Environmental Effects On Our Eyes

Environmental Effects On Our Eyes

Where are you reading this post? Whether it be on your coffee break at one of Victoria’s many fabulous local coffee shops or on a sandy beach somewhere in beautiful Jamaica. Your surrounding elements are affecting your eyes. Learn how in this week’s blog post on the environmental effects on our eyes. We hope you enjoy it!

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Fish oil VS flaxseed oil to combat dry eyes?

Dry Eyes: Fish Oil Vs Flaxseed Oil

Those of you who suffer from dry eyes know that it can be very uncomfortable. Dry eye syndrome is that itchy, watery, stinging feeling you get because you have stared at something too long without blinking. There are a number of steps you can take to help alleviate the symptoms of irritating dry eyes. This week’s blog will touch on two types of oils that are recommended to help reduce the irritation. These include fish oil and flaxseed oil. Read on to see which one is better and why.

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How Aging Affects Our Eyes & Eyesight

It is inevitable that we are all aging every year, month, and even every second. Because as of right now, there is no magic potion to help us stop time. Not that we are suggesting that time should be stopped because some of us are quite frankly looking forward to aging (and specifically retirement). Right? Well if you are over the age of 40 you may have already started noticing small changes in your vision. What kind of changes? Read this week’s article to find out how aging affects our eyes and what you can do about it!

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Dry Irritated Eyes, glasses, flights

How to Treat Dry or Irritated Eyes During a Long Flight

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many Victorians will be hopping on a flight to join families for the long weekend. None of us really mind a short flight, other than the cumbersome check-in dance we all have to do prior to boarding. But a long flight is a whole nother story, am I right? A vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but if you have irritated eyes, an unintended effect of long flights, your trip can take a turn for the worse.

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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

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