They say that eyes are the windows to the soul and are reflective of so much. But there are other things about your health that your eyes show about your health. Your optometrist, with regularly scheduled eye exams, can detect and diagnose if you have glaucoma. Our eyes are used so much everyday and need […]
Can Allergies Cause Dry Eyes?
If you experience dry eyes, you are not alone. All over Canada, Canadians are experiencing symptoms from dry eyes. One of the reasons that you could be experiencing dry eye, could be allergies. Certain allergies can cause dry eyes and can be one of the underlying causes of your dry eyes. Allergies could be one […]
What Causes Dry Eye?
For your eyes to remain clean, healthy and protected, they need an adequate supply of healthy tears. Dry eye results when the eyes don’t produce enough or poor quality tears. Causes of dry eye disease can include aging, certain medications, medical conditions, and environmental factors, among others mentioned below. The lack of moisture in the […]
What Causes Myopia to Get Worse?
Your child’s vision helps them interact with the world around them. Having clear vision can help your children succeed in school activities and perform well in sports. But what do you do when your child has vision problems? A children’s eye exam can help your child’s optometrist diagnose vision problems and help them get the […]
What is the Main Cause of Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a very common vision disorder, especially in people younger than 20. Unfortunately, it’s also on the rise, affecting more and more people each year. The good news is, if you’ve been diagnosed with myopia, there are lots of ways to control and manage your symptoms to keep your eyes […]
Common Eye Diseases, Disorders, & Issues
Our eyesight is important. Every day, over 80% of what we perceive is through our sight. You may not notice just how important your visual health is until there is an issue. But what do you do if you are experiencing vision symptoms? The best thing you can do is book an appointment with your […]
Astigmatism is a common eye condition which can cause the patient to view objects at any distance as blurry, distorted or wavy. It often leads to an unclear superimposed second image. Astigmatism is a secondary vision error often found in combination with myopia and hyperopia… Astigmatism is caused by an imperfectly shaped cornea. Normally, the […]
Often referred to as the “aging eye condition”, presbyopia is a vision error that results in the inability to focus up close objects. Presbyopia is commonly combined with other vision errors such as: hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism. It is a common type of vision disorder that occurs with age. Causes of Presbyopia Presbyopia […]
Flashes & Floaters
Small specks or clouds moving within your field of vision are referred to as floaters. Floaters can appear as little dots, circles, lines, clouds, or other different shapes. Flashing lights or lightning streaks are called flashes. Almost like the “stars” seen when one is hit in the eye or on the head, flashes can appear […]
Also known as farsightedness, hyperopia is a vision error that may cause distant objects to appear more clearly than objects that are near. However, hyperopia can be experienced differently depending on the person. For example, a severe case of hyperopia can cause both distance and near objects to be blurry. Causes of Hyperopia Hyperopia is […]