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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Common Eye Questions

Common Eye Questions Our Patients Ask

Have you ever had questions about your vision & eyes, or about your eye exam(s)? You’re not the only one! In this week’s blog post we will be dedicated to answering some of your burning eye vision and eye exam questions! We hope you enjoy it!

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Lifestyle Choices & Glaucoma

Do Lifestyle Choices Prevent Or Slow Down Glaucoma?

There is no doubt that there are a number of factors that play into our health. Top of mind for most people when it comes to their health is their genes. What are you predisposed to because of your genes? Although we cannot change our genes, there is something we do have control over that is also a significant factor in our health – lifestyle. Each one of us is affected by our lifestyle choices. This week we will examine whether one’s lifestyle choices can prevent or slow down glaucoma progression. Read on to find out!

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