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 >

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 >

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 >