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Myopia and MiSight

What is myopia? Myopia is caused by elongation of the axial length of the eye. This causes light rays to focus at a point in

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Mississauga Optometrist

2022 Mississauga Top Choice Award

We Did It!! 🥳 We are so proud to announce that we have been crowned the Top Choice Award Winner for Top Choice Optometrist in the 2022 Top Choice Award Survey. This is our fourth consecutive honor. This could not have been done without the dedication of our team and the love from our patients, and for that, we are very grateful to you all. 🙏 Words cannot express how warm our hearts are from

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Dry Eye

DEMODEX AND MGD

Demodex and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a major factor in Dry Eye Disease (DED), with upwards of 86% of DED sufferers showing evidence of MGD.[1] This chronic condition of the meibomian glands occurs due to gland obstruction and/or when there is a lack in the quality or quantity of meibum – the lipid component of the tear film – produced.[2] This alters the composition of the normal tear film which irritates

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Myopia Control

Myopia: The Silent Epidemic and Orthokeratology

Now considered a major health epidemic, myopia has increased 66% in the United States since 1971 and is expected to afflict 50% of the world’s population by 2050. Myopia, or nearsightedness, can be congenital but more frequently develops through early childhood. In fact, the younger a child starts, the more time it has to progress as they grow. Early detection through routine eye exams is the key to both the prevention and reduction of the

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UV Protection

UV Safety Awareness

The month of July is recognized as UV Safety Month by the World Council of Optometry. Although this observance is primarily recognized in the United States, understanding how UV light affects our vision is nevertheless important everywhere, particularly during the sunny summer season. We’ve put together this quick reference guide to help our patients understand how UV affects vision and how we can protect ourselves from the adverse effects of UV exposure. What is UV

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Eye Safety

March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Every March we observe workplace eye wellness month to bring attention to the wide prevalence of workplace-related eye injuries. We also take this time each year to remind everyone to make protecting their eyes at work a priority, and to consider ways that they can prevent themselves from getting a work-related eye injury. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, about 200 Canadians sustain a work-related eye injury each day. This doesn’t

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Low Vision

February is AMD Awareness Month

Vision plays a key role in our ability to maintain our independence, learning and allowing us to safely navigate our environment. Low vision affects nearly 36 out of every 10,000 Canadians.  Vision loss can therefore have a profound impact on those directly affected and their caregivers. The month of February has been dedicated to raising awareness of low vision, so patients and families can better understand low vision, the risk factors and causes, and ways

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Glasses

Choosing the Best Lenses for Your Glasses

The many options for lens types and coatings can leave you feeling overwhelmed when it is time to purchase a new vision correction. Choosing the right lenses is important in many respects: final appearance, functionality, safety, durability, adaptability, and comfort. This guide will help you understand some of the options when it comes to determining the best way to have your lenses customized. Optical Lens Materials Glass As the first material to be used in

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Eye Safety

Avoiding a Holiday Eye Injury

As young children get new toys over the holidays, now is a good time to reflect on how we can keep our eyes and vision safe over the holidays. Avoiding Toy-Related Eye Injury According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, roughly 1 in 10 children’s eye injuries that end up in the emergency room are the result of toys. As these are largely preventable incidents, there are many preventative steps that you can take to

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Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes and Your Vision Diabetes is a part of many Canadians’ lives – with one in three Canadians estimated to have diabetes or prediabetes conditions. In fact, according to a 2019 Diabetes Model, Canadians over the age of 20 today have a 50% likelihood of developing diabetes within their lifetime. To raise awareness for this disease, November has been named Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye conditions that commonly

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye Treatments – What Are Your Options?

When it comes to treating your specific dry eye condition, it is important to conduct a comprehensive eye exam of the lids, cornea, conjuctiva and tear film. Once a diagnosis of dry eye is made, your eye care practitioner will likely recommend one or more of the following six dry eye therapies: Artificial Tears (or Eyedrops) Eyelid Hygiene Ocular Vitamins Immunologic Therapy Punctal Plugs Heat and Light Eyelid Treatment Let’s discuss these reatments in some

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