Features

Through the looking glass – a glimpse at lenses in 2018

By Troy Patterson Technological advancements in lens manufacturing continue to offer new options for patients and eyecare professionals, with the industry upping the ante with...

FRAMED: Family by her side – The Spectacle Shoppe’s Amina Coovadia-Bell

By Denis Langlois Amina Coovadia-Bell says she learned a lot on her journey to becoming a registered optician and business owner from her parents. “I grew...

NEXTGEN: Finding joy in helping people see better

By Troy Patterson Marina Lander enjoys the difference she makes as an optician by helping people to see better. “I think many people want to grow...

Tinted by the light – photochromic eyewear protection

By Jody Johnson-Petit It’s a bright, sunny day, but you don’t have your sunglasses on hand. Not to worry. Thanks to technology, your prescription lenses can...

New GM of Zeiss Canada vision care discusses future

By Denis Langlois There's a new person at the helm of Carl Zeiss Canada's Vision Care division. Bryan Rossi, who had been with Carl Zeiss Vision...

Comfortable Contacts 2018

By Troy Patterson About 3.5 million Canadians use contact lenses to correct their vision, according to the latest VisionWatch Canada report from the Vision Council...

First study of its kind illustrates myopia prevalence in Canadian children

A study published in the journal Eye sheds light on the prevalence of myopia in Canadian children, validating findings and implications for healthcare policy makers, academic...

Defending against blue light in 2018

By Troy Patterson An increasing number of Canadians are expected to buy technologies that protect their eyes from blue light both as education spreads about...

NEXTGEN: Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy is optimistic about future of eyecare

By Troy Patterson The next generation of eyecare professionals inspires veteran ophthalmologist Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy. The professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision...

Canadian-developed laser scanner sheds light on eye disease before vision loss...

A Canadian engineering science professor has developed a high resolution retinal imaging scanner that will one day revolutionize eye care, helping ophthalmologists diagnose eye...