November is diabetes awareness month. Diabetes is a prevalent health concern for all Canadians. It is estimated by Diabetes Canada that by the year 2025, five million Canadians will be living with this disease. In our previous articles, we’ve highlighted the negative effects diabetes can have on your eye health. However, this week’s article will focus on reducing risk and preventing diabetic related eye diseases. Read on to learn about how simple steps could help you keep your eyes healthy for life!
Do you know what myopia or strabismus mean? Many common optometry terms are just not familiar to the general public. But, knowing these terms could prove to be important because it could help you understand your eyes better. This week’s blog will help explain some common optometry terms. Don’t worry if you don’t know any of these, you can rely on your family eye care professional to explain anything relevant to your eyes at your next regular eye exam.
Stem cell research is an exciting field with many advancements and hope for new and better treatments. Although this topic has proven to be controversial in the media it has proven scientific benefits. For those who are blind, or have macular degeneration, this area of science may one day aid in successfully treating patients. So, this week’s blog post will highlight how stem cell research could help aid in eye therapy. I hope you enjoy it!
Almost everyone at some point in their life will experience digital eye strain. So much of what we do is in front of screens. You are likely reading this blog post on your computer or phone, so it goes without saying that it’s extremely important that we all be educated on how to avoid digital eye strain. This week’s article will provide you with some great tips and techniques to use the next time you’re in front of a screen, whether it be for work, play, or even for school.
The most frightful day of the year is soon to be here! Halloween is sure to give people of all ages a scare! But, when it comes to your children, being a little prepared can ensure they will enjoy this spooky day just the way you want them to, without any unplanned frights like an eye infection. Your little one is probably already excited for Halloween, and may even have a costume picked out. But is it safe for his or her eyes? Check out this week’s article all about Halloween children’s eye safety tips.
As Halloween approaches many of us are thinking about our costumes, and for some, it will mean finishing off their look with decorative or fashion contacts. Before you decide on wearing these types of contacts, it is important to know the risks! Although, Halloween rolls around only once a year, wearing decorative contacts can leave you with irreversible damage to your precious peepers. So BE AWARE of the dangers!
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.
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!
“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!
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!