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Remember to put eye exam on your child’s Back-to-School checklist

The 2015-2016 school year has come to a close.  For children and adults, it is time to take a break and enjoy the summer! Before we do that, I’d like to encourage parents to put eye exam on next year’s Back to School checklist. Eye See Eye Learn (ESEL) – an initiative between th
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Barrie Visions Gala – Dining in the Dark

Did you know that May was Vision Health Month?! To bring awareness to the importance of making eye health a priority, the Barrie chapter of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) hosted their 5th annual Barrie Visions Gala – Dining in the Dark. Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometr
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Back to School – another year of exploring and learning – and time for an eye check-up!

The importance of good vision in learning is well known. But do you know that eighty percent of learning is based on vision. So with the kids starting yet another school year, the importance of having their eyes checked to ensure they have the requisite vision to see well cannot be un
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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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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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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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May is Vision Health Month; Get an eye exam and support the CNIB

May is Vision Health Month and as part of this nationwide awareness campaign, CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada are calling on all Canadians to do one simple thing that could save their sight:  Get an eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry.  As part of Vision Health Month, Dr. Mei-Lin
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Eye See…Eye Learn (ESEL) is coming to Barrie! Book your child’s eye appointment today.

Eye See…Eye Learn (ESEL) is coming to Barrie!  Book your child’s eye appointment today. With March break almost upon us, it is difficult to think of school.  But for children entering kindergarten this fall, parents will find information on an exciting program in their registration pa
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