5 October 2021
We have at least four great reasons to work with opticians: for the advice, for the adjustments, for comfort and for style. Your optometrist also turns to them to be able to serve you better!
This month, we must wish a happy retirement to Claude Brunet. Optician at the Clinique Optométrique Carole Martel for 10 years, but practicing in Lasalle since 1983. We are enjoying his presence for the first two weeks, but will have to say goodbye after.
Come wish Claude retirement and welcome Isabelle, our new optician who will start after thanksgiving weekend!
13 September 2021
MiYOSMART September 2021
Myopia is a visual trouble characterised by a clear vision of near objects, and a blurred sight of further ones. According to a study made in 2016, nearly half of the world’s population could be myopic by 2050.
Ideally, early intervention is the best option to limit myopia. When left untreated, it can provoke long term problems to one’s vision.
HOYA, one of our lenses supplier, developed the MiYOSMART lenses to help slow down myopia’s progression. In selected cases, the lens with this « Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments » technology could be a great option. MiYOSMART’s defocus segments allow the eyes to stay in the center of the lens where the refraction power was calculated to answer your child’s needs.
To know if MiYOSMART could be a good solution for your child, don’t hesitate to ask more information during your next appointment.
(Source : HOYA)
1 July 2021
Eat healthy for you eyes in July 2021
Add foods that are good for the eyes to your diet. Foods containing vitamin C (papaya, red pepper, kiwi, strawberry, and orange) or antioxidants like lutein and beta-carotene (carrot, sweet potato, spinach, kale, and broccoli) may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
4 February 2021
Glasses with your clinic from A to Z : the best option for your vision
We always suggest dealing with your optometric clinic from beginning to end to ensure the best service possible.
Your clinic will take care to give you all the assistance you need to get long lasting comfort:
- Complete eye exam;
- Choice of the frame;
- Choice of the lenses;
- Guarantee of the product.
We can make sure that the product is right for you, from the prescription issued by the optometrist to the glasses.
If you are not able to find anything you like, please speak to the optician about what you would like to wear. We are affiliated with a lot of companies that offer a diverse selection. We will make sure to find something for your needs.
4 September 2020
Optometrist, Optician, Ophtalmologist
This month; understand the difference between the optometrist (O.D.), the ophthalmologist (M.D.) and the optician (O.O.D).
An optometrist followed a university program of 5 years leading to a doctorate. They do a complete eye exam to insure the health and good vision of your eyes. Furthermore, they can prescribe, sell and adjust ophthalmic lenses, treat eye problems or redirect patients towards a specialist.
The ophtalmologist followed a specific training in ophthalmology and has a medical doctorate. They diagnose and treat eye problems under the reference of the optometrist. They prescribe the drugs or surgery needed to solve the troubles.
An optician has a collegial diploma obtained after a three-year program. They are a professional able to sell and adjust ophthalmic lenses according to the prescription made by the optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Source : https://www.ooq.org/fr
31 July 2020
Complete eye exam under 18 years old
Did you know that the medicare card covers one complete eye exam per civil year for children under 18 years old? Therefore, do not miss their annual appointment. Scheduling one before back to school season could help identify eye problems, thus helping your kids concentrate in school.
Since September 1 of 2019, the Quebec government offers a new helping program for kids. See Better to Succed offers a reimbursment of $ 250. Clic here to learn more!
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26 June 2020
It’s official: summer is here, school is over and it is time to take advantage of the beautiful weather! Remember to protect your head, your skin and evidently: YOUR EYES!
With this stunning sun, we want you all to remember how using your sunglasses the right way is of great importance to enjoy your summer even more. Thus, try to find a pair of sunglasses large enough to protect you against the rays coming from all around. Choose a frame that is strong and durable (especially for the little ones that are so active). It should be adjusted and tight enough that you will be tempted to wear it often.
Most of our sunglasses can be made with your prescription in them! Take an appointment soon so our optitians and assistants can help you find the perfect pair for you and your lifestyle.
Available here : Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Tiffany & co… and many more!
25 May 2020
April, May, Covid 19
Ever since the government declared the emergency sanitary situation, everybody is giving their all to stay active. Did you know that you can also make your eyes workout?
Nowadays, our eyes are affected by blue light, luminosity contrasts and even simple daily activities such as driving or outdoor labour. It is not surprising to see watery eyes, irritation, headaches or neckaches.
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses and instruments, Zeiss suggests some interesting exercises to do for your eyes. Our favourite? The eye socket massage:
Using your thumbs, massage the zone right under your eyebrow, from the top of your nose to the edge of the lid in small circular motions.
See the other suggested exercises here: https://www.zeiss.ca/vision-care/en/better-vision/health-prevention/a-workout-for-your-eyes.html
5 March 2020
Symptoms in children
For many, March means spring break! Did you know that your kids also need to take an appointment with the optometrist? The RAMQ covers most fees for children up to 17 years old (inclusively).
However, don’t forget how fast they grow up! Children do not usually complain about sight problems or may not even be aware that they are experiencing them. Even if the last eye examination was made right before going back to school, pay attention to the signs that may occur. They can develop very quickly:
- Unusual performance in school;
- Avoiding up close work and loss of interest in reading;
- Losing the line during reading;
- Tendency to hold the book closer;
- Turning or moving their head to use only one eye;
- Recurrent headaches;
Contact us if you think you or a member of your family needs an appointment.
10 February 2020
February is the season of love and Valentine’s Day. Give love to your eyes and book an appointment with us. For the year 2020, think 20-20-20 break!
Taking a break from work is not only a great idea, its essential to your eye health and comfort. The “20-20-20” rule consists of taking a 20 second break every 20 minutes, and look at an object 20 feet away from you. This technique will give your eyes a well-deserved break, and can even lessen the consequences of using your computer for so long.
Moreover, you can equip your frames with lenses with a protection against blue light, which helps decrease the harmful impact of the screen light. This will help get your eyes less tired and could even increase your sleep.