Monthly Archives: May 2016

How to Care for your Contact Lenses.

How to Care for your Contacts There are lots of reasons people decide to wear contact lenses. Those who play sports know that glasses can get foggy or in the way. Others just want to change up their look by swapping their eye colour for a new one. There are even people who rely on [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Back to School Lesson, Education|0 Comments

Types of Anti-Reflective Coatings: What Are My Options?

Types of Anti-Reflective Coatings: What Are My Options? Until the 1970s, people could wear their giant vintage frames without worrying about glare. Without computers, light pollution and fluorescents, there was absolutely no need for anti-reflective coating of any kind on prescription eyewear. But as the times changed, so did the technology. First tints and then [...]

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My First Readers: When Your Arms Aren’t Long Enough

My First Reading Glasses: When Your Arms Just Aren’t Long Enough By the time you turn 40, you’ve reached a distinguished point in your life. Consider everything you’ve accomplished thus far—your career, your family, your great group of friends, your sharp mind, your healthy body. But one day, as you’re reading a newspaper, a book [...]

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Part III: Customer Service. Real is the Best Deal.

Part III: Customer Service. Real is the Best Deal. It’s time to conclude our highly controversial Blog Series on why you shouldn’t purchase your prescription eyewear online. In Part I, we talked about the benefits of trying on your frames compared to virtual wear. In Part II, we learned about the ill affects of poor [...]

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Back To School Lesson: Snow Blindness 101

SNOW BLINDNESS 101 Ever wonder why it’s actually brighter outside in the wintertime than in the summertime? Or why people who ski or do other outdoor winter sports always wear mirrored sunglasses? This is all due to a phenomenon called photokeratitis, better known as snow blindness. Snow blindness is a painful eye condition that’s caused [...]

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Part II: Lenses: How To Get The Best

Part II: Lenses: How To Get The Best Times are tough. Which means buying an inexpensive pair of prescription glasses online may seem like a good idea. But is saving a few dollars worth it in the long run, especially when you may be harming one of the greatest senses you’re lucky to have? In [...]

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Part I: Frames: See With Your Hands.

Part I Frames: See With Your Hands When it comes to buying a pair of frames, at 312 Optical Studio we’ve seen it all. Some people bring along a trusted friend or partner to help them make the best choice while others know exactly what they want because it’s what their favourite celebrity is wearing. [...]

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What You Should Know About Online Glasses!

You already know that you can buy everything online, from cars to even animals, but is buying prescription eyewear a smart idea? We do see the ads for prescription eyewear everywhere: On buses, in newspapers, in your mailboxes, and, of course, on the Internet. In this mini-series, we educate you on why getting prescription eyewear [...]

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Should I get my kid’s eyes checked? Written by our Optometrist Dr. M. Puzzo O.D

October is Children’s Vision Month in Canada and World Sight Day on the 10th.  Most kids have been back to school for about a month, and some may start noticing that they are having difficulty seeing the board or their reading material. However, many children don’t know how to explain that they are not seeing [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Importance of an Eye Exam|0 Comments

Back to School: What’s the difference between an optician, an optometrist, and an ophthalmologist? The Three Os’ of vision care.

Need a sweet pair of glasses? Visit your local optician. Seeing blurry? Go see an optometrist. Your doctor tells you to check out an eye problem? Get referred to an ophthalmologist. Why do your eyes need three different experts? Read on! Ophthalmologists An ophthalmologist is a straight up eye doctor. That’s right, these people all [...]

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