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What are Plano Lenses?

Plano lenses are just lenses for glasses that have no prescription (power of zero). They are used when people only need correction in one eye, for those that want to wear glasses for cosmetic reasons and to provide the benefit of a lens coating even if a person doesn’t need corrective eyewear.

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Benefits of Revo Lenses

In 1985, a NASA optical engineer— Dr. Mitch Ruda—decided to use the coating that was protecting satellites on a pair of eyeglasses. He thought if the coating could keep satellites safe from radiation, it could also protect a person’s vision from harmful UV rays.1 This experiment in 1985 launched what would later be known as

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Best Eyeglasses for the Summer

Many people don’t realize that the same pair of glasses that they wear during the winter, might not be the best eyeglasses for the summer months. The type of frame, lens and even lens coating might need to be adjusted based on your lifestyle and specific needs.

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Best Lenses for New Glasses

After picking out frames, you’ll have to make a decision on the best lenses to use. There are a variety of options and it’s important to choose ones that fit your prescription and lifestyle.

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Practical Tips to Keep Kids Healthy in a Digital Age

There’s no way around it, we rely on technology more than ever before and everyone is spending more time looking at their phones, tablets, computers and televisions. It’s not realistic to tell parents they need to keep digital devices away from their kids, but there are a few practical steps you can take to keep

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Should Kids Have Screen Time Before Bed?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists released a position statement where they advise children should avoid digital devices for at least one hour before bedtime to avoid disruption of their sleep.1 This means you might have to adjust your child’s bedtime routine to ensure they don’t have any screen time—whether it’s watching a show on television

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Technological Advancements to Fight Eye Disease

It’s estimated that about 500,000 Canadians are blind or partially sighted and about 5.5 million more have an eye disease that could cause sight loss. The top three causes of blindness in our country are cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.1 With new technological developments, there could be a new—and better—way to fight eye disease.

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