Comprehensive eye exams play a significant role in maintaining good vision and eye health. Eye issues that affect your eyes can often go unnoticed until they have already caused irreversible damage. You can prevent this by having regular eye exams.
It is crucial to stay on top of your ocular health as the early stages of common eye conditions do not have visible symptoms. As they advance, these eye conditions can cause irreparable damage to your vision and are often very difficult to treat.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends adults between the ages of 19 and 64 have a comprehensive eye examination at least once every 2 years. At Specs on Bloor, we recommend visiting us annually to best monitor your health and vision.
Your child’s visual abilities have a significant impact on their development, especially in their early years. Detecting eye conditions before they develop can ensure your child receives treatment promptly and efficiently.
Many serious eye conditions do not show symptoms in their early stages and are hard to diagnose without guidance from a trained healthcare professional. Certain conditions that are more prevalent in children need to be addressed while the child is young to maximize the efficacy of treatment.
Common eye conditions in children include:
The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends you have your child’s eyes examined shortly after birth to assess if they are functioning normally. Ensure they have their first comprehensive eye examination around 6 months of age and annually thereafter.
In Canada, over 3 million people live with diabetes, with Type 2 diabetes accounting for 90% of cases. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body produces and uses insulin, creating unregulated blood glucose (sugar) levels.
Diabetes can create a myriad of eye complications, including changes to your vision and the development of serious eye conditions. The most common conditions related to diabetes are:
A comprehensive eye exam can help detect diabetes-related eye problems, so it is imperative for individuals living with this disease to attend regular eye exams.
If you have a refractive error, you are likely no stranger to corrective eyewear. Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses, giving you freedom and flexibility with your vision.
At Specs on Bloor, we want to make sure that you see clearly and comfortably. If you are interested in contact lenses, we will perform a specialized exam to ensure contacts are right for you.
Our contact lens exams include tests and measurements that will determine if contact lenses will fit your eyes comfortably without irritating them. We will also demonstrate proper contact lens handling, insertion, and removal to ensure comfort each time you use them.
We will likely send you home with a trial pair of lenses and invite you back within a week for a follow-up appointment to discuss your experience. At Specs on Bloor, your eyes are our priority, so please let us know of any issues you may have experienced while wearing your contact lenses.
We are around the corner from the St. George TTC station on the Bloor Line.
Street parking on Bloor St, Huron St, Bedford Ave & Prince Arthur Ave, underground parking next door at Kimpton Hotel, Green P west on Huron St.
Please note: our hours of operation are temporary and subject to change due to COVID-19. We are closed on all statutory holidays.
Specs On Bloor has a great selection of independent designer eyewear – lots of fun colours and styles. The space is spotless and has a chic modern interior.Helen, the optician is very knowledgeable and helpful. The optometrist, Dr.Michael Lee is also great! He was friendly, patient and extremely thorough during the eye exam and happily answered all questions – one of the best optometrist’s I have visited to date.Would definitely recommend Specs on Bloor as the go-to place for all eyecare and eyewear needs!
I’ve gotten a few pairs of frames, both glasses and sunglasses, at Specs on Bloor, over the years. The opticians are always so friendly, helpful, and patient with me as we find the right pair of frames. The turn-around time for frames is very quick and I appreciate the care they take with my eye care! They also offer a nice student discount. Thanks Specs on Bloor!
Was very impressed when visiting here. I was still nervous to go out during Covid, but after seeing the attention to cleanliness and sanitizing, I was more than comfortable shopping here. Every pair of glasses I tried on was set aside to be sanitized before being put back on the shelf. The staff was great and very helpful, and the selection they had was more than I was expecting. Will be coming here from now on.
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