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Do Contact Lenses Expire?

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Whether you have traditional or specialty contact lenses, caring for them is essential for your eye health. Removing, cleaning, and replacing your contact lenses when needed can help prevent potential problems. With the maintenance contacts need, do they ever expire?  Continue reading to learn more about contact lenses, including if they expire and how you […]

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What Happens If You Don’t Treat Dry Eyes?

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Dry eyes are a fairly common condition that can cause pain and even vision loss. To reduce friction and keep vision sharp, the eye constantly produces tears. Some people, however, are unable to produce tears normally, or their tears evaporate too quickly. When this happens, it can result in pain and vision problems. Chronic dry […]

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Do I Need an Eye Test for Contact Lenses?

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Glasses are incredible advancements in medical technology that can correct various vision problems. However, they are not suitable for everyone’s lifestyle. Contact sports or manual jobs requiring eye protection make contact lenses more desirable in many situations. If you’ve never had contact lenses, you’ll need to book a contact lens fitting exam. Even if you’ve […]

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What causes eye twitching during pregnancy?

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Eye Changes with Life Events Our eyes change throughout our life, just like every other part of our body. When significant life changes occur, like pregnancy, scheduling an eye exam can be as important as a doctor’s visit. The eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also windows to our health. Many health […]

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How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?

How Long Does an Eye Exam Take? Getting regular eye exams is the best way to preserve and improve your eye health. Eye exams help us see clearly, prevent damage and disease, and provide expert treatment and advice regarding our eyes.  It can be easy to forget about getting eye check-ups, but scheduling and attending […]

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Can Ontario Optometrists Prescribe Contact Lens Prescriptions?

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Can Ontario Optometrists Prescribe Contact Lens Prescriptions? Finding the right contact lenses can be challenging—the prescription can also be complicated depending on any vision issues you may have. Booking an exam with your optometrist is the first step to finding the right contact lenses for you. But, what are the different types of contact lenses? […]

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