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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…

AR coating

AR coating for glasses – how could it benefit you?

The AR coating – also known as an anti-reflective or anti-glare coating – was first developed for camera lenses but has been widely used on glasses lenses for decades as well. Before we take a look at what you stand to gain from wearing anti-reflective glasses, we’re going to explain just how the science behind…

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration — causes, diagnosis and prevention

We rely on our eyesight for most aspects of our lives, ranging from everyday tasks to hobbies and activities. Vision loss can, therefore, have a dramatic effect on our quality of life. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of vision loss in people aged over 50. In this blog, we will look at…

contact lenses

Contact lenses – a new look for 2020

As a glasses wearer, you might have thought about switching over to contact lenses. Some people are nervous at the thought of putting something in their eye, while others assume they will feel strange or uncomfortable. It may be that you don’t think they will work for your vision condition or have been told you…

dry eyes in winter

Dry eyes in winter: treatment & avoidance

Itchy, sore eyes and blurred vision are symptoms of a condition that many people experience – dry eyes. This condition is often ignored because people assume there’s nothing that can be done for it, or it’s not serious enough to bother seeing an optometrist for. In fact, there are several ways to combat dry eyes,…

children's vision

Children’s vision

Vision is one of a child’s most important learning tools. From the time they can focus, they start watching everything around them and learning from it. That’s why, at Dr. Coward and Associates, we feel it’s important to ensure everything is functioning correctly with their eyes and vision. During a child’s first years, they might…

Real terror with colored contact lenses for Halloween

Are you hoping to give everyone a good scare with your Halloween costume? Make sure you don’t give yourself a scare too when it comes to your eye health. Whether you’re opting for cat eyes, whiteouts or bloody red ones, colored contacts might give your outfit that extra ghoulish effect but they could also give…

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