Spotlight on Glaucoma: Causes, Treatment, and How It Can Affect You

Glaucoma is a silent but hard hitting disease. With more than 400,000 Canadians and 67 million people worldwide affected, glaucoma is an incurable ail...

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What is a dilated eye exam and when do you need one?

Has your doctor asked you to undergo a dilated eye exam? Or, have you heard a friend talking about their experience with one? Let’s take a cl...

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Early Alzheimer’s Detection: How Eye Exams Could Play a Role

Did you know that a simple eye exam could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? New research has shown that with a special technique, your...

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Winter Health Tips for Eye Protection

Winter is a wonderful season for family merriment and activities. No matter how you choose to enjoy the snow, it's important to make sure your eye...

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Halloween Eye-Safe Practices

The pumpkins are carved, the house looks spooky, and there’s a big bowl full of candy bars next to the front door, which means it’s Hallow...

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Are Contact Lenses Right for Your Child?

The technology behind contact lenses has come a long way over the years. Which is why it's no surprise that many children are now making the switc...

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Learning to Read Braille

The gift of literacy is one of the most valuable things we can give to our children. Reading stimulates the mind, arouses imagination, and gives child...

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Dreaming and Your Ocular System

What happens when we dream is something that has fascinated and eluded philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years. How do our ocular sys...

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A Pupil’s Prescription: Why an Up-to-Date Rx is Important

Prepare your child for classes by scheduling an eye exam. Back to school season can be an exciting—and busy—time of year. Between shopp...

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Youth and Their Tech: Be Aware of the Risks

Parenting and controlling screen time go hand in hand if you have a teenager these days. The fact is, young millennials and generation Z were born int...

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Exercise and Independence: Running with Guide Dogs

Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many people with vision loss face barriers when it comes to exercise. Running...

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The Cost of Vision Care

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) estimates the total price tag of vision loss in Canada at $19.1 billion per year. The staggering...

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Cataracts & You: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments, & Prevention

The National Coalition for Vision Health estimate that more than 2.5 million Canadians suffer from cataracts—increasing the need for routine eye...

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How Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Your Health

When you sit at a computer all day, you may find that by the end of the day your eyes are tired, you’re mentally fatigued, or your neck muscles...

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The Differences Between an Optometrist, Optician, and Ophthalmologist

Many Canadians know about the importance of regular eye exams and having proper eyewear. But not everyone is aware of the different roles that eye car...

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