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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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Dry Eye

Thealoz Duo: 2 Drops in 1 for Dry Eye

Have you ever wondered how some organisms can survive, and actually thrive, in dry environments like the desert?  The secret with certain plants is their ability to produce a bioprotectant called Trehalose.  Trehalose is a naturally occurring sugar found in many plants, such as the Rose of Jericho, pictured above (also known as the Resurrection plant).  Its unique properties enable survival in conditions of extreme dehydration, freezing, and U.V. radiation. Trehalose is one of the

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Contact Lenses

Scleral Lenses – What’s the fuss about?

Scleral lenses are custom made, large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses designed to vault over the entire cornea and rest lightly on the white of the eye, called the conjunctiva and sclera, below.  These specialty lenses hold a tear reservoir, which continuously “bathes” the surface of the eye. This tear reservoir helps to heal the surface of the eye in conditions where the ocular surface is damaged due to moderate to severe dryness.  They are also used in cases of irregular

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Computer Vision Syndrome

The Benefits of Dedicated Computer Lenses

Many of us are experiencing neck and shoulder pain from working on a computer for countless hours.  This is especially prominent among people that wear progressive or bifocal lenses. This is because your progressives are general, all-purpose lenses that provide you vision for all viewing distances.  Just think – you have a specific area in your lenses to see the news ticker scrolling on the office T.V. 20 feet away, your colleague sitting across the

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Eye Exams

Online Eye Consults: What You Need to Know

With the changing social landscape, Dr. Sciberras now provides consultation services online through video technology. The concept of getting an eye health consultation online is rather new, so we have prepared this article to explain how Dr. Sciberras provides online eye consults and the process involved. It’s simple and right for the times. Registration and Consent   An online eye exam consultation begins with some of the same procedures that you would expect when visiting the

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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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