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Why you need prescription sunglasses

Do you need to wear prescription sunglasses? First and foremost, if you wear prescription eye glasses then you should certainly get a pair of prescription sunglasses too. Of course you should also look at investing in a pair of prescription sunglasses if you are involved in specific outdoor activities or have an active outdoor lifestyle. […]




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Polarized sunglasses / April 28, 2017
“Do you carry Ray-Ban Sunglasses?”

This is the number one question we hear when a customer comes in looking for sunglasses. Ray-Ban is arguably the best-selling brand throughout eye wear history. There is a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses to suit any face shape and every style. Suitable for prescription and non-prescription wearers, this iconic brand can be worn by everyone! […]




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General,Lenses / March 7, 2017
Transition lenses

Transitions lenses are optical lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light of sufficient intensity, most commonly ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In the absence of activating light the lenses return to their clear state. Transitions lenses may be made of glass, poly carbonate, or another plastic. They are principally used in eyeglasses that are […]




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Coatings / January 28, 2017
Anti-reflective Coating

Anti-reflective coating (AR) is a type of Optical coating applied to the surface of lenses to reduce reflection and glare. This improves the efficiency of lenses and clarity of vision. The coating does just what the name implies: it decreases the reflection of light from the front and/or back of the lenses.Additionally, AR coatings increase […]




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Lenses / February 1, 2016
How to find the most comfortable contact lenses

Nothing can be more frustrating than having to wear a set of contact lenses that are uncomfortable. It is certainly recommended that you book an eye-test with your local optometrist in Kitchener if your eyes don’t feel or look good when wearing your contact lenses. While there are a few tips for solving short term […]




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Eye specialist / January 19, 2016
Happy New Year! Here’s how to boost your eye health in 2016

It’s easy to talk about what our personal visions and goals are for the New Year, but what about our actual physical vision and eye health? This year is certainly seeing a trend towards more health conscious living. If you want to make the most of your overall health in 2016, start by boosting your […]




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General / December 7, 2015
This Christmas, treat yourself to the gift of perfect vision

Christmas time is the time for sharing. We would like to share with you our selection of top quality eye care. Whether you have been naughty or nice this year, we believe you deserve to have perfect vision. We know you’re an individual and your eyes are as unique as you. If you suffer from […]




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Polarized sunglasses / November 2, 2015
Why polarized sunglasses are so important – even in winter

What are polarized sunglasses and are they really worth your while? Polarized lenses have a unique chemical film filter that reduces the glare of the sun that would have otherwise penetrated through to your eyes when the sun reflects of solid surfaces such as the road or surfaces like water. These lenses reduce the damaging effects of […]




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Eye Glasses Frames / September 7, 2015
How to choose eye glasses frames that suit your face

When you have to wear glasses, the most important part of the process is choosing the right eye glasses frames. Of course your eye specialist can help you with selecting the ideal pair, but it helps to relieve the frustration and save some time if you can narrow down your choices from the beginning. Knowing the […]




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Eye specialist / August 10, 2015
How to treat dry eye syndrome

It is important to pay a visit to your eye specialist if you suspect you have dry eye syndrome, which can be identified in an eye test. Lack of sufficient moisture or lubrication to the eye’s surface is the cause of dry eye syndrome and the symptoms are as follows: Pain Light sensitivity Blurred vision Itching and […]




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Lenses / May 5, 2015
My Eyeglasses Purchased Online Are Not Working!

Why are my eyeglasses purchased online not working? As most people know by now, the assumed ease and convenience of online shopping has hit the eye wear market. From sunglasses to single-vision prescription lenses to multifocal glasses, many patients are attempting to buy online. However, as so many of these customers have experienced, there is more to buying online than […]




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Lenses / April 22, 2014
Sunglass Lenses

With summer just around the corner, sunglasses are a must for anyone looking to protect their eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Sunglasses have an extensive history. For example, Inuit people wore flattened walrus ivory “glasses,” that contained narrow slits to look through which helped to block the damaging reflective rays of […]




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Lenses / April 21, 2014
Presbyopia

Presbyopia: “My Arms Aren’t Long Enough Anymore” Everyone of us living an average North American lifespan will encounter a visual condition called presbyopia. This condition occurs between the ages of 40 and 45, and consists of a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects due to the hardening of the eye’s natural lens. Presbyopia […]




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