Electronic Screens and Your Vision

We spend a lot of time staring at screens; between our computers, phones, and tablets, there’s hardly a moment that goes by when we’re not looking at a screen. According to a Nielsen study, the average adult in the United States spends over 10 hours per day looking at...

Blue Light and Your Eyes

  In nature, there’s not a lot you can consume that’s blue. There’s blue skies, blue seas, and bluebirds; I suppose you could eat the latter, but it sure isn’t common. Blueberries are delicious, but they’re not really blue, are they? More of a purple. While we...

Halloween Safety and Contact Lenses

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – if you’re into creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night, that is! Halloween is upon us, and with it comes candy, parties, and incredible, mind-boggling costumes. The dedication, craftsmanship and creativity...

October is Children’s Vision Month

October is an exciting month! Between Thanksgiving and Halloween, there’s a lot of opportunities to gather the family together, enjoy some quality time, and enjoy the fruits of the summer’s labour. It’s also a particularly important month in the optometry world;...

Why do I see Floaters in my Vision

Often times patients call frantically to our office worried about floaters in their vision. Most of the time these floaters are just a nuisance, but in the rare situation they can represent a true ocular emergency. Floaters in the eye are common and they become...

Healthy Eyes

Can you imagine losing sight in one or both of your eyes? Most of us rely so heavily on our vision that this thought is unimaginable and quite scary. As an Optometrist, ensuring our patients have optimal sight is one of our main tasks. Diagnosing and treating sight...

Why 20/20 Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be

Every August, many parents start to get complaints from their children about the impending return to school. In some circumstances, children are anxious about starting at a new school, or being placed in a class without their friends. Most of the time, children accept...