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What to Expect at Your Next Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam will involve a series of tests that are used to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases with each test evaluating a different aspect of your eye or vision health. You may experience having a bright light shined at your eyes, be asked to look through a variety of lenses, […]

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Ocular Allergies

Eye allergies can come without warning and be caused by known or unknown sources. We typically associate them with airborne triggers such as hay fever, pollen or grass. Ocular allergies are a byproduct of environmental factors aggravating your immune system which can make daily tasks quite uncomfortable. It’s also common for some allergic reactions to […]

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia is a vision disorder in which (usually) one eye does not achieve normal vision.  This usually begins to occur in infancy or early childhood. Most cases of lazy eye only occur in one eye, but in rare cases it can occur in both eyes.  If caught and treated early enough, reduced vision can be […]

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AMD – Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the breakdown of ones macula.  The macula is an area in the retina that is responsible for central vision and is makes it possible to see fine details.   AMD occurs with age, as the body begins to deteriorate, and can cause serious vision loss in those over the age […]

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is the irregular curvature of one’s eye (specifically, the cornea).  With astigmatism the eyes have more of a football shape as opposed to a round shape.  Due to the irregular shape of the eye, light is prevented from entering it at proper angles and thus it is unable to focus properly. Forms of Astigmatism […]

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Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of an eye, making it harder for to see out of it.  This usually occurs in those over the age of 65.  This cloudiness is the result of protein building up on the lens of the eyes, preventing light from passing through the lens.   There are […]

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye.  It is called pink eye because it causes the whites of the eyes to go pink.  Pink eye is the inflammation of the thin, clear covering (conjunctiva) of the white of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It is a very common eye issue, and is generally […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes can change and damage your vision and is the leading cause of blindness in Canada.  The primary disease that diabetes causes is called diabetic retinopathy, though glaucoma and cataracts are also grouped under the “diabetic eye disease” label.  With the rise in cases of diabetes there is also a rise in eye disease.   […]

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve.  Eye pressure is a major indicator of glaucoma, present in most forms of the disease, though it is not always present when glaucoma develops. Abnormally high pressure is referred to as ocular hypertension.  If this condition goes without treatment, glaucoma will first cause […]

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Myopia – Nearsightedness

Myopia is also referred to as nearsightedness.  This is when you can see things that are close up well, but things that are out in the distance are hard to make out.  Myopia is the most common refractive error in vision.   Myopia has also been on a steady incline since 1972.  Many doctors believe […]

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Strabismus (Cross Eyed)

Strabismus is the name given to the condition where both eyes fail to maintain proper alignment and work together.  The alignment can be misaligned inward or outward. If you have esotropia, one eye will look at the object while the other eye will be misaligned inward. If you suffer from exotropia, one eye will look at […]

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What does it mean to be nearsighted or farsighted?

Two of the most common refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). Both conditions have one thing in common, they each affect the way the light is reflected on the retina. Usually, the light is focused directly on the retina, but if you are nearsighted or farsighted, this is not the case. With a […]

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Smoking and Eyesight

Smoking has damaging affects every organ in your body, including your eyes. While many people know that smoking can cause heart disease and cancer, the various sight-threatening vision and eye problems that can be caused by smoking are not as well-known.

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