What You Need to Know About Blue Light

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “blue light”, but aren’t sure if it affects you or not. There are definitely some misconceptions about blue light, where it’s found and the potentially harmful effects, so hopefully this post can help to shed some ‘light’ on the situation.

Where is blue light found?
Blue light is everywhere. Smartphones and other digital devices have been targeted as the main blue light culprits, but the truth is, sunlight is the main source of blue light. Being outdoors during daylight is where most of us get the majority of our blue light exposure. There are also many man-made, indoor sources of blue light, such as fluorescent and LED lighting and flat-screen televisions.

Conveniently Located Downtown Winnipeg

Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, we can easily get you scheduled for eye exam during your lunch break, and still have time to grab a bite to eat before you need to be back in the office.

Our professional, knowledgeable, and fun staff will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that if something serious is detected that you understand thoroughly what the next steps will be.

Summer Sale – 40% Off Designer Frames at Nowlan and Moore

What sort of fashion statement are you interested in making this year? Will you go sporty? Maybe you want hip or funky? Perhaps you are looking for a certain colour?

Corporate Discounts at Nowlan and Moore Optometric

If you are a Winnipeg downtown business than Nowlan and Moore Optometric just might have the right fit for your eye health care.

We always keep our eyes open for new partnership opportunities to offer discounts to staff members of partnered organizations. With half a dozen Winnipeg companies participating in the program at the moment, our professional staff strive to provide patients with the highest level of friendly service, and precise ocular assessments to ensure your employees receive first class eye health care.

Corporate Discount Program

Currently at Nowlan and Moore Optometric we are pleased to be offering corporate discounts to staff members of the following organizations:

Help Everyone See the Season

Tis the season for gathering with friends and family, and to make an impact in communities across Winnipeg, Winkler and the world.

Vision care is unfortunately not accessible by everyone, and as such we hope you will consider helping those in need this holiday season.

Watch our latest video to learn more.

From all of us to all of you, happy holidays!

Your Eyeglass Prescription Decoded


If you’ve ever walked out of the optometrist’s office, prescription in hand, and been completely puzzled by the seemingly arcane markings on the page, you’re not alone.
While not purposely confusing, an eyeglass prescription uses some language and short forms that aren’t in common English usage. Here’s the key to the code:

Bifocals For Children?

Many people associate multifocal (bifocals, trifocals, and progressive) lenses with the aging process.

While it’s true that many people find that they need help with vision at more than one focal length as they age, bifocals can be used very effectively with young people, and can actually preserve their vision as they mature.

Children should see their optometrist at six months of age, for a preliminary vision screening. They should return for more in-depth examination when they turn three, and should have a comprehensive vision assessment performed by a professional eye doctor when they enter the first grade.

Small Eyes, Big Smiles

Buying glasses for the first time with your child can be stressful. Your child will be worried about how the glasses make him or her look, how they feel, and what their friends will think.

You worry about making it easier for them to see, how glasses will impact their self-esteem, protecting their eyes, and of course the considerable expense that glasses can represent.

The best, and worst, part of the whole experience, will be the wide array of glasses to choose from. It’s now possible to get just about any feature you can imagine in a pair of children’s glasses, which in itself can be overwhelming. Here are some things to consider:

Trends in Children’s Eyewear

Once upon a time, children dreaded having to wear glasses. They were afraid that other kids would make fun of them (“four-eyes” was a standard insult). Often glasses were taken off and stashed in a school bag or lunch pail as soon as the child was out of sight of home.

Thankfully, attitudes have changed, and children accept glasses as simply another fashion accessory that some of them wear.