Myths About Contact Lenses

Myths About Contact Lenses

If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, you may be hesitant to try them because you’ve heard common myths about them hurting your eyes or being difficult to wear. We understand your concern. We created this article to help you decide whether prescription contact...

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What Are the Signs Of A Vision Issue?

What Are the Signs Of A Vision Issue?

Vision issues can obviously make it difficult to see properly, but they can also affect your health if left untreated. To ensure that you can see clearly, it’s important to schedule regular eye exams. Typically, optometrists recommend a complete eye exam once every...

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How To Protect Your Eyes From Computer Vision Syndrome

How To Protect Your Eyes From Computer Vision Syndrome

With so many of our everyday activities taking place online, it’s no wonder computer vision syndrome is affecting so many people. Also known as digital eye strain, this condition results from too many hours spent in front of a computer or mobile device. It doesn’t...

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Should I Try A Different Lens Colour?

Should I Try A Different Lens Colour?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could always look at the world through rose-coloured glasses? At Dr. Specs Optical, we offer a variety of lens tints and colours to suit your lifestyle. Different lens colours and tints can help you see better in various situations, like...

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What are Sports Glasses Made Of?

What are Sports Glasses Made Of?

Sports glasses are similar to other types of eyewear in that they have a frame and lenses. But most types of sports glasses are made from special strong materials that make them perfect for players of all ages. Frames that are Strong and LightSport glasses frames are...

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Are Carrots Really Good For Your Eyes?

Are Carrots Really Good For Your Eyes?

Rumour has it that eating carrots is good for your eyes—particularly for seeing better at night. It could be that mothers worldwide perpetuated this belief to convince their kids to eat more veggies. But the truth of the matter is that carrots, especially garden-fresh...

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What is glaucoma, and what does it mean for you

What is glaucoma, and what does it mean for you

Glaucoma is an eye disease which damages the optic nerve. For reasons which we still don’t quite understand, the nerve damage is often related to pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, and occurs most frequently in adults over the age...

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Diabetic Eye Disease: A Quick Guide

Diabetic Eye Disease: A Quick Guide

As people with diabetes are aware, the long-term effects of this devastating disease are wide-ranging. Did you know that diabetic eye disease includes several different eye problems that can impact people dealing with diabetes? This disease can include diabetic...

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Why Eye Protection During Winter Sports is Essential

Why Eye Protection During Winter Sports is Essential

For many people, the Okanagan winter is the perfect season because they can spend time outdoors enjoying their favourite sports. Just as we recommend protecting your eyes with sunglasses during summer activities, eye protection during the winter is vital to the...

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