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Snow Blindness
Eye Health

Snow Blindness: What Is It and Can I Go Blind?

Snow blindness, also known as photokeratitis, is an anterior segment eye condition resulting in the temporary loss of vision from intense exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. It usually occurs when UV light reflects off snow covered surfaces when proper eye protection isn’t worn, causing ‘sun burnt’ eyes. Photokeratitis can also be caused by looking directly at the sun as well as UV reflection off of water or sand. With winter weather here, it’s the perfect

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Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that commonly affect people with diabetes. They can cause sudden or gradual blurry vision that can lead to permanent vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of preventable vision loss among adults. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to discuss these different conditions, their prevention, and some of the treatments available. It is important to note, prevention

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Protective Eyewear
Glasses

Protective Eyewear and Sports

A few decades ago, it was rare to see any eye protection or eyewear when watching professional sports. Today, we know that specialized lenses, goggles, and glasses are required when playing sports to protect the eye and avoid injury. This protection is especially important for children playing sports. Sports eyewear can have a positive effect on athletic performance. A study completed in 2003 on tennis players and target shooters demonstrated that those with vision even

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Contact Lenses or Glasses
Lasik

Myths About LASIK & Your Refractive Eye Surgery Options

LASIK and other refractive surgery options can correct a variety of vision problems. Farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, even presbyopia can all be treated by a variety of refractive surgery methods. Although LASIK is the most commonly known and performed elective refractive surgery, there are other options that offer their own advantages and sometimes disadvantages. Knowing which is the best method for you requires a comprehensive preoperative eye assessment. Even though refractive surgery is very common, many

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Book a Back-to-School Eye Exam
Eye Exams

Back-to-School Eye Exams

It’s that time of year again that so many parents look forward to – back to school!  While your to-do list for the season is already miles long, it’s important to remember to include your child’s annual eye exam as well. An eye exam is critical for ensuring your child’s success in the classroom. Whether they are starting kindergarten, elementary school, high school or post-secondary education, it’s very important that get an annual eye exam.

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The Best Food for Eye Health
Eye Nutrition

Best Foods for Eye Health

When discussing nutrition beneficial for your vision and eye health, most people immediately think of carrots. Almost everyone has been told at some point to eat carrots to maintain good vision. But what types of nutrition really benefit ocular health and promote the best vision? Choosing the right types of food can help prevent or delay cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, sun damage, and many more ocular health issues. Vitamins for Eye Health Once we

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Digital Retinal Camera
Digital Retinal Camera

New Retinal Camera

We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to our diagnostic equipment. This fully automated digital retinal camera provides clear, wide-field views of the back of the eye, with superior images of the macula and optic nerve head to aid in the early diagnosis of eye disease. The camera captures images in seconds without the need for dilating drops and even in the presence of dense cataracts. Images will be saved and used for

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Eye Allergies
Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies: How to Treat Itchy, Watery Eyes

It’s that time of year again – trees are budding, flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer… and unfortunately, your allergies have started. Seasonal allergies affect millions of Canadians each year. Unfortunately, eye allergies are common reactions our bodies have to environmental allergens. Red, itchy, watery eyes are persistent symptoms for many people at this time of year. However, ocular allergies can also be experienced at other times of the year, even year-round. There

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How To Maintain Your Eye Health at the Office
Computer Vision Syndrome

Maintaining Eye Health at the Office

Computer Vision Syndrome:  What is it? Computer vision syndrome, also known as CVS or digital eye strain, has become all too common in this digital age. Many of us are familiar with the effects of computer vision syndrome even if we are not aware of the condition by its name. CVS encompasses a wide range of eye strain symptoms caused by consistent work with a computer monitor or handheld electronic device. It’s a condition that

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