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Digital Lenses in a Digital World

When viewing demands, be it from books or more recently from digital display devices, on the visual system exceed the capacity of our accommodative and vergence systems to maintain clear and comfortable vision, eye strain occurs. The muscles of our eyes, the ciliary and extra-ocular muscles, must work constantly to maintain the proper focus and […]

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Great moment for Canada and women in Science – Congratulations to Dr. Donna Strickland

Dr. Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo (my Alma mater), wins the Nobel Prize for Physics last month.  She is only the third woman to have done so.  She joins two other remarkable women – Marie Curie (in 1903) and Maria Goeppert-Mayer (in 1963) – who have accomplished such feats.  Her chirped pulse […]

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Uncomfortable eyes, watery eyes, fluctuating vision, frequent need to use eye drops? Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry can help

Point of care testing and a new medication at her disposable, Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry can help those suffering from ocular surface disease.Ocular surface (dry eye) disease is the most common condition seen in optometric practice with a prevalence ranging from 8 to 29%.  Unfortunately, its prevalence continues to rise due in part to the ubiquitous […]

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – take the test to assess your risk factor for diabetes

The current number of people living with diabetes in Canada is approximately 3.3 million and sadly the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically with current estimates confidently predicting a doubling of cases by 2025. In addition to a host of systemic diseases diabetes is linked to, such as cardiovascular disease, lower limb amputations, kidney failure, it also gives […]

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Sunglass month at Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry in Barrie

Ahhhhh  June … the start of the summer season when Canadians delight in the great outdoors.  To bring awareness to the importance of protecting our eyes against the harmful effects of the sun, we are making June our “Sunglass month”, and showcasing our newest line of sunglasses – the Adidas line.  The Adidas join our beautiful line-up of Michael Kors, Ray Ban and Guess sunglasses. […]

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