Optical Articles

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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October 29, 2019


The Ultimate Guide to Dry Eyes

woman putting eye drops in her eyesHaving dry eyes is uncomfortable. Your eyes might feel irritated and scratchy or you could even experience blurred vision. Sometimes, people just live with the symptoms thinking they’ll go away on their own or that it’s not that big of a deal. However, if you’re suffering from dry eye syndrome, it is a chronic condition that can be progressive, depending on the cause and how severe it is. Thankfully, there are treatments and home remedies for dry eyes that can help. The team here at the Spectacle Shoppe is sharing how to get relief in our guide to dry eyes.


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September 27, 2019


Our Favorite Fall 2019 Eyewear Trends

woman wearing sunglassesAt Spectacle Shoppe, we love summer as much as our Vancouver eyewear customers. But as soon as September hits, we can’t help but get excited about the fall season. That’s because autumn brings a fresh opportunity to change up your glasses and try something new. Think beautiful shades of orange and red to match the falling leaves. Or oversized frames inspired by the upcoming ski season. Whatever your style, this fall is sure to have fun and fashionable frames for everyone. To help you get the most of your autumn look, here’s the ultimate guide to the best Vancouver eyewear trends this year.

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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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