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  • What’s the difference between my child’s annual check up and an eye exam with an optometrist?

    What's the difference between my child's annual check up and an eye exam with an optometrist?
  • Why should I throw out my contact lenses when they still feel OK on my eyes?

    Why should I throw out my contact lenses when they still feel OK on my eyes?
  • What’s new in the area of eyeglass lenses?

    What's new in the area of eyeglass lenses?
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  • Children’s Vision and Eye Exams

    You know your child inside out, but there is one thing you can't know and that is how well they see.
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  • Combatting Dry Eyes During the Winter

    Some enjoyable aspects come with the cold, like delicious hot chocolate and ski season, but it also has its downsides as well – icy roads, wind burned cheeks, and chapped lips. Another drawback you may notice as the temperatures continue to drop is irritated, dry eyes.

  • Five eye health approved foods for your holiday feast

    It’s officially the holiday season! In just over a week many of us will be sitting down at our dining room tables and feasting on traditional holiday dishes, but you might be surprised to learn that several of your favorite dishes are also good for your eye health. We’ve compiled a list of five foods […]

  • UV damage doesn’t end when summer does

    During a recent ski trip to Banff, I was surprised to witness the number of people on the mountain without any type of protective eyewear. While most skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers on the mountain had the proper gear to protect their head, body, hands and feet, they fell short on protecting one of their bodies’ most valuable assets – their eyes.

  • How binge watching TV shows can impact your eyes

    As we head into the long, dark and cold winter months, binge watching your favorite TV shows may become unavoidable. And let’s be honest, services like Netflix and Crave make it entirely too easy to do so. Adults in Canada between the ages of 18 to 34 spend an average of 17.7 hours per week […]

  • Vision problems can mean bigger problems for the body

    After 40 years of being an optometrist, I am still surprised at the number of people who do not know that a vision problem, can mean bigger problems in the body. I am often shocked when a patient has an exam for a vision change that happened months, or even years prior, that was never addressed…

  • The cost of diabetes for Canadians

    Diabetes currently affects more than five million people across Canada, and those who have been diagnosed understand that the chronic disease not only imposes a significant impact on their health, but their financial state as well. In a report commissioned by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the costs directly associated with diabetes can range from $1,000 […]