If your family is anything like mine, you are on your phone or tablet or binging any number of streaming services. I am on the computer most of the day, my kids are on Chromebooks all day long at school, and sometimes weekends consist of Minecraft. Don’t get me wrong, I have a variety of […]
Lenses Crazing? Here’s Why!
First, what is lens crazing? Lens crazing is a spider web or crackle that appears usually in your antireflective coating. It is annoying as all get out, and there is no great way to fix it. The lenses usually need replacement once it has occurred. It makes the looking through the lens hazy, like everything […]
The truth about being an athlete who needs prescription glasses is that your everyday glasses probably aren’t going to cut the mustard, and that is okay! There are so many different options to pick from now, no one should be without a few solid possibilities, depending on their needs. Are you a swimmer? Depending on […]
Have you ever wondered about the history of your favorite brands or designers? Then satiate your curiosity as we provide fun facts and information for Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Gucci as we talk about their roots and journey over the years. Yves Saint Laurent Having shared time with us from Aug 1, 1936, […]
Contact Lenses to Treat Dry Eyes
Anyone who is familiar with dry eyes may find the above statement quite a surprise, or maybe even an error, especially since most types of contact lenses have a tendency to make dry eye symptoms worse. However, as odd as it sounds, there is actually a type of specialty contact lens that successfully manages and […]
Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight
Vision loss caused by glaucoma is progressive, painless and permanent. Those are three very scary words when it comes to vision loss. However, if caught in its early stages, vision loss can be prevented. Glaucoma is a disease that slowly damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye which is crucial for sending […]
Flashes And Floaters… Are They Normal?
What are those tiny black spots that I see floating inside my eye? Is it normal? Does it get worse with time? Seeing ‘floaters’ is a very normal thing that does indeed become more common with age. Here’s why they happen: Our eye is filled with a jelly-like substance made mostly of water (this is […]
Dry Eyes – What Can I Do?
If you’ve ever experienced dry eyes, you’ll know that it can be more than just a nuisance. Having dry eyes can cause things like: a burning sensation, overall redness to the white part of the eyes, fluctuations in the quality of vision and all these symptoms are usually worse at the end of the day. […]
How Does Diabetes Affect The Eyes?
Diabetes is a disease that not only affects lifestyle but also affects vision. It is estimated that right now, over 3 million Canadians have diabetes. It is also important to note that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the working population in North America. When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, vision problems […]
What Are Cataracts?
40 years ago, the word cataract instilled a lot more fear than it does now. This all changed because of advancements in surgical procedures; in 40 years, we have gone from traumatic eye surgeries with uncertain results to simple 20-minute inpatient surgeries with few complications. Today, cataract surgery is the most common inpatient surgery worldwide. […]