United Optical’s 50th Anniversary

In January 1997, I met one of the greatest opticians I will ever know. A man who challenged me, inspired me, and set me on the career path I am on today. Now, as United Optical celebrates its 50th anniversary, I am taking some time to reflect on the life of the man...

Eyewear Trends for Fall

Autumn has arrived and with it we are starting to see the new frame releases. The trends we are seeing are a continuation into the larger sizes with the ladies styles moving away from the distinctly square and rectangle shapes and gravitating towards softer curves. We...

We are Licensed Opticians

Your Eyes Are Important! Where you Buy Glasses & Contacts Should Be Too. A number of years ago there was an increase in the popularity of websites that were selling glasses online. Did we have a problem with it? Sure, we did. Why? Well, perhaps not for the...

Ultraviolet and Visible Light Damage to the Eyes

Protect Your Eyes with Polarized Sunglasses I don’t know about you but I have been eagerly waiting for some sunshine. The bright warm glow that makes everyone so happy has been eluding us here in Burnaby. With the warm sunshine and all the fun outdoor activities...

Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses: How Can That Work?

Professional Advice for Bifocal & Multifocal Lens Wearers This week I had a typical situation occur. A customer needed an update of her contact lenses with a new prescription. Looking at her prescription and her history I noticed that with the changes indicated...
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