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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

Do You Experience Vision Changes During Pregnancy?

My wife has been experiencing vision changes during pregnancy, and so I set out to write this article for all moms-to-be and pregnant women.

Pregnancy can affect a women’s vision. It is not often talked about; however, among the vast amount of other changes you may be experiencing, you also might not be seeing as well as you did pre-pregnancy. Why? The effect of changing hormones and fluids like blood and water may change the shape of the cornea and lens. Read more

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How Important are Regular Eye Exams?

Regular eye exams are essential in maintaining proper eye health, allowing you to see the world with your full potential. Even though eyes are the most fundamental sensory organs in the human body, patients everywhere often overlook regular eye exams. Read this week’s article to learn all about why you shouldn’t skip a regular eye exam. A hint – it could potentially save your sight! Read more

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Do You Suffer From Red Eyes?

Patients commonly complain that their eyes are red and irritated. There are a number of reasons for this: dryness, contact lens over-wear, allergies, and viral infections. Patients who have dry eyes should first try artificial tears. Read more

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What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, or also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the macula, which is the central most part of the retina in the back of the eye. This area of the retina is used for central visual tasks, such as reading, driving and facial recognition. Although there is no cure for AMD, early detection and treatment can help reduce progressive vision loss. Read more

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Are you Seeing Stars? What are Floaters And Flashes in Eyes

What exactly are floaters inside your eye? Inside the eye there is a jelly-like substance called the vitreous that helps maintain the structure of the eye. Over the course of our life the vitreous tends to clump together in small pieces and this is what we see as floaters. These floaters can present as small pepper-like dots, debris, or wispy strands of hair in your vision.

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You Need to See an Optometrist in Victoria

Clearly, once we look past all the optometry puns, there are plenty of reasons to regularly visit an eye care professional.

Vancouver Island, especially the south island and Oak Bay areas are a splendid combination of historic structures and floral displays. If a picture is worth a thousand words, folks with vision problems are like bookworms with words missing from their books. Read this week’s blog about why you should see a Victoria optometrist!  Read more