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Are Progressive Lenses the Same As Bifocals?

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It’s not uncommon for someone to get mixed up and use the terms bifocal and progressive lenses interchangeably. But even though they do similar things, each of these prescription lenses has significant differences from the other. Design, purpose, and price are three major differences that make each lens ideal for different people. Suppose your optometrist […]

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Does Wearing Glasses Make Your Eyesight Worse?

a woman lifts up her glasses to see clearly due to her prescription changing over time

A common misconception is that wearing glasses can weaken your vision. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Your vision simply changes as you age. Keeping up with your comprehensive eye exams will ensure you are always wearing the correct prescription and avoid any unnecessary eye strain. It’s completely normal for your vision to deteriorate with age, […]

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How to Get Rid of A Gritty Feeling in Your Eye?

a man working at a desk in an office rubs his eyes due to grittiness

If your eyes feel gritty, dry, or uncomfortable, how can you relieve this feeling? Don’t worry—you’re not in this alone.  Your eye doctor may have several ideas on what’s causing this discomfort and how they can help your eyes feel better. With their help, you can enjoy comfortable vision.  Continue reading to learn more about […]

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Why You Need A Contact Lens Fitting

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While glasses are a popular choice, many people prefer contact lenses. They have several benefits, such as helping you see clearly without needing frames. If you’re interested in getting contact lenses, you’ll need a contact lens fitting. Continue reading to learn more about contact lens fittings, including what they are, why you need them, and […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Diabetes From Affecting Your Eyes

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Over 2 million Canadians live with diabetes, a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). This disease increases your risk of developing several eye diseases, requiring you to care for your eye health and vision.  The blood vessels in the back of your eye are sensitive to damage caused by […]

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7 Reasons To Visit Your Eye Doctor

Women visiting optometrist to undergo eye exam

Many patients choose to postpone their eye exams, especially if they don’t see any significant changes to their vision. But little do they know; routine vision care is so much more than getting your prescription updated and choosing a new pair of fashionable specs. A visit to your optometrist can be life-changing, not just for […]

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Why You Keep Waking Up With Dry Eye

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Dry eyes are a prevalent, uncomfortable and irritating condition. Patients commonly experience dryness when their eyes are not producing tears adequately, or when tears evaporate too quickly. Symptoms of dry eye can include: Stinging Gritty feeling Scratchy and uncomfortable Burning Feeling like there’s something in your eye Patients with dry eyes may experience flare-ups at […]

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