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Different Types of Contact Lenses: Your Guide

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Contact lenses can be a convenient alternative to more traditional forms of vision correction. They’re comfortable, convenient, and let you keep your natural look.  But there isn’t just one type of contact lens—there are types for every situation, including: It’s essential to schedule a contact lens fitting and exam with your optometrist to determine the […]

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What to Do with Old Glasses

A close-up of an old pair of glasses with numerous scratches on its lens.

At some point, you’ll likely need to update your glasses prescription. It’s a great way to enjoy shopping for a new, stylish pair of frames. But there’s one important question many people ask themselves: what do you do with the old pair?

You can always:

See if your optometrist can reuse the frames

Donate them

Recycle them

Repurpose them for an art project […]

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Progressive Lenses vs. Bifocals: What’s the Difference?

A young woman smiling and trying on glasses in a store while being assisted by an optician or optometrist.

Some people over the age of 40 may find themselves needing reading glasses or they may feel like their vision is getting worse. They may be developing presbyopia. This is a common condition that affects many of us as we age. Fortunately, it can be treated with bifocals or progressive lenses. What’s the difference between […]

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How Long Does Eye Strain Last? Monitoring Your Screen Time

A professional-looking young man rubbed both of his eyes after a long exposure to his laptop screen.

Every day, we are surrounded by screens. Smartphones, televisions, computers, tablets, and gaming devices are present—and often so is digital eye strain. With many Canadians spending 2 hours per day or more on digital devices, uncomfortable and irritating eye strain symptoms are becoming more prevalent.  While technology isn’t the only cause of eye strain, it […]

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How Do Contact Lenses Work?

A woman putting a contact lens on her right eye using her right hand with her left hand holding her eyelid.

A popular alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses offer a convenient and comfortable solution for vision correction, made possible through contact lens exams and fittings. By redirecting light to focus correctly on the retina, contact lenses can offer clear vision without the necessity of frames, creating a smooth visual experience. What Contact Lenses Do Contact lenses […]

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