What is a dilated eye exam and when do you need one?

Has your doctor asked you to undergo a dilated eye exam? Or, have you heard a friend talking about their experience with one? Let’s take a cl...

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Eye-Healthy Lunches for Kids

It’s a perennial parenting responsibility—one that’s easy to forget during the laid-back days of summer. But with back-to-school sea...

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Exercise and Independence: Running with Guide Dogs

Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, many people with vision loss face barriers when it comes to exercise. Running...

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The Journey to Becoming an Optometrist

An optometrist is a rewarding career, providing many avenues for specialization in an incredibly fulfilling vocation. The education you get gives you...

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Cataracts & You: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments, & Prevention

The National Coalition for Vision Health estimate that more than 2.5 million Canadians suffer from cataracts—increasing the need for routine eye...

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Considering Contact Lenses: Your Guide to the Right Fit

Some might consider glasses to be easier than contacts. They are easy to put on in the morning and take off at night. They offer simple maintenance an...

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How Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Your Health

When you sit at a computer all day, you may find that by the end of the day your eyes are tired, you’re mentally fatigued, or your neck muscles...

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Your Favourite Characters in Glasses

Your Favourite Characters in Glasses Glasses have the ability to complete a character—sometimes more than any other feature. They can add sop...

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Sickle Cell Disease & Your Eyes

June 19th is World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of children and adults across the glob...

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A Feast for Your Eyes: Picnic Edition

Packing a picnic and heading out into the sunshine is quite possibly the loveliest way to spend a summer day in Canada, especially on National Picnic...

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How Guide Dogs are Helping Canada’s Blind Youth

When someone has a severe visual impairment or blindness, they have some options to assist them in safely navigating their environment. One option is...

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Vision Health Month Eye-Healthy Recipe: So Nutty Apricot Bites

Healthy eating is often associated with hours of meal preparation that you often just don’t have time for. Sometimes, grabbing a sugar-filled gr...

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Vision Health Month Eye-Healthy Recipe: Tomato Salad

If you’re on the lookout for a light and refreshing salad to enjoy at the end of a busy day, this tomato salad might be just what you need. It c...

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The Reasons Your Eyes Sting When You Swim

If you’ve ever swam with your eyes open underwater, you might have noticed that they turn red and develop a burning sensation after a little whi...

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Understanding the Basics of Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is the second most common cause of vision loss from retinal vascular disorders. RVO is a popular topic among researchers...

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