New Regulations Improve Eye Care

Photograph of woman putting in eye dropsThe Ontario Government approved a regulation today that allows Ontario’s optometrist to start prescribing medications for their patients.

“Optometrists will now be able to prescribe treatments for conditions ranging from routine bacterial eye infections to more serious diseases including glaucoma.

The change will alleviate wait times in emergency rooms and walk-in clinics for patients with eye-related problems.”

This means Dr. Heeney & Dr. Wilkinson can prescribe treatment for conditions including red eyes, infections, allergies, dry eye, glaucoma etc without having to refer you to a walk-in clinic or your family doctor. This means faster easier access to treatment when you need it.

For more information on the eye conditions that optometrists can now treat and prescribe, please visit the Ontario Association of Optometrists website at: www.eyecareoao.com.

Moving to 127 Spadina Ave

After 8 years at 25 Brant Street, we’re moving around the corner. On Monday, December 20, 2010 you can find us at our new home just around the corner at  127 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON. The new location is about 350 meters away from the old location, here’s directions in case you need help finding us.

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Feel free to stop by next week and say hello. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Mirror, Mirror on the iPhone…

Silhouette, the award winning manufacturer of rimless frames has come out with a virtual mirror. The virtual mirror is available online and as a free iphone app.

The iPhone app is really easy to use and very cool. You take a picture of yourself. It works best if your ears show and try to get a close picture that fills the box with good lighting on your face. You then drag the icons for your right/left eyes and your ear to the correct location on your picture. You can play with the positions to get the frame centered on you face. Then try on different shapes of lenses, frame styles and colours. You can email the photos to friends and family to get their opinions. When you have made your choice email us and we can make them up for you. Some of my personal favorites are: