Optical Articles

October 06, 2020


6 Tips for Choosing the Best Eyeglass Frames

You go online or walk into an eyewear store and the choices for glasses can seem endless. Is there a trick for how to choose glasses? Should you just grab the first pair that appeals to you or is it better to spend hours trying all of the frames on? As experts in helping customers choose the best eyeglass frames, we can tell you that, no, you don’t need to try on hundreds of frames or settle for the first ones to catch your eye. Based on our decades of experience at our Vancouver eyewear store, we’re sharing six important tips for choosing the best eyeglass frames. 

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August 25, 2020


Do I Need Sports Glasses? What Precautions Athletes Should Take to Protect Their Eyes

A number of sports require protective gear, ranging from full on pads and helmets to just a mouthguard or shin guards. However, many times, the eyes are left exposed, as it’s not all that common for protective sports eyewear to be mandated.

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June 08, 2020


Which Eyeglass Frames Match Your Personality?

While face shape and lifestyle will play a big part in deciding on the perfect eyeglass frames for you, your personality and personal style are also important factors to consider. While nothing beats getting help from an eyewear pro at the Spectacle Shoppe, we thought we’d have a little fun by putting together a quiz to determine which eyeglass frames match your personality.Spectacle quiz

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April 17, 2020


Avoiding Digital Eye Strain While Working From Home

More and more people are working from home in an effort to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, having all meetings and communications via computer, tablet or phone is a huge change. To help you keep your eyes feeling fresh and comfortable, the team at the Spectacle Shoppe is sharing some of our tips for avoiding digital eye strain.

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March 17, 2020


How We're Addressing COVID-19

The Spectacle Shoppe takes the health of our clients and staff seriously. We have been leading the industry with a careful response to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you need to stop by, please come with the confidence and expectation that Spectacle Shoppe have instituted our new Clean-Care Here procedures. They follow and exceed all CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.

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January 24, 2020


What is Presbyopia, What Causes it and How is it Treated?

Older gentleman wearing glasses outside in natural light

It might seem like almost everyone you know eventually has to wear glasses at some point in their life. Why is that? Well, meet presbyopia, a completely natural and normal loss of the ability to focus on things up close that typically happens after the age of 40. The bad news is, no one can escape it and presbyopia inevitably affects everyone. The good news is, some people notice a minimal impact and for everyone else, the issue is easily fixed by wearing reading glasses or switching up your current contacts or lenses. In fact, it’s a fairly common reason people come in to visit our Vancouver eyewear store for glasses.

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December 27, 2019


Is Blue Light Bad for You?

blue light late at night
There has been a lot of buzz around blue light. We actually wrote about the health effects of blue light all the way back in 2015. At that time, research on the subject was really just beginning in earnest. Now, as more studies have been done and we’ve become even more immersed in major sources of blue light like digital devices, we felt like it was time to revisit the topic.

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