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Is It Really That Bad to Sleep or Shower In Contact Lenses?

If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping...

What Eye Drops Are Best For My Eyes?

Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market....

Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light?

Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light —...

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular...

Why Are Dilated Eye Exams So Important?

Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

Eye Care Tips While Working From Home

You may find it difficult to work from home, but here’s what you can do to make the transition easier on your eyes. Read on...

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk...

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked...

3 Benefits of Anti-Glare Coating

Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses...

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

If you don't see well while driving at night, there's a chance you have night blindness. Night blindness, or nyctalopia, is the inability to see...

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about...

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests...

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading...

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage...

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Four Great Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

Milton | Why Diabetic Eye Exams are Essential

Martin Street Optometry Local Diabetic Eye Exams near you in Milton, Ontario At present, one in 10 Americans has diabetes – and the trend is...

Milton | Risk of Vision Loss is Increasing

Martin Street Optometry Eye Doctor in Milton, Ontario As the elderly population in the US grows larger, millions of American senior citizens are in danger...

Milton | Tips on How to Have Healthy Eyes

Martin Street Optometry Eye Doctor in Milton, Ontario You look through your eyes to see the glorious world around you, and your eye doctor looks...

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

Milton | How to Avoid Eye Injuries at Work.

Martin Street Optometry Prescription Safety and Sports Glasses in Milton, Ontario Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a Comprehensive eye exam,...

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

The Changing Face of Eye Care COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye...

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

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...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health!

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Like peanut butter and jelly, school and vision go hand-in-hand. Both are important partners in ensuring that children excel in their learning, extracurricular activities, and...

Tips for Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Online Booking

For your convenience, we now accept online bookings! Click the link at the top of the page to access our online appointments....

Extended Hours

We are now offering Saturday appointments, twice per month, and extended Tuesdays evening hours from 12 - 8pm....

DRY EYES: WHAT’S TO BE DONE ABOUT IT?

Canadian winter is upon us! This cold, dry winter weather often causes dry skin, but it can also make our eyes dry. Many people suffer...

MILTON’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR 2016

Thank you for choosing us to be a Milton’s Choice Winner. We are honoured!...

Oakley is coming!

OAKLEY  is arriving at Martin Street Optometry in September! We are thrilled to offer this line of eyewear to our patients....

Wishing Dr. Laughren all the best in his retirement!

Wishing Dr. Laughren all the best in his retirement!...

Exciting changes at our practice!

We are currently in the process of updating our practice in order to better serve our patients. During this time we thank you for your...

Merry Christmas from Martin Street Optometry!

Best wishes to your and your families for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...

Welcome to our new website!

We are very excited to have our new website up and running! We will be updating the content of our site over the next short...