August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Each year, thousands of children end up in hospital emergency rooms due to toy related eye injuries. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s eyes safe: Avoid buying toys with sharp points or edges. Steer clear of projectile toys. Discard or repair old or damaged toys.

Diagnosed With Cataracts

Have you been diagnosed with Cataracts and need Cataract Surgery? Once the cloudy lens has been removed, the surgeon will place a new lens in the eye called the Intraocular Lens (IOL). In order to maximize your vision after Cataract Surgery, different types of IOLs can be used.  The choice of IOL varies widely and

Cataracts Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with Cataracts and wonder what the surgery is like? Here are a few pointers to keep in mind: The procedure typically is performed on an outpatient basis. Most modern cataract procedures involve the use of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks up the cloudy lens into small pieces, which are then

Healthy Eyes

May is Healthy Vision Month Here are some tips on how to keep your eyes healthy: Wear Sunglasses outdoors Take care of your Contact Lenses Quit Smoking Wear Eye Protection Get Regular Eye Exams Book your eye exam today! Read more:
Light is composed of both visible and invisible rays.  This is called the electromagnetic spectrum. We’re all aware of the harmful effects of the invisible range like Ultraviolet light.  But did you know that visible light can have negative side effects as well? Visible light is comprised of different colours of differing intensities.  These are

children and sun exposure

Children’s risk Associated with Sun Exposure With spring fast approaching and the weather getting warmer again, most parents will begin outdoor activities with their children. It is important to remember that ultraviolet radiation can have adverse effects on ocular health as well. Here are some tips on how to protect your kids against the harmful
There is more to an eye exam than just vision correction.  During a comprehensive eye exam, your Optometrist will not only assess the health of your eyes, but they will also assess your overall systemic health. Here are some health problems that could be detected during an eye exam: Diabetes— Diabetes affects the small capillaries

Healthy Eating for Your Eyes

What should I eat to help keep my eyes healthy? Eating a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables is essential for the health of your eyes. Food rich in vitamins and minerals that include lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamins C, and Omega 3 among others can be beneficial to the health of your eyes. For more

Low Vision

Low Vision is when a person’s vision cannot improve even with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. There are many causes of low vision. Some of the common causes are as follows: Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinal Detachment Cataracts Glaucoma It is important to have your eyes checked on a regular basis. Book an
February is Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and Low Vision awareness month. The macula is the part of the retina responsible for our central, most clear vision.  In ARMD, deposits form behind the macula cause blurry and distorted vision. ARMD can be both Dry and Wet.  Transition from Dry to Wet Macular degeneration causes severe