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Eye Exams

Back-to-School Eye Exams

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 child’s success in the classroom. Whether they are starting kindergarten, elementary school, high school or post-secondary education, it’s very important that get an annual eye exam.

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The Best Food for Eye Health
Eye Nutrition

Best Foods for Eye Health

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 best vision? Choosing the right types of food can help prevent or delay cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, sun damage, and many more ocular health issues. Vitamins for Eye Health Once we

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Digital Retinal Camera
Digital Retinal Camera

New Retinal Camera

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 diagnosis of eye disease. The camera captures images in seconds without the need for dilating drops and even in the presence of dense cataracts. Images will be saved and used for

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Eye Allergies
Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies: How to Treat Itchy, Watery Eyes

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 bodies have to environmental allergens. Red, itchy, watery eyes are persistent symptoms for many people at this time of year. However, ocular allergies can also be experienced at other times of the year, even year-round. There

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How To Maintain Your Eye Health at the Office
Computer Vision Syndrome

Maintaining Eye Health at the Office

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 its name. CVS encompasses a wide range of eye strain symptoms caused by consistent work with a computer monitor or handheld electronic device. It’s a condition that

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Vision Correction

Contact Lenses or Glasses: What’s Best for You?

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 come into play when deciding whether contact lenses or glasses are better suited for the vision correction of the individual in question. It is also possible that both eyeglasses and contact lenses

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Choosing Sunglasses – More Than Meets the Eye

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 light, X-rays and gamma-rays. UV light falls between x-rays and visible light on the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. It has the power to break chemical bonds and can produce free radicals. These processes are harmful to

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Eye Floaters

Everything You Need to Know About Floaters

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 intermittent or temporary in their appearance. Floaters have been described as spots, cobwebs or mosquito-like and appear to move when the eye moves.  Floaters are most often visible

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Low Vision

What is Low Vision?

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 street, cooking, writing and watching T.V. can all become challenging in the presence of low vision.  Low vision can result from eye injuries, birth defects or acquired diseases of the eye, such as: Macular Degeneration,

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Glaucoma and Its Treatment

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 less than 10% of visual field remains. Symptoms of Glaucoma There are often no early warning symptoms of glaucoma, such as pain or rapid vision loss, and as such it is

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