Retinoblastoma Eye Cancer

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the eye that typically affects children between birth and five years of age. The incidence of Retinoblastoma is one in 15,000 live births, with about 23 children being affected in Canada each year. It is imperative that Retinoblastoma is diagnosed at an early stage.  Some of the signs of

Vision and Learning

An important aspect of keeping your child’s eye healthy is regular eye exams. Since 80% of learning is visual, it’s imperative that children have clear comfortable vision while in school. In fact, many vision problems are misdiagnosed as learning disabilities. During an eye exam, your child’s ability to see is assessed as well as their
With changing times, most children are now using digital devices.  Most doctors would agree that using these devices are not harmful to a child’s vision however, certain precautions can be taken to reduce visual stress. Encourage periodic breaks from computer and video screens to give eyes a break. Use the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, encourage your

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is one of the most common conditions encountered by patients of all ages.  Patients with DES suffer from many symptoms some of which include: Foreign Body Sensation Burning Tearing Itching Redness Feeling of Dryness There are many causes for DES: Aging Side Effect from Medication Some Medical Conditions (E.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis,
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With Summer right around the corner, children will be spending more time outdoors. Research shows that the more exposure you’ve had to sunlight, the higher your risks are of developing age-related eye problems like Cataracts and Macular Degeneration. It is important to protect the eyes against the harmful Ultraviolet Radiation by wearing the right type
With Spring in the air so are seasonal allergies.  Allergies can affect children as well as adults.  Some Ocular signs/symptoms of allergies are: rubbing eyes blinking forcefully and repeatedly Complaints of itching Complaints of eyes hurting Red and watery eyes It is important to distinguish allergies from “Pink Eye”.  For more information see our Optometrist