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Soft and RPG lenses compared

Contact lenses are made from two types of material; soft or rigid.  Contacts made from soft material are referred to as hydrophilic, and those contacts which are made from a hard material are known as Rigid Gas Permeable (RPG) lenses. Wondering which type of contact lens between the two is suitable to correct your eye […]

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Types of contacts

Do you want to start wearing contacts, but you are confused as to which type of contacts will suit your eye vision needs best? Due to the major advancements in the contact lens technology, so many different types of contacts have emerged, in addition to the regular soft and hard lenses. Classification of contact lenses […]

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Contact Lenses: Are Contacts For You?

Most people with vision correction needs can now wear contact lenses without encountering any problems. This is due to the advanced materials and lens care technologies, which have made contact lenses safer, easier to wear and quite comfortable. Are you considering wearing contact lenses? There are a few factors you should consider before making a […]

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Styes (Hordeolum)

If you experience pain, followed by redness on a small area on the margin of your eyelid, this may indicate an eye medical condition known as stye, or external hordeolum. Internal styes usually form further into the eye, and have similar symptoms to the external ones. According to eye practitioners, a stye is a blocked […]

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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common eye disorder, in which your eyelids accumulate build-up around their edges, causing them to become red or inflamed. The buildup may be in form of an oily discharge or scaly skin. Other symptoms which are commonly displayed include excessive tearing or itching of the eyes, mild irritation, and dry eyes with […]

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Double Vision

If you see two images at the same time, when you are just looking at one, you can get confused as to the reason why this might be happening. When this happens, you may have a vision problem known as a double vision or diplopia. It is worth noting that double vision is a different […]

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Astigmatism

According to the Canadian association of optometrists, astigmatism is not a disease, rather, a fairly common vision problem that causes distorted or blurred vision, as a result of a variation or disturbance in the shape of your cornea. If you experience blurring of images, whether at far distances or close by, you may have astigmatism. […]

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Reading & Vision

Having a good vision is important when it comes to being able to read well. There are about 8 vision skills that you need to read, with most of them being overlooked even in the typical eye chart tests. If you have trouble reading, these are the vision skills that an optometrist should cover during […]

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TV & Vision

Did you know that you are more likely to strain your eyes when reading or sewing, that when watching TV? According to various eye experts, watching television will rarely harm your eyes, as long as the room is well lit and you observe a few viewing  tips. You should always position your TV approximately at […]

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Mature Vision

Did you know that most changes in vision occur either in the early years or much later in life? This happens with a few exceptions, since there are people who start experiencing eye problems even in their late 20’s. Your vision basically starts to stabilize during your late teen years, and shows minimal changes up […]

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How the Eye Works

The eye is an amazing part of our body that enables us to see and make sense of objects around us. But do you ever wonder about the mechanism behind it all? How the eye works? When you are looking at an object, there are a few things that occur. First, light reflects off the […]

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LASIK and Refractive Surgery Co-Management

LASIK is a laser eye surgery used to correct refractive errors of the eye. Patients usually opt for LASIK when they tire of wearing corrective lenses, such as contacts or glasses. Although there are no guarantees for treatment, the vast majority of LASIK patients report monumental improvements in their vision – many with 20/20. LASIK […]

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Emergency Eye Care

Pink Eye and Foreign Body Removal Coming soon…

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Advanced Diagnostic Testing

Retinal photography and OCT testing Coming soon…

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Children’s Vision

As one of the five senses, vision is an important part of your child’s growth. If your child is in school and unable to comprehend information that is presented visually, they may be at risk of having their academic performance negatively affected. Be sure that your child gets routine eye exams to detect any signs […]

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Fashion Frames & Glasses

Dr. Krupa Chothani (Optometrist) founded Shelburne Optometry, with the patient foremost in mind. Her goal is to provide a phenomenal experience and ensure that every patient has many options for their eyewear needs. We carry a range of quality eyewear and pride ourselves on having a handcrafted selection with frames to suit everybody’s needs. Our […]

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye exams are professional screenings used to evaluate the health of the eye and diagnose vision impairments and disease. Each is comprised of a series of several tests that analyze various functions of the eye, such as color differentiation, distance vision, and peripheral awareness. A comprehensive eye exam can identify vision complications during their earliest […]

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Contacts Lenses

Contact lenses are a discreet way of managing vision impairments without being tied to a pair of glasses. Many optometric patients choose contacts over eyeglasses because they are convenient, comfortable, and capable of correcting vision without affecting appearance. There are two classifications of contacts – soft and hard. Soft lenses are the most popular and […]

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Children’s Eye Exams

Children’s vision care should begin at birth and continue throughout childhood and adolescence. Without professional vision screenings, children can grow up with a distorted vision that eventually causes complications during the school years. According to the American Optometric Association, undiagnosed and untreated vision problems can worsen in children because the brain learns to accommodate the […]

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Eye Exam

Eye exams are professional screenings used to evaluate the health of the eye and diagnose vision impairments and disease. Each is comprised of a series of several tests that analyze various functions of the eye, such as color differentiation, distance vision, and peripheral awareness. A comprehensive eye exam can identify vision complications during their earliest […]

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Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are removable lenses used to correct vision impairments. Some, such as reading glasses, can be purchased over the counter at local drug stores. Others, such as those used to treat refractive errors like myopia and hyperopia, are available only by prescription from an optometrist or ophthalmologist. In cities around the world, including, eyeglasses are […]

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LASIK

LASIK is a laser eye surgery used to correct refractive errors of the eye. Patients usually opt for LASIK when they tire of wearing corrective lenses, such as contacts or glasses. Although there are no guarantees for treatment, the vast majority of LASIK patients report monumental improvements in their vision – many with 20/20. LASIK […]

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Retina Exam

A retinal exam – also referred to as an ophthalmoscopy – is an in-office screening used to examine the back of your eye. Checking the retina is important because a simple examination can reveal the presence of a number of underlying conditions, including diabetes, retinal detachment, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cancer. Early diagnosis of these […]

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