OxSight Glasses: Augmented Reality for the Visually Impaired

Posted on February 26th, 2019

According to the world health organization, there are over 36 million people in the world that are blind. On top of that, 217 million people have mode...

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Eye Colour may Influence Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Posted on February 22nd, 2019

Have you ever wondered why some people find themselves confronted with depression correlated with specific seasons—known as Seasonal Affective D...

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Stem Cell Study Brings Us Closer to Regenerative Eye Health Treatments

Posted on January 31st, 2019

The human body is a miraculous thing: we grow from tiny little cells into robust beings. Our bodies possess built-in repair mechanisms that keep our t...

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How Being in Space Affects Your Eyesight

Posted on December 28th, 2018

Your favourite sci-fi movie or TV show might make living outside of the earth’s atmosphere look easy, but in reality, it’s a whole differe...

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

Posted on October 26th, 2018

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

Posted on August 29th, 2018

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

Posted on August 7th, 2018

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

Posted on July 30th, 2018

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

Posted on July 25th, 2018

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

Posted on July 20th, 2018

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

Posted on July 19th, 2018

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

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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

Posted on June 19th, 2018

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

Posted on June 18th, 2018

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

Posted on June 1st, 2018

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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