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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Understanding Blue Light and its Impact on Your Family’s Eye Health

In today's digital age, with increasing reliance on screens for work and leisure, it's crucial to prioritize eye protection from blue light. Learn more about blue light protection to keep your family’s eyes healthy and vision clear.

How Safe Is It To Rinse Your Eyes With Tap Water?

While many people turn to tap water to rinse their eyes, it may not always be safe. Find out when to use water, and what to use when you can't!

The Eye-Opening Truth About UV Damage: Why You Need Protection

Learn about the impact of UVA & UVB rays on the eyes, and why it’s important to wear UV protective glasses especially when skiing in Canada.

Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

At Martin Street Optometry, we provide children's eye exams with a family-oriented approach that prioritizes the health and well-being of your child.

Your Eyes As A Window Into Your Whole-Body Health

Did you know that your eyes are often the first line of defense when it comes to detecting and treating many common systemic diseases and conditions? It's true!

This Winter, Don’t Let Dry Eyes Get the Best of You

The struggle against dry eye every winter is real. Fortunately there are eye treatments and home remedies to relieve symptoms.

Autoimmune Disease and Dry Eye: Is There a Connection?

Having an autoimmune disease like Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can affect your tear production and eye health.

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution for your eyes and contacts. There exist 2 different types of solution for contact lenses: Multipurpose and Hydrogen Peroxide-based. While both remove debris and build-up,...