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Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes Beach Eye Care - Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes, Wasaga Beach, Ontario While it may seem like a...

Ocular Migraines

Ocular Migraine Treatment Beach Eye Care - Ocular Migraine Treatment, Wasaga Beach, Ontario Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses 2018

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses 2018 Beach Eye Care, Wasaga Beach - Local Sunglasses Store & Optometrist near you, Ontario Family Eye Care in Wasaga...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Beach Eye Care,Wasaga Beach - sports vision therapy exercises & contact lenses, Ontario Family Eye Care in Wasaga Beach, Ontario Routine and Emergency Eye Care...

Dry eye syndrome symptoms and treatment

We have many treatments and strategies to help alleviate the annoying symptoms caused by Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). The first step to resolving your discomfort...

Beach Eye Care – Dry eye syndrome symptoms and treatment in Wasaga Beach, Ontario

My contacts dry my eyes out Have you been wearing contact lenses comfortably for years, but now your eyes feel dry, scratchy and irritated? You’re...

Beach Eye Care, Vision care in Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Family eye health services,including eye exams, pediatric eye care, emergency treatment, eyeglasses & contact lenses. Wasaga Beach Eye care optical & Contact lens exam, Ontario...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Do I really need to check my eyes ?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams. Thorough evaluations of your eye health and vision by Dr....

Who is affected by Glaucoma ?

We Provide Advanced Eye Care for Glaucoma Glaucoma describes a type of ocular disease that causes damage to your optic nerve and destroys your quality...

Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

Beach Eye Care Helps Kids Reach the Top of the Class There’s a strong association between sharp eyesight and successful classroom learning. According to education...

How do I get Contact Lenses?

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with...

Do I have the Best Vision Possible?

Our expert eye doctor, Dr. Ben Pezik, is committed to providing you with the best vision possible. He will perform a detailed eye exam to...

Are Over-the-Counter Readers good enough?

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a...

How do I choose my family Optometrist ?

Beach Eye Care provides much more for your eyes than eyeglasses and contact lenses! Our optometrist Dr. Ben Pezik, in Wasaga Beach will examine, monitor,...

What’s In a Contact Lens?

Learn How Contact Lenses are Made Contact lenses are immensely popular, with a wide variety of types to fit almost every individual and their vision...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

Why do I need preservative free eye drops?

Dry Eye Disease is very common for Canadian's. Many people both young and old suffer from symptoms that are related to dry eye all four...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

Who are Scleral Contact Lenses best for? The short answer is everyone. All ages and all types of eyes can do very well with Scleral...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

Are blueberries good for your eyes?

Yes! Not only are blueberries a mild and sweet treat to eat, they also have been associated with the reduction of eye fatigue. Blueberries contain...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

Happy Canada Day!

Our office is closed for the Canada Day Long Weekend. We will re-open our doors for regular business on Tuesday July 5th at 10:00am. If...

Oakley Trunk Show

Tomorrow June 2nd from 2pm-7pm. There will be prizes and giveaways as well as the entire line of Oakley sunglasses as well as ophthalmic glasses...

Q&A on Sun Protection

Q: What can a person do to protect themselves from sun exposure? A: Protect exposed body including skin and eyes with sunscreen, clothing, hat and...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

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Kids and Eye Safety

Understandably, moms and dads are concerned with the eye safety of their kids. But it can be a challenge to know how to choose the...

Our Amazing Ability to See in the Dark

Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or maybe you're looking for a light switch or door handle or phone in a...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Cataract Awareness

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Grand Opening Day

Join us to celebrate our Grand Opening! Amazing door prizes including Men's and Women's wrist watchs provided by Dior Toronto Football Club (TFC) tickets provided...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

How often do you leave your soft contact lenses in for just a few days extra? It's common knowledge that so many things are at...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, certain kinds...

A Fresh Look For Your Eyes

Have you thought about trying coloured contacts? There are lots of colour contact lenses to choose from, whether you want to slightly boost or distinctly...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

It's likely that you have heard the terms twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As frequently used as these terms may be, do most people actually...

Convergence Insufficiency

So many kids are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in fact, that's not the issue at all. It's important to be aware that...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

Most school-based learning is achieved with the use of a child's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt link between sight and learning, a...

Middle Age and Presbyopia

When you approach middle age, you may begin to develop some problems with reading. But why is this so? With age, the lens of your...

Patches: Not Just For Pirates

Lazy eyes are seen in lots of children, and are also not difficult to rectify. Amblyopia develops when vision in one eye is stifled. This...

Why Eye Doctors Take a Complete History

Is it time for your next eye exam? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and worthwhile, there are a few...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

Are you having trouble reading small print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you're already a glasses wearer, and are later...

Are Smartphones Eye-Safe?

Look around and you're liable to realize that almost everyone is texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. Smart phones, tablets...

How Retinoscopy Works

Sometimes, particularly when performing an eye exam on a small child the optometrist will focus a light in the eyes. So what does this do?...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetic Eye Disease

While most people have heard of diabetes, not as many people are aware of the eye-related complications. The increased levels of glucose that are the...

Know the Risks and Symptoms of Diabetic Eye Disease

Are you aware that having diabetes increases the risk of contracting a number of eye-related conditions? These conditions include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, plus many...

Sunglasses in the Snow? Year-Round UV Eye Protection

In the cold winter months it is a given that we bundle up before venturing out in order to protect ourselves from the freezing weather....

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Ask the Expert

Ask The Expert With Beach Eye Care's Dr. Ben Pezik Q: I really enjoy my winter activities, such as skiing and snowmobiling, but foggy glasses...

The Reality of Seeing Well

Reality of Seeing Well The Hazards of not wearing your glasses The Captain of the Costa Concordia wasn't wearing his glasses, testified Ciro Ambrosio, the...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 9 million Canadians suffer from diabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. In fact,...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery....

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

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