What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

By | Eye Conditions, Optometry

We regularly have patients tell us that they feel silly, making an appointment to inquire about dry eyes. They simply don’t feel it’s something that should warrant a visit to the eye doctor, and they often decide to suffer through the frustration. That said, dry eye is a widespread condition that can substantially impact your life. There is, of course, the outward problem of having red or irritated eyes, making you look like you’re chronically sleep-deprived. However, more critically, prolonged dry eye can actually cause pain, light sensitivity, and in extreme cases, be a warning for an autoimmune disorder. So…

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Tips for Getting Used to Contact Lenses

Tips for Getting Used to Contact Lenses

By | Contact Lenses, Optometry

If you’ve never worn contacts before, the idea of putting lenses in can seem rather strange. For many people, it requires some work to overcome the natural inclination to prevent things from coming anywhere near your eyes. However, with a little bit of practice, you can become a contact lens pro in no time, and have the option to wear glasses or go without them whenever you choose. Here are some simple tips to get you used to your contact lenses as quickly as possible and some frequent early adjustment-symptoms you can expect in the first little while of wear….

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Should I Get Polarized Sunglasses?

Should I Get Polarized Sunglasses?

By | Glasses, Optometry, Sunglasses

Every time you turn around, you have another decision to make. Should I get an electric car? Should I buy 800 thread count sheets? Is it better to use a Mac or a PC? Do I prefer Coke or Pepsi? It almost gets a little overwhelming.  However, when it comes to making choices about your eyes, we’re here to help make it easy. And choosing sunglasses should be fun, not overly complicated! So, first and foremost, you need to have sunglasses with UV protection. Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation that emanates from the sun and gets transmitted in waves or…

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How to Choose the Right Eye Doctor in Burlington

How to Choose the Right Eye Doctor in Burlington

By | Burlington, Optometry

When you’re new to Eye Doctors, it can all seem a little overwhelming. You have to try and sort out which variety of ocular specialist you’re looking for, and let’s face it, they all sound pretty similar. So before we walk through how to select the right eye doctor for you in Burlington, let’s break down the particular eye care professionals you will encounter out there. Optometrists These are your Doctors of Optometry or your primary-care eye specialist. These professionals are the first line of care for any concerns regarding your eyes.  You would see an Optometrist for:  Regular eye…

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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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