Using Cannabis For Glaucoma Treatment

Heard of cannabis on the news lately? Of course you have. With its legalization scheduled in Canada by next summer, it has left many with unanswered questions. It certainly is a touchy topic for many. Is it safe? Where should shops be located? What will be the effects on our society? Marijuana has also been a topic in the medical field as many wonder if this plant can be used for more than just recreational pleasure. This week’s article will explore whether or not cannabis can be used for glaucoma treatment.

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Fall Dishes Your Eyes Will Benefit From

Hello, fellow Victorians. now that school has begun fall is soon to follow! Fall is always an exciting time with much change. Although it is still extremely hot out, this week’s article is going to touch on some fall dishes your eyes will benefit from in anticipation of my favorite season!

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Children's eye exams

What Does 20/20 Vision Actually Mean?

“I have 20/20 vision.” This probably doesn’t mean much to the general public, other than it helps describe someone with good vision. But, these numbers do mean something. They are a measuring tool in the world of optometry. Learn exactly how in this week’s article on what 20/20 vision actually means. Hope you enjoy it!

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When Is My Child Ready For Contact Lenses?

Wow. Another summer has almost flown by. I can’t believe we are almost into September and I am sure parents can’t either! Back to school time can bring on a flurry of emotions for both children and parents. This year your child may ask you, “Can I wear contacts lenses?” Many parents are unsure about how to answer this question, so this week’s article is going to help educate you on when your child may be ready for contact lenses!

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How Do We See Colour?

Have you ever wondered how we actually see colour? Do we all interpret colours in the same way?  These are very interesting questions and so we decided why not dedicate this week’s blog post to understanding how we see colour. I hope you enjoy it and check out some of the cool links! Enjoy…

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Visual Symptoms Following A Concussion

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury like a concussion can be life altering. It can affect many parts of the body including the eyes. Our visual system is extremely complex and connected to the brain. A head injury can disrupt a person’s ability to see clearly and function day to day. So it’s important to know what to be aware of in this situation and seek professional help sooner than later. This week’s article will focus on concussions and what visual symptoms you should be aware of following this type of traumatic brain injury.  Read more

Eye Knowledge: True or False

Have you ever heard a “fact” about your eyes that you just weren’t sure it was 100% true? Like, sitting too close to the television will harm your eyes? Or, eye exams are only needed if you can’t see? Well, I have heard them all! So, this week’s article is dedicated to dispelling some of the fallacies that you may think are true, and perhaps uncovering some truths! I hope you enjoy this list, and more importantly gain some new eye knowledge. Enjoy!

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Eye Protection: How To Watch The Epic Total Solar Eclipse Safely

If you haven’t heard about the total solar eclipse predicted to occur on August 21, 2017, in the US, mark your calendars now! Many Canadians will be no doubt traveling across the border for this event (courtesy of the universe)! But, before you plan on enjoying the eclipse you must know how to protect your eyes. Looking at the eclipse with no eye protection can cause serious irreversible eye damage. So learn how to watch the epic total solar eclipse safely in this week’s blog post. Happy reading!

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Retinopathy : How Does Diabetes Effect The Eyes

Diabetes Canada estimates a 44% increase in the prevalence of diabetes by the year 2025. It is no secret that many Canadians have diabetes, or at risk for getting this disease. Many of us know loved ones who are diabetic or are diabetics themselves, and are aware of how common it is, but are you aware of its effects on the eyes? This week’s article will explore how diabetes can cause retinopathy and its effects on the eyes. Read on and become aware!  Read more