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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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