New in the World of Glasses

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Carson frame by Monoqool gives a bold statement Ponderosa green

by Dr. Nadine Shelton New in the world of glasses Most of us that wear glasses are familiar with the options involved when buying glasses. New technologies and innovations are emerging and making waves in the optical world. Here are a few things to consider when shopping that are new in the world of glasses. Transitions Lenses Lenses that react … Read More

Eye Pressure Test Explained

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pressure test

by Dr. Nadine Shelton Eye pressure  Intraocular Pressure Test,  also known as an eye pressure test, is used to test the pressure of the liquid of the eye. Eye pressure is not related to blood pressure and no treatment for high blood pressure will affect your eye pressure. Prolonged high eye pressure could require specific treatments discussed later. Most adults … Read More

Night Driving and Vision

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night driving

by Dr. Nadine Shelton Challenges of Night Driving The challenges of Night Driving are increased during the transition to winter with shorter daylight hours and longer nights. Most people feel safe driving during the day, but the onset of darkness or less favourable weather can bring added challenges for some. Dark conditions and lights from oncoming car headlights will make … Read More

Fellow Earthlings Eyewear: Made with Love in PEI

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Fellow Earthlings

By Dr. Nadine Shelton Fellow Earthlings Eyewear: Made in Canada Owning a pair Fellow Earthlings satisfies the feel-good notion of supporting great quality, Canadian owned and one-of-kind handmade pieces. Husband and Wife team, Christopher and Sydney founded their own bespoke eyewear company after working in the industry internationally. They founded a different kind of eye wear-company, when they returned home … Read More

Loch Effects Eyewear: Wood Frame Glasses from 500 year aged Timbers

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Loch shades

By Dr. Nadine Shelton LOCH Effects Eyewear: a Canadian enviro eyewear company Twin brothers Tim and Dan are the founders of Loch Effects Eyewear, an environmentally and stylish focused Canadian company that uses upcycled materials for their creations. Loch eyewear uses 500 year old aged timbers that have rested at the bottom of the Great Lakes until now. These logs … Read More

Red Eyes and How to Manage Them

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by Dr. Nadine Shelton   Red Eyes A common concern accompanied by a wide range of causes are the development of red eyes. There are many reasons why people develop red eyes. Depending on the person, the appearance of red eye can look like thin red lines, a larger pink area or a bright red spot. It’s important to recognize … Read More

Back to School; Youth Eye Health & COVID-19

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Dr. Nadine Shelton Back to school and Maintaining Youth Eye Health & COVID-19 We all are settling in to our new routines, however our youth continue to grow and back to school eye exams should be top of mind. Whether in class or more home school, the eyes of our youth continue to change as they grow. With distance learning … Read More

Paulino Spectacles: The art of handcrafted eye wear from Portugal

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Ramiro Paulino

By Dr. Nadine Shelton Paulino Spectacles The brands we showcase at our optical, like Paulino Spectacles reflect who we are. Family owned, quality, small scale, unique and inspired by travel. Ramiro Paulino, owner, designer and third generation eyewear family member who is commitmented to fine craftsmanship and style. The brand had its start in the 1930’s with Bernardo Paulino Pereira, … Read More

COVID-19, Your Health & Eye Care

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know more of your eye health during COVID-19

Dr. Nadine Shelton COVID-19 and your Eyes A virus, like COVID-19 will enter the body via a mucus membrane, which means through your nose, mouth and eyes. This is why it is important to wash your hands using proper hand washing techniques. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds with a good lather of soap and make sure the soap goes … Read More

Prevent Eye Strain and Keep Eyes Healthy

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Dr. Nadine Shelton Prevent eye strain and Keep your eyes healthy With technology playing a large role in the workplace, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “how do I prevent eye strain.” The following are 3 main tips from available products to consider for your eye strain relief: Take frequent breaks when on the computer or … Read More