Eye Freckle

Eye Freckles: What are They & Should You Be Worried?

Similar to freckles on the skin but less common, freckles can also grow in your eyes. Some people were born with them, but they can also grow over time. Most often it’s nothing to worry about. But there is a chance that your eye freckle can turn into a type of cancer called melanoma. It is rare, but it can happen. For that reason, if you have an eye freckle, your doctor may want to keep an eye on it over time.

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The retina function

Retina Function: What Does it Do?

Have you ever heard of the retina? Sure you have – it has something to do with the eye. In fact, it’s a very important part of the eye. This week’s article will be dedicated to the retina’s function, anatomy, and related diseases. 

The eye is made up of a number of layers that all contribute to communicating information. The retina is located in the back of they eye, opposite the lens and pupil at the front of the eye, and is also made up of various layers. Its position in the eye can be seen below:

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Does wearing glasses make your eyes weaker?

Pink Eye: How Can You Catch It? (& What Should You Do?)

The human eye is extremely delicate. Even the slightest disturbance or obstruction can cause irritation, pain, or loss of vision. Plus, we rely on our eyesight to get to work in the morning, communicate with our loved ones, and binge-watch sci-fi series. It’s no surprise that our immediate reaction is to protect our eyes or close them altogether when walking through a windstorm, an extra branch-y forest, or diving underwater.

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Kids & Screens

How Much Screen Time Should Children Have?

The past year has been a difficult one, to say the least. With increased restrictions, many children are spending more time online than they would otherwise. I have also found more parents asking: “how much screen time should my children have?” Keep on reading, because we will break it all down for you! In this blog post we will outline the negative effects of too much screen time, and the appropriate amount of time children should spend in front of a screen.

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Does Wearing Eye Glasses Make Your Vision Worse?

“Why is my eye glasses prescription always changing with each visit? Are my eye glasses making my eyes lazy?”

These are questions Dr. Sharma at Inner Harbour Optometry gets quite frequently. Many patients feel their glasses can make their vision worse, especially if overworn. Luckily this is not true, your glasses cannot change the shape of your eye. They can, however, help you see more clearly. Let’s take a closer look at the science behind this.

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Halloween eye safety, eyecare victoria bc

Don’t Let An Eye Injury Spoil Your Halloween

Halloween is a spooktacular holiday that allows every age group to join in the fun. Children are always especially excited about dressing up and collecting as many treats as they can possibly fit in their treat bags. However, as an adult, I have to admit I too am quite excited. Victoria, BC has a great selection of haunted houses and activities for children, but also for adults! And let’s not kid ourselves, treats are not just for kids, am I right? It’s clear October 31st is a special time, but every year people are injured, and often times from preventable injuries. So this week, we are going to help you and your family be safe this Halloween with some Halloween eye safety tips for every age. Enjoy!

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What Is An Optometrist Exactly?

Eye doctor, eye professional, family eye care physician – these are all names used to describe an optometrist. This week we will discuss what exactly is an optometrist and what can they do for you. We hope you enjoy it!

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Children’s Eye Exams For Back-to-School in Victoria, BC

Wow, can you believe we are so close to back to school? I can hear parents rejoice at the sound of this. Although the end of the summer is generally a busy time for most families, it is important your children’s eyes are healthy and their vision is clear. Up to 80% of learning is acquired visually, so seeing clearly is vital to your child’s development. Learn all about children’s eye exams and why paying a visit to your local Victoria eye clinic is important for back to school.

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Victoria Optometrist

What Things To Look For In An Eye Doctor

Finding a new eye doctor can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you know if someone is a good fit for you? Finding a trust-worthy optometrist might feel overwhelming because there are so many options. Fear not, we have got you covered in this week’s blog post all about things to look for in a Victoria optometrist! Let’s begin…

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