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How Can Online Learning Affect Your Child’s Eyes

How Can Online Learning Affect Your Child’s Eyes?

Over the past year, online learning has become the new normal for kids and their families. With Covid restrictions in place, children are spending more time on digital devices to watch lessons and complete homework. Unfortunately, this can negatively affect their vision. If your kids have been spending a lot of time doing online learning…

Wearing a Face Mask with Glasses

Our Tips for Wearing a Face Mask with Glasses

Wearing a face mask is something we’re all getting used to. However, wearing a face mask with glasses can still be frustrating! Foggy lenses can also mean not being able to see clearly, which can be dangerous too, especially when you’re walking or driving, and you can’t risk taking your mask off and exposing yourself…

New Picton Branch

Introducing Our New Office in Picton!

We have great news to announce – we’ve added a new practice to the Dr. Bruce Coward & Associates family! Located in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Dr. Rob Locke’s practice has been operating for over 30 years. Current patients will continue to be under the care of Dr. Locke, who now has even more…

Importance of Eye Exams

The Importance of Having Eye Exams

How healthy are your eyes? It’s hard to know without a comprehensive eye exam, which is why the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends having an eye exam every 2 years for adults and every year for children and anyone aged over 65. Here, we’ll look at the importance of having eye exams and what to…

Relax Lens for Glasses

The Relax Lens for Glasses – The Millennial Solution for Digital Eye Strain

How much time do you spend in front of a digital screen? Spending more than 2 hours on your computer, tablet or phone is all it takes to experience digital eye strain. Thankfully, as our lifestyle habits have changed with the rise of digital technology, so has eyewear. The latest innovation here at Dr. Bruce…

blue blocker lenses at dr bruce coward & associates

What are the benefits of blue light blocking glasses?

How much time do you spend in front of a screen each day? Whether it’s a phone, a PC or laptop for work, or a TV, many of us are spending more and more time focusing on a screen. This is especially true of recent months when normal outdoor activities have been replaced by spending…

Why should you wear sunglasses

Why should we wear sunglasses?

For some, the answer to this question is style. However, sunglasses do far more than complete your summer look ⁠— they protect your eye health and can also improve your visual experience. To understand why, a good place to start is examining the effect of UV rays on the eyes. ⁠ What are UV rays?…

Dr Bruce Coward and Associates Reopening

We are open and we have put in changes to make you safer!

Dear Patient, Dr. Bruce Coward and Associates are open again for regular patient eyecare. You will now notice some changes put in place in our office, because the safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we are going…

Seasonal allergies and your eyes

The sunshine may have most people feeling more energized but if you have seasonal allergies, it can be a different story. Puffy, red and irritable eyes can take the fun out of enjoying summertime. However, there are treatments available. Before we look at how to relieve pollen allergy symptoms, it helps to know what causes…

Telemedicine and Your Eyes: Emergency Eye Care and Eye Wear During COVID 19

Dr. Coward and Associates, your Ontario Optometrists, are now offering telemedicine to better serve patients during this difficult time. But what is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a phone or video consultation with your Optometrist that helps them to determine the nature of your eye emergency. Through telemedicine, Optometrists are often able to diagnose and treat your…

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