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UV Protection

The Need for Sun Protection

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. In many respects, this lack of knowledge regarding the need for eye protection from UV is somewhat understandable: the human eye can’t perceive UV light as it does visible light

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Nutrition for the eyes – Food for thought during Healthy Vision Month
Eye Nutrition

Eye Nutrition – Food for Thought during Healthy Vision Month

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 nutrients can go a long way in preventing disease and extending life. Eye health, and excuse me for the pun, is often overlooked. Healthy eyes can be supported by a

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Eye Health

Women’s Eye Health Month

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 than men. Conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye and age-related macular (ARM) all become more widespread as you age, and considering this, women have a higher chance of developing these eye

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Corrective Lenses Have Come So Far

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 corrective lenses and how they were made. In 60 A.D., the Roman Emperor Nero used an emerald to get a better look at the gladiators fighting. It’s also believed he used this

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What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer Vision Syndrome

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

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 vision-related symptoms that are caused by prolonged use of computers (this includes cell phone screens and tablets). The more time spent on computers can lead to

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Contact Lenses

What Happens if you Sleep in your Contact Lenses?

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 oxygen. So how does that happen during the day while you’re wearing contacts? It’s all due to blinking when considering hard or rigid lenses. Every time you

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Myths About LASIK & Your Refractive Eye Surgery Options
Blepharitis

Blepharitis: Common Eyelid Disorders, Their Treatment and Prevention

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. Depending on the severity, patients may experience all or some of these symptoms. An extreme case of blepharitis can even cause eyelash loss (i.e. madarosis). Contact lens users are likely

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Cataract Awareness Month
Cataracts

Cataract Awareness Month

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 intended) and spread awareness of this pernicious and often misunderstood disease to debunk myths and prepare you in the event you are diagnosed with cataract(s). First, one should know

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Eye Health

Vision Problems at Different Stages of Life

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 living as an adult over the age of 60, here are some of the most common vision issues at each stage of life and the care and

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Laser Eye Surgery
Laser Eye Surgery

What to Expect at a Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

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 surgery options available, but specifically which surgical option is best for your particular vision deficit. When you book a laser eye surgery consultation with Dr. Sciberras, you will likely be instructed

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