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We know there is a lot to learn when it comes to vision care and treatment. Let this page be your resource for understanding the details of contact lenses, glasses, and eye conditions and diseases. See our latest articles below.

  • Screen Time: What Are Recommended Screen Times For My Children?
    A joint statement from the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society: 0-2 Years:  None, with the possible exception of live video chatting w parental support. 2-5 Years:  No more than 1 hour per day.  Programming should be age-appropriate, educations, high quality, and co-viewed and should be discussed with the child to provide context […]

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  • Blepharoconjunctivitis. How Can I Make My Red Eye Go Away?
    Blepharoconjunctivitis is an inflammation of three eye tissues: the edge or margins of the eyelid, the transparent membrane that covers the outer white part of the eye, the conjunctiva, and the inner underside tissue of the eyelids. This inflammation of these tissues may be caused by bacteria, viruses or allergies. Symptoms generally include a mucus-like […]

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  • Bell’s Palsy. What Is Bell’s Palsy And How Does It Affect The Eyes?
    Above picture from This condition is named after the Scottish surgeon Charles Bell who first described the disease in the early 1800s. It is a paralysis of the facial nerve on one side of the face, resulting in a facial droop similar to that found in stroke patients. The paralysis often affects the upper […]

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  • Bacterial Blepharitis. Red Eyelids…What Next?
    Bacterial blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid due to bacteria. Small oil and sweat glands along the edge of the eyelids and eyelashes are vulnerable to bacteria and often become infected. Symptoms include red eyelid margins, burning, or dry irritation to the eye or eyelids. You may see crusty deposits at the base of […]

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  • Asteroid Bodies. Not A Space Thing.
    Some patients have in the back fluid of the eye the presence of asteroid bodies.  Two-thirds of the volume of the inside of the eye is filled with a clear jelly-like mass called the vitreous body.  Think of the vitreous as you would the air in a balloon.  In the eye, the vitreous pushes up […]

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  • Anisocoria. Unequal Pupil Sizes – So What?
    ANISOCORIA (An – eye – so – cor – ee – ah) Anisocoria, literally Greek for unequal pupils, describes a condition where the pupils of each eye are different in sizes. Approximately 25% of the population may have a noticeable degree of pupil inequality known as physiologic anisocoria. This pupil-size disparity may fluctuate in degree, […]

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  • Amblyopia. What Is It?
    AMBLYOPIA (am – blee – O – pee – ah) Amblyopia is the loss or lack of development of vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem.  It is not correctable with lenses alone. The brain, for some reason, does not acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye. Amblyopia is […]

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  • What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
    Learn more about what macular degeneration is and how it can affect your vision. Age-related macular degeneration is an ageing change and deterioration of the central vision area called the macula.  The macula is the most sensitive part of the eye or retina’s inner lining and is responsible for our fine and detailed vision. The […]

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  • Amaurosis Fugax. Temporary vision loss…What should I do?
    We call temporary vision loss AMAUROSIS FUGAX. Amaurosis fugax is a Latin term for “fleeting blindness”. Patients with amaurosis fugax characteristically have a loss of vision in one eye that may last from seconds to minutes.  Occasionally, it may last several hours and often returns to normal. Amaurosis fugax generally occurs from an abnormality not […]

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  • Anti-reflective Lenses. What Are The Benefits?
    ANTI-REFLECTION (REFLECTION-FREE) LENS COATING When a beam of light strikes the surface of a clear lens, light transmission (the amount of light that actually passes through the lens) is about 92%. The remaining 8% is lost through reflections from the front and back surfaces of the lens. Loss of light results in a slight decrease […]

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