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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 therefore put together this quick reference guide to help our patients understand how UV affects our vision and how we can protect ourselves from the damages caused by UV exposure. What

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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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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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