What Is Your Vision Worth? Necessities of life cost money. That morning cup of coffee, our weekly trip to the grocery store, the monthly cellphone, internet or cable bill, and even the occasional shopping spree. But somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten about the necessity of sight. We use our eyes every waking second of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We’ve all heard the expression that your eyes are the windows to your soul, but in fact, they are the windows to your health. Did you know that you could have 20/20 vision, but still have an undiagnosed eye disease? Optometrists play a unique role in the health care of a patient. We are primary [...]
If you wear glasses, you know they’re the most important accessory and necessity you’ve got. No one’s looking at your tie or your shoes. They’re not checking out your hair or your purse. It’s your glasses that are the first thing people notice when they meet you for the first time. It’s impossible for people [...]