Up close with the Belvedere, designed and built with CASS students at Mudchute farm. Students tested the tectonic arrangement of elements, mapped out the construction sequence and built precision components off site before assembly. Great work by all involved! .
// Favourite Frame Friday! // We have some new spring pieces starting to trickle in and we are excited for the changing of seasons. Even though it is technically still February, all that sunshine has us dreaming of warmer days to come. I love the anticipation of waiting for spring, it always feels like a fresh start is right around the corner! If you are in need of a fresh look for spring, come check out our frame selection!
WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👁️Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the gradual loss of central vision through the deterioration of the macula, the part of the retina that gives us our sharp, detailed central vision. AMD can make it very difficult or even impossible to perform many daily tasks, such as driving, reading, and writing.🚗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👁️AMD doesn’t only affect older people, but age is the biggest risk factor and one reason why regular eye exams are so important. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👁️At this point in time, there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, but there’s still a lot we can do. Outside of the eye doctor’s office, we can build and maintain healthy habits like eating right (including plenty of fish, carrots, eggs, and leafy greens), exercising, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👁️Regular eye exams are essential to catching eye diseases like AMD early on. Early detection makes it much easier to fight back and slow it down.
It’s #framingfriday 🖼 Not sure what to do with a photo, piece of art, diploma...? Come visit our framing counter and meet with the expert, Dan Dan the Framing Man 😁 We frame big pieces, small pieces, jerseys, canvases, and everything in between. We’ve got over 40 years in the framing biz and all the mats and frames to choose from. Happy Friday friends!
Today is National Chili Day! My grandfather’s recipe calls for chopping a ton of onions, which make my eyes sting and tear like crazy! This is because onions contain sulfur and an enzyme called synthase. When you cut into the onion, these two substances combine to create a chemical compound called syn-Propanethial S-oxide, which forms a gas that floats up to your eyes, triggering your lachrymal gland to produce tears. ⠀
Here are a few tried and true ways (and some old wives tales, too!) that may keep the tears at bay…⠀
•Store your onions in the fridge, or freeze for about 15 minutes before chopping. Cold onions don’t release the the gas as readily⠀
•Face a fan toward your chopping board to blow the fumes away before they each your eyes⠀
•Use sweet or vidalia onions when you can - these seem to cause less of a reaction⠀
•Light a candle. Not sure why, but some say it gets rid of the some of the gas⠀
•Hold a spoon in your mouth so fumes bind to the metal before they get into your eyes⠀
•Similarly, hold a piece of bread in your mouth with part of it sticking out to such up the irritant.⠀
If the fumes still get to you, no worries! The reaction is short lived and will not cause long term vision problems. But if you have stinging or watery eyes all the time, it's time to come in for an appointment. Call to schedule today.🧅⠀
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