Can Diabetes Affect My Vision?

Can Diabetes Affect My Vision?

Can Diabetes Affect My Vision? Did you know that diabetes can affect your vision? Diabetes can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and also your glasses prescription. Over 10% of the US population has diabetes and more than 2 in 5 Americans with diabetes have some...
Glaucoma, The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma, The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma, The Silent Thief of Sight Do all people need eye exams? Yes, everyone needs a yearly eye exam even if they do not need glasses. There is a common misconception that those with 20/20 vision who are young and healthy do not need regular comprehensive eye...
Eye Exams and Horseshoes

Eye Exams and Horseshoes

Eye Exams and Horseshoes Do you ever put off going to the doctor because you hope your problems will clear up on their own?  I think we all cross our fingers and hope for a little luck in that way sometimes.  When it comes to your eyes, there are times when it is very...
Is screen time causing eye strain?

Is screen time causing eye strain?

Is screen time causing eye strain? Are you feeling the effects of screen time?  Between our smartphones, tablets, and computers we are spending an increasing amount of time in front screens each day.  And with remote learning and Zoom work meetings, many of us are...
The Optical Centre is Reopening this Weekend!

The Optical Centre is Reopening this Weekend!

The Optical Centre is Reopening this Weekend! Hello Everyone!       This has been a difficult few months for all of us but we are very excited that we will open again to see patients!  One exciting change is that Dr Whitmire will be available for eye exam on Saturdays...
The Doctor Is In!

The Doctor Is In!

The Doctor Is In! Hi! I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Erica Whitmire and as the optometrist here at the Optical Centre, I look forward to getting to know you and helping you with all of your eye care needs. I feel very fortunate to be able to practice...