Category Archive for "Health"

Optometrists and free eye exams

In Ontario our Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) provides free eye exams only for certain groups.  Annual coverage is available for children up to age 19, and for seniors aged 65 and older.  There are medical conditions that provide for…

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How eyes and prescription eyeglasses work!

It would be difficult to explain the function of just the lenses, so let’s start with the eyes. The back of your eye is comprised of a multitude of cells that we call the retina.  The retina reacts to light…

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Quality Optical Blue Light Lenses

Light is more complicated than it looks, some that we can’t see. In the visible spectrum of light, the color of the light (rainbow or the separated light from a prism) is always the same, red, orange, yellow, green, blue,…

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Smoking Cigarettes and Your Eyes

Cigarettes are slowly being pushed out of all indoor areas in North America, and our eyes are thankful.  There are up to 4000 active compounds in cigarette smoke that are harmful to our eyes.  The health effects on our lungs, heart,…

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