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To See or Not to See.

We would like to debunk some common misconceptions about what you are or are not able to see your optometrist for. Many people think that they need a referral from their family doctor (GP) to see an optometrist for a medical issue. When in fact you can go directly to your optometrist without a referral. […]

Why is UV Protection for the Eyes Important? – Optometry Blog

Why is UV protection for the eyes important? Just as UV rays cause cause damage to the skin, they can also cause damage to the eyes – all surfaces from the front to the back of the eye. To protect our skin, we were sunscreen. To shield our eyes, there are multiple ways to layer […]

Cataract Awareness Month – Optometry Blog

June is Cataract Awareness Month! Although we’ve already blogged about this topic before, I thought we’d take a look at some common myths around cataracts. Myth: Cataracts grow on top of the eye. Although cataracts do grow, they don’t grow on top of the eye – they grow inside the eye. More specifically, they grow […]

Vision Health Month – Optometry Blog

May is Vision Health Month. Did you know that nearly 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable? Eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration if caught early enough are treatable (not curable) to prevent vision loss. There are also many systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) that can […]

Therapeutic Lenses – Optometry Blog

With the increase in near demands on today’s society, the advent of therapeutic lenses is becoming more popular. More lens manufacturers are putting a stronger focus on developing different powers and types of therapeutic lenses to accommodate for the different types of near demands. The average amount of screen time (computers, cell phones, tv’s, laptops, […]

Eye Nutrition Benefits – Optometry Blog

For the most part, we get all the nutrients our eyes need from a regular healthy diet. But what happens when we add extra leafy greens? Do we get super powers? Do we get laser vision? Do we become invincible? Unfortunately not, but we can definitely improve how our eyes see! We know that lutein […]

Glaucoma [glock-oma, glaow-coma, glue-coma] – Optometry Blog

Glaucoma – the proper pronunciation is glaw-koh-muh, but many will come up with their own way of saying it. No, it has nothing to do with guns, glowing, or glue. It actually isn’t completely understood at this time. What you do need to know about it is that it can cause severe permanent vision loss if left untreated. […]

Sports Vision Training – Coming Soon

Sports vision training is a specialty type of vision therapy that works to enhance and improve an athlete’s vision capabilities to take their game to the next level. There’s a lot more than just seeing clearly than people realized that’s involved in high performance sports. Having 20/20 vision is only the first step – ideally […]

What to Expect with your New Glasses | Optometry Blog

Needless to say, some of us go through this with ease and others it’s definitely a process. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 6 years old. Every year I would get a new pair because my prescription kept on increasing and with each prescription change, came prescription adaptation. I’ve become rather used to it […]

Astigma-what? | Optometry Blog

Astigmatism – “a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, which results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus”. – definition from Google. It is not entirely wrong but it could use some clarification. This is one of the most […]