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An Iconic Tint now becomes part of the new Transitions Signature VII series – from your Barrie Optometrist

JFK, James Dean, Tom Cruise in Top Gun – need I say more? In the 1950s, the graphite green lens were applied to sunglasses worn by U.S. Navy pilots based on research that showed the gray-green color helps pilots locate and track objects against a variety of outdoor backgrounds such as
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One more reason to replace your contact lens case – from your Barrie Optometrist

Bacterial keratitis is a serious eye infection that occurs when the corneal (front layer of the eyes) defenses are breached.  In addition to corneal trauma and eyelid disease, hypoxic trauma from contact lens wear is another cause for this condition.  The latest scenario sets up an ‘i
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Why stay with one eye doctor?

Patients will sometimes tell me they ‘bounce’ around when it comes to where they have their eyes examined.  If there is a sale on glasses at Costco, they would get their glasses and eye exam done there.  When it’s time for another pair of glasses, if there is a deal to be had at Walma
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Barrie eye doctor – what you need to know about glaucoma

Coming to an optometrist means that you are getting a complete eye exam, not just a prescription check.  While the spectacle prescription is important, people often do not realize the other things that we screen for, one of which is glaucoma.  Here is the skinny on glaucoma.  You may
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Ocular Nutrition (with Real Food) for Good Eye Health

Here we go again with another round of New Year’s resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle by ‘eating right’ and exercising.  As those exercise gurus would say – get the body you’ve always wanted and get rid of those holiday indulgences of second servings and extra round of drinks! 
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2 Innovative Lenses: Introductory Progressive Lenses and Anti-Fatigue Lenses

Introductory Progressive Lenses – the “training wheels” of Progressive (No-line bifocal) Lenses It’s common for new presbyopic patients (those with “old eyes”) to put off getting progressive lenses, and just “make do” with over-the-counter readers.  But they are missing out on the opp
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Safety of Prescription Glasses ordered online

In our increasing internet-based society today, online purchase is the norm for many.  The same Boxing Day and post-holiday sales that we have traditionally lined up for in brick-and-mortar stores are now available on the internet.  Eyeglass purchases are no exception.  However, the n
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Can’t see? Vision getting worse? Advice from your Barrie eye doctor.

Once you hit your 40s, you may notice that you need to hold nearby objects like books further and further away (or move them back and forth) to find a spot where you can see them clearly.  This is normal, but you really want to make sure there is nothing going on that is not normal. T
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Have your eyes examined and enter for a chance to win a pair of eyeglasses!

As we count down to the start of the Eye See … Eye Learn (ESEL) program, Dr. Chan is putting on a contest for great prizes so that anyone from young to old can win!  Have your eyes examined by us between June 18th and August 15th, and enter the draw to win: Draw 1 – a pair of prescrip
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Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry introduces se. from Scandinavian Eyewear

The se. line from Scandinavian Eyewear New to our office is the se. line from Scandinavian Eyewear.  This Swedish eyewear company has been designing frames since 1948.  With its classic skaga brand, the company’s design has a clear emphasis on the Scandinavian style.   The company has
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