Cataract Surgery - What You Need to Know

Cataract Surgery – What You Need to Know

By | Burlington, Cataracts, Eye Conditions

Being told that you have cataracts can be frightening. Even today, when we have straight forward procedures to treat this condition, there is still a lot of misinformation and anxiety about how to deal with this very natural ailment. The truth is that cataracts are a normal part of ageing. Their formation is usually a gradual process that happens over many years, where the lenses of our eyes become less transparent, less resilient, and often thicker. While cataracts become more common after fifty, by the time we reach eighty years-old, approximately 50 percent of us will have developed some form…

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Help! My Child Won’t Wear Their Glasses

By | Burlington, Glasses

Adjusting to wearing glasses for the first time is difficult for anyone. It becomes even more complicated when it’s a child who needs those glasses. They often don’t understand why they have to keep them on their face all day long.  If you’re a parent who is struggling to get your child to wear glasses, the good news is that there is help for you.  Let’s start with some general advice for getting kids to wear their glasses, cover some minor adjustments you can make, and then we’ll breakdown some age-specific options.  Don’t fight it If your child is bound…

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Burlington Coffee Shops and Restaurants

Our Favourite Coffee Shops and Restaurants in Burlington

By | Burlington, Community

Burlington has some pretty fantastic coffee shops and restaurants. If you’re needing a place to set up shop and work for the day or looking to impress a new client with an incredible meal, this city has you more than covered. These are some of our favourites that you might want to include in your list of go-to establishments. Coffee Shops Let’s begin with Burlington’s fantastic assortment of coffee shops. These java joints will satisfy your caffeine craving and provide a selection of unique experiences across the city. Tamp Coffee Company http://www.tampcoffee.com/ Open until 7 pm Monday to Saturday, until…

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How to Pick the Perfect Glasses for Your Face Shape

By | Burlington, Glasses

You see an old friend on the street, and you keep thinking there’s something different about them. They look great, but you can’t quite say why. All of a sudden, you realize they have new glasses that are working so seamlessly with their face you almost couldn’t tell. This is the result of the art of selecting the perfect frames for your face shape. While it really is a bit of an art, there are so many factors that can tip the balance one way or another. However, there is just enough science to it, that with the right direction,…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle in Burlington

Living a Healthy Lifestyle in Burlington

By | Burlington, Community

We are so lucky, living in a place like Burlington, where the option to live a healthy lifestyle is available to us almost around every corner. Being where we are, close to the hustle and bustle of Toronto and yet far enough away to benefit from the fresh air and open spaces, our beautiful city has to offer, we really do have the best of all worlds right close to home. When you’re thinking about how to live a healthy life, there are three core pillars to keep in mind, exercise, healthy food, and of course, rest and relaxation. Each…

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Binocular vision: disorders and treatment

Binocular Vision: Disorders and Treatment

By | Eye Conditions

Binocular vision, for many people, conjures up the idea of being able to see great distances. It almost sounds like something out of a Marvel movie. Nevertheless, what binocular vision truly means is that your eyes can focus together in the same direction. When your binocular vision is working as it’s supposed to, it sets you up to experience stereoscopic vision. More plainly, the brain can create a single image from two eyes that are communicating slightly different information. It’s this combined image that allows you to experience depth perception and accurately judge the speed of an object. Quite simply,…

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FREE Burlington Summer Activities

10 FREE Summer Activities for Families in Burlington

By | Community

Burlington is a city chock full of things to do all year round! It’s why we continually rank on the list of top cities in Canada, and it’s why people from all over the world make their way here at different times of the year to enjoy some of the incredible events we have to offer. So it’s no surprise that the line up for summer 2019 is already heating up with entertainment for all ages! In fact, there are so many free events happening this year between May and September, it’s hard to pick our favourites. However, with a…

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What Contact Lenses Will Work Best for Me?

By | Contact Lenses

If you’ve finally decided it might be time for contact lenses, it can feel like there is a lot to learn before you make a decision. The truth is, contact lenses have come a long way in the last twenty years, and while there are a few options to choose from you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the ones that are right for you. First off, depending on how old you are, you might think of contact lenses as those inflexible disks made of acrylic glass that need to be placed ever so delicately on your eyes. The sort…

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13 Facts About Burlington That are Hard to Believe

By | Community

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and see the truly wild and wacky side of the great city of Burlington. Prepare to be amazed as we dazzle you with the truly obscure and mind-bogglingly crazy things happening in this mysterious city we all think we know and love. Ok, so that introduction is probably a touch over the top. You’re probably never going to find Burlington on featured in a ‘Believe It or Not’ special, but there are some exciting things about our hometown that you may not know about, and may even find hard to believe!…

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Macular Degeneration Oakville

How to Help Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration

By | Eye Conditions

Macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD or Age-related Macular degeneration is something that starts to happen to many adults as they head towards age 60. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s something you have to accept as a regular part of aging. While there are no sure-fire cures for the condition, there are preventative measures you can take and ways to try to help press pause on the condition once it’s already underway. However, if you are having any of the following symptoms, be sure to schedule an eye appointment immediately. If you are over 50 they could very…

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