Have you been eyeing a new pair of glasses to replace your old, worn frames? Christmas is coming up; it is a fabulous time of year to treat yourself (or a loved one) to the perfect pair of new glasses!
When is gifting a new pair of glasses a good idea?
- When it's someone's first pair of glasses.
Getting your first pair of glasses can be a daunting ordeal! Especially if your son or daughter has apprehension on what they will look like with their new glasses. Many of our designers, these days, feature fun colours and designs. We are certain we can help make the search for the perfect pair of glasses an enjoyable one.
- When someone is a registered student
Students up to the age of 19 are covered by Ontario Health to receive annual eye exams. Since eye health plays such an important role in learning, a new pair of designer glasses is the perfect gift for anybody who is still in school.
- When you need a gift for your spouse or partner
Looking for a luxury gift for your hubby? We've got designer frames, sunglasses and the top of the line frame technology. If you are looking for something in particular we can order from any number of our European designers. You tell us what you want, we'll see what we can do.
- When Mom or Dad is over the age of 65
Take note, when was the last time Mom or Dad got a new pair of glasses? For most people, vision loss is a very gradual process, so many seniors are not aware of how compromised their eyesight can become. It is important to discuss any noticeable changes in vision with your loved ones and make an eye appointment.
If you would like to treat someone to a new pair of glasses, call now to book your appointment.
Sunglasses Are Never Out Of Season!
Just because Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, November 5 2017, that doesn't mean it's time to put your sunglasses away for the year. Quite the contrary!
Sunburns and other eye problems resulting from over exposure from the sun are a problem year round. The issue with these later months is that we don't FEEL THE HEAT from the sun, so we don't think there's any danger.
Top 10 reasons to continue wearing your sunglasses in the Fall months
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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! Let us help you find that perfect pair of eyewear. Every one of our frames in our selection is imported from around the globe! With so many unique designs to choose from we know we can find something for every one of your hard-to-buy for friends and family members regardless of their personality or style.
Match the designer to your loved ones personality for the perfect fit!
Whatever personality typr your loved one is we have the frame to best suit them!
Please remember you must have a valid perscription at the time of purchase. Our optometrist on site will be more than happy to accomodate you, but you may need to call ahead to book an appointment 905-751-0025
Ultra Violet Rays exist, even in winter.
There are three types of Ultra Violet Light. UVA, UVB and UVC.
Light is measured in a unit called nanometers (nm). Our eyes are only able to perceive light from about 400nm to 700-750nm. Light wavelengths above and below this are not seen. Below would include UV rays, above would include things like waves from the radio or a microwave.
Sunglasses that provide protection from UVA and UVB are identified on the inside frame of most sunglasses. If not on the frames themselves, there is usually a tag with them.
UV 400 means that all UV rays are blocked, so even the tiniest UVC rays aren't getting through. This is what you want to see when you purchase sunglasses.
The other important thing to remember is that clouds do not filter UV rays, so even on cloudy days you need to wear sunglasses to prevent damage.
The long term damage to your eyes can include cateracts and macular degeneration. So if you enjoy spending tiem in the great outdoors, make sure you always wear sunglasses with sufficient UV rating.
Protecting Your Eyes During Winter
Protecting Your Eyes During Winter Prolonged exposure can take its toll on you as you age Just like you have to wear sunglasses in the blazing heat of a summer day you should also be keeping your eyes away from the harmful UV rays from above even when it s cold. In case you thought that made you safe from the sun s potentially damaging rays think again. Old Sol still presents a huge danger to you during the fall and winter months and in this case the evidence is right in front of your eyes.
The Canadian Ophthalmological Society is warning Canadians that just because your skin is covered up it doesn't mean the danger is too. Just like you have to wear sunglasses in the blazing heat of a summer day you should also be keeping your eyes away from the harmful UV rays from above even when it s cold. Light glinting off the snow and pavement can potentially damage your vision effectively creating a sunburn in your eye. The immediate effects may fade after a while but prolonged exposure can take its toll on you as you age damaging your lens and your retina and leading to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
What can you do? Here are some ways to make sure your eyes have it - no matter what the season.
With over 30 years experience licensed optician Joe Bushara and his highly experienced team, bring you the latest trends in frames and technologies in lenses from around the world.