eye health

Do your eyes a favor and add an eye exam to your New Year’s resolution list! Optometrists ask Ontarians to be seen in 2020

January 8, 2020 – Booking an eye exam with an optometrist is a simple resolution that’s easy to keep and can help protect not only your vision, but your overall health and wellness too. “Many people think of eye exams as a vision check to see if glasses or contact lenses are needed – but an

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Optometrists Play a Significant Role in Fall Prevention in Older Adults: Seniors with Low Vision Twice as likely to Fall

October 28, 2019 – Although there are many factors that can cause a fall, vision loss is often the primary cause. Even the smallest change in a person’s vision can increase the risk of a fall, especially in seniors. “Seniors with visual impairment are twice as likely to fall,” says Dr. Joshua C. Smith, President of the

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Ontario’s Optometrists Remind Parents to Add an ‘Eye Exam’ to Back to School Checklists

In 2017-18, only 14 per cent of children in Ontario had an eye exam before starting school To help children start the new school year off right, parents need to have an eye exam at the top of the ‘back-to-school’ checklist. “Up to 80 per cent of classroom learning is visual, which means your son

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Optometrists Warn Ontarians of the Scary Health Risks of Wearing Halloween Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Every year at Halloween there is a rush of people looking to add a spooky finishing touch to their costume by wearing cosmetic contact lenses. However, few know of the serious effects they can have on your eyes – haunting you long after October 31. People often believe that cosmetic contact lenses don’t require the

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