Pink eye, victoria, bc

What is Pink Eye? The Real Answer Might Surprise You

Are you seeing pink?

The Great Misconceptions About Pink Eye

Have you ever had pink eye? If so, you might have assumed it was from feces coming into contact with your eye (yuck). Or worse yet, people around you also might share this misconception. Well, this article is here to set the record straight. Yes, you can get this eye condition from bacteria found in feces, but this is not the only cause and is usually not the main reason why many develop pink eye. Read on to learn what exactly is pink eye! Read more

My Eye Is Twitching – How Do I Make It Stop?

At one point in time almost all of us have experienced eye twitches, but for most individuals this eye condition subsides on its own fairly quickly and is not serious. However, for some eye twitching can be persistent and last for several days or weeks, and can be a sign of something more serious. Read more

Do You Get Watery Eyes in the Cold Weather?

Is the colder weather making your eyes more watery? We have been pretty lucky for the most part this September, enjoying sunny days, and only slightly cooler temperatures. But, as the temperature dips lower many of our patients experience watery eyes, especially those that do outdoor activities like run or bike. If this sounds like you, you need to read this week’s blog post all about watery eyes and what you can do about them. We hope you enjoy it! Read more

Do You Wear Your Contacts All Day Long?

For anyone who cannot function without their contact lenses, listen up, this tip is for you!

We hear consistently from many of our patients they have a habit of putting their contact lenses in before they even brush their teeth in the morning and only remove them right before bed. Read more

Diabetes and your eyes

How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Diabetes is a disease which effects many Canadians. Many of us are aware that diabetes is characterized by the body’s inability to regulate insulin. But did you know that it can lead to vision loss?

Those who have diabetes should see their optometrist on an annual basis to assess the effect of the disease on the eyes. Read more

Cataracts Causes, Prevention & Treatment – Learn About Cataracts

What is a Cataract?

When the lens in the back of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, it is called a cataract. Cataracts can vary from extremely small areas of cloudiness to large areas, which may cause a significant decline in vision. Cataracts are usually caused from ageing, and on average occur in people over the age of 60. This condition can also be caused from trauma to the eye and from particular medications. Newborns can also develop congenital cataracts.

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Glaucoma Causes, Prevention & Treatment – Learn about Glaucoma

Did you know glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in Canada?

Some of you may have heard of this debilitating eye disease, or know of someone who has it. Unfortunately, however, I come across many patients who are completely unaware of it, or who are misinformed, and so I want to take this time to shed some light on this very serious eye condition. Read more