Eye Care

Healthy Vision

Eye Exam

Healthy sight is more than 20/20 vision.

It involves improving everyday visual quality and preserving the health and well-being of your eyes.

You find time to visit your family doctor for an annual physical, to take your children to their annual dentist visits. But is your family overdue for a trip to the eye doctor’s office? Vision care is often neglected. In reality, how much could we actually accomplish in a day without the precious gift of sight?

Vogue Optical has implemented its toll free number to make it more convenient to arrange your family’s eye exam, 1-877-489-2020.

You may not see serious eye disease coming, but your eye doctor will.
Even if you have clear vision, only a regular, complete eye exam can ensure that your eyes are healthy, because some eye diseases can cause permanent damage.

The eyes function as a window to our bodies. An eye doctor can reveal the presence of undiagnosed hypertension, multiple sclerosis, strokes, kidney problems, brain tumors and other general systemic conditions.

It is recommended that you have an eye exam at least every two years.
Uncorrected vision problems in children often cause learning and reading difficulties or contribute to other medical problems such as dyslexia and ADD.  Early detection of these and other eye diseases is important for maintaining healthy vision.

Licensed Optician

The Importance of an Licensed Optician

An Optician is a licensed professional trained to help you see better – whether you’re near or far-sighted, or have low vision due to more complex eye health issues. It’s reassuring to know that this profession in Canada is regulated and governed by strict standards to protect your vision and ensure Licensed Opticians provide you care of the highest standard.

At Vogue Optical, eye health is paramount and all of our Opticians must maintain their license with numerous hours of continuing education and attend various staff training throughout the year. Opticians are updated in lens technology, coating benefits and frame design. The frame choice is as important as our lens choice, as the two must be matched together to ensure optimal vision. Not all frames are suitable for all prescriptions. It is the perfect combination of lens design, frame measurements and coatings that your Licensed Opticians will help you pick, that will give you that perfect pair of eyeglasses for your prescription requirements and lifestyle needs. Quality control and superior workmanship is mandatory at Vogue Optical and they take great pride in providing that perfect pair of eyeglasses. Reading glasses, safety glasses, computer glasses, the list is endless; your licensed optician is trained to provide eyeglasses to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Licensed Opticians also ensure your lenses have been created accurately before giving them to you. In fact they ensure that the lenses and frames meet national and international standards of precision. They further ensure the fit of your glasses, contact lenses or special needs vision devices.

Besides being an eye care professional, Licensed Opticians also understand design and style. Be sure to ask for a Licensed Optician’s help when choosing your frames. You’ll be surprised how they can help you narrow your choice and find the right frame.

Why should I have my eyes examined?

Regular eye exams are important for ocular health and visual status, and they also may reveal the presence of many non-eye diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes. It’s recommended that you have your eyes examined every two years. Being aware of the warning signs of eye problems, eye diseases, and visual disorders is critical to getting them treated promptly and properly. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to learn about your eyes and what can happen to them.

We arrange eye exams at all locations. Just call our EYE EXAM line at 1-877-489-2020 to arrange an eye exam nearest you or book your eye exam online.

When should I consider reading glasses?

When you reach the point of not being able to read up close without stretching your arms to the limit, you may need to consider single-vision reading glasses. One drawback to purchasing ready-made (“drugstore”) reading glasses is that they are essentially “one-size-fits-all” items. The prescription is the same in both lenses, and the location of the optical center of the lenses is not customized for each wearer. Most people do not have exactly the same prescription in both eyes, and almost everyone has at least a small amount of astigmatism correction in their prescriptions. Headaches, eyestrain, and even nausea can result from wearing reading glasses that are too far off from your actual prescription or that have optical centers too far away from the center of your pupils.

Invisible Bifocals – often referred to as progressive lenses or no-line bifocals. We have superior invisible bifocals that will enhance your vision.

What is the best way to clean lenses?

  • Spray both sides of lenses with Vogue Optical Anti Reflective lens cleaner
  • Rub gently between fingers to loosen any debris.
  • Wipe dry with a soft cloth
  • Use polishing cloth to remove finger prints or smudges
UV and You

UV and You

Sunglasses are not seasonal!

Wear Sunglasses for Protection

Sunglasses are needed for much more than a trendy accessory- they protect your eyes from the sun. No one enjoys squinting while driving or walking around on a sunny day and having a good pair of shades on protect your eyes from harsh glare. If you don’t wear sunglasses often, it’s important that you do and if you are an avid sunglasses wearer, it’s vital that you know if your shades are giving your eyes proper protection.

Not only do sunglasses shield your eyes from the sting of the sun but like sunscreen, sunglasses also keep harmful UV rays from your eyes. Cataracts can develop from excessive sun exposure, which can lead to near-sightedness and other eye problems. Other issues that can be caused by too much direct sunlight include photokeratitis (a painful eye condition), snow blindness (a type of sunburn that occurs within the eye), and various types of eye cancers. Eye cancer is not to be taken lightly. There are various types of eye cancers, with tumors and painful cysts being the most common. These can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Even if you have a non-cancerous growth, these can be very uncomfortable to deal with and often need to be surgically removed.

Sunglasses are not seasonal! As with applying sunscreen during the winter months, sunglasses should be worn year-round. If you’re skiing, snowboarding or doing other winter related sports, this also calls for appropriate eyewear, which includes sunglasses when you’re not out on the slopes. The sun bounces right off of the snow or water and can still cause significant damage to the eyes if they aren’t protected. So don’t take any chances, no matter what the weather

looks like (unless it’s raining or it’s nighttime, of course). Children are also prone to eye damage from the sun so buy your kids a good pair of sunglasses and teach them to use it whenever they are outdoors.

Shopping for sunglasses can be confusing for some people, often causing them to pay more than they should. The majority of sunglasses sold are manufactured with the appropriate level of UV protection/blockage so as long as the pair you’re thinking about purchasing has a label that states it offers UV blockage, you’re good to go. However, you should avoid buying sunglasses from vendors on the street or anyplace outside of retail optical stores. Chances are these sunglasses aren’t made with quality UV protection or may not even offer any at all. So don’t be fooled by the cheap price tag on a fancy frame.

 

UV Protection