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April 22, 2019

Concussions have been a highlight in the media and in our communities over the last few years. We now know more about concussions than we ever have. Typically we think of concussions as being secondary to a sport related injury. However, in reality, concussions can happen from any head injury. You can get a concussion from a fall, or from motor vehicle ac...

January 8, 2019

Did you know that the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that your child has their first eye exam at 6 months of age? Often times when I tell parents this they seem surprised, why would a child need an eye exam at 6 months of age? However, this can be one of the most critical eye exams that a child can have.

It is a common misconception to ass...

March 2, 2018

Very often I get patients come into the office with one major complaint, “I’m seeing some sort of bug in my vision and I can’t get it to go away”. Sometimes they describe them as a fly, or a string, or a black spot in their vision. Usually they are most noticeable in bright lit rooms, against a white background such as paper or a wall, or on a bright and...

February 14, 2018

There is a general misconception that if your eyesight has not changed then you don’t need an eye exam. To add to it, some patients feel if they are healthy and have no pain then why go for their regular eye exam. So why are regular eye exams so important, and what is your optometrist looking for? What kind of conditions can go completely undetected until...

September 20, 2017

Regular eye exams are a critical part of our routine health care check ups. We often think that the most important part of an eye exam is the prescription check. While this is indeed important, it should not be the sole purpose of your eye exam, nor should it be the only thing your Optometrist checks.

A comprehensive eye exam should include multiple tests....

September 20, 2017

We often think that the main purpose of our visit to our optometrist is to get an updated prescription for glasses. It could be that our current pair of glasses are broken, or are no longer working for us. While getting an updating your glasses prescription is an important reason to see an optometrist, even more critical is to have regular examinations to...

November 2, 2016

As a parent your child’s health is your primary concern. For a lot of parents finding out that your child needs glasses for the distance can be expected. This can be especially true if we too wear glasses, and or if our child has been complaining of blurry vision. However, the shock tends to come in at follow up or subsequent annual appointments when the...

September 21, 2016

It is back to school time already, a time that can be exciting for most kids. However, if your child is having difficulties staying on grade level, this can be a time full of anxiety and angst. We often forget that 80% of learning is visual. In the lower grades we are learning to read, while in the later grades we are reading to learn. Vision, therefore,...

May 25, 2016

 

 

 

Did you know that individuals with diabetes are covered for a free eye exam once a year, regardless of their age? Did you know that diabetes can have a profound impact on your vision, as well as your overall health? Did you know that the longer you have diabetes, the higher the chance for complications with your vision?

 

Diabetes is a condition in which...

April 5, 2016

 

 

 

We often think of a visit to the eye doctor as an evaluation of whether or not we require glasses. Did you know that 1 in 6 children have a vision disorder? Vision disorders are of many types, ones that require glasses such as nearsightedness, and ones that require vision therapy, such as tracking disorders.

 

When you bring your child in for an eye exam...

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