Beyond a Sight Test: The Importance of Eye Exams

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

Everyone who wears glasses or contacts is familiar with eye exams. No doubt, most of us have been looking at the letter charts at the doctor’s o...

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5 Tips for Traveling with Contacts This Summer

Posted on June 14th, 2016

When traveling, it’s the things we take for granted that become the biggest headache. This is especially true for those of us who wear glasses a...

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Say Bye To Your Stye in 5 Simple Steps

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Has your eyelid ever become painful, red, and swollen with something that looks like a bug bite or a pimple? Chances are you’ve had a stye, or i...

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Are You Smoking Yourself Blind?

Posted on June 14th, 2016

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. What may be less well-known is how bad it is for your eyes. A study in the Canadian Journal of Optome...

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Give The Gift Of Sight This Mother’s Day

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Image courtesy of Optometry Giving Sight   This Mother’s Day, celebrate mothers all over the world by giving a gift that transforms l...

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1 in 5 Canadians With Vision Loss See Visual Hallucinations

Posted on June 14th, 2016

When most people think of vision loss, they think of blindness. But a recent study conducted by Dr. Keith Gordon of the Canadian National Institute fo...

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An Innovative Treatment For Lazy Eye in Children

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Child with Strabismus, one of the causes of Amblyopia There haven’t been any innovations in lazy eye treatment in over 60 years, but that&rsq...

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An App That Looks Out For Your Eyes

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Everybody knows that spending too much time in front of digital screens can be bad for your eyes. But according to a 2013 poll conducted by Ipsos on b...

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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Fungal Eye Infections

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Fungal eye infections. Yup, they're as offputting as they sound. Unfortunately, they can also lead to serious eye conditions, including a loss of...

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FYidoctors Spotlight: Keith Richardson, Regional Optical Services Manager, Peace River Country

Posted on June 14th, 2016

With over 280 locations across Canada, FYidoctors employees are some of the most dedicated and passionate eye care professionals working in the indust...

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The Story of a Blind Woman Who Switched Personalities and Could Suddenly See

Posted on June 14th, 2016

  The link between the way we see and the way our brain works is incredibly strong. Case in point: a recent article from the medical publication PsyC...

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Meet The Eye Doctor Who's Given Sight to 100,000 Disadvantaged Patients

Posted on June 14th, 2016

Dr. Sanduk Ruit at work in Nepal (Image courtesy of Michael Amendolia) In a remote corner of Nepal, where poverty, disease and natural disasters ha...

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Protect Your Eyes While Riding Your Bike

Posted on June 13th, 2016

When you think of bicycle safety gear, the first item that pops into your mind is probably a helmet. Less prominent, but just as important for cyclist...

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Spring Eye Care Tips

Posted on June 13th, 2016

Spring is in the air. It’s time to get outside and enjoy it while you can. Spring also marks the beginning of allergy season and bright UV rays....

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Bad Contact Care Habits You Need to Break Now

Posted on June 13th, 2016

Contact lens wearers are at risk for keratitis, an inflammation of the cornea (the clear dome covering the coloured part of the eye) caused by bacteri...

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