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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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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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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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Children’s Vision and Learning

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 having difficulty in school – from understanding fractions to learning to read – it might be a sensory problem, and not a cognitive one. Any vision problem that affects the way

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What Every Student Should Do

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 currently wears glasses, or has never had a vision problem before, one thing you should do before school starts or very soon into the

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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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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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Anterior Basement Dystrophy & Recurrent Corneal Erosion
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Anterior Basement Dystrophy & Recurrent Corneal Erosion

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 function properly and can cause recurrent corneal erosions to develop.  This is like a spontaneous scratch of the ocular surface.  In fact, the condition can be caused by minor trauma to the eye such as can occur with

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Snow Blindness: What Is It and Can I Go Blind?

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 isn’t worn, causing ‘sun burnt’ eyes. Photokeratitis can also be caused by looking directly at the sun as well as UV reflection off of water or sand. With winter weather here, it’s the perfect

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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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