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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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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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