Canadian Cyclist Cycleangelo connects Ottawa’s city streets to Vision Health Month

Posted May 20 2016  |  by DOC

Would you cycle over 70 kilometers to raise Canadian’s awareness about the connection between eye health and your overall health? Well, that’s exactly what Canadian bike artist, Cycleangelo did. Last week, Victoria based cyclist, Stephen Lund (aka Cycleangelo), partnered with the Canadian Association of Optometrists to educate the public about the connections between eye health […]


Here’s the real reason why pirates wear eye patches

Posted May 6 2016  |  by DOC

When you think about a pirate’s attire, you’re likely to think about three key essentials: parrot on the shoulder, hat on the head, and a patch over the eye. However, did you know the real reason most believe pirates wore eye patches? While there’s no recorded historical precedent to prove these theories as fact, most […]


Quiz: How well can you actually see colour?

Posted Apr 25 2016  |  by DOC

When you look at an apple and see the colour red, it’s because the apple itself is red, right? Wrong. The perception of colour is really just a visual effect. There are six colours in the visible light spectrum (wavelengths of energy visible to the human eye), these include red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and […]


Protective eyewear should be a top consideration for sports

Posted Apr 20 2016  |  by DOC

The season opener of the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this month is a refreshing reminder that summer sport season is upon us. It also serves as an important reminder that all athletes should be considering protective eyewear when they’re gearing up for a sporting activity, regardless if it’s for professional, amateur or recreational purposes. Risks […]


Surviving Allergy Season

Posted Apr 11 2016  |  by DOC

Spring has officially arrived which means allergy season is here – or quickly approaching. If you’re amongst the 8 million Canadians (one-quarter of the country) that has seasonal allergies, you’ve probably experienced some form of itchy, red, dry, or watery eyes…