Sunglasses – Function & Fashion

Fashion and Function With summer just around the corner everyone is out shopping for the newest shades. Though sunglasses are maybe the easiest accessory to wear with your cute summer outfit it’s important to remember that, like glasses and contacts, they are still medical devices. The intended purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes …Read article >

Kids Screen Use for Reduced Eye Irritation and Strain

Recommendations Made for Kids Screen Use On November 5, 2017, the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) released a recommendation for safe screen use for kids. The Data for Kids Screen Use In adults, the amount of screen-related eye discomfort is estimated to be between 50-90%. Even though we don’t …Read article >

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours Our eyeDOCS clinics are closed the following days over the holiday season. eyeDOCS Ottawa – CLOSED December 23rd, 2017 December 24th, 2017 December 25th, 2017 December 26th, 2017 December 30th, 2017 December 31st, 2017 January 1st, 2018 eyeDOCS Westboro – CLOSED December 24th, 2017 December 26th, 2017 December 25th, 2017 December 31st, 2017 …Read article >

Eating for Healthy Eyes

One of the biggest contributors to healthy eyes is our diet. Not only does your body need vitamins, minerals, omega-3s, and other nutrients but your eyes also benefit from them. Different foods effect different parts of the eyes so let’s go through a few of these! Vitamins: Vitamins are present in animals and plants. There are 13 …Read article >

2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017 all of North America will be able to experience a solar eclipse. Some areas of the United States will be able to experience a total solar eclipse. In Ottawa, we will be able to experience a partial solar eclipse starting at 1:17pm and ending at 3:48pm. The maximum will be at …Read article >

Eye Exams for Kids

Yearly eye exams for children are important starting at 6 months old. Early detection of a child’s vision problem is crucial because children are more responsive to treatments when diagnosed early. Specifics of how the eye exam will be conducted depends on your child’s age but in every case the following is completed; An in …Read article >