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Why Children Need Their Eyes Tested Yearly – Optometry Blog

It’s that time of year again – back to school! September is fast approaching and that means back to school for many of our little ones. Perhaps it’s the first time being in a class room or returning to something familiar, whichever the circumstance, children need to have their eyes checked by an optometrist every […]

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 […]

SALT Optics | Brand Spotlight

SALT is one of our favourite brands here at Wink Optometry. Their attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, and timeless designs make SALT one of our top five. Although they are a southern California based brand, the manufacturing is done in Japan to ensure top of the line quality. Each piece is infused with colours inspired […]

Premium vs. Basic Frames | Optometry Blog

There has long been the debate about why glasses are so expensive and if it’s worth spending the big bucks when you can get glasses for under $100 online – now a days anyways. So what is the difference between a $50 frame, a $200 frame, and $500+ frame? It comes down to who manufactures the frames, where the […]

Premium vs. Basic Lenses | Optometry Blog

Ever since the whole buying glasses online box was opened, there has been a decline in product quality and in turn a loss of trust from the consumers in the ability of retailers to provide good quality products. Because really, how do you know you’re not getting ripped off? Why is there such a big […]

Stephane Christian | Brand Spotlight

Stephane Christian is a Korean based brand that caters to the Asian demographic. They feature a mixture of bold and simplistic styles for both men and women in a vast array of different colour options. A mixture of both acetate (plastic) and metal (titanium) frames are available at mid-range price points ($200+ CAD per pair). […]

Glasses or Contacts? | Optometry Blog

I often get asked about whether someone can wear glasses for this or contacts for that. The answer is not always what people want to hear, but it has a lot to do with the prescription and what the activity is that the glasses or contacts are being used for. Both have their advantages and […]

Eye Myth Buster | Optometry Blog

We hope everyone is enjoying their holidays and getting ready to ring in the new year! If you haven’t already, we encourage you to use up your benefits before they expire (if you don’t it’s like throwing away money!). For our optometry blog today, we’ll be busting common myths about eyes that we hear quite […]

Winter Sun Protection | Optometry Blog

Winter is upon us! We’ve just received our first snow dump for the year in Vancouver and surrounding areas. However, it is not the first dump on the mountains. Although it seems counter-intuitive, we still need to protect our eyes from damaging UV rays during the winter months. Just because there isn’t as much sun, […]