Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight

The Canadian Association of Optometrists has created an excellent educational video regarding glaucoma awareness. The video provides a general overview of glaucoma and the role of the optometrist in its treatment. We highly recommend you give this short video a look!

Ottawa Faces Awards Nomination

Our very own Dr. Melissa Ings has been nominated for a Faces Ottawa award! She can be found under the health and wellness section, more specifically under the optician/optometry category. The annual faces awards was created to recognize professionals and businesses that make Ottawa what it is.  The nominations and votes are strictly decided by …Read article >

Ontario Lockdown

Dear eyeDOCS Patients, All six of our eyeDOCS locations will be staying OPEN during the Ontario lockdown. You must book an appointment before entering our clinics, this includes glasses selection, adjustments, and pick-ups! We will continue to diligently follow our COVID-19 safety measures as we have been doing since the beginning of June to ensure …Read article >

Myopia Control

It can be concerning when your child’s myopic (near-sighted) prescription continues to progress. Luckily this is a very exciting time for near-sighted people! There are more options available for slowing the progression of myopia than ever before, so if it is the right choice for your child and family, you can be proactive with respect …Read article >

Why Does the Optometrist Take Pictures of My Eyes?

Fundus photography, or a picture of the inside of the eye, is an important part of your comprehensive eye examination. The camera used is designed to allow high-resolution photography of the retina and the optic nerve.  Although the optometrist is able to view these structures of the eye with a microscope and lens during your …Read article >

Hot Compresses and Lid Massages

The use of a heating mask combined with lid massages will keep your eyes hydrated and also help to heal and prevent styes. The following videos contain a demonstration by Dr. DesGroseillliers, on how to safely perform hot compresses and lid massages. Heating masks can be purchased at all six eyeDOCS locations or on our …Read article >

Patient Order Pickup Instructions

We have changed the way patients can pick up contact lens and frame orders. If you are expecting an order for glasses, we will contact you when your order is ready to arrange for shipment or pickup. Contact lens orders can be placed at www.shopeyedocs.com.  Most contact lens orders are available with free shipping to your home. If …Read article >

Contact Lens Recycling; Optical Going More Green

As climate change and green initiatives are becoming more and more important, we’ve come to realize that there is more we, in the optical industry, can do in the fight against pollution. One of the biggest culprits in our industry, when it comes to waste, is surprisingly contact lenses. In America, 2.6 to 2.9 billion …Read article >