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Optometrists and free eye exams

April 13, 2017
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...

How eyes and prescription eyeglasses work!

April 12, 2017
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...

Quality Optical Blue Light Lenses

April 8, 2017
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,...

Luxury and Name Brands

Quality comes in shapes and sizes, and this is particularly true when it comes to eyewear!  Quality Optical is the people’s choice for their eyewear, and such we try to carry a variety that will cater to everyone.   Dolce...

The Neighbourhood

The Don Valley parkway separates Bloor street and Danforth Avenue.  Starting with Riverdale and and Broadview North on the West, and moving through East York Danforth Village encompasses Greektown.  Quality Optical opened almost 30 years ago as a family owned...

Smoking Cigarettes and Your Eyes

October 15, 2016
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,...

History of glasses

October 15, 2016
Although Quality Optical has been selling prescription glasses, sunglasses, and lenses since the 1980s, an unknown inventor believed to be from Italy somewhere between 1268 and 1289 invented glasses.  Early on these were known to be worn by monks and scholars;...

Sunglassess, my considerations…

I think about getting older, mind and I put on wrinkle cream all over my face.  I try to wear sunblock as much as possible.  I try to wear my sunglasses as much as possible too.  I figure it is...