Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Contact Lenses? Scleral contact lenses are a large diameter rigid gas permeable lens that rests on the sclera (the white part of the eye) and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Who Benefits from Scleral Lenses?...

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Why do my eyes twitch?

Twitching of the eyelid is actually a common and harmless condition which will resolve without treatment. The medical term for this condition is called myokymia. Most eyelid twitching lasts only a few minutes but sometimes it can persist for days...

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8 Simple Ways to Care for Your Eyeglasses

Take them off using two hands, instead of one. When you remove your glasses with one hand, the opposite side gets stretched more and you end up with one temple being wider and looser than the other. Take your glasses...

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Near Sightedness – Let’s slow it down!

What is Myopia? Myopia is also known as near sightedness. Patients with myopia can typically see well enough at near to read a book, or view the computer screen. Myopia occurs when the eye either grows too long from front...

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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words – Retinal Imaging

What is a fundus camera? A fundus camera (or a retinal camera) is a specialized camera with a microscope that takes a picture of the inside of the eye. It captures an image of the retina, optic nerve, and blood...

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Protecting your eyes from the sun

Many people are aware that ultraviolet radiation (UV) can cause sunburn and skin cancer, but did you also know it can harm your eyes? Protecting your eyes from UV radiation is just as important as putting sunscreen on your skin....

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Glaucoma: The Silent Thief

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. It is a progressive disease which if left untreated can cause permanent and irreversible blindness. As the optic...

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How to reduce your risk of computer vision syndrome

Computer eye strain is a common complaint our patients have, with so many of us using computers at work and home. These problems range from fatigue, decreased productivity, increased errors at work, eyelid twitching and even sore or red eyes....

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