Pink eye has a habit of spreading rapidly, causing inflamed and irritated eyes. Many see pink eye as a minor inconvenience at best, but do you need to see an eye doctor for it? Continue reading to learn more about pink eye, including the different forms of this condition and if you need to see […]
Eye Health Articles
Do Blue Light Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain?
If you spend hours on your computer, tired, strained eyes may feel like a common part of life, but these are common symptoms of digital eye strain (or computer vision syndrome). While not an immediate emergency, this condition can be irritating and disrupt your daily life. There are several ways to prevent and relieve your […]
Why Does My Optometrist Need My Family History?
No matter what kind of doctor you’re going to see, filling out your family history is usually part of your first visit. In my experience, patients seem to think we only need to know about a family history of eye issues. Don’t get me wrong; you should always tell your optometrist about any eye diseases […]
The Dangers of Rubbing Your Eyes
Your eyes are very delicate and vulnerable organs. Touching them or rubbing them could cause injuries, infections, and even worse! Take a look at this infographic to find out how you could get sick from just touching your eyes. […]
How Can My Optometrist Help Me?
It may sound biased, but I think it’s reasonable to say that optometrists are one of the most underused resources in the medical field. In fact, there’s evidence to indicate that patients often seek help from a general practitioner for eye-related issues when an optometrist could treat the problem just as well, sometimes even better […]
All About Glaucoma: Everything You Need To Know
Glaucoma is one of the major causes of vision loss in North America. But despite the fact that it’s quite common, few people know much about it until they’ve been diagnosed, and at that point, they may have already lost a good portion of their vision. By educating ourselves about glaucoma and similar diseases, we […]
Is Digital Eye Strain Affecting Your Health?
By this point, most of us have heard that computers, smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices have some kind of impact on our eyes. Blue light lenses are incredibly popular, and everyone is looking for ways to prevent computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain. We’re still learning about the precise causes and effects of […]
Corneal Implants: The Future of Vision Correction?
Despite the phenomenal leaps we are making every year in biological science and technology, the human eye is still irreplaceable. However, could corneal implants represent one future of vision correction by replacing reading glasses? As you crest 40 years old, you become an easier target for presbyopia, the age-induced condition which causes your near vision […]
Digital Eye Strain: The Fun New Trend That Everyone Loves
Digital eye strain is all the rage these days. It seems like everyone is getting on board the digital eye strain bandwagon, and with up to 70% of Albertans experiencing the symptoms of digital eye strain, it’s no wonder that this fun, family-friendly condition is gaining popularity. The best part about digital eye strain is […]
Five Tips to Deal With Alberta’s Dry & Dusty Climate
It is no secret that Alberta has a very dusty and dry climate – especially when it comes to winters. Dry eye is a common symptom in Alberta’s climate. Here are a few pointers to help ease the pain of dry eye in our dry and dusty climate: Artificial Tears Artificial tears, taken as eye drops, […]