Eye Health

13Aug 2017
blindness retinopathy solar eclipse

Edit — After my original post on solar eclipse, many patients have been looking for these eclipse viewing glasses with no success. Here is a great DIY alternative recommended by NASA. Original Post — Are you all ready for the solar eclipse on Monday August 21st? It looks like those of us in lower mainland […]

24Jan 2017
pollen allergies eye

Facts Eye allergies affect approximately 20% of the population Can be associated with contact lens wear Types Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis Perennial allergic conjunctivitis Vernal keratoconjunctivitis Atopic keratoconjunctivitis Giant papillary conjunctivitis Symptoms Itching Swelling Redness Watery discharge Light sensitivity Blurry vision or even vision loss in more severe cases Treatment Avoiding allergens Cold compress Artificial tears […]

05Jan 2017
retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is separation of the inner layers of the retina from the back of the eye ball. It is usually painless, but visual symptoms usually appear before it occurs: Sudden appearance or increase in floaters Flashes of lights Shadow or curtain in front of your vision Sudden decrease in vision Seek immediate medical help […]

20Apr 2016
cataract eye health

Facts: Cataract is clouding and yellowing of the crystalline lens in the eye The cloudy lens prevents lights from focusing on the retina causing blurry vision Many people are unaware that they are losing vision as cataracts develop slowly Cataract is one of the most common visual impairment in older people Symptoms: Blurry or dimmed […]

14Jan 2016
lens coating frame

At the end of your eye exam, you might be given a glasses prescription. Once you finally narrowed it down to the perfect glasses frame, then it’s time to talk about lenses. Single vision, bifocal, multifocal, progressive, coatings… Were you overwhelmed by the lens and coating options available? Let me break it down for you. […]

20Dec 2015
eye exam

Optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians have been referred to as the 3 O’s. How are they different? Optometrists Optometrists are independent primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the eyes. We perform comprehensive eye exam which includes a vision exam and an eye health […]

06Dec 2015
artificial tears

Artificial tears will lubricate, sooth, promote healing and re-wet the surface of the eyes. It is often used as part of the treatment plan for dry eye syndrome and computer vision syndrome. Types of Artificial Tears There are mainly two types: preservatived and non-preservatived.  Preservatives can sometimes irritate and cause dryness. Using the preserved artificial […]

01Dec 2015

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of age-related Blindness. Facts on Macular Degeneration: Loss of central vision 90% dry form (slower progression and less severe) 10% wet form (more rapid progression and more severe) Currently no cure,  the key is to slow down progression, so early detection is therefore crucial Risk Factors: Family history of […]

27Nov 2015
Vitamin eye health

For most people,  vitamin supplement is less important than a healthy and balanced diet. However, for those who have age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), current medical protocol recommends special formulated vitamin therapy, such as: PreserVision AREDS 2 with Omega-3 formula Vitalux Advanced Vitalux-S plus Omega-3 If you have ever or are currently smoking, ensure that the […]

20Nov 2015

Facts on Dry Eye Syndrome: Dry eye syndrome is a chronic, but manageable condition Thin layer of tears lubricates and protects the surface of the eyes One in four people suffers from dry eye syndrome Commonly affect women, seniors, contact lens wearers and people with inflammatory conditions. Causes: Normal aging process Side effects from medication […]

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