Eyes on Technology

When you were a kid, your parents warned you that watching too much television would “rot your brain”. They said staring at that TV box would make you go blind! While that may have been a false threat to encourage you to get outside for some fresh air, the threat you may now have from your vision.

smartphone is a real one.

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Floaters

If you see a shadowy spot or shape pass in your field of vision, you may be seeing something that is commonly known as a floater, or a spot. Don’t panic – most floaters are small, harmless clumps of gel that occur when the vitreous inside your eye becomes more liquid. They usually appear when…

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Men & Women

A Different World While it’s not exactly the battle of the sexes, the obvious distinction between men and women has been found to go far beyond their physical appearance. Sort of. (More on that later) One of these findings is a variance in their eyesight, and new studies that focus on vision suggest that men…

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Eyebrows & Eyelashes

Eye Wonder Why We pluck them, we shave them, we put make-up on them. We even express emotion with them. In the grand scheme of things, it would seem that eyebrows and eyelashes are just the makings of something aesthetically pleasing to look at on your face. But it would also seem that there is…

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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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Basic Terminology

Eye Know The terminology at your eye doctor’s office can sometimes be hard to understand. This goes for language like 20/20 vision, shortsighted, farsighted. All of these are common expressions used in your eye doctor’s office, but do you know what they actually mean? Perfect Most people have the common misconception that 20/20 vision equals…

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Dry Eyes

Eye Spy with My Dry Eye Crying every once in a while is okay. In fact, for the benefit of your eyes, it’s encouraged! Crying is one of the many ways to prevent dry eyes. And while dry eyes are a common problem, there are a few solutions to prevent any damage in the future.…

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Glaucoma

Huff and Puff To some, going to the optometrist can be a daunting task. You walk into the office and someone escorts you into a dark room filled with odd looking devices. You’re then asked to go through a comprehensive eye exam. The doctor will ask you to read a few lines of letters and…

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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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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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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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