Temporary bags under the eyes stem from lack of sleep, allergies to drugs, cosmetics, or environmental factors, or due to water retention from menstruation or pregnancy. Persistent ones can signal a more serious problem involving thyroid, kidney, liver or heart disease. Permanent bags form when the skin and muscles under the eyes weaken with age, […]
A thorough eye exam is your most valuable tool in ensuring a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear sight. So why not come in prepared with some written notes in advance with the following details: What concerns exactly are you wanting to have resolved at your eye appointment? Are you experiencing double vision or is […]
HYPERPHORIA is a physical mis-alignment of the two eyes so that one eye is set higher in the head than the other. This condition leads to severe problems with reading and learning, headaches, head titling, neck and shoulder pains, poor posture, and even lower back pain. Students and adults alike, find themselves losing their place […]
It’s only a month to that very special time of the year! Each holiday season, however, thousands of children and adults as well, end up in hospital emergency rooms because of eye-related injuries. A little prevention goes a long way. Toy Shopping: Avoid pellet guns, spray-guns, and spring-loaded toys. They are dangerous and can cause […]
Here, at your local community’s eye care center, we understand that healthy eyes deserve a competent, caring,and friendly eye care practice. That is why we provide you, our Very Important Person (VIP), with ALL your optometric eye care needs, in one place. Our Mission: to preserve your eyes’ health and eyesight for an entire lifetime.
- Quality, Thorough, Unhurried, Eye Health Examinations
- Advance Technology Ortho-keratology – Safe and Effective, Natural, Non-surgical, Gentle Vision Improvement Program for myopia and astigmatism
You can help protect your vision! With early detection and timely treatment, vision loss can often be prevented.
Seek Regular, Thorough Eye Care: Vision changes and eye diseases can occur without symptoms. Don’t lose sight of Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts and others.
Eat Right: Choose vitamin-rich foods. Multi-vitamins can supplement diet.
Wear Proper Sunglasses: To guard against macular degeneration and cataracts.
Watch your medications: Drugs can affect your eyesight, causing permanent adverse effects. Keep you eye doctor informed of all of your medications.
If you are near-sighted (need glasses to see far distances), and wish you could see far without eyeglasses or contact lenses, discover the magic and freedom of Advance Orthokeratology. Advance Ortho-K is a gentle, simple, and safe Vision Improvement Program free from the potential risks and side effects of surgical laser vision correction. Hundreds of […]
People, including healthcare providers, too often confuse optometrists with ophthalmology and opticians. Although the work involved with these three careers is closely related, their field of activity is quite specific.
Optometrists provide almost 80% of all eye care in Canada. We are university trained doctors who detect, manage, and appropriately refer diseases of the eyes. We provide most prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses as well as for treating eye diseases, and we also make and sell eyeglasses and contact lenses. If you do not require surgery, then, like the vast majority of Canadians, you eye health as well as other eye care and eye wear needs are fully met by a visit to your optometrist.
Less than two weeks to summer, and we are all anxious to see more sun! Here are some timely tips on choosing your sunglasses:
You already know that lenses which provide 100% UV protection are an absolute must. Glass lenses give crisper vision. Poly-carbonate lenses may be ideal for summer (and winter) sports because of their safety feature. Plastic lenses may be lighter in weight, but they are prone to scratching.
Photosensitive lenses need about a minute to change from light to dark. Not good while driving since they do not work well behind the car’s windshield. Practical for outdoor summer days with alternating sunshine and cloudy days.
Question: “My daughter has been asking for contact lenses. At what age would this be appropriate?”
Answer: Children become suitable candidate for contact lenses when they are ready to accept the responsibility of ongoing care and maintenance involved with contact lenses wear.
It usually depends on the child’s temperament and sense of responsibility. Some can be ready by age 7, others may not be ready until age 10 or even later.
You may sometimes see small specks or cloud moving in your field of vision. They are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky.
Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills inside of your eye.
They become more common with age, with near-sightness, after cataract operations, laser surgery, and inflammation inside the eye.
What parent wishes his or her child to be dependent daily upon eyeglasses or contact lenses to see the blackboard clearly or while playing sports and just plain being a kid? Recent advances in non-surgical, Advance Ortho-keratology (or Ortho-K) allows a near-sighted child to improve his or her eyesight safely, without any risk of surgery, […]