Dry eye is a progressive condition that occurs due to your eyes not producing enough good quality tears. Dry eye can occur for many reasons, some including ageing, hormonal changes, or even environmental factors or irritants.
At Specs on Bloor, we put your ocular health first to ensure you are well taken care of. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, we can help determine the root of the problem, and provide the necessary treatment to alleviate your discomfort.
Symptoms of dry eye include:
If dry eye is left untreated, it can cause tissue damage and vision impairment. Additionally, dry eyes can make contact lens wear uncomfortable and may increase the risk of infection. Visit us so we can get your ocular comfort back on track.
Low vision is a significant loss of eyesight that can no longer be corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery. Individuals with low vision may experience difficulty performing and completing everyday tasks such as reading, watching television, or shopping.
Typically, low vision can caused by an advanced eye condition, congenital disability, and ageing. However, the most common cause of low vision is the deterioration of the most central part of the retina, called macular degeneration. Other common disorders, like cataracts or glaucoma, can also contribute to significant vision loss.
At Specs on Bloor, we can help give you the resources necessary to adapt to life with low vision. Comprehensive eye exams are the first step to help detect, diagnose, and treat any underlying causes that may lead to low vision, alongside providing the tools needed to enhance your quality of life.
The prevalence of digital devices has made daily life increasingly more convenient in a staggering amount of ways. However, improper and prolonged use of digital devices can create a strain on your eyes and overall well-being.
Digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, is characterized by:
Typically, digital eye strain is caused by using digital devices at improper distances or for overly long periods. We can help discuss some helpful techniques to alleviate eye strain and help you feel more comfortable.
One of the more common remedies for eye strain is the 20-20-20 rule. You can use this rule when you are doing a lot of intense focus work, like working on a computer for an extended amount of time to help your eyes refocus and reduce discomfort.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that affects your ability to see far distances. So common, in fact, that nearly half of the entire world is expected to have myopia symptoms by 2050.
This condition develops as the eye elongates over time, causing light that enters your eye to fall short of reaching your retina, leading to blurry distance vision. Myopia is often hereditary, but certain factors like not spending enough time outdoors can increase your chances of developing it.
We can help manage your symptoms by using a range of prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Depending on your symptoms, we may refer you to our consulting optometrist to discuss advanced treatment options.
At Specs on Bloor, we understand that you may find yourself in an instance where you need immediate medical attention to protect your eyesight.
Common eye emergencies include instances where you have gotten something into your eye or sustained an injury that has caused significant pain or trauma. If you are experiencing swelling, bleeding, or pain in your eyes, seek immediate medical attention to minimize the chances of vision loss.
Small objects, like dust or dirt, can be safely rinsed from your eyes. Harmful chemicals like cleaning products should be rinsed out with clean water as soon as possible.
However, if an object is embedded in your eye, do not remove it, as you can risk further damage.
Eye emergencies are more common than you might think. We urge you to call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you find yourself in a vision-threatening situation.
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.