Harmful Blue Light – Not Just a Digital Concern

You have probably heard of the growing concern for Blue Light protection against digital devices and artificial lights that surround us. Studies have shown that overexposure to blue light can disrupt melatonin production as well as affect your sleep cycle. Without minimizing the importance of protecting the eyes from some of the products we are …Read article >

Does my child need an eye exam?

Every year, thousands of children start school in Ontario but only 15% of them have ever had a comprehensive eye exam with their optometrists. Parents often believe that their children would let them know if they cannot see well. This usually isn’t the case. Children are rarely able to identify their poor vision because they …Read article >

Vision Therapy

What is vision therapy? Vision therapy or vision training refers to exercises and activities that improve certain functions in the visual system. Research has shown that many children with diagnosed learning disabilities (such as ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia) also have abnormal visual function. Similar issues can arise after traumatic head injuries or strokes. Vision therapy …Read article >

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 >

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 >

Blue Light: Natural Cure or Modern Problem?

Natural Blue Light Blue light is everywhere; natural and manmade (electronic devices) with sunlight being our main source of blue light exposure. Being outdoors during the day only enhances your exposure. Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? Since blue light rays scatter easier than any other color of light rays we see …Read article >

The Aviator

“I always liked the look of the aviator sunglasses, ever since I was in high school.  I would always tell myself they looked really good and it wasn’t until I did a little research and found out all the history that I became even more obsessed with the aviator sunglasses.” Aviator sunglasses were created in 1937 …Read article >