Are Contact Lenses Right for Your Child?

Posted on June 14th, 2019

The technology behind contact lenses has come a long way over the years. Which is why it's no surprise that many children are now making the switc...

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Smoking and Your Eyes

Posted on May 31st, 2019

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. What may be less well-known is how bad it is for your eyes. A study in the Canadian Journal of O...

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Vision Therapy Eye Exercises Can Improve Focus and Coordination

Posted on May 28th, 2019

Certain eye conditions cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts alone. When this is the case, treatments like vision therapy can be considered to as...

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Remarkable Visual Capabilities of People With Autism

Posted on April 22nd, 2019

One of the many remarkable characteristics people with Autism commonly have is the enhanced ability to process visual information. Autism Spectrum Dis...

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Five Mindblowing Optical Illusions

Posted on February 8th, 2019

Images copyright Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka  WARNING: Some of the pictures may cause dizziness or epileptic seizures. If you start feeling unw...

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White Cane Week Focuses on the Abilities of the Blind

Posted on February 5th, 2019

Canadians living with vision loss face challenges every day, but those working to bring awareness want to focus on the abilities – not disabilit...

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What is a dilated eye exam and when do you need one?

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Has your doctor asked you to undergo a dilated eye exam? Or, have you heard a friend talking about their experience with one? Let’s take a cl...

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Early Alzheimer’s Detection: How Eye Exams Could Play a Role

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

Did you know that a simple eye exam could detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? New research has shown that with a special technique, your...

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Halloween Eye-Safe Practices

Posted on October 31st, 2018

The pumpkins are carved, the house looks spooky, and there’s a big bowl full of candy bars next to the front door, which means it’s Hallow...

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Learning to Read Braille

Posted on October 9th, 2018

The gift of literacy is one of the most valuable things we can give to our children. Reading stimulates the mind, arouses imagination, and gives child...

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Dreaming and Your Ocular System

Posted on September 29th, 2018

What happens when we dream is something that has fascinated and eluded philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years. How do our ocular sys...

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

Posted on August 21st, 2018

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

Posted on August 11th, 2018

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

Posted on August 7th, 2018

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

Posted on August 4th, 2018

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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