Pull out the party clothes… 2017 is on its way out to make way for 2018. While you’re starting your count down to the New Year, we thought that we would also start our own countdown. We’re counting down the top 10 reasons why to have an eye exam ! So if you’re feeling boared waiting for the clock to strick 12 and need to find a reason why to have an eye exam, read our blog article this week! Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year again, daylight savings time… I’m not sure why this is actually called “daylight savings” as for many people, they end up getting less hours of daylight, which results in a dark drive home. Driving home in pitch dark paired with winter road conditions can be stressfull and hazardous, even for the best of drivers. Making sure that our commute home is a safe one, should be a top priority. That is why this week’s blog article is all about tips for night vision and driving at night.
We are all too familiar with how our body changes with age. Just like the rest of our body, our eyes and vision also changes with age. This change in vision happen usually happens after the age of 40. This is when people will start to have difficulty with reading and seeing up close. This change is called Presbyopia. Being presbyopic, can make it hard to function throughout the day, especially if you are required to do a lot of reading or near tasks. As a result, most people turn to eyeglasses as a solution to their new vision problem. However, many people dread wearing eyeglasses, as there is often a perception that glasses makes a person look older. Well, we’re here to debunk this idea. There are many ways that eyeglasses can be your secret fountain of youth, and make you look younger!
Some people think that wearing sunglasses is sufficient, when they head out to enjoy winter sports. However, when partaking in many winter sporting activities, like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, a good pair of sunglasses is no match for a great pair of snow goggles. There are many advantages that snow goggles offer over sunglasses. Making many winter activities much more enjoyable!
A first pair of eyeglasses is a big deal for anyone at any age! But getting a first pair of eyeglasses for a child can feel like a real challenge! Often, the selection of frames within an optical store can be huge! Having no shortage of selection in children’s eyeglass frames, can make the process of selecting a frame confusing and overwhelming. You want the best for your kid, so how do you know what frame will be appropriate and best suited for them!? Here are some tips to help you out!
Many people think that if they have an astigmatism, they have a special eye condition. However, astigmatism is a very common vision problem. An astigmatism is a refractive error in vision, just like being farsighted or nearsighted. It is caused by having an eye which is not shaped round or spherical, but more like an egg or football. This causes light to bend in different directions and not focus on the back of the eye properly. A recommendation for vision correction will be made, if you are found to have an astigmatism during your vision exam. Astigmatism is normally corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Some patients may even get their astigmatism corrected with laser eye surgery.
It’s getting to be that time of year again, when you may find yourself with some unused optical benefits, or with left over money in a health spending account. Many insurance plans expire at the end of the year. Often, unused benefit dollars will not be carried forward. If you don’t use them, you lose them! This year, If you find yourself with extra money to put towards your eye care or multiple eyeglasses, now is a great time to do it! Many people are not aware that there are many advantages to owning multiple pairs of eyeglasses.
After having your eyes examined, you may notice that there is an expiry date on your new eyeglass prescription. Often, people will question why this expiry date is there. Especially, if the individual feels that they are in good health and have good vision. Most optometrists will usually mark a prescription date as valid for 1-2 years after a full eye health and vision check. There are many reasons and factors that an optometrist will consider before determining a prescription’s expiry date. Our blog article examines some of the reasons which determine when an eyeglass prescription expires.