at 355 Hsepeler Rd., Cambridge, N1R 6B3 Canada
Dr. Chewter is an Optometrist who has a special interest in Contact lenses. He provides eye examinaions, glaucoma co-management, diabetic examinations and Laser surgery consultations. I would like to be the Eye Doctor that looks after your family.
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Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4466280/brain-eating-amoeba-increasing-with-climate-change This can be a concern for contact lens wearers as well. Do not swim in your contact lenses. Acanthamoeba keratitis is an incurable condition that leads to the loss of your eye. It has pretty much dissapeared since people stopped making their own saline. I hope we dont start seeing it again.
If you haven't been in for a while and you are using contact lens solutions come in and see Sandy or me. There is a new solution, BIOTRUE that is a game changer. Come get a sample. Supplies are running low, but if you are in the mall pop in.
OK, I have a few Boxes of Soflens one day contacts more than I want. They are now $35 box of 90 until they are gone. In stock lenses only (its more than 10 and less than 100 boxes)
Something NEW.... We have changed out contact lens pricing. Harmony refills are now $44 a box, Proclear are $32 A Box and Purevision are $42 a box. Rebates are available with yearly purchases and contact lens checks!
Here is a fun online colour test. I cant vouch for its validity. Give it a try. http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge
Why do I need to get my eyes checked if I can see ok? http://digitaljournal.com/life/health/seven-eye-health-problems-you-didn-t-know/article/380794
Major Breakthrough in treatment of AMD. This also will have possibilities for treating diabetic retinopathy. http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-scientists-major-breakthrough-age-related-macular.html
Read an interesting paper today that indicated that men who take multivitamins are 10 percent less likely to need cataract surgery over the same time period. Interesting that it is men only.
Here is an interesting story how social media helped save a little girls vision http://wreg.com/2014/03/31/childs-picture-on-facebook-leads-to-diagnosis-of-rare-eye-conditioncebo/
I'm guessing there are going to be a few teens that will want to have binocular vision problems after reading this article. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/25/diplopia-could-restore-3d-vision/
It has been a while since I ran a promotion here, so I thought I would see if you guys are paying attention. I have in stock Frequency 58UV monthly disposable contacts available from 2-8 today only for $25 per box. Limit 2 boxes per patient. Say you saw it on facebook.
Get 1 year supply of purevision 2 contacts for $160 and get a $20 pass to the movies!
Let's start the new year off right. 1 box of solution free with a year supply of disposable lenses. Say you saw it on Facebook. Valid until January 5.
OK, it is Christmas and everyone is a little short of money this time of year. I have some Purevision Contacts that Im willing to share with you. All in stock Purevision contact lenses are $50 for TWO boxes after rebate. While supplies last.
$20 for 2 boxes of Frequency 58 Contacts for TODAY only, only 10 boxes available at this price.
Wow last time i put something on here was May of this year. So to make up for the inactivity, I am going to have Purevision 2HD contact lenses available for $100 for four (4) boxes after mail in rebate!! This is on until December 31. Come and Get em.... Merry Christmas everyone.
We have just received confirmation with one of our contact lens suppliers that we have a go ahead to do a Merry Christmas promotion. For the month of December, starting today we have Air Optix Aqua available for $38 a box. There is an Instant rebate of $35 dollars and a mail in rebate of $60. That is $57 for a year supply, or $14.25 a box. (limit one year supply per person). Feel free to share this with your friends so we can have a HUGE Merry Christmas promotion.
Here is an interesting paper linking long term birth control use by women to glaucoma. The research is suggesting that taking the bcp for more than 3 years effectively doubles your risk of developing glaucoma. http://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/oral-contraceptives-increase-glaucoma-risk.cfm
In the news.... A team of researchers have discovered a key marker in blood and urine that identifies people who carry the DHDDS genetic mutation that is one of the genetic causes of retinitis pigmentosa. This breakthrough discovery means it will be much easier to test children for the disease which affects almost 1 in 4,000 people in the United States. Results of the research are detailed in the Journal of Lipid Research. Researchers utilized dolichol profiling techniques that are used when analyzing urine samples from liver disease patients to examine urine and blood samples of a family that has three of four of the siblings suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. The urine samples gave a much better profile than the blood samples and the team is applying for a patent for this new diagnostic test for the DHDDS mutation. There currently is no treatment for retinitis pigmentosa which causes severe vision impairment and many times leads to blindness. Researchers are hoping that this new diagnostic technique will lead to possible treatments for the disease in the future.