Our bodies are vastly interconnected. Probably more so than you realize. This week we will explore how a comprehensive eye exam which examines the retina could help diagnose non-eye related problems like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and even diabetes? Keep on reading to find out more!
Are you experiencing night vision issues? Seeing correctly in low light is something every one of us relies on, yet many people suffer from poor vision in the evening; especially with age. Read this week’s article to learn more about why night vision issues appear and what can be done about it. We hope you enjoy it!
Diabetes Canada estimates a 44% increase in the prevalence of diabetes by the year 2025. It is no secret that many Canadians have diabetes, or at risk for getting this disease. Many of us know loved ones who are diabetic or are diabetics themselves, and are aware of how common it is, but are you aware of its effects on the eyes? This week’s article will explore how diabetes can cause retinopathy and its effects on the eyes. Read on and become aware! Read more
Your regular eye exam is coming up. You’ve booked an appointment with your local Victoria eye doctor, and are excited to get a new pair of glasses with an updated prescription. But, during your appointment, your optometrist notices some irregularities on your eyelid. He suggests you see an eye specialist. You, like much of the general public, probably think a routine eye exam is just about getting an updated prescription, or perhaps to check everything is okay with your eyes. However, an eye exam is more than just getting new specs. Read on to learn what an eye exam is really all about. It could save more than just your eyesight!
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
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