Optical Articles

July 15, 2019

Our Favorite Summer 2019 Sunglasses Trends

summer-sunglassesAs the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s a sure sign that summer is officially here. For the eyewear experts at Spectacle Shoppe, that means it’s sunglass season! Summer is the perfect opportunity to update your sunglasses and buy that trendy pair you’ve been eyeing all year. Are you ready to rock ‘90s-style rectangular frames or maybe you prefer a ‘70s flair? 

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June 24, 2019

What Are Computer Progressive Lenses?

foods-for-eye-healthIn today’s digital world, we’re all constantly bombarded with screens, whether we like it or not. Between work and home, many of us spend the majority of our days staring at devices without even realizing it. From computers and smartphones to tablets and TVs, our eyes can hardly catch a break. The result? Tired, strained eyes, neck and shoulder tension, and persistent headaches.

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April 22, 2019

The Best Foods for Eye Health (With Recipes!)

foods-for-eye-healthWe’re all about helping our customers improve their vision, whether through our Vancouver contact lenses and glasses or by sharing helpful tips for keeping your eyes healthy. One important way you can bolster your vision is through proper nutrition. Of course, there’s no magic nutrient that will have you tossing your glasses and basking in sudden 20/20 vision. However, there are a host of foods that contain...

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March 25, 2019

Makeup Tips for Women Who Wear Glasses

woman-glasses-makeupThese days, eyeglass frames are so stylish they’ve become a fashion accessory (just check out our newest Vancouver eyewear). That also means less people are automatically turning to contact lenses. Wear your glasses day and night to show off your personality. With a little know-how, you can ensure your makeup looks just as flawless as your frames, allowing you to still highlight your eyes behind your specs and pull your whole look together.

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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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