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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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Are the longer wavelengths blue light from your tablets, phones and computers keeping you up at night? Probably …

In the journal Nature, Dr. Charles Czeisler discusses the function of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in regard to regulating circadian rhythm. Just as the ear has two functions (hearing and balance), so does the eyes. Light exposure at night, particularly in the wavelengths 459 nm to 484 nm,  has decoupled us from the 24-hour-day from which our […]

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MICHAEL KORS EYEWEAR is here at Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry!

Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry is thrilled to introduce our newest line of frames – the MICHAEL KORS EYEWEAR. The collection includes both ophthalmic frames as well as sunglasses. The frames are made of acetate (including the exclusive vintage tortoise) and metal (including the rose gold metal that matches Michael Kors’ signature rose gold plating). And the sunglasses […]

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Barrie Visions Gala – Dining in the Dark

Did you know that May was Vision Health Month?! To bring awareness to the importance of making eye health a priority, the Barrie chapter of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) hosted their 5th annual Barrie Visions Gala – Dining in the Dark. Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry joined local residents, businesses and community leaders […]

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I have the prescription for my glasses – now what? From eye exam to glasses – there is more involved than you think

When patients get their prescription from their doctors, they go to their local pharmacy and get the medication. When patients are finished with their eye exams, they give their spectacle prescription to their optometrist or optician and the lenses get put into the frame of choice. Simple, right? But have you ever thought about what […]

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An Iconic Tint now becomes part of the new Transitions Signature VII series – from your Barrie Optometrist

JFK, James Dean, Tom Cruise in Top Gun – need I say more? In the 1950s, the graphite green lens were applied to sunglasses worn by U.S. Navy pilots based on research that showed the gray-green color helps pilots locate and track objects against a variety of outdoor backgrounds such as earth, sky and water.  […]

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