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!
These days with the vast amount of ‘tailored’ information being thrown at us through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. When it comes to your eye health it’s important for everyone to do their due diligence and know when a claim is false.
Does what you put in your mouth really affect your eye health? We will explore this topic in this week’s blog post. It’s a juicy one – enjoy!
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.
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
Have you ever heard of the word retina? Sure you have; it’s something to do with the eye. Yes, it is a very important part of the eye, so this week’s article will be dedicated to the retina’s function, anatomy, and related diseases. We hope after you read this week’s blog post, you will be more knowledgeable on what the retina does. Happy reading! Read more