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Category: Vision Health Concerns

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Between the eyelid and the eye, there is a mucus membrane layer that protects components that aid in vision, called the conjunctivitis. When a foreign substance comes into contact with this layer, it may cause inflammation, irritation or an uncomfortable sensation referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, or more commonly called allergies. Although there are many […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease

What is diabetes? It’s a disease resulting in elevated blood sugar concentrations because it inhibits your body’s natural insulin production. The disease impacts the optical system as it disrupts blood flow to the eyes and degrades important blood vessels. Though diabetics should be aware of the full gambit of eye diseases, the three major eye […]

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Cataracts affect the vision of nearly three million Canadians, the majority of which are over the age of 60. While the condition is typically the result of the natural aging process of your eye’s crystalline lens, cataracts do occur in younger people. However, they usually do not form until the lens hardens, developing a cloudy […]

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Conjunctivitis (Red Eye)

Conjunctivitis is an infection resulting in inflammation of the front surface of the eye, also known as pinkeye. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. This is frequently a less serious visual health concern attributed to a bacteria or […]

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Eye Floaters and Flashes

If you see spots or small threads floating around your eyes or darting away when you try to focus, you are experiencing eye floaters. This is the natural aging process of your eyes and a side effect of the vitreous gel shrinking, the substance that makes up most of your eye. While eye floaters or […]

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