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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Welcome Dr. Ryan Quinn

In June we welcomed Dr. Ryan Quinn to our practice. Please read more about Dr. Quinn under "Our Doctors"....

Vote for Dr. Sarah Stevens!

Our very own Dr. Sarah Stevens has been nominated again for the third consecutive year, by you, our patients, in the category of “Best Optometrist”. Dr. Stevens has been honoured with the Readers Choice Award for Best Optometrist / Ophthalmologist for the past 2 years. Dr. Stevens and the team...

Maui Jim Trunk Show and Family Fun Day! Saturday, June 18, 2016 10 AM-3 PM

  We invite you to join us to celebrate summer! On Saturday, June 18, 2016 between 10 AM - 3 PM we will be having our first ever Maui Jim Trunk Show & Family Fun Day. Come on out to Finch Avenue Optometry, 244 Finch Avenue West to enjoy food,...

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Dr. Sarah Stevens wins 2015 Readers’ Choice Best Optometrist North York!

Congratulations Dr. Stevens!

Finch Avenue Optometry Wins Ontario Interior Design Award 2015!

We are pleased to share that Finch Avenue Optometry has recently received top honors from the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). Finch Avenue Optometry received the Award of Excellence for 2015, with interior designer Tania Bortolotto from design firm Bortolotto Design.  ``Located on a busy stretch in...

Parents Canada Magazine – Interview with Dr. Schellenberg





Eye See… Eye Learn at Finch Avenue Optometry

We would like to share that the Eye See… Eye Learn® program is now available at Finch Avenue Optometry. Through comprehensive eye examinations covered by OHIP, junior kindergarten students who require a pair of glasses will receive one pair FREE!   To qualify for Eye See… Eye Learn®, the child...

Vision therapy now available at Finch Avenue Optometry

In office vision therapy is now being offered by Dr. Beth Schellenberg! Vision Therapy Vision therapy exercises are a customized, non-invasive correction for certain eye conditions that may affect visual acuity, depth perception, and how the eyes move, focus, and work as a team. In order to determine if vision...

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Night Vision

Imagine your house loses power and suddenly, you need to find a flashlight or the fuse box. After a few moments you begin to recognize familiar things in your surroundings. This process, "dark adaptation," allows our vision to adjust to the dark. Many people don't know that night vision relies...

CNIB Low Vision Clinic Now Open in Finch Avenue Optometry

If you’ve experienced a partial loss of vision, learning to maximize your remaining sight can be life-changing.

How much do you know about your eyes?

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? There are several things you should inform us of to help make sure your exam is a useful one. It's essential to inform us of any recent health conditions or problems you are experiencing as eyes are often vulnerable...

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WE ARE MOVING!

We will be finally be moving to our state of the art new home during the second week in July!  The new address will be 244 Finch Avenue West, just 2 blocks east of Bathurst on Finch.  More information will follow as the date approaches.

Patch It Up

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is frequently seen in lots of the kids we treat. Amblyopia develops when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. This may happen if a child isn't able to see as well with one eye because of issues with distance...

Middle Age and Presbyopia

When you approach your 40s, you might begin to notice that you have some trouble with reading. Why? Because as you age, the lens of your eye is likely to become less flexible, making it challenging to focus on handheld objects. This is called presbyopia. It's something that eventually happens...

Playing Safe

Of course, moms and dads worry about the eye safety of their kids. But it can be a challenge to know which toys are the safest and most educational. Children are born with an underdeveloped visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct stimulation. Few things stimulate...

Send Your Child To School With Good Vision

As you might have guessed, a lot of learning is achieved through children's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between sight and learning, a lot of people don't seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, and as a result, don't include eye exams as part of their...

The Cycle for Sight Fundraiser was a success!

  The office rode in the Cycle for Sight, a one day cycling event that took place in late June. A ride that took them through Ontario’s beautiful countryside from Toronto to Collingwood. Please click on either one of the following two links to see what kind of support the doctors...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that many people experience at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, certain sorts of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the...

Focusing on Cataracts

Did you know that cataracts are the main culprit of vision loss among adults aged 55 and older? In fact, more than 50% of those 65 and older has at least some cataract development. By the age of 80, it is likely that most people will have a cataract, or...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even though this is the case, the risks related to years of exposure to these unsafe rays are not often considered, and many take little action to shield their eyes, even if they're planning to be exposed to the...

Recognizing Poor Vision

   A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a few conditions such as changes in the body or defects in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medicine or injury. Commonly, people also experience visual abnormalities due to aging or eye strain. These experiences can...

Women’s Eye Health

The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in women is increasingly common, particularly in older women. Actually, studies show that large numbers of women aged 40 and above experience some type of eyesight impairment, and may be in danger of developing...

Are Your Eyes Sport Safe?

When spring arrives, along with often warmer weather, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with suitable protection. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is important,...

How Vision Affects Driving

Good vision is necessary for safe driving. Actually, safety on the road relies on several different visual capabilities such as being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, among many others.   Strong distance vision is very important...

Caring for Your Vision in the Workplace

The office or factory can be a dangerous place for your eyes. It is important for both companies and their employees to be educated about workplace eye safety and how to avoid work related eye incidents. Each day, people suffer from job related eye injuries that need the attention of...

All About Conjunctivitis

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently seen eye infections, particularly when it comes to children. This infection can be caused by bacteria, a virus or allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other substances that penetrate your eyes. Certain...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading reasons for loss of vision in adults aged 65 and over? AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula in the eye which functions to allow clear central vision. Could it be Age Related Macular...

The Importance of Proper Contact Lens Hygeine

Research performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that many individuals are using potentially harmful lubricants in place of contact solution to wet their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to fruit juice to petroleum jelly was reportedly used as an alternative to proper contact solution by 20% of...

Order Your Contact Lenses Online

We are pleased to announce you can now order your Contact Lenses online!

New Office Location

Stay tuned for updates to our new office location.

2011 CNIB Visions Gala

The staff and doctors attended the cnib visions gala on May 12th, 2011.

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Vision Awareness Month

May Is Vision Awareness Month

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Connecting Patients with Low Vision to the CNIB

Dr. Papadakis quoted in the Canadian Journal of Optometry.

In 2013, we completed our move to our state of the art and modern eye clinic at 244 Finch Avenue West after 18 years down the street!

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