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  • Can the sun damage my eyes?

    Can the sun damage my eyes?
  • What are progressive lenses? How do they differ from regular lenses?

    What are progressive lenses? How do they differ from regular lenses?
  • My child has 20/20 vision. Do they still need an eye exam?

    My child has 20/20 vision. Do they still need an eye exam?
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  • Children’s Vision and Eye Exams

    You know your child inside out, but there is one thing you can't know and that is how well they see.
  • Braydin’s Story

    After visiting a Doctor of Optometry, Braydin’s mom realized the importance of bringing her child in for an eye exam. Watch his story.
  • Edward’s Story

    Edward's school struggles and coordination were misdiagnosed as ADD. Watch his story to find out how treatment from a Doctor of Optometry helped change his life.
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  • SWEEPSTAKES: Wear sunglasses to help prevent eye damage

    Sunshine. Rays. Vitamin D. Tanning. Who doesn’t love that warm feeling of the sun hitting their skin? Our eyes! It’s become second nature to lather up in sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, unfortunately the same can’t be said for our eyes. Year round, our eyes are exposed to invisible ultraviolet […]

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  • SWEEPSTAKES: Show us how you play outside with your family and you could win $1,000 in prizes – June 20th

    As kids, our parents always encouraged us to play outside. Go get some fresh air, enjoy the sunshine, or don’t be afraid to get dirty, were all common things we would hear them say. Days were spent outdoors from morning until night – and while there were many obvious benefits, recent studies have also revealed […]

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  • Munch on these seasonal snacks and protect not only your eyes – but your overall health

    Summer is upon us, and that means more fresh fruits and vegetables are in season. It’s a great time to head outside and enjoy a picnic, or host a backyard BBQ – and it’s easy to make sure your meals are chock-full of nutrients that are good for you! When we think about eating healthy, […]

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  • Learn what secrets your eyes can reveal about your overall health

                    Canadians are beginning the transition from spring to summer, a time of year when life tends to slow down, we begin to relax and spend more time with our families. With a bit more time on our hands, there is an opportunity for us to take better […]

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  • Canadian Cyclist Cycleangelo connects Ottawa’s city streets to Vision Health Month

    Would you cycle over 70 kilometers to raise Canadian’s awareness about the connection between eye health and your overall health? Well, that’s exactly what Canadian bike artist, Cycleangelo did. Last week, Victoria based cyclist, Stephen Lund (aka Cycleangelo), partnered with the Canadian Association of Optometrists to educate the public about the connections between eye health […]

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  • Here’s the real reason why pirates wear eye patches

    When you think about a pirate’s attire, you’re likely to think about three key essentials: parrot on the shoulder, hat on the head, and a patch over the eye. However, did you know the real reason most believe pirates wore eye patches? While there’s no recorded historical precedent to prove these theories as fact, most […]

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