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2021 Mississauga Top Choice Award – Dr. Jeff Sciberras

Mississauga, ON — January 13, 2021 — Top Choice Awards has announced the 2021 Top Choice Awards. Dr. Sciberras and staff are proud to announce we have been voted Top Choice Optometry Clinic in Mississauga for the 3rd year in a row. We set high standards for comprehensiveness of care, service quality, professionalism, and value. We are grateful for the recognition and trust of our patients. We are also humbled by being the distinction of

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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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Children's Vision

Back To School Tips From a Vision Specialist – With Helpful Tips For 2020

Updated: September 2020 With September marking the time children get back to school, or participate online, it is time to have their annual eye exam. Good vision plays a significant role in your child’s ability to learn and grow. As a result, I’ve put together this useful list of things to consider and look for, as well as habits to develop, that will ultimately have a positive effect on your child, their vision, and therefore,

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Eye Health

Dry Eye Therapy – a new informative website!

Dr. Sciberras, in the month dedicated to Dry Eye Awareness, is proud to announce that his new website and e-commerce platform dryeyetherapy.ca has gone live. This site is dedicated to providing information on an eye disease that is the most common and becoming more prevalent as screen times continue to increase. There are explanations of the causes, risk factors, and various treatment regimens available. Dr. Sciberras has procured a vast assortment of premium eye care

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Keratoconus
Keratoconus

Keratoconus: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Keratoconus is an eye condition affecting about 1 in every 2000 people. This eye disorder results in the progressive thinning of the cornea, which leads to a cone shape of the eye. It is commonly referred to as causing irregular astigmatism. The cone-shaped cornea deflects light irregularly as it enters the eye causing distorted vision. Corneal shapes come in 3 basic forms: spherical, regular astigmatism, and irregular astigmatism. The analogy of each is as follows: a

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Eye Nutrition

The Benefits of Omega-3

You already eat a healthy, balanced diet containing fish, and you buy omega-3 enriched eggs at the supermarket. So why is your doctor recommending you take an omega-3 supplement to treat your dry eyes?  Let’s break it down. Omega-3 in the form of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the most effective. Omega-3 is an essential nutrient, meaning the human body can’t synthesize it; we have to get it from food sources like

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Myopia Control

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 front of the retina for objects that are far, rather than directly on the retinal surface. This means distant objects are blurred.  The greater the myopia, the nearer objects are before they become blurred.  To explain, someone that has a prescription of -1.00 has a focal point of 1 meter,

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Eye Health

A Canadian Dry Eye Company Highlight

Montreal-based Candorvision, a division of Candorpharm Inc., is based out of Montreal and develops high-quality ophthalmic medications and medical devices. Patient safety and product tolerability are paramount to the founder’s mission. Candorvision was founded in 2012 by Dr. Frank Heidemann, a German-Canadian pharmacist. He moved to Montreal to establish Candorpharm with the aim of making proven European pharmaceuticals and medical devices available to Canadians. They purposely eliminate potentially harmful excipients like preservatives and phosphates from

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