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Our ‘Fun In The Sun’ offer is here!

Summer is well on its way and that means it’s time for ‘Fun In The Sun’! We currently have an exciting offer available for you, where you can book a new contact lens fitting or refit into a different contact lens brand and get a $50 coupon towards your next pair of glasses or sunglasses!…

Glaucoma: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases in Canada. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, more than 250,000 Canadians suffer from glaucoma. If caught early, patients can lessen their risk of developing blindness as the disease progresses. In fact, with support from your optometrist, the symptoms of glaucoma can be…

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What are optometrists and what can I expect in my eye exam?

Having a regular eye exam is one of the best ways to prevent vision loss. Your optometrist is trained to not only check to see if you need glasses, but to identify eye health issues, such as sight-threatening eye diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration. Let’s look at what you can expect when you have…

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Further update on Ontario eyecare crisis

We would like to start off by thanking our valued patients for their support during the recent job action by Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). After more than 12 weeks, we are pleased to be resuming OHIP eye examinations for children and the elderly. From September until late November, Ontario Optometrists could not examine OHIP…

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Everything you need to know about Dr’s Choice glasses lenses

When it comes to choosing the right glasses lenses for patients, we believe in providing the latest in lens technology and innovation. Dr’s Choice lenses offer just that, and their recent win at the Quinte Business Achievement Awards Gala for the category Business Excellence, is further testament to why they are our preferred lens supplier…

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Urgent update on Ontario eyecare services

For years, our office has been committed to providing our patients with the highest level of eye care. In recent months, this commitment has never been more important, as we fight to improve the sustainability of eye care in Ontario. Beginning September 1, Ontario Optometrists will not be examining OHIP covered patients. This includes patients…

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The importance of eye exams for diabetics

Did you know that approximately one in 16 Canadians have diabetes? A condition that causes elevated levels of glucose in your blood, diabetes can affect your eye health. In this post, we’ll cover how to control diabetes and the importance of regular eye exams to check the overall health of your eyes. What is Diabetes?…

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Flashes and floaters – what do I do?

You may have noticed what seem like squiggly lines in your eyes and wondered what causes them? The answer is, they are eye floaters. Though harmless, they can cause visual distraction and discomfort. What Causes Eye Floaters? Eye floaters may appear as specks or cobwebs that move in and out of your eye with your…

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Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts This Summer

Cataracts are one of the most commonly reported eye health issues among adults, with the risk for developing them increasing significantly after the age of 40. What Are Cataracts? Cataracts are the result of a clouding of the lens. This affects a patient’s ability to see, causing blurred vision and their eye to appear opaque…

Contact Lens Hygiene

Contact Lens Hygiene

Contact lenses are a simple and easy way to correct your vision, but just like glasses, they require cleaning and care to avoid the risk of infection or damage to your eyes. At Dr. Bruce Coward and Associates, we make sure that you are completely happy and comfortable with your contact lenses before you start…

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