Is your family eye doctor speaking in complicated medical lingo which you just don’t understand? Optometrists go through rigorous medical training, and sometimes may not realize their patients need eye conditions explained in practical terms. At Inner Harbour Optometry we get that! Dr. Sharma, who is the owner and primary optometrist at the clinic, makes a conscious effort to ensure his patients understand their eye exam results. After all, knowledge really is power. Read more
We are now more aware than ever about the negative effects smoking has on our lungs and heart. There are over 4,000 chemicals found in one cigarette, as well as cancer causing carcinogens. But, did you know smoking also affects your eyes? That’s right, this not so nice habit can have serious sight threatening consequences to your (irreplaceable) precious eyes! Read more
Contact lenses are a great medical device that help millions of people see clearly. They have come a long way. In terms of breath-ability, wear-ability, and comfort. But, there are real sight-threatening dangers associated with wearing contacts too long that you need to know about! Read more
You know those drops your family eye doctor puts in your eyes during your eye exam. Soon after you’re sensitive to light, and your close up vision is well, blurry? Those drops help to dilate your eyes. They’re pretty painless but can really help aid in diagnosing sight-threatening eye diseases. Read more
When is the last time you shed a tear? I know the last time I did, I was so overjoyed at the sight of my baby girl being born, I couldn’t hold back the tears! As humans, we use different types of tears to express emotion. Tears are complex, they flow when we are happy, sad, excited, mad, confused, and for so many other feelings. Tears are used as a means of communication, but they are not all alike and each has their own story.
In those precious seconds after some sort of eye ‘incident’, the choices you make could just save your eyesight. Do the right thing, and you can get to the hospital in time and give yourself a fighting chance. Do the wrong thing, and you could permanently damage your eye resulting in a lifetime of sight issues. The two examples below describe specific eye emergencies which require very different procedures. Be informed and save someone’s eyesight. Read more
The first thing that I felt when I read the words ‘eye tattoos’ was a shiver down my spine! Getting an eyelash stuck in your eye is bad enough, but having a syringe voluntarily poked into your eye, is just – well we will let you fill in the blank. Read more
A lot of talk about safety has surrounded sports lately. Will Smith even starred in a movie called Concussion, a true story based on groundbreaking research on chronic brain injuries in football players. More information about the long-term effects of sports injuries, especially to children, has brought a long overdue awareness to this topic. But not much talk has surrounded preventable sports-related eye injuries. That’s right, sport-related eye accidents happen all the time, and 90% of them are preventable with protective eye gear!
Have you ever wondered why we have two eyes? Why not one giant eye, or three?
Evolution of the Eye
Well, no one truly knows why we have exactly two eyes, but using science we can make a very educated guess! Read more