May is Vision Health Month

Vision Health Month as an opportunity to enlighten everyone about the crucial significance of regular eye exams. In May 2024, the NLAO, in partnership with NB, NS, PEI and the Canadian Association of Optometrists have released a new digital national campaign to raise public awareness about eye health and vision care, encouraging Canadians to book […]

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May Is Vision Health Month

Vision Health Month is a great time to raise awareness about eye health and ways to prevent vision loss. A regular eye exam by a doctor of optometry is the best way to stay on top of eye health. Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their […]

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October Is Children’s Vision Month

Children’s Vision October is Children’s Vision Month, which optometric associations across Canada dedicate to raising awareness of the impact undiagnosed vision problems can have on a child’s learning and development. So much of classroom learning is visual. Students not seeing well, are not performing to their full potential. Untreated vision problems can lead to: learning […]

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The NLAO AGM 2022

The NLAO AGM will take place on Wednesday October 5th, 2022 via zoom at 7pm. Please RSVP to Lisa via email at nlao@bellaliant.net to receive the meeting package. We look forward to seeing you virtually. NLAO Board of Directors

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Provincial Regulations Include Glaucoma

Provincial regulations amended to expanded scope of practice for optometrists to include Glaucoma. Glaucoma, The Silent Thief of Sight Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which lead to progressive degeneration of the optic nerve. This in turn can lead to loss of nerve […]

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Good Vision Is About Making Good Choices

Your best choice is to see your doctor of optometry for a routine eye exam to ensure good vision and eye health. Early diagnosis and treatment are keys to preventing vision loss. Don’t assume that red eyes, pain or unusual visual symptoms will go away on their own. You can never be sure: some eye diseases only […]

Not all sunglasses are equal

Whether it’s summer or winter, picking up your favourite pair of shades in order to enjoy the great outdoors is a great way to protect your eyes and show your personal style. While you can express yourself with fashionable frames, the most important thing to consider when purchasing your lenses is UV protection. It’s tempting […]

Your Eyes And Diabetes

Over the course of the next nine years, 6.4 million Canadians will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. What’s more, one third of Canadians today already have diabetes or prediabetes and many don’t know it. A comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye doctor can not only lead to early detection of […]