Whether you work outside or just love to play in the sunshine, sunglasses are an important part of caring for your eyes and vision. There isn’t a one-size answer for what type of lenses you should have in your sunglasses, but polarized lenses are often a good choice. Polarized lenses go through a chemical process […]
Can I Sleep with Contact Lenses?
A properly fitted pair of contact lenses should feel invisible on your eyes. It’s nice to forget you’re wearing your contacts and embrace clear vision, but you should make sure you don’t accidentally fall asleep while wearing them. You shouldn’t sleep with regular contact lenses, not only because you may wake up with irritated eyes, […]
Why Does My Eye Hurt When I Blink?
A common complaint from patients during eye exams is that their eye hurts when they blink. This pain can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience for one simple reason: we need to blink. Blinking is as automatic as breathing, so if it hurts, it can truly disrupt your day. Many factors can make your eye […]
Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive to Sunlight?
You might feel fine on a sunny day wearing sunglasses, but when you take them off—bright, blinding light. You may wonder if everyone’s vision is as affected as yours in the sun. Your eye colour does, in fact, have an impact on light sensitivity. Blue eyes are more sensitive to sunlight. However, you should always […]
What to Expect During a Kids Eye Exam?
Your child’s vision is an important part of how they learn, play, grow, and develop. Regular eye exams allow the optometrist to monitor and detect visual issues before they become a larger problem. During a kid’s eye exam, you can expect the use of tools such as a phoropter or autorefractor and vision tests like […]
How Should Glasses Really Fit?
Glasses are an essential part of many people’s daily lives, but not everyone knows how they should really fit. In this blog, we’ll be discussing the importance of properly fitting glasses and how you can make sure your glasses fit properly. First, let’s talk about why proper fit is important. Glasses are designed to correct […]
Do Contact Lenses Dry Your Eyes?
The Risk of Dry Eyes Contact lenses allow for a more natural visual experience, with no frames in the corner of your eye or lenses fogging in humid environments. There are many advantages when your lenses are properly fitted, and you practice thorough lens hygiene. But there are some disadvantages, including the risk of dry […]
Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?
Glaucoma, a group of diseases characterized by the degeneration of the optic nerve as a result of pressure within the eye, is one of the main causes of blindness in Canada. Although medication and surgery can significantly slow the disease’s progression, the damage done to one’s vision is typically irreversible. As there is often no […]
Can You Use Eye Drops with Contacts?
Contact lenses provide crisp, clear, comfortable vision without worrying about breaking or losing your designer eyeglasses. While you may love the look of your frames, they might not always be the best choice when you go out for a night on the town or spend the afternoon playing games at the family barbecue. However, there […]
Does Macular Degeneration Run in Families?
Genetics & Macular Degeneration Vision and eye health can be affected by multiple factors, from your environment to your lifestyle. During an eye exam, your optometrist tailors the assessments for your unique eyes and needs. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes central vision loss. It can impact your ability to read, drive, or […]