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....
PeopleImages via Getty Images
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...
peshkov via Getty Images
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.
svetikd via Getty Images
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?
David Lees via Getty Images
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.
Stop glasses from sliding off your face now!
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.
Rekha Garton via Getty Images
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.
Eyecandy Images via Getty Images
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.
Fuse via Getty Images
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.
Big Cheese Photo via Getty Images
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.
Courtesy of Ellen Seidman
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?
I now work with families -- parents who trust us with that which they cherish most of all: their children. All these parents share a common story: they feel forgotten, isolated, frustrated, helpless, and overwhelmed by public sector waiting lists and the lack of support. They are right to worry.
Lisa Loeb is about to release latest album, No Fairy Tale, her ninth full-length since the release of her debut, Purple Tape way back in 1992. Well, that got us thinking about two things: 1) How ofte...
Balmy summer days call for backyard barbecues, chilled white burgundy and feet-in-sand beach walks. Regardless of your summer indulgence, you'll want sunglasses that suit the occasion. Allow me to share the four looks of summer that will keep you looking cool even during a heat wave.
By definition, trends are fleeting. They're ephemeral. And each day we see our fair share of looks we'd like to remove from our sartorial lexicon. So join us, each week, as we analyze a trend that's h...
When I was diagnosed with a severe case of astigmatism, or short-sightedness, it seemed like a life sentence. Those were the days when those who wore glasses were scorned as losers, and reminded of humorist Dorothy Parker's famous adage: Men never make passes at girls who wear glasses.