Optical Articles

January 18, 2019

A Parent’s Guide to Kids and Digital Eye Strain

holiday-ideas-glassesKids today grow up around technology and since it’s a big part of adults’ lives, it, in turn, becomes a big part of theirs. A study found that in Canada, children between the ages of three and five spend an average of two hours per day in front of a screen (a television, tablet, cell phone, e-reader, laptop or computer). With the increase in device usage among children comes an increase in the frequency of digital eye strain, sometimes also called computer vision syndrome.

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December 19, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Glasses Wearers in Your Life

Thinking of holiday gift ideas for loved ones can be challenging, especially when you wait until the last minute. If you procrastinated on your holiday shopping this year, we’ve got you covered with some great holiday gift ideas. Well, at least for the glasses wearers in your life (we are a Kerrisdale eyewear store after all).

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October 16, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Eye Exams

Eye exams are one of those things that many of us tend to put off unless something’s wrong or we’re in need of a new prescription for glasses or contacts. Yet, they’re actually a really important part of your routine preventative care and they can uncover a variety of issues and even give your eye doctor an indication of your overall health.

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September 19, 2018

Tips for a Good School Year When Your Child Wears Glasses

School is in session again and as a mom, I know just how hectic things can get. neighborhood. When juggling your own life, that morning routine, activities, homework, meals and everything else, your kid’s eye exam and other vision considerations can quickly fall to the bottom of your to-do list and glasses can feel like one more thing to keep track of. However, a child’s eyesight has a strong correlation with their school performance and overall well-being, so it’s worth it to make it a priority.

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July 30, 2018

Timeless Frames and Sunnies and the Icons Who Made them Famous

Of course, as a Kerrisdale eyewear store, we’re all about helping our customers find glasses and sunglasses that give them amazing vision and a comfortable fit. However, at the Spectacle Shoppe, we also love pointing people in the direction of frames that will look stunning on them.

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June 29, 2018

What to do in Kerrisdale for a Mother-Daughter Summer Date?

 It’s no secret that I love Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood. There’s such a sense of community, everyone’s friendly and it has a charming, cool vibe. I might be a little biased since I spend a lot of my time at our Kerrisdale eyewear store the Spectacle Shoppe, but there’s no place I’d rather work.

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May 22, 2018

The Coolest 2018 Eyewear Trends for Mom, Dad and the Kids

 At the Spectacle Shoppe, we’re all about craftsmanship and marrying great design with amazing quality. Whether a customer opts for a pair of designer prescription eyeglass frames or gorgeous sunglasses from a beloved brand, we want them to look, feel and see their absolute best.

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