June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the result of the normally clear lens in your eye becoming cloudy. Cataracts happen to almost everyone as they age, however there are many treatments available and they can even result in improved quality of vision. Symptoms of cataracts include, cloudy or hazy vision. It may feel as if there is a film covering your eye, but repeated blinking does not make it go away. A full eye exam with an optometrist can determine if you have cataracts. Call us today to book your next exam!

The 20-20-20 Rule

Many of us spend a good deal of our time staring at screens from laptops, computers, smartphones, gaming systems and television.  This can put a lot of strain on our eyes and cause eye fatigue.  When using your screens give your eyes a break.

Use the 20-20-20 rule.  Every 20 minutes,  take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away.

May is Vision Health Month

A comprehensive eye exam can do more than test your vision— it could help save your life.

Eye See Eye Learn

Do you know a child in junior kindergarden? The Ontario Association of Optometrists has a program called Eye See Eye Learn. This program provides children in junior kindergarden with a pair of complimentary glasses.

Until June 30, 2017, the Eye See Eye Learn program applies to children born in 2012. As of July 1, 2017 children born in 2013 are eligible for Eye See Eye Learn.

Watch this cute video for more information.

See Yourself in Nikon Sun Lenses

As we gear up for warmer weather it means we’re spending more time outside. Come in today and have a look at our extensive sun glass collection to get your eyes summer ready. Nikon sun lenses are not only stylish, but the also offer 100% UV protection. Keep your eyes healthy this summer with Nikon sun lenses and the Ottawa Family Eye Care team.

Collection includes:
Spy, Oakley, Adidas, Rayban, Nicole Miller, and many others!

Allergies

As Spring quickly approaches and the weather turns warm, our senses are bombarded with tiny specs of pollen and dust. So starts allergy season.

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Participating in sports is a great way to stay in shape and keep your eyes healthy. When gearing up for a sporting activity, all athletes should consider protective eyewear, regardless if it’s for professional, amateur or recreational purposes.

10 Tips For Work Place Eye Saftey

Every day 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job. Learn how to be safe.

What Is A Comprehensive Eye Exam?

What is a comprehensive eye exam?
A comprehensive eye exam performed by a doctor of optometry is an important part of preventative health care. It can be likened to a physical for the eye because it looks at the entire eye and visual system, as well as prescriptions. Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration, as well as other systemic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Disney is Here!

Calling all Disney fans!

Our Gloucester office now carries Disney brand frames. Frozen, Starwars, Spriderman, Avengers and more. Come in today and have a peek. We’re open today from 8:30 am – 5:00pm.