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 >

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 >

We Have Dry Eye Solutions for You

In an effort to address the needs of our patients, eyeDOCS optometric clinics now offer advanced Dry Eye Treatments. Irritation due to Dry Eye Disease (DED) is one of the most common complaints heard by our optometrists. Burning eyes, red eyes, gritty eyes and, yes, eyes that water abundantly! These are all possible symptoms of …Read article >

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 >

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 >

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 >