Before scheduling an eye exam, you may be curious about how long the process takes. After all, you have a busy life and want to make sure that you can fit a comprehensive eye exam into your schedule. While the duration of an eye exam can vary depending on your specific vision and eye care […]
Ortho-K Lenses: How Do They Work?
Ortho-k lenses are a type of specialty contact lens available from your eye doctor. Dry eyes due to contact lens wear or myopia in children are 2 situations where ortho-k lenses may be a great treatment option. Because of their unique design and how they gently reshape the cornea with overnight wear, ortho-k lenses are […]
How Long Does Eye Strain Last?
If your eyes hurt after a long day on the computer, you may wonder how long this irritation lasts. Is the rest of your day ruined, or can you relieve this discomfort? Thankfully, eye strain doesn’t normally mean you need to visit your eye doctor. Eye strain can last around an hour or more based […]
Hyperopia vs. Myopia: What’s the Difference?
Proper vision is essential for many things. It allows us to learn, perform everyday tasks, and participate in sports and leisure activities. Squinting and difficulty seeing can make the above more challenging. These symptoms may indicate common vision problems called refractive errors, including hyperopia and myopia. So, how do you tell the difference? Hyperopia or […]
How Often Should Your Child Get an Eye Exam?
As a parent, it’s important to ensure your child’s vision is healthy. One way to do this is by scheduling regular eye exams. Children’s eyes constantly change as they grow. So a regular eye exam can diagnose vision problems early before they cause permanent damage. The Canadian Association of Optometrists suggests school-age children have an […]
What Are Low Vision Aids?
Sometimes, accidental eye injuries happen that result in permanent damage. Or perhaps a condition develops that leaves someone with vision problems that eyeglasses or contacts cannot correct. A person may find it difficult to perform simple daily tasks in situations like this. Fortunately, technology is available nowadays to assist people with low vision. With these […]
Do Contact Lenses Dry Your Eyes?
Contact lenses are an essential part of most people’s lives. They offer an alternative to eyeglasses, provide clear vision, don’t get in the way when you play sports, and can boost your confidence. While they provide benefits, contact lenses can also have a drawback; they can dry out your eyes. When you book a contact […]
Can Myopia Cause Blindness?
According to researchers, more and more people are developing myopia. And by 2050, some experts suggest that nearly half of the world’s population will have some degree of myopia. Myopia is a relatively common refractive error, but can it increase the risk of vision loss as it progresses? How can you help your child manage […]
When Is It Too Late to Treat Lazy Eye?
Lazy eye is a condition that demonstrates the importance of getting comprehensive eye exams as recommended by your optometrist and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. As we’ll see below, it’s especially important that children receive the recommended exams as they mature. This article explores what exactly lazy eye is, why it develops, when it needs […]