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Though buying lenses on line is only a convenient click or two away, so are the potentially serious ocular complications that can result from making this decision. That’s why we recommend you buy your lenses from a competent professional who will offer you complete after-sales service in a location near you.
These are a number of inconveniences and risks prescription eyeglass wearers might face. For instance, consumers of online prescription eyeglasses (with corrective lenses) forfeit their right to adjustment by professionals. A lack of adjustment or inadequate adjustment to prescription eyeglasses can lead to :
In stores, professionals are on hand to guide you in your choice of frames and the type of lens your prescription requires. Then, every pair of glasses must be adapted to the shape of your face, so you’ll have to be able to try them on. By purchasing your prescription eyeglasses from professionals in stores, you’ll be assured of a quality product and the services and professional advice you need. When you have to get eyeglasses, make sure they’re custom-made!
Video games in 2D or 3D strain the eyes because they require greater concentration. Take regular breaks when playing them (every 30 minutes).
Watching television in the dark is not recommended. Turn another light source on to avoid eye strain.
An ophthalmologist performs surgery, treats ocular diseases and conducts eye exams. To find out more, visit the Association des Ophtalmologistes du Québec Website at www.amoq.org.
An optometrist specializes in eye examinations and screening for vision problems, and is licensed to sell eyeglasses and lenses. An optometrist has a doctorate acquired after a five-year university program. Their role is to perform eye and vision exams and detect ocular abnormalities and ocular visual problems. They are also qualified to prescribe, sell and adjust corrective lenses, for eyeglasses and contact lenses alike. They are a member of the Ordre des optométristes du Québec. To find out more, visit the Association des Optométristes du Québec Website at www.aoqnet.qc.ca
An optician can fill an optometrist’s or ophthalmologist’s prescription for eyeglasses or lenses, and sell them. A dispensing optician has a college diploma acquired after a three-year training program. They are a professional authorized to sell and adjust corrective lenses according to prescriptions issued by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. They are a member of the Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec. To find out more, visit the Association des Opticiens du Québec Website at www.adoqc.com
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Good visual acuity is essential when you’re driving in the daytime, and it’s especially essential at night. To increase visual comfort, opt for sunglasses with polarized lenses.
In fog, yellow, violet or orange lenses accentuate contrasts and depth.
It is strongly recommended that you do not wear tinted glasses when driving at night.
Tell-tale signs in your child that might justify a visit to the optometrist include:
It’s easy! Simply soak your lenses in the care product. This will clean them and lubricate them, making them easier to put in, and keep in for several days.