After studying this lesson, you will understand a concept that eludes the vast majority of people - Astigmatism! But before you proceed, keep in mind that this is Lesson 8 of the course and it is highly advisable that you have read lessons 1-7 before tackling this one. THE OPTICS OF VISION – LESSON 1: … Continue reading The Optics of Vision – Lesson 8: Astigmatism
Experiencing eye problems is worrisome enough without the added problem of not knowing what type of doctor to see. "Should I see an optometrist or ophthalmologist" - This can often be the very first question that comes to mind. In this article, I will explain when to see an optometrist and when to see an … Continue reading Should You See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?
An optometrist salary is a complicated thing that depends on many different factors. You cannot simply query it in Google, find a figure and roll with it. You will not get an accurate figure! No offence to Neuvoo who calculated this figure. I'm sure they have solid data, but if you really want to know … Continue reading What Is An Optometrist Salary in Canada?
Since the Coronavirus lockdown started in Ontario, opticians and other healthcare professionals are required to avoid non-essential services. The Ministry of Health issued this directive to protect the public and healthcare providers. So for as long as the lockdown continues, we should expect this to be the new norm. The good news is all regulatory … Continue reading Is Your Optician Coronavirus Ready?
The Coronavirus has caused all non-essential services to shut down temporarily, and optometry clinics offering routine eye exams are included in that shut-down. Eventually, however, the ban will be lifted and optometrists will be able to re-open their clinics. Unfortunately, that does not mean it'll be back to business as usual. The coronavirus will still … Continue reading Is Your Optometrist Coronavirus Ready?
Are you thinking of becoming an optometrist or an optician? Well, you've come to the right place! On this website, you'll find tons of resources to help you along your journey. In this article, I will be detailing how to become an optometrist in Canada. Many Paths The first thing to understand is that there … Continue reading How To Become An Optometrist In Canada
Knowing what is on the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is the first step to preparing for it. This article will be an overview of the Optometry Admission Test intended to help you prepare and know what to expect. Optometry Admission Test Format The OAT entirely consists of multiple-choice questions. Questions have between 4 and 5 … Continue reading What Is On The Optometry Admission Test?
In the previous lesson: "How To Convert A Glasses Prescription to Contact Lenses", I covered only situations that did not involve any astigmatism correction. In this lesson, I will only be discussing how to convert a glasses prescription to contact lenses when there is astigmatism to deal with. Before I get into it I just … Continue reading How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses: Astigmatism
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) is the provincial health care plan funded by the Government of Ontario which covers many health expenses including eye exams. OHIP eye exam coverage is not universal, nor is it particularly straightforward. This article will be your guide to OHIP eye exam coverage. Who Should Know About OHIP Eye Exam … Continue reading A Guide to OHIP Eye Exam Coverage
Now that you know who can or can't wear contact lenses, it's time to get the contact lens fitting started. The first step is to determine the power of contact lenses needed for your patient. To do this so it is crucial to know how to convert a glasses prescription to contact lenses. Is A … Continue reading How To Convert A Glasses Prescription To Contact Lenses