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20/20 vision: What it’s really telling you.

Posted Sep 7 2016  |  by DOC

If you’ve been postponing regular visits to a doctor of optometry because they once told you that you had 20/20 vision, then you should keep reading. “I have 20/20 vision” are words you may have uttered while bragging about having tip-top eyesight, however, it’s not that simple. In fact, it’s highly probable that many people […]

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Join DOC’s Opto Alien Adventure in Eye-ter Space

Posted Aug 30 2016  |  by DOC

  Download our interactive Opto Alien activity placement for your child here (also available in French). At school, socially and in play, vision problems can prevent children from reaching their full potential. With 80 per cent of learning based on vision, a comprehensive eye exam from a doctor of optometry is the best way to help […]

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Sign of the times: How your vision changes with age

Posted Aug 22 2016  |  by DOC

The end of summer is near which means we’re quickly approaching Children’s Vision Month. Throughout October, Children’s Vision Month highlights the importance of monitoring children’s vision so they’re able to reach their full learning and development potential, especially in school. While Children’s Vision Month in October puts a particular focus on children, it’s important for […]

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What the Pokémon GO craze means for our eye health

Posted Aug 12 2016  |  by DOC

When optometrists recommended kids getting outside more as a way to improve eye health, they likely hadn’t factored Pokémon GO into the solution. Now, both children and adults are increasing the time they’re spending outdoors but they’re taking their video game screens with them. The concept behind the digital game, Pokémon GO, that’s captured the […]

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Optometry’s role in detecting normal tension glaucoma

Posted Aug 2 2016  |  by DOC

Summer is here and whether you’re cottaging in Muskoka, watching the sunset from the Prairies or enjoying Vancouver’s majestic mountains, your mind is likely not on eye disease. But even during the heady days of summer, it’s important to keep your eye health in mind. Regular, comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of ensuring […]

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