How Insects See in 3D (and How It Could Help Humans)

Posted on June 13th, 2016

A praying mantis sits on a desk, munching on a single leaf and outfitted with tiny, multi-coloured 3D movie glasses. It might sound like something out...

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How an Accidental Eye Exam Saved One Optometrist's Life

Posted on December 2nd, 2015

Dr. David Richardson knows a thing or two about eyes. The Hattiesburg, Mississippi optometrist has been treating patients for decades and knows that e...

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How Eye Surgery Helped a Blind Artist Learn to Paint Again

Posted on December 2nd, 2015

Image copyright Carl Juste, Miami Herald (Tribune News Service) The 19th century French artist Edgar Degas once famously wrote that “art is n...

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How Your Eyes May Become the Only I.D. You'll Need

Posted on December 2nd, 2015

We've all had to fumble through our purses or wallets at one time or another looking for our identification. But imagine if you could simply take...

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New Canadian-Made Technology Offers Sight for the Blind

Posted on October 31st, 2015

29-year old Kathy Beitz from Guelph, Ontario recently made headlines around the world thanks to a YouTube video of Kathy seeing her newborn baby for t...

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New Smartphone App Offers Eye Care for Those in Need

Posted on October 30th, 2015

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 600 million people around the world who are visually impaired and without access to ev...

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Four New Technologies That Could Cure Blindness

Posted on September 30th, 2015

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), there are as many as 1 million people across the country currently suffering from b...

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Canada Passes New Law for Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Posted on September 18th, 2015

In the past few years, cosmetic contact lenses have become incredibly popular in Canada. These lenses are particularly in demand around Halloween, but...

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Bionic Vision: Coming to an Eyeball Near You

Posted on August 6th, 2015

Imagine being able to spot a distant object three times farther than someone with perfect 20/20 vision, with eyes that remain sharp and focused even a...

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Optical Illusions: How They “Fool” Your Visual Cortex

Posted on July 7th, 2015

Images copyright Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka  WARNING: Some of the pictures may cause dizziness or epileptic seizures. If you start feeling unw...

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FYidoctors Gets a Brand New Website

Posted on July 7th, 2015

If you’ve visited the FYidoctors website anytime over the past few years, you may have noticed that things have changed recently. That's bec...

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Location Spotlight: Family Eyecare Centre

Posted on June 19th, 2015

  Each month, FYidoctors features one of our over 100 locations across Canada. Come and meet the people and places that make FYidoctors so unique.Foun...

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How Early Detection Can Combat Hereditary Eye Disease

Posted on May 12th, 2015

According to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), 1 in 7 Canadians will struggle with eye disease at some point in their life. Unfort...

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Four Ways Eye Exams Can Protect Your Heart

Posted on May 6th, 2015

The eyes have been called the window to the soul. But did you know they're also a window into the health of your heart? That's because eyes ar...

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Shades: Choose the right color lenses for summer activities

Posted on April 9th, 2015

(From Associated Press) Is seeing life through rose-colored sunglasses right for you? It might be if you’re a fan of early-morning bike rides,...

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