Thank you for nominating us for the 2017 Stouffville Sun-Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best Optical Store and Best Optometrist categories! We are honoured. Please vote for us in the final round on or before Feb 15. One lucky voter will win a $250 gift certificate to one of the winning businesses! You can vote using this link.
Parents often ask us about the effects of electronic screens on childrens’ vision. The Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society recently released a joint position statement with recommendations and information on this topic. It is estimated that 50-90% of adult screen users experience ocular symptoms. Unfortunately, this statistic is not known for children, but they are using electronic screens more often and at an earlier age than in the past.
Here are the recommendations for the amount of screen time for children based on their age:
- 0-2: None, possibility of live video-chatting
- 2-5: 1 hour per day maximum
- 5-18: No more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time
- Take breaks after no longer than 60 minutes of screen use (better if it’s after 30 minutes). Examples of breaks are whole body physical activities.
- When facing a screen, chair heights should be set so that the child’s feet lay flat on the floor. Arm rests on the chair are not recommended unless they fit the child perfectly. Desks should be at elbow height or a little lower. Computer monitors should be placed at eye level and at arm’s length.
- Do not use screens one hour before bedtime
- Engage in more outdoor activity
- Regular eye exams are encouraged because children may or may not complain of symptoms associated with screen use
Click here for more details or to read the full joint position statement. To learn more about computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain, check out these websites: https://opto.ca/health-library/computer-vision-syndrome-digital-eye-strain http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm
We will be closed on December 25, 26, and January 1. Other than these days, we will be open during our regular business hours. From all of us here at Oak Ridge Family Eye Care, have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for 2018!
Our Michael Kors, Gucci, Versace and Burberry designer frames and sunglasses are going fast! They are now up to 50% off while quantities last! Our optometrists are available for eye exams, if necessary. If you’ve been thinking about new eyeglasses, now is a great time to buy.
Our designer brand Michael Kors, Burberry, Versace and Gucci frames are going fast! Now up to 50% off while quantities last! Our optometrists are available for eye exams, if necessary. If you’ve been thinking about new eyeglasses, now is a great time to buy.
Do your insurance benefits expire at the end of the calendar year? If so, there’s just under two months left in 2017, so come in today to take advantage of your eye care benefits before you lose them and before you get busy with the holiday season. Call, e-mail, or request an appointment online to book your eye exam with us today!
- 20% off all eyewear
- Buy one pair of glasses, get a second pair 50% off
- 50% off Michael Kors and Gucci frames
- Purchase a pair of glasses with Transitions, get a second pair of polarized lenses for only $50
We are proud to announce that Dr. Ellaurie was chosen as one of the best optometrists in Stouffville by threebestrated.ca! Three Best Rated handpicks the top 3 local businesses in each category. They check the business’ reputation, reviews, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, and reputation using their 50-Point Inspection.
Our mission statement is to provide the best possible patient experience which includes providing our patients with the best eye exams, service, and products, so it is great to be recognized as one of the best optometrists in Stouffville! Check out the website here.
This stylish soft cat-eye Burberry frame is this week’s frame of the week. It features a semi-transparent temple with Burberry’s designer logo. Stop in to see this frame and the rest of our Burberry collection today!
Burberry was founded by 21-year-old dressmaker Thomas Burberry in England in 1856 when he opened his first store in Basingstoke, England. Burberry soon made a name for itself in outerwear and a number of famous explorers, aviators, and winter athletes wore Burberry. Some explorers even used tents made by Burberry.
Burberry is known for its trench coats which were originally designed by Thomas Burberry for officers to use in World War I. After the war, trench coats became popular with civilians. In 1920, the iconic Burberry check was created and used as lining in their trench coats. Today, Burberry is known for its conservative style and sells clothing, accessories, eyewear, fragrances, and cosmetics.
To learn more about Burberry, visit their site: https://ca.burberry.com/