Now accepting direct billing to insurance

We are now able to direct bill many extended health insurance plans!  When you come in for your eye exam please bring your insurance card and register yourself on the insurance company’s website, then we can let you know if your plan can be billed directly.  Unfortunately, at this time there is no way for us to tell how much your plan will cover until we make a submission.  If you are curious how much your… Read More

The 20-20-20 Rule

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Many of us spend a good deal of our time staring at screens, from laptops, computers,smart phones, gaming systems and television we can put a lot of strain on our eyes or cause eye fatigue. This quick rule can help to reduce some of that stress. When using your screens give your eyes a break. Use the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and focus your eyes on… Read More

World Sight Day

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World Sight day is an annual awareness day that falls on the second Thursday of October. Its objective is to bring attention to blindness and vision impairment. WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness under the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. The global theme is “Universal Eye Health” and this year IAPB asks us to think about: Eye care for all. World Vision Facts from IAPB: Approximately 285… Read More

Smoking and Eye Health

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While many people know the risks of smoking to their overall health, often there is less awareness of the impact of smoking on vision and the eyes. Avoiding smoking or taking steps to quit, lowers your risk of vision impairment and vision loss. The Canadian Association of Optometrists indicate that smokers are at higher risk for the following conditions: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) The macula is the central most part of the… Read More

Pregnancy & Vision

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Women experience a myriad of physical changes during pregnancy such as body tenderness, water retention, and nausea – but few women know about the impacts pregnancy can have on their vision according to the Doctors of Optometry of Canada. Every mom-to-be experiences hormone fluctuations, but what most don’t know, is that these changes can cause them to develop conditions such as blurred vision and dry eye and severe changes to vision, may… Read More

Eyes are amazing!

Shades through the ages!

Today you slip on sunglasses to coordinate an outfit, match your mood and save your sight. Ever wonder how the sunwear of yesterday paved the way? • In 1929, Sam Foster sold the first pair of Foster Grants from a Woolworth on the Boardwalk at Atlantic City. Sunglasses soared in popularity through the 1930s. • Bausch & Lomb produced an effective spectacle in the 1930s that protected pilots from the dangers of high- altitude glare. • Ray-Ban… Read More

Ever wonder what a person with a colour deficiency sees?

Awesome Animation Shows You What Color blind People See Colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency, affects approximately 1 in 12 males, and 1 in 100 females. There are various causes for the condition. For the majority of sufferers, the condition is genetic. However, illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can cause degeneration of sight and cause vision deficiencies. So have you ever wondered what the world looks like to the colour blind?

Flying with Colour Blindness

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Though color blindness may not seem interesting to anyone who doesn’t have firsthand experience with it, and reading about it may not feel like a worthwhile investment of time, I discovered a lot of fascinating information as I researched the challenge faced by aviators affected by this condition. And though I personally don’t have first hand experience with color blindness, I do have years of experience with vision problems. As a young… Read More