th. What I learned as much as anything, is that the team of people involved was the key to making this such a special night! At the end of this, I once again list some of the people that we give thanks to for making this happen. As many of you know, I’ve always been passionate about live music. Over the course of my 23 years of service in eyecare, one of my dreams was to organize a benefit concert for a great cause within the field. We wound up raising over $3,000 for the Foundation Fighting Blindness! Philly’s Steal Your Peach started off the evening with a Grateful Dead / Allman Bros themed set, & they were awesome! Hometown heroes, Electric Love Machine followed with a Led Zeppelin themed set, where they mixed it up with some spectacular originals! We had lighting designer Jack Thomas put on a light show as good as I’ve ever seen at the 8×10! The show sold out ahead too! Danny Kaplan wound up winning the Maui Jim Sunglass promotion, where it was fun to see his excitement on winning, supporting a great cause, and catching the live performance! The Foundation Fighting Blindness’s national headquarters is based in Columbia Maryland. They were founded in 1971, with a mission to drive research providing preventions, treatments & cures for people affected by blinding retinal diseases. If you did or didn’t make this event, but want to support a great cause, please click here on our Professional Vision Timonium & Carney team donation page www.fightblindness.org/ProfessionalVisionTeam to contribute to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We’d like to give a big thanks to: The 8×10, Electric Love Machine, Missiontix, Steal Your Peach, Depth Perception, Brad & Tricia Selko & Hot August Music Festival, Bausch & Lomb, WTMD, Maui Jim, Ed Early Printing, Paul Manna & 24-7 Entertainment, Kenny Liner & Believe in Music, Chip Watkins, ZEISS, Dave Rather & Mother’s Grille, Matsuri Restaurant, ABB Optical Group, Ben Greenwald, DR. Sonny Goel & Lasikplus, Katzen Eye Group, Select Eye Care, National Retina Institute, Retina Care Center, Employee Benefit Services, Maryland Optometric Association, Anne Arundel County Optometric Society, Specialized Eye Care, MacQuaid Eye Institute, Jellyfish/Digital Global Marketing Agency, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, & Fairgrounds Discount Beverages!
Dr. Rich Barnstein **CLICK HERE FOR MORE PIX**

Below: Dr. Rich Barnstein w/ Electric Love Machine: Photo by Stuart Dahne
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Below: Electric Love Machine Plays to a Sellout Crowd! Photo by Stuart Dahne
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Below: Steal Your Peach! Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen
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Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Sat Nov 11th at the 8×10 in Baltimore!

2017 benefit cover page Hello everyone! As many of you know, I’ve always been passionate about live music. Over the course of my 23 years of service in eyecare, one of my dreams was to organize a benefit concert for a great cause within the field. I’m very excited to announce that we’re having a “Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness” on Sat Nov 11th at the 8×10 in Baltimore! Hometown heroes, Electric Love Machine will play a Led Zeppelin themed set from ~10:30-12:30, & Philly’s Steal Your Peach will play a Grateful Dead / Allman Bros themed set from ~8-10pm! *Chance to Win a Free Pair of Non-Prescription Maui Jim Sunglasses When Ordering Tickets Ahead Online Through Missiontix.com! Winner Gets to Choose the Style!” Click here for tix while supplies last! The Foundation Fighting Blindness’s national headquarters is based in Columbia Maryland. They were founded in 1971, with a mission to drive research providing preventions, treatments & cures for people affected by blinding retinal diseases. If you can’t make the event, but want to support a great cause, please click here on our Professional Vision Timonium & Carney team donation page www.fightblindness.org/ProfessionalVisionTeam to contribute to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We’d like to give a big thanks to: The 8×10, Electric Love Machine, Missiontix, Steal Your Peach, Depth Perception, Brad & Tricia Selko & Hot August
Music Festival, Bausch & Lomb, WTMD, Maui Jim, Ed Early Printing, Paul Manna & 24-7 Entertainment, Kenny Liner & Believe in Music, Chip Watkins, ZEISS, Dave Rather & Mother’s Grille, Matsuri Restaurant, ABB Optical Group, Ben Greenwald, DR. Sonny Goel & Lasikplus, Katzen Eye Group, Select Eye Care, National Retina Institute, Retina Care Center, Employee Benefit Services, Maryland Optometric Association, Anne Arundel County Optometric Society, Specialized Eye Care, MacQuaid Eye Institute, Jellyfish/Digital Global Marketing Agency, Charm City Bluegrass Festival, & Fairgrounds Discount Beverages! Dr. Rich Barnstein
Below: Electric Love Machine:”Kashmir”

Below: Steal Your Peach:”Jessica”

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Photos & Video of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival 2017!

Video: 2017/8/19: Turkuaz!!! “Holy Ghost”: w/ Lettuce’s “Schmeeans” sitting in on guitar! Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!

Hi everyone! We had a tremendous time at Hot August Music Festival
2017! We’d once again like to thank Better Vision With ZEISS for sponsoring the Professional Vision Stage! Check out some amazing photos and video from the event! Enjoy!

Click here to view photos of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!

Below: Turkuaz at the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival! (Stuart Dahne Photography)
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VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL VISION ZEISS STAGE AT HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT AUG 19TH! MAP OF HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL!

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Come on out to Hot August Music Festival Saturday August 19th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD! (Right up the road from our Timonium office!) This map shows set times for bands and activities! I’ll have the honor of introducing Turkuaz at 6:30pm, on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Be sure to come by & visit our stage! (See attached map for location) We’re excited about the 25th anniversary’s spectacular lineup! Old Crow Medicine Show headlines the festival. ***The last time they played here a few years ago, it sold out ahead, so be sure to get tix right here while supplies last! **CLICK HERE FOR TIX** The main stage also features, the Infamous Stringdusters, Lettuce, Cabinet, & Electric Love Machine. The 9 piece power FUNK band, Turkuaz, headlines the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! (Playing from 6:30-8pm) Our stage also features the Dustbowl Revival, Baskery, & Squaring the Circle. The 3rd stage is devoted to the blues, with John Mooney & Bluesianna, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, & Memphis Gold.

**Be sure to stop by the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Have a great day!

(The Professional Vision ZEISS Stage! Big thanks to Stages Music Arts!)
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Limited Edition Vinylize Maui Jim “Hula Blues” Sunglasses Now Available at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

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Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is excited to carry Vinylize Maui Jim “Hula Blues” sunglasses! This limited-edition frame will only be available in 6,000 pieces. According to the Vinylize press realease, “Each Hula Blues frame is handcrafted from a vinyl record in Vinylize’s European workshops. The interior is detailed with vibrant artwork inspired from the original 1923 sheet music booklet for the Hawaiian classic Hula Blues. “Music is an important part of life in Hawaii and the islands have a laid-back sound that is instantly recognizable. We chose the iconic song ‘Hula Blues’ to represent the culture of the islands and used a new pressing of the record by TOLO on 12” vinyl to make the frames,” explains Vinylize founder Zachary Tipton.” Stop by our Timonium & Carney locations to check them out!
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