If you live in Ontario, chances are you or someone you know has an Ontario Health Card and is enrolled in the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) — Ontario’s government-run health plan that covers most basic and emergency health care services. OHIP covers eye exams for specific age brackets. But what other optometrist services are or are […]
Remember to Care for Your Health
VISION IS A PRIZED SENSE, AND WE DEPEND ON IT TO LIVE A LIFE OF INDEPENDENCE. YET THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES PAIN IS DEVELOPED THAT WILL GIVE ANY INDICATION OF A DISEASE PROCESS WHICH COULD AFFECT YOUR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE We wake each morning with the senses becoming alert. Eye sight gives us the […]
Low Bridge Glasses – Should You Consider Low Bridge Glasses?
What Are Low Bridge Glasses? If you’ve ever owned a pair of prescription glasses, chances are you have experienced the awkward feeling of your frames slipping down the bridge of your nose. For some, this can be an occasional problem that only rears its head during physical activities. But depending on your facial features, this […]
When Should You Have an Eye Examination?
When Should You Have Your First Eye Examination? It is recommended that children have their first eye health assessment at the age of 6 months, and yearly throughout life. Children are easily examined for health and focusing, and perceptual difficulties. The assessment of the health of your eyes and the function of the various physical […]
Prescription Sunglasses: What Are the Advantages and Benefits?
For wearers of prescription eyewear, bright and sunny days can create many problems such as glare, eye strain and more. Prescription sunglasses have many benefits and are a great solution to provide eye comfort during bright conditions — combining critical vision correction of prescription glasses with essential UV protection and the stylish looks of designer […]
Dangerous decisions which can increase risk of vision loss, and blindness.
Assuming and being uninformed leads to the lineups in the doctors office to help replace and maintain a sense that cannot be replaced – Vision and Eyesight. There is a consistent statement many times related to the perception that eye examinations are only for people who need glasses. Statements like- “ I haven’t had an eye […]
First eye examination
When Should you have your first eye examination? It is recommended that children have their first eye health assessment at the age of 6 months, and yearly throughout life. Children are easily examined for health and focusing, and perceptual difficulties. The assessment of the health of your eyes, and the function of the various physical […]
LASIK Eye Surgery: What You Should Know If You Are Considering It
LASIK is the most popular and well-known type of laser refractive surgery. LASIK surgery involves using a type of cutting laser to reshape the dome-shaped tissue at the front of the eye, known as the cornea, to improve vision. For those with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, the surface of their eyes does not bend or […]
Color Blindness: How To Test Color Blindness? Can It Be Corrected?
Color blindness is a condition that can limit a person’s ability to see certain colors, color ranges or the brightness of colors. If you believe you may be colorblind, colorblind tests can help you determine what limitations you may have in perceiving color range. Before seeing an optometrist, online colorblind tests that can help you […]