Books vs. E-readers: Is One Easier on the Eyes?

When e-books were first introduced in the early 2000s, they represented an exciting new opportunity. With the ability to store entire libraries in a s...

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We’re Building our Better Sight. Better Grades. Program to Even Greater Heights

Vision is an integral component of a child’s education. In fact, studies show that 80% of classroom learning is visual. Unfortunately, many k...

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5 Reasons to Switch to Internal Freeform Lenses

Technology can be strange sometimes: everyone seems to know about the incredible advances that have been made to cellphones, computers, cars, and tele...

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Education Innovation: How Students are Benefitting from Advances in Vision-related Technology

We’re living in an age where technology is transforming our lives at every turn—and the classroom is no exception. New and cutting-edge...

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A Pupil’s Prescription: Why an Up-to-Date Rx is Important

Prepare your child for classes by scheduling an eye exam. Back to school season can be an exciting—and busy—time of year. Between shopp...

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Youth and Their Tech: Be Aware of the Risks

Parenting and controlling screen time go hand in hand if you have a teenager these days. The fact is, young millennials and generation Z were born int...

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Exercise and Independence: Running with Guide Dogs

Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many people with vision loss face barriers when it comes to exercise. Running...

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The Cost of Vision Care

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) estimates the total price tag of vision loss in Canada at $19.1 billion per year. The staggering...

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Cataracts & You: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments, & Prevention

The National Coalition for Vision Health estimate that more than 2.5 million Canadians suffer from cataracts—increasing the need for routine eye...

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Peach Goodness Juice Recipe

When the heat of the summer is cranked up, there’s nothing better than a refreshing glass of fresh juice to quench your thirst. FYidoctors patie...

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How Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Your Health

When you sit at a computer all day, you may find that by the end of the day your eyes are tired, you’re mentally fatigued, or your neck muscles...

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Could This High Fashion Eyewear Become Your Everyday Style?

The world of fashion encompasses ball gowns to watches and everything in between. Eyewear, including frames, lenses, and sunglasses, are out in full f...

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Makeup and Glasses: The Best of Both Worlds

Wearing glasses turns makeup into a unique challenge. Everyone wants to accentuate their features, but glasses wearers need to approach this task a li...

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The Differences Between an Optometrist, Optician, and Ophthalmologist

Many Canadians know about the importance of regular eye exams and having proper eyewear. But not everyone is aware of the different roles that eye car...

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The Age of Drones

New technology is changing faster than ever before. What was once considered a breakthrough quickly turned into a commonplace item. Just as computers...

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Six Things to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

Nothing is quite as stylish as putting on a new pair of sunglasses. The right frames can boost your confidence, make you feel great, and match your un...

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Sickle Cell Disease & Your Eyes

June 19th is World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of children and adults across the glob...

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How the Optomap Retinal Scanner Helps Your Eyes

Ocular diseases can be detected by an optometrist before a patient notices any symptoms, which is why making regular eye exam appointments is central...

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Recipe: Apple Farro Salad

The warmer weather of spring invites the opportunity for spontaneous picnics and potluck gatherings—having a go-to recipe on-hand will prevent y...

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Why Men are More Prone to Colour Blindness

Colour vision isn’t the same for everyone. In fact, some people may have a deficiency in their vision that prevents them from making distinction...

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How to Find the Perfect Pair of Men’s Glasses

If you're like most men, chances are finding new glasses can be a challenge. After all, trying on glasses isn't something we do on a regular b...

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Brain Tumours and How They Can Affect Your Eyes

Every day, 27 Canadians are sat down by their doctor and told the devastating news that they have a brain tumour. With more than 120 different type...

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How to Stay Alert and Amused on Your Road Trip

On the road, drivers need to be alert, and vision can play a big part in this. Your visual acuity allows you to identify objects in your field of view...

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Carrot Buttermilk Tart Recipe

If you’re like us, spring has you mapping out your backyard vegetable garden and anticipating the resulting fresh harvest. All the more reason t...

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How Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Eyes

What is fibromyalgia? An estimated 1.1 million Canadians are affected by fibromyalgia. May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which is intended to...

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Is Superhuman Vision Possible Outside of the Movies?

With big box office films like Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp released this year, we’re seeing movies with a wide variety of su...

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Inside Your Eye Exam: What is a Phoropter?

If you've ever had an eye exam, chances are you've been up close and personal with a phoropter (even if you aren't exactly sure of its nam...

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How Guide Dogs are Helping Canada’s Blind Youth

When someone has a severe visual impairment or blindness, they have a couple options to help them safely navigate the world. One option is using a whi...

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Employee Spotlight: Marielle Boutin

Our April employee, Marielle Boutin, loves to combine business with pleasure. For her, her job is first and foremost to offer personalized service, bu...

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How Do Virtual Reality Headsets Affect Your Vision?

Virtual Reality technology has been growing rapidly over the past few years. Many Canadian cities are moving on from the traditional arcade in favour...

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Your Symptoms: Which Eye Drops to Use?

With such a large variety of eye drop types on the market, it’s hard to know what the best option is to make sure your eyes stay properly lubric...

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Vision Therapy: The Secret to Enhancing Your Sports Performance

For athletes, strong vision is essential to success. Vision is so essential, in fact, that many athletes seek out sports vision therapy to enhance the...

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Kick Start Your Day with this Vitamin-Rich Smoothie

When we think of vitamin C, many of us are quick to assume that oranges are the best source. While they do contain vitamin C, many other fruits and ve...

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Employee Spotlight: Marie-Ève

Our employee of the month, Marie-Ève, is an optometry assistant specializing in eye exams at the Visique - Promenade Beauport clinic in Qu&eacu...

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Polarized Lenses and Their Benefits

Now that spring has arrived, it’s the perfect time to consider updating your eyes’ sun protection. Outdoor activities and fun in the sun t...

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How Glaucoma Affects Your Eyes

With all this talk about eye disease during World Glaucoma Week, it’s time to get down to figuring out exactly what it is and how it can affect...

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How to Master Daylight Saving Time This Year

Today we set our clocks an hour ahead to gain an extra 60 minutes of sunlight, and lose an hour of sleep. This means we’ll be expected to be at...

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Women and Eye Disease

If you are celebrating International Women’s Day and happen to be lacking the Y chromosome, statistically speaking, you’re more likely to...

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Healthy Eating for Your Eyes

Keeping our eyes healthy is one of the most important ways to prevent age-related eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), sight...

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Rare Diseases and Your Vision

Patients and their families around the world share their stories on Rare Disease Day to promote awareness of the challenges, hopes, and needs of those...

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Employee Spotlight: Mona Paradis

Our employee of the month, Mona, optometry assistant at Visique Visique - Québec - Laurier Québec, has become a star despite herself! A...

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5 Eye Exercises to Improve Your Vision

We all know how important exercise is to the overall health of our bodies. But did you know there are some basic exercises you can do to improve the o...

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Success of Vision Gene Therapy Could Mean Greater Availability

The success of a 15-year-old’s gene therapy has begun to pave the way for vision health care in North America. Treatment to reverse the blinding...

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How Your Glasses Affects the First Impression

It takes only a tenth of a second to make a first impression on someone.   The way we perceive faces creates significant reactions from our...

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What Your Eyes See When You Dream

What happens when we dream is something that has fascinated and eluded philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years. A recent neurological...

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How Your Peripheral Vision Works

Try this simple test: while staring straight ahead, try to be aware of the objects to your left, right, above and below—all without moving your...

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Employee Spotlight - Katia Mékaoui

Our employee of the month, Katia Mékaoui, is a clinic coach at the Visique - Saint-Denis location. Thanks to her great ability to listen and he...

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Making Fish Oil a Part of Your Diet Could Protect Your Vision

Indulging in baked salmon, spicy tuna, and the odd marinated swordfish could be the key to good vision now that new research has indicated fish oil ma...

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From Axis to PD: Learn About Your Eyeglass Prescription

Have you ever wondered what all the codes on your eyeglass prescription mean? Think back to your last eye exam. Your doctor examined your vision while...

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5 Digital Technologies That Help Your Eyesight

Technology is transforming the delivery of care across Canada as more and more of our health care system becomes digitized. With the myriad of advance...

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Finding the Link Between Vision and Dyslexia

Researchers think they may now a way to temporarily repair dyslexia, highlighting the link between vision and the disorder. French scientists have als...

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Arm Yourself Against Winter-Induced Dry Eye

Depending on where you live, late autumn tends to be a dry season, with humidity levels dropping along with the temperature. For many, this isn’...

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Smartest Ways to Avoid Fungal Eye Infections

Fungal eye infections. Yup, they're as offputting as they sound. Unfortunately, they can also lead to serious eye conditions, including a loss of...

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The Scoop on Eye Fatigue: What You Need to Know

Just like the muscles in your body, your eyes can become easily strained by sitting in front of a computer, watching TV, or using your smartphone. The...

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Top 10 Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Kids

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), over 25% of school aged children have vision problems. Unfortunately, many of the warning...

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Late-stage AMD Patients Regain Sight with New Mini Telescope Tech

When we think of a telescope, we envision gazing at the stars on a warm summer’s night. But did you know that you can have a telescope implanted...

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Why Backup Eyeglasses Are a Good Idea

We don’t give a second thought to having a couple of scarves, a few belts, or a variety of purses in our closets to round out our look. So, it g...

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Quinan, Nova Scotia Is North America's First UNESCO Starlight Tourist Designation: Meet the Blind Astronomer Who Made it a Reality

Astrophotography, the process of taking pictures of anything in space, is a highly specialized area of photography that stems from astronomy, the stud...

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How Your Eyes Connect to Your Overall Health

When we think about our health, eye care doesn’t always come to mind as our top priority. However, there are many important links between your e...

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Gain Some Clarity on Supplements for Protection Against Eye Disease

Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to ensure you are eating all of the healthy nutrients you need to maintain good eye health. Th...

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Colour-Blindness-Correcting Glasses Continue to Make an Impact

Colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency, is a hereditary condition that affects 1 in 12 men and roughly 1 in 200 women worldwide. Most types of...

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Ocular Migraines: A Visual Phenomena

Migraines affect many people, especially during the changing seasons when pressure changes take place in the atmosphere. A small portion of those who...

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Would You Dine in the Dark? How a Unique Culinary Experience Is Employing the Legally Blind

Millions of people live with blindness every day, relying on senses other than their eyes to navigate the world around them. For a sighted person, ima...

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Canadian Study Finds the Eyesight of Children Worsening More than Ever

The eyesight of Canadian kids appears to be degrading faster than in previous generations, and the reduced number of hours spent outside could be the...

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Behind the Scenes of our Vision: How Our Sight is Measured

The practice of an eye exam is a decades-old service that allows an eye doctor to see the big picture on your vision health. But, have you ever wonder...

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Orthokeratology: Corrective Vision Therapy While You Sleep

Have you heard of orthokeratology? It’s a fascinating regime that has been in place since the 1970s to correct refractive errors using custom de...

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The Safe Way to Use Eye Makeup

Using makeup to accentuate your features on a day-to-day basis, for special occasions, or for the purposes of art and self-expression can be fun. Howe...

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Eye Care Travel Tips

During the summer months, we Canadians tend to pack in as much fun and adventure as possible, making the most of our country’s fresh air and bea...

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Know Your Solar Eclipse Safety Precautions

The total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 will be the centre of attention for most of North America. The rare cosmic event will have the sun and moon...

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Give Yourself a Break: Your Eyes Will Thank You

Chances are you aren’t the only one yawning this morning. Studies have found that Canada is the third most sleep-deprived country, with nearly a...

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The Ultimate Juice Recipe for Eye Health

When it comes to protecting your eyesight, it’s important to know that your diet can help play a role in healthy vision. Two helpful nutrients t...

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Using Rapid Eye Movement to Our Advantage

How our eyes and brain are affected by sleep has been a popular topic of research for centuries. Intensive study into the fascinating functions of Rap...

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