Lacrosse Players set their Sights on Eyewear

According to the Washington Post, lacrosse player in the NCAAs will have to wear protective googles for the playoffs during the 2004 season. The eyewear protective equipment becomes mandatory under US Lacrosse rules in 2005. Hockey, lacrosse, football, racquet sports players are all susceptible to eye injury. The Ontario Association fo Optometrists has an excellent resource for Protecting your Eyes and the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association have petitioned the NHL to require a hockey visor (Letter to Mr. Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League).

Your Vision, what could be more important?

If you have questions about protecting your eyes, please contact Dr. Heeney at 416-703-2797 or heeney.ca, and we can help find an protective eyewear solution for you.

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MIT Media Lab student Saul Griffith has invented a machine to make low cost prescription glasses for people in developing countries. The machine creates a custom mold that an acrylic lense is then shaped to match the prescription by an optometrist.

For more information about donating your old glasses for individuals in developing countries, please contact Dr. Kristin Heeney. Dr. Heeney is accepting new patients and can help you find the right glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses. The office is open for walk-in appointments Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am – 5pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available, visit www.heeney.ca or call 416-703-2797 to schedule an appointment.