Over the past few weeks, several media outlets around the world have been suggesting that contact lenses should not be worn during the COVID-19 pandemic. But where are the experts on this issue? The most recent studies demystify the topic and confirm that contact lenses are safe to wear, as long as they are handled with care.
Your eyes are the most precious thing you have. To ensure that you maintain healthy eyes, optometrists recommend having your eyes checked regularly. The frequency of an eye exam will vary depending on your age and health.
An optometrist is the health care professional trained and authorized to perform an eye examination. It is necessary to make an appointment with an optometrist who is a member of the College of Optometrist in your province.
Did you know that the Quebec government has been offering a financial assistance program for parents since September 2019 to help them purchase glasses and contact lenses for their children? In addition to eye exam coverage for children under the age of 18, the new See Better to Succeed program from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) offers a $250 refund on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
When the time comes to choose a new frame, how do you evaluate its quality? It is a complex subject as there are so many variables between the manufacturers and the materials. Here are some basic tips for selecting the right eyeglass frame, which you can confirm with the recommendation of an experienced eyecare professional.