Learn to Love Your Glasses


It can be a difficult decision, choosing new eyeglasses, but it shouldn't have to feel like a chore. A lot goes into selecting a pair that's perfect for you. Are you into the retro style? How about sleek and modern? There's something out there for everyone. We're here to make sure that choosing a new set is a fun, exciting, and memorable experience.

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Top 5 Tips To Save Your Eyesight

Imagine a life without sight. Life-changing? Vision is our most important sense, but regular visits to an eye doctor are often overlooked. A common misconception is "If can I see, then my eyes are healthy. Right?" No!

  • Often, eye disease is symptomless until damage is permanent.
  • 75% of vision loss can be prevented or treated.5 
  • Protect your eyesight with an exam every 1 to 2 years.
  • Currently, 5.5 million Canadians live with a major eye disease that could cause vision loss.  

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8 Common Eye Myths Debunked By A Saskatoon Optometrist

We all grew up hearing nuggets of well intended information to keep us healthier and free from harm.  Below are  myths I heard growing up and those I regularly answer as an eye doctor.

Myth #1: Eating Carrots Will Make You See Better

Fact: Carrots are an excellent source of Vitamin A, an essential vitamin for a healthy retina. However, eating more of  them will not give you super-human visual abilities. Sorry, Mom!

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The 20/20 Myth - An Eye Doctor Explains

Have you been told that you see 20/20 and because of this you've been postponing your regular eye doctor visits? If so, you should keep reading. The 20/20 myth is costing people their sight.

You may even have told someone that you have "20/20" vision thinking this means your eyes are in tip-top shape. Seeing 20/20 has been the vision standard set for good or normal vision. But, this simply means you can see an object 20 feet away.

FACT:

  • 20/20 vision doesn't mean your eyes are healthy.
  • Every 12 minutes, someone in Canada loses their eyesight.
  • Over the next 25 years, we expect to double the number of Canadians suffering from severe vision loss.
  • 27% of people wait over 5 years between eye exams.

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Don't Leave Your Eyes To Chance! See A Saskatoon Optometrist

When we say "I can see fine", what does that this mean? Does it mean our vision is clear and comfortable all day? Does it mean our eyes are healthy? If we were having a problem, wouldn't we know? Well, no.

Most Eye Diseases Do Not Have Any Obvious Symptoms

We are using our eyes for all of our waking hours. But, our eyes can give us a false sense of security. When we "see", we think that everything is healthy. Vision changes are usually slow and gradual and are often painless making it easy getting used to the change.  Not all changes in vision are serious, but regular eye exams from a Saskatoon optometrist is your best defense against permanent vision loss.

80 % Of Vision Loss Is Treatable Or Preventable

Surprised? As a Saskatoon optometrist, I want you and your family to see your absolute best for your entire life. This involves keeping the eyelashes, eyelid, cornea, lens and retina all healthy. It may or may not even mean glasses. 

Check out the infographic below for the basics of keeping your eyes healthy:

 

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Your Best Vision Comes From More Than Eyeglasses: Ask Your Optometrist

Let's make a deal... Let's help you be amazing in 2017! Let's learn new things about ourselves (hint: eyes), have amazing new adventures, while enjoying old friends and making new ones. You with me?

You're probably thinking, "Come on now, how can my eye doctor help me be amazing? Isn't it the job of an optometrist to just test my eyes and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses?" Well...not quite.

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Top 5 Tips To Protect Eyesight

Imagine a life without sight. Life-changing? Vision is our most important sense. A common misconception is "if can I see, then my eyes are healthy. Right?" No!

  • Often, eye disease is symptomless until damage is permanent.
  • 75% of vision loss can be prevented or treated
  • Protect your eyesight with an exam every 1 to 2 years.
  • Currently, 5.5 million Canadians live with a major eye disease that could cause vision loss.  

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