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Contact lens tips and mistakes

6 Contact Lens Tips & Mistakes

When starting out wearing contact lenses, users are usually very diligent in following instructions to take care of their contacts. We are careful about washing our hands before putting them in or throwing them away at the right time. But as time goes on, these rules can start to get lax – we get lazy, […]

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Sunshine and UV Protection Myths

Whenever you’re out enjoying the sunshine, it’s crucial you wear sunglasses. Many people are aware of the harmful effects of UV radiation on the skin, however, very few realize the dangerous effects it can have on our eyes. There are different types of UV radiation; the 2 types that predominantly affect our eyes are UV-A and […]

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Why Does My Eye Twitch?

Why is my eye twitching and how do I make it stop?! If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question…. Eyelid twitching is a very common issue that many of our patients ask us about. It usually happens on the lower eyelid of one eye but occasionally the upper eyelid […]

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Back to School

With kids already back in school, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement. We’re buying new clothes, backpacks, books and school supplies to make sure our kids are completely prepared for school. However what often slips the minds of many parents is the importance of an annual eye exam! Did you know that 80% of a […]

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2020 Vision

What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone says you have “20/20 vision”? You’re definitely not alone! This is one of the most common questions we get asked on a daily basis, so I’ll explain what it means. 20/20 vision is  a common term used to describe normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. […]

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Close up of an eye - dilate my eyes

Why Do Doctors Dilate My Eyes? A Retinal Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

There’s an age-old saying that the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. While it may not be a literal window into the soul itself, the pupil (the opening in the centre of your eye) does allow an eye doctor a glimpse into the internal structures of your body. So how come your doctor […]

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TOMS Eyewear for Kids Toronto

Look Great and Give Back with TOMS Eyewear in Toronto

We love eye health, and we love fashion. So it’s a natural fit for us to announce that you can now buy TOMS eyewear in Toronto – right at our clinic. Our optical partner (and next door neighbor), Economy Optical, is proud to be a carrier of TOMS Eyewear. While you may know TOMS for […]

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Four Foods for Healthy Eyes

4 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Chances are you have been told to eat more carrots because they’re good for your eyes. Well, thank your mom because she was on to something. There are many different foods for healthy eyes, and they are great to keep in mind when trying to balance your nutrition. Many studies link the relationship of a […]

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The Light Spectrum and Blue Light

Digital Eye Strain: Your Smartphone and Bad Blue Light

Have you wondered if computers, tablets, or smart phones can damage your eyes? New research suggests that extended use of digital devices like smart phones increases our exposure to “Bad Blue Light” that can be harmful to our eyes. What is Bad Blue Light? Blue light wavelengths between 415-455 nanometers – a wavelength range found […]

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