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  • Feb 12, 2016
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The Link Between Sleep and Eye Health

Canadians are suffering from an epidemic of inadequate sleep and it is causing some serious health related consequences. According to an article by the CBC nearly 60 percent of Canadian adults feel tired most of the time, and only get an average of. . .

  • Feb 05, 2016
  • Market Mall Optometry

Dry Eyes: Symptoms and Remedies

What does “dry eyes” mean? Dry eyes can occur when your eyes cannot produce enough tears, or when the tears are the wrong consistency and evaporate too quickly to keep your eyes moist. This may, in some cases, cause the surface of your eyes. . .

  • Dec 04, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Colour Blindness

What Is Colour Blindness? Colour blindness is a deficiency that affects how people see colours, and how the differentiate between different colours. The most common types of colour blindness cause individuals to be unable to distinguish between. . .

  • Nov 20, 2015
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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can lead to a variety of other health problems including vision problems. Over time the high blood sugar levels from Diabetes can damage the retina, a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy. The retina is the located at the back of your eye. . .

  • Nov 06, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Eyes and the Aging Process

As we age, our bodies undergo a variety of changes. One of these changes is cataracts, when healthy clear eye lenses become cloudy, resulting in reduced and blurred vision. The majority of individuals with cataracts are over 60, so as you age it is. . .

  • Oct 16, 2015
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The Scary Truth About Non Prescription Cosmetic Contact Lenses

With Halloween just around the corner you are likely putting the finishing touches on your costume. You want everything to look spooky and authentic, from the costume to the accessories to the makeup. But the final touch? Those spooky contact lenses. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
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Eye Conditions: Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a progressive medical condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve caused by elevated pressure inside the eye. It is the second-leading cause of blindness.   What causes Glaucoma? Glaucoma occurs when. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
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Age Related Macular Degeneration

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? AMD involved the centre of your vision becoming blurry whereas the peripheral vision remain unaffected. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in North America for adults over the age of 55. . . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
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Diabetic Retinopathy

How does diabetes affect the eye? Diabetes can cause complications to the eye such as altering nearsightedness and farsightedness vision problem, premature presbyopia, cataract, glaucoma and paralysis the nerves that control the eye muscles or. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Eye Conditions: Cataracts

What are cataracts? This condition occurs when a healthy clear eye lens becomes cloudy and results in blurred vision. Majority of people with cataracts are over the age of 60, though there are cases of children who are born with cataract. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Presbyopia

What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is a gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects because of the decrease in elasticity and flexibility of the eye. It is not preventable as it is a part of natural aging. The age at which presbyopia. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Astigmatism

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common eye condition where the vision is blurred due to the irregular shape of the cornea or eye lens.   What causes astigmatism? When the cornea or the lens inside the eye is a cylindrical shape instead of. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Farsightedness (hyperopia)

What is hyperopia? Hyperopia, commonly known as farsightedness, is a condition where the eye sees distant objects more clearly than near objects. This is caused by the cornea having less curvature, resulting in difficulty focusing on near object. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Nearsightedness

What is myopia? Myopia is a common visual condition where the eye is unable to focus on distant images. Nearly 30% of the Canadian population are affect either through inheritance or spontaneous occurrence.   What are the symptoms of. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Lazy Eye

What is amblyopia? Commonly known as lazy eye, amblyopia is a disorder where vision is lost in one eye as a result of an uncorrected prescription during the early stages of development.   What causes amblyopia? When one eye transmits a clear. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Market Mall Optometry

Crossed Eyes

Strabismus, or commonly known as crossed eyes, refers to a lack of coordination between the muscles in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. Patients with crossed eyes often experience double vision or confusion.   What causes. . .

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