Did you know that 80% of classroom learning is visual? That alone is a great reason to make sure an eye exam is top of your back to school shopping list. But there are other reasons to make regular eye exams a priority.
As school gets back underway, both of our clinics will resume full Friday hours starting this Friday, 6 September. However, please note that on Friday September 13th, the Gloucester office will close at 2pm.
Our Almonte clinic will also resume Saturday openings from 8am to 2pm, and these dates are currently confirmed openings:
Fall 2019 Saturday Openings
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 9, 16
December 7, 21
Watch for scheduled 2020 Saturday openings later this fall.
Summer hours at both of our clinics mean early closures on Fridays (2pm) starting this Friday, 28 June and running throughout July and August. We wish you and yours a fun and safe Canada Day and a great summer ahead.
Following a challenging start to the spring, it’s hard not to think ahead to the summer. We have updated our clinic hours and holiday dates. Please take note of the following dates to help you with planning eye appointments in the warmer season ahead:
We’re always closed for statutory holidays, including:
Victoria Day (May 20th), Canada Day (July 1st) and the August Civic Holiday (August 5th).
Almonte Saturday Openings
During the school year we typically open two Saturdays per month. Please note that in June we recently modified our Saturdays to:
June 1, 22
After a break in July and August, Saturday openings will resume on the following schedule in Almonte (always 8am to 2pm):
Easter is fast approaching. Please note that both clinics will be closed beginning Good Friday (April 19) and remain closed through Easter Monday. We will re-open at our usual hours on Tuesday, April 23rd.
A condition that causes blurring in your central vision, macular degeneration is not usually noticeable in the early stages, but your eye doctor can detect it during a routine exam. This makes regular exams all the more important.
Optometrists use several tests, including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and dilated retinal evaluation, to assess a patient’s central vision during an eye examination. If you are at particular risk of macular degeneration or other eye disease, you may find it helpful to monitor your vision at home with an Amsler Grid. Self-monitoring should, however, never replace having regular, comprehensive examinations by your eye doctor.