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Eye Health

Protect and maintain a good eyesight


The American Optometric Association (AOA) has found that up to 80 percent of learning occurs through your children’s eyes. Every day your child must read, write, and view a chalkboard.

But many of our children may be struggling in school because of vision-related issues. As many as one in four kids has a vision problem that has gone undetected. Having your child’s eyes examed by a Doctor of Optometry every year before school starts can help them get the right prescription glasses to help them succeed.

Once you have your prescription visit Specialeyes for a huge selection of BC’s most affordable Children’s Frames and Lenses.

Vision Warning Signs

It may be time to schedule an eye exam if you observe the following signs:

  • Loses their place while reading
  • Uses their finger to keep place when reading
  • Frequently reverses when reading or writing
  • Holding reading material closer than normal
  • Avoids close work like reading or writing
  • Blinking excessively
  • Frequently rubbing their eyes
  • Not maintaining eye contact
  • Headaches
  • Squinting while reading or watching television

Maintaining Good Eyesight

Do you find yourself squinting or straining to see with the lenses you’re wearing now? It may be time for an eye exam.

As many as 7 out of 10 adults are not seeing at their best. These vision problems are usually a natural side effect of aging. If you’re over the age of 40 it’s time to schedue an eye exam.

Once you have your new prescription visit SpecialEyes for a huge selection of affordable Frames and Lenses.

Ways Age Can Affect Your Vision

  • You find you need more light to see clearly
  • You find reading or close detailed work more difficult
  • You have become more sensitive to glare.
  • Discerning between some colours is challenging
  • It takes longer to adjust to a change in light levels
  • Distance and depth perception is comprimised

UV Protection


Overexposure to UVA radiation has been linked to certain types of cataracts, the development of macular degeneration and loss of central vision caused by retina damage. UVB rays have been known to cause “snow blindness,” an inflammation of the cornea that causes pain and temporary loss of vision.

A pair of good quality sunglasses is the best way to protect your eye. To block 99.9% of UV rays make sure your sunglasses are UV400 or higher. Polarized lenses will protect your eyes from harmful glare. If you wear glasses consider prescription sunglasses or photochromatic lenses (transition).

Visit SpecialEyes for all your Sunglasses needs including great prices on Ray Ban.

On Guard Safety Frames

On Guard safety frames are fully Rx’able and come with a dust dam to protect eyes from dusty enviroments.
They are ultralight and metal free and come with a 1 year warranty.
And they are ANSI (USA) and CSA (Canada) approved.

SpecialEyes carries all sizes and colours of On Guard Safety Frames at BC’s best prices.