Winter Eye Health

Damaging reflections from the sun off snow and ice and dry indoor air conditions can irritate your eyes and impair your vision. Caring for your eyes this winter season can help prevent long-term eye health problems such as damaged corneas and cataracts. Here are some helpful tips to keep your peepers bright and healthy during…

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Wearing Wrong Lenses

Contacts have come a long way. And there’s more to contact lenses than meets the eye. When you visit the optometrist, he or she will give you a comprehensive eye exam. They will also have to measure the shape of your eye in order to properly prescribe the proper fit of your lenses. This is…

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Twitching Eye

It can be really embarrassing when your eye starts twitching without your permission. People think you are winking at them when you’re not, plus, you look a little shifty. So why does the twitching happen, and what can you do to stop it from ruining your date? Luckily, most twitching doesn’t last more than a…

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The Three O’s

Who’s Who? In the eye care business, it’s important to know the difference between what is known as “The Three O’s:” Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians. Each of these O’s play an vital role in the health of your vision, and they all work together to ensure that your eye care is their number one priority!…

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The Genetics of Eye Colour

Caucasian children are usually born with un-pigmented, blue eyes. As the child develops, the cells begin to produce melanin which eventually determines the final colour of the eyes as well as the skin and hair. Eye colours range from brown, which is the most common, to green, the most rare, with shades of blue, amber,…

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The Facts On Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, boy if that doesn’t sound like a life threatening disease or something, maybe that is why most medical professionals and people in general refer to conjunctivitis by its more common name, pink eye. Pink eye is a highly contagious infection of the eye typically seen among young children and school age kids.  Pink eye…

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