11 August 2022

The importance of the eye exam

Don’t leave anything to chance when thinking of your eyes: make sure to have them looked at. Take an appointment at least every two years with your optometrist to have a regular eye exam. Even if you have good vision, your eye health will be tested to try to prevent future medical conditions.

If reading, writing, driving, or doing daily activities starts being harder, consult your optometrist. Be aware of the symptoms that might mean you need glasses: headaches, blurred vision and/or eyestrain.

For your little ones, back to school season is a good time to make sure they are ready to start learning! You can always schedule your exams as a family. It is not unusual that eyes evolve with age. After 40, even people that had perfect vision all their life might need reading glasses.

Call or write us to find out about the next availabilities!

Source : 11 tips for optimal eye health | Lumino Health (sunlife.ca)


31 May 2022

Ordering contact lenses online... why to avoid?

The optometrist’s work is to ensure a good vision, but also to watch over your eyes’ health. Don’t forget that having a contact lenses prescription does not mean it is up to date and that your vision’s need is met. Disposable lenses rest directly on the cornea and problems may occur if they are not adjusted or controlled.

Ordering online from website that are not affiliated with the official suppliers may be risky in many ways: unverified lenses, lenses unapproved by Health Canada, lenses mishandled in transport which might expose them to weather changes, etc.

One of the many advantages offered when you take you business with the clinic directly is a guarantee of the product and of your adaptation to it. This means that your optometrist will guide you toward a great eye health, a good vision, a comfortable fit and a personalised service to care to YOUR needs. The guarantee of adaptation includes tryout lenses to make sure you get the ones that are most suited for you. Technology evolves at a rapid pace, hence taking your annual appointment with the optometrist when you wear contact lenses certifies the best answer to your visual needs.

Source : Canadian Optometrist Association (Opto.ca)


11 April 2022

In april...

There is a saying in French that says: “En avril, on ne se découvre pas d’un fil” which means that in April, one shall not uncover… this also goes for your eyes! Sunglasses are essential yearly.

We have 3 suggestions to protect your retina according to your preference and budget.

1.Buy a sunglasses pair with your prescription that will protect the eyes completely. It’s the perfect option to prevent sunrays to slip around the glasses. The bad side: you will have to carry both pairs with you.
2.Ask for the photochromic lenses. They will change color as soon as UV rays touch said lens. The bad side: the treatment doesn’t work in a car.
3.Order an on-measure sun clip or choose a pair of glasses that come with it. The clip will attach to the frame with rubber covered hooks or magnets and will be the exact same shape. A very useful accessory! The bad side: as the clip is the size of you regular glasses, the protection isn’t as optimal to the sunrays that enter through the sides.

Come visit us for more information and prices!

 


2 November 2021

Words of November

We often hear terms used in the doctor’s, dentist’s or optometrist’s office that we don’t understand. Here are some words that may be less common or that you hear frequently:

  • Strabismus – Otherwise known crossed eyes, or out-turned eye. It’s a muscle condition where your eyes are not properly aligned with each other, and for a variety of reasons, one or both of your eyes may turn in, out, up or down.
  • Glaucoma – It is generally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye, however, damage can also occur when eye pressure is normal; this is called normal pressure or normal tension glaucoma. 
  • Cataracts – They are the result of the normally clear lens in your eye becoming cloudy. They can vary from extremely small areas of cloudiness to large opaque areas that cause a noticeable reduction in vision.

Source : COA  https://opto.ca/en


5 October 2021

October's Opticians

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).

source: CAO


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;
  • Fitting;
  • 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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