Eye Care Blog | Mississauga
Do you often experience a burning sensation in your eyes, watery or itchy eyes or noticed crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes? Chances are, you suffer from the effects of blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common cause of sore, red eyes and crusty eyelashes....read more
LIGHT REACTIVE LENSES, also known as Photochromic lenses, adjust to changing UV light exposure by darkening in bright sunlight outdoors and fading back to clear indoors, ensuring maximum visual comfort in all circumstances. They protect the eyes by absorbing harmful...read more
Vision and learning go hand in hand. Experts estimate that about 80% of the learning a child does is taken in visually. Adequate vision is critical for students to reach their full academic potential. Parents and teachers might not realize that when children are...read more
Dr. Jeff Sciberras is proud to announce that we are an Official 2019 Top Choice Award Nominee in the category of Top Optometry Clinic for Mississauga! Thank you to everyone that nominated us. Now, we need your help to win! If you feel that we have made a positive...read more
The many options for lens types and coatings can leave you feeling overwhelmed when it is time to purchase new vision correction. Choosing the right lenses is important in many respects: final appearance, functionality, safety, durability, adaptability and comfort....read more
Back to school is just around the corner, and you want your child to have the best possible start to the school year. An essential part of this is making sure that your child goes back to school with the ability to learn and participate fully. No matter if your child...read more
Unfortunately, many Canadians remain unaware of the danger that ultraviolet (UV) radiation poses to their eyes. As a result, people often don’t take the necessary steps with respect to eye care and protection to ensure that their eyes are safe from the dangers of UV....read more
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are defined as any clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye and is one of the most widespread eye diseases worldwide. As it is Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Jeff Sciberras wants to pull back the veil on cataracts (pun...read more
The food that we consume has an extensive effect on our health, for better or worse. A poor diet can affect weight, heart health, and cause conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, immune disorders, among others. A healthy, well-balanced diet full of minerals and...read more
April is Women’s Eye Health Month, and while anyone can be affected by eye problems, women are unfortunately more likely to suffer from eye problems than men. One straightforward reason that women have more eye problems than men is that women have longer lifespans...read more
The evolution of corrective lenses has come a long way since they were first invented many years ago! Not only has the technology changed to help with different vision problems, the way the lenses are made has also changed. Let’s quickly go over the history of...read more
Are your eyes tired? If you are someone who spends more than a few hours each day in front of a computer screen, it is highly probable that you suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome. Computer Vision Syndrome (which can also be known as Digital Eye Strain) are eye and...read more
If you’ve been sleeping while wearing your contact lenses, you may want to think about changing your bedtime routine. Here are some of the reasons why leaving your contact lenses in while you sleep is a bad idea: Like any other part of your body, your cornea needs...read more
Something that the vast majority of us take for granted is our eyesight, yet when the public is surveyed the majority mention losing their vision as their number one fear. As we age, we typically notice some changes in our ability to see. One of the most common...read more
Since May is Healthy Vision Month, now is a good time to discuss and learn more about vision problems and what can be done to correct them. Throughout the various stages of our lives, we can be prone to different vision problems and eye diseases. From infancy to...read more
The first step to having your vision corrected by refractive surgery, such as LASIK (which is the most common form of elective corrective eye surgery) is to book a comprehensive eye exam. A consultation will help determine your candidacy for the various refractive eye...read more
Dr. Jeff Sciberras has been named one of the best three pediatric optometrists in Mississauga by ThreeBest Rated! We're proud to offer pediatric eye exams for children of all ages. Eye care for children is especially important for diagnosing and preventing eye...read more
Anterior basement membrane dystrophy, also known as map-dot-fingerprint or epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, is a condition that affects the anterior (or front) of the cornea. In this condition, the membrane that lies beneath the corneal epithelium doesn’t...read more
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...read more
If you haven’t visited an optometrist for a while, or if it’s your first eye exam, you likely have a lot of questions regarding what to expect during the exam itself. At Dr. Sciberras’ clinic, your eyes and vision are our top priority. There are a variety of things...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to our diagnostic repertoire. 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
What’s a better choice, eyeglasses or contact lenses? This is a question I am frequently asked by my patients. The answer to that question is not black and white. Considerations such as wearing time, comfort, lifestyle, current eye health status, and aesthetics all...read more
A Primer on UV Light The sun can have serious consequences for your eye health. Approximately 10% of sunlight consists of ultraviolet light (UV), an invisible type of radiation. Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, infrared...read more
Are you noticing changes in your vision? It is very common for an individual’s vision to change over time. These changes can range from beginning to need help with reading, which usually occurs in a person’s fourth decade of life, to potentially blinding conditions...read more
Eye Floaters are a frequent reason for urgent eye appointments at my Mississauga Eye Care clinic, so I thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the subject. Floaters can be of differing sizes and shapes. They are visual disturbances that are usually...read more
What is Low Vision? Low Vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected adequately by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday living activities. Reading the mail, crossing the...read more
Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. The end result is a loss of peripheral vision, which can lead to tunnel vision, sometimes central vision loss and ultimately blindness. One definition of blindness is a loss of peripheral vision where...read more
The new Dailies Total 1 offers the world's first water-gradient lens to provide maximum comfort and extremely high oxygen transfer to the eye for white, healthy eyes. Its surface approaches almost 100% water-content giving it an astounding end of day comfort rating...read more
We have just received shipment of our new, improved lens cleaner. It is hypoallergenic, perfume-free, absent of any volatile organic compounds and is enzyme-based. That means the solution can actually clean between the lens and frame groove, helping remove dirt and...read more
I would like to discuss the BRUDER EYE HYDRATING COMPRESS - a convenient, natural way to relieve dry eye, styes, chalazions and blepharitis. Simply microwave the special microbead-containing compress for about 30 seconds, then apply to closed eyes for 3 minutes. The...read more
Eye Exams for Children As a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when a first eye exam should be scheduled. Eye exams for children are extremely important. Experts say 5 percent-10 percent of pre-schoolers and 25 percent of...read more
If your child hasn't had an eye exam, the phrase better late than never doesn't always apply. Lazy eye or amblyopia can occur when a child is not fitted with needed corrective eyewear at a young enough age. Usually that age is 8. Lazy eye results in less than optimal...read more
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- 98% rated their overall satisfaction as either excellent or very good.
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Last updated March 21, 2018.
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