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Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Canada Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

Living With Low Vision

Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses,...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Children’s Vision Month

This is children's vision month. Please read on for valuable information.

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery....

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Dr. Gilani Discusses What Is Dry Eye Syndrome and What Causes it

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Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 9 million Canadians suffer from diabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. In fact,...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

Cataract Awareness

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Diabetic Eye Disease

Even many people with the disease are unaware of the fact that diabetes increases the risk of vision-threatening eye damage. In fact, the risk is...

Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses

A lot of people with astigmatism are under the impression that they are not able to use contact lenses due to their condition. Well, there's...

Retinoscopy: What is it?

Sometimes, especially when doing an eye exam on small children the optometrist will direct a light in the eyes. But why? This test is a...

Focusing on Smartphones

Lately, it seems that we're addicted to smartphones. Tablets and smartphones are so convenient when we're on the go. Nevertheless most people hold their phones...

Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that usually starts to affect people who are 40 or older. It's one of the harsher realities of...

Eye Patches: A Simple Solution to a Common Problem

Are you worried your child has a lazy eye? It develops when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. Vision might be...

How much do you know about your eyes?

If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time soon, there are a few things you can do to be extra ready for...

A Closer Look at Night Vision

Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or you're searching for a light switch or door handle or phone in the dark....

Presbyopia: Managing the Inevitable

Experiencing some trouble with reading is a frequently occurring problem if you're hitting middle age. This is why: As time passes, your eye's lens grows...

Keeping Toys Safe for Eyes

It can be challenging to choose toys that are not harmful for our children's eyes. Infants don't have a completely developed visual system at birth,...

Back To School With Good Vision

A huge percentage of progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, many parents don't realize how...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

When a child has trouble at school, it isn't always a learning disability. It's important to be aware that the child could be suffering from...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

Everyone has come across the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. As frequently used as these terms are, do most people actually know what they...

A Fresh Look For Your Eyes

Are you after a fresh look that'll make you feel great? There are lots of colour contact lenses that allow you to slightly enhance or...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a common...

Fresh Lenses: Why?

How often do you leave your soft contact lenses in for a little too long? It's a fact of life that a lot of things...

Focusing on Cataracts

Did you know that cataracts are the most common culprit of deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than fifty percent of...

Keeping Eyes Safe from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. But the potential risks related to long-term exposure to these harsh rays are rarely...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be caused by a number of conditions such as anatomical changes or defects in the...

Women and Eye Care

The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among women is being diagnosed in increasing numbers, particularly...

Eye Safety and Sports

When the spring arrives, as well as a greater chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the number of...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

When on the road, the value of seeing properly can not be underestimated. As a matter of fact, safe driving needs a number of visual...

Vision and Health at Work

The workplace can be a harmful place for your eyes. It is important for both corporations and their workers to be knowledgeable about workplace eye...

What is Astigmatism?

The cornea around your pupil and iris is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters your eye, part of the job of your cornea is...

Dealing With Pink Eye

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a frequently encountered eye illness, particularly with kids. This condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even...

The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

How many individuals are aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of loss of vision in adults over age 65? AMD...

How Do You Disinfect Your Contact Lenses?

When it comes to wearing contact lenses, it is crucial to be fully aware of the importance of proper eye hygiene. A study conducted by...

Don’t Let Winter Dry Eye Get You Down

Dry eyes can be often worse during the winter as a result of the cold, dry air.

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations bitter cold winds and cold precipitation aren't far behind. You would never even conceive of...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to review the importance of regular screening for this vision threatening disease....

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Visit your North Vancouver, BC Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus on things...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are upon us which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned grandparents love surprising the favorite little ones...

Use Those Flex Spending Account Credits Before it’s Too Late!

Looking for a new pair of specs for the kids? Think it's time for an eye examination? Considering laser vision correction? Now is the time...

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A Different Perspective: What is Colour Blindness?

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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetes is the main causal factor of impaired sight among men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. As of 2008, over 4 million men...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in North Vancouver, BC

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is the lack of central vision development caused by the inability of the eyes to function together. With most...

North Vancouver, BC Vision Tests: Examining the Vision Chart

  Ever wonder what 20/20 eyesight really means? 20/20 vision is a phrase to describe a normal level of clarity of eyesight or visual acuity...

North Vancouver, BC Treatment for Autumn Eye Allergies

  Toward the end of the summer, many people start to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to sneezing and congestion,...

Halloween Eye Safety: Watch Out For Decorative Contact Lenses!

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and dressing up but you wouldn't want the fun to end in some frightening eye damage. Over...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in North Vancouver, BC

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that above seven out of 10 of employed persons that work for the majority of the day...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your house eye safe particularly when selecting toys...

Makeup Advice for Contact Lens Wearers from your North Vancouver, BC Eye Care Practitioner

If you use contact lenses a few precautions should be taken when applying makeup. Below are some professional pointers for ways to make sure you...

Getting Sunblock Out of Your Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunscreen in your eyes, you are aware how excruciating it can be. A very strong spray in the eye can...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Schedule your Eye Examination in North Vancouver Today

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts are the leading cause of sight loss for individuals over the age of 54. In fact, over half of...

Getting Your Child’s Vision Ready for the Classroom: North Vancouver Children’s Eye Exams

Many professionals stress that approximately 80% of learning takes place through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change occasionally, consistent eye and vision...

Contact Lenses: A Real Self-Esteem Booster for Young Adults

No adolescent likes to be caught wearing something that makes them different, and in the case of some teenagers, eyeglasses can often feel that way....

Handling Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some might require emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care...

Have You Had an Eye Exam Recently?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's easy to forget about the importance of taking preemptive action namely, an optical exam. However,...

A Guide to Summer Eye Care

  Now that the summertime is finally here it’s time to guard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on staying safe in...

Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. That's the equivalent of one eye accident every 780 seconds!...

The Reason Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Vision

We have all been told that carrots improve night vision, but is it really true? Optometrists say that the orange vegetable can't prevent you from...

Ultraviolet Awareness Month – The Sun and Your Eyes

  Because of campaigns to inform the public of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most know...

Contact Lens Care Tips

  Contact lenses require careful treatment and care in order to be a safe and effective option for individuals needing corrective eye wear. Improper care...

Rigid Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  Although you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known brand of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes...

Eye Allergy Season is Approaching – Are You Ready?

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from seasonal eye allergies. For many of us, March...

Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Glasses on the Internet

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to buying more and more products through the Internet, glasses are an item...

February is Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the leading source of visual impairment for senior citizens. Macular...

Be Informed About Glaucoma

In an effort to spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading...

Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the sunny season. While most people are aware of the damage the sun presents to...

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