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Back To School

It’s almost time!

As parents flock to back-to-school sales in coming weeks, you may need to add eyeglasses to the pens, school uniforms, laptops and backpacks on your child’s back-to-school supplies list.

Why?

Your son or daughter may be among the 2.6% of children in Canada with a vision impairment significant enough to affect their ability to learn.

Why is seeing clearly in the classroom so important?

It’s said that 80% of what a child learns through age 12 is through their eyes.

The best way to know if your child needs glasses is to put a comprehensive eye exam for him or her on your back-to-school to-do list.

Call your local optometrist today!

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is #CataractAwarenessMonth! Cataracts may develop slowly over many years or they may form rapidly in a matter of months. They develop without pain or redness. A full eye exam with an optometrist can determine if you have cataracts. ~ CAO
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#MyopiaAwarenessWeek

Myopia is already highly prevalent in many countries. It is estimated to affect 50% of the worlds’ population by 2050.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month! Taking care of your eyes is a priority just like eating healthy and physical activity. To keep your eyes healthy, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam where an eye care professional will use drops to widen the pupils to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. It’s the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of any eye-related diseases. Book your next eye exam today!

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MiyoSmart Lenses

Myopia or nearsightedness is the most common reason for a prescription among children and young adults. Our lifestyles are showing an increase in this as children take part in more near tasks like using digital devices, studying and reading. Ways we can help control your child’s myopia would be to spend more time outdoors, give their eyes a break from time to time especially when doing their schooling and to make sure they have annual eye exams. HOYA has introduced lenses for glasses called MiyoSmart lenses and they have proven to decrease the progression of myopia by 60% compared to traditional lens options. If you have questions regarding your child’s sight or the MiyoSmart lenses, please reach out to our doctors and opticians who are more than than happy to help.

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Sports Eye Safety Month

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Don’t let an eye injury take you out of the game! Proper eye protection such as helmets, face masks and goggles can save your vision on and off the playing field. You only have 1 set of eyes; play safe! #SportsEyeSafetyMonth

National Nutrition Month

Do yourself a favour and make smart eating choices. A balanced diet promotes a healthy lifestyle for your body and mind!
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Buy an ECO Frame, Plant a Tree!

We have an exciting new line! Buy a frame, plant a tree! Easy peasy 🌿

ECO® has donated and planted a tree for every frame sold and so far, ECO® has planted over 2 million trees!

“We have a responsibility to leave the world a better place than how we found it. Together with Trees for the Future, ONE FRAME – ONE TREE is making a positive impact not only on the environment, but for the people.” ~AL, CEO MODO
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Please be advised that effective September 1st 2021, we will not be seeing any children (19 and younger), seniors (65 and older) as well as other types of OHIP-insured exams (such as diabetes) due to a province wide job action.  

To learn more about job action and find out how you can help please click here

We are sorry for the inconvenience and understand your frustration, however we ask that you continue to treat our staff respectfully during this time. 

-Heritage Optometric Clinic 

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Contact Lenses and COVID-19

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