Eyeglasses have enjoyed quite the journey since they came onto the scene in the 20th century. What started out as a tool to help people see better quickly morphed into an undeniable fashion statement....
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Don't get us wrong, we love our glasses. Gone are the days of squinting to read the fine print on cereal boxes and getting lost because of misread street signs-- we can see clearly now, the rain is go...
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Tired eyes, blurry vision, neck pain and headaches are all symptoms of our technology-obsessed reality and goes by the acronym DES: digital eye strain, also known as ocular fatigue.
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The struggle is real for people who wear glasses. Our spectacles often get fogged up in the winter, working out with them is always a difficult task and they somehow always go missing. But we often forget about the benefits they afford us. They open our eyes to a whole new world and offer us the opportunity to see things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see.
What type of frame works best for your face shape?
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Your glasses are your number one accessory.
Protecting your eyes is of the utmost importance all year long. This summer, don't compromise protection over style. A high quality sunglass should protect your eyes from UV rays, glare, impact and give you the best visual experience.
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For the first time, Pantone's colour of the year includes two hues that reflect a desire to de-stress and bring balance. With a renewed concentration on mindfulness and unplugging, Pantone has predicted that Rose Quartz and Serenity will encompass a sense of calm in 2016.
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Finding the perfect pair of glasses can be a redefining moment for you, as the right frame will transform your look in an instant. In addition to following general guidelines from a Face Shape Guide, knowing your the frame size will provide you the perfect glasses fit.
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Don't laugh, but reading glasses have become a key part of my style. The first time I picked up a pair of reading glasses (after 40), everything changed (for the better). No more straining to read or having to increase the zoom view on my computer screen.
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With everyone from W to Vogue magazine touting the return of chic eyewear, 2016 is building up to become a hot year for glasses as the ultimate fashion accessory. Fortunately, there have never been more stylish and flattering options than ever before as metal, clear acetate, and semi-rimless designs make a strong return.
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Aside from having healthy eyes and good vision, optometrists play a vital role in your overall health care. Most people don't know that as optometrists, we can identify other health conditions early such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol, MS and high blood pressure, which can often be first detected through an eye exam.
Currently only 14 per cent of Canadian children under the age of six receive professional eye care. Since the measles outbreak in North America a few months ago, more school districts and provinces are considering mandatory immunization in order to attend school. Should eye examination be added to the list of school entry requirements?