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Can I Wear Normal Contact Lenses With Astigmatism?

Close-up of a woman's right eye as she puts a contact lens in using her right hand

Contact lenses have revolutionized how millions of people correct their vision, offering convenience, comfort, and freedom from glasses.  However, finding the right contact lenses can be a bit more challenging for those with astigmatism, a common refractive error caused by an irregularly shaped cornea.  Many people wonder if they can wear normal contact lenses if […]

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Does BC Health Care Cover Eye Exams?

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Eye exams are crucial for maintaining overall health, yet many individuals need clarification about their healthcare coverage regarding these essential appointments. In British Columbia, understanding what the BC Health Care system covers regarding eye exams is necessary for adults and parents.  We will explore coverage for both adult and children’s eye exams, what services are […]

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Myopia VS Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

A woman holding out her phone further away from her to see its contents better.

Myopia and hyperopia are both vision conditions that cause blurry vision, but myopia causes blurry vision at a distance, while hyperopia makes your vision blurry close up. In other words, those with myopia (nearsightedness) can often see objects more clearly when they’re up close. Those with hyperopia (farsightedness) typically find it easier to see objects […]

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Progressive Lenses vs Bifocals: The Right Lenses for Your Vision

A senior woman trying to choose from the two pairs of glasses she's holding in each hand.

Wearing glasses is no longer considered just a fashion accessory. It’s an essential component in improving your vision and daily life. With the countless options on the market, you may be overwhelmed when choosing the perfect lenses for your vision. Progressive lenses and bifocals are popular options for those with refractive errors, such as near […]

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