Summer Hours & Eye Safety

Summer hours at both of our clinics mean early closures on Fridays (2pm) starting this Friday, 25 June and running throughout July and August. We hope that all of our patients enjoy a fun and safe Canada Day and a great summer ahead.

Summer Eye Safety

We’ve rounded up some past articles we’ve shared about eye safety in the summer months:

Statutory Holidays

Our eye clinics are always closed for statutory holidays, including:

Canada Day (July 1st), the August Civic Holiday (August 2nd) and Labour Day (September 6th)

Almonte Saturday Openings

There are no Saturday openings in the summer. After a break in July and August, Saturday openings will resume on the following schedule in Almonte (8am to 2pm):

Fall 2021: Sept 11, 25 | Oct 9, 23 | Nov 6, 20 | Dec 4, 18

Summer Fun & Keeping Safe

Canada Day may be behind us, but the love of fireworks seems to extend all summer long especially when celebrations are involved. Being outdoors and active comes with risks and when things go wrong, there can be serious damage— especially to your eyes.

Summer Eye Safety

UV Rays: Consider investing in a good pair of sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection. The sun can cause cumulative and even irreversible damage to your eyes. UV exposure can contribute to the development of macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as cancers of the eyelids.

Sports: Our favourite summer sports can also be risky for our eyes. Remember to protect your eyes from flying objects when fishing, zip-lining, playing sports like badminton, and generally from the effects of wind, sand and sun. Snug-fitting, wrap style goggles will offer the best protection.

Alcohol: Broken glass and champagne corks aside, remember that alcohol and other forms of substance impairment can significantly increase the risk of injury.

Make the most of your favourite summer activities and look after your eyes at the same time. You’ll be glad you did!

If you have questions or concerns about your eyes this summer, please contact us.