Dry eyes are one of the most common afflictions leading to an appointment with an optometrist. It presents as eye discomfort and tired, irritated eyes and it has a name – Dry Eye Syndrome! Unfortunately, many sufferers of dry eye syndrome don’t think it’s big enough a problem to see the eye doctor. If you’re scheduled for an eye exam soon, you should definitely let your eye doctor know (otherwise, make an appointment!).
Many provinces in Canada make it mandatory that only certain types of professionals be allowed to sell eyeglasses and contact lenses in optical centres. The list of permitted professionals typically includes opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and/or staff under their supervision.
For this reason, not all optical centres have optometrists and you’re left needing to figure out who you can trust when purchasing eyewear.
Laser Eye Surgery: It Might be a Great Option for You
So you’ve decided that you want laser eye surgery so you can toss your eyeglasses and contacts in the trash once and for all. Yet getting laser eye surgery is something most people are apprehensive about and a decision not to be taken lightly. The trick is to find a surgeon that you can trust with your precious eyes. Here are some of the steps you should take before committing to that kind of surgery.
Don’t feel silly or sheepish if you simply prefer a female eye doctor. In fact, you’re not alone. Kids often prefer the softer voice of a female, women often feel more comfortable speaking with another woman, and men may appreciate the approach of their female eye care professional. Studies consistently show children have a clear preference for seeing female doctors.
It’s clear, just as in any profession, the “the best” optometrists (or health care professionals in general) are the most knowledgeable, skilled and experienced. Yet people often do have a preference. These preferences have various foundations that may include past experiences, religion and culture. Often, patients can’t really explain it, it “just is” and feel a certain comfort level.
Told You’re Not Able to Wear Contacts? Maybe you are!
Have you ever been told that you can’t wear contact lenses due an ocular medical issue or injury to the eye? Have you ever tried to wear them, and had to give them up because they were uncomfortable? Or maybe you needed to be able to wear them for long hours, but couldn’t find a pair that was suitable for your needs.
Envision Eye Care: Honoured Among Oakville’s Top Optometrists
New families to Oakville are faced with many decisions – deciding on the best neighbourhood, schools and proximity to great health care. This includes finding the best local optometrists. Fortunately, Envision Eye Care is conveniently located near the new Oakville Trafalgar Hospital and in the same building as other leading health care providers.
New Vision Care Clinic and Oakville Hospital Openings
If you are new to Oakville – whether you’re single, have a family, are young, or older, it’s important to know that you’ll have access to medical care when you need it. The good news is that the availability of good medical services in North Oakville, Ontario keeps getting better and better, and there’s been a massive growth in healthcare services lately. Here are some of the resources and services that are available to you here.
Are you wondering how often you should be going for an eye exam? Great, it’s a sign that you care about your ocular health and are likely proactive about preserving it. Here is what you need to know about how often you should go for an eye exam and what the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does and doesn’t cover.
Finding the best eye doctor for your needs is important and well worth whatever time it takes to do so. After all, you’ll be going to see them at least once a year and depending on them to help you maintain the health of your eyes, plus, to preserve your precious vision.
Here are some tips for finding a perfect eye doctor for your needs!
Figuring out what to look for in an optometrist can seem daunting when you’re first starting out. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some simple ways to figure out whether or not someone you’re considering to take care of the vision and eye health of you and your family is a good fit.
While failing eyesight is often associated with aging, people of any age can notice that their eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be. Maybe you can’t read street signs as easily as you used to, or perhaps sitting down with a good book isn’t as pleasant as it once was.
Lucky for you that we’re living in a wonderful age where eyeglasses that will give you wonderful vision are just a short wait away. So why are you still putting off something that’s so easy? After all…
So, you’ve come in for an eye exam with the optometrist and been told that you need eyeglasses. Hooray! We say that not because we’ve made a sale, but because we know that you will have a better life in eyewear.
It used to be that anyone with glasses might get made fun of, and that people saw the need for eyeglasses as a sign of weakness. Not anymore. As we mentioned in this blog, eyeglasses are “in” and there’s a pair that will look good on anybody.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Currently 10 million Canadians have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. Diabetes can lead to severe eye damage or blindness so immediate eye exams/screening and ongoing eye care for diabetics is imperative.
It’s that fun time of the year again, where we get to dress up as ghosts and ghouls.
It is also a time where many people like to wear cosmetic contact lenses to perfect their Halloween costume.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists, say that improper use of cosmetic or decorative contacts can cause serious damage, even blindness. They also recommend that all contact lenses should be fit by an eye care professional, to ensure that the lenses are safe to use.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends a child should have their first eye exam between 6 to 9 months of age. Many parent’s first question when we recommend they schedule an eye examination for their baby is “How can you check their eyes if they can’t talk?”. Optometrists have training to examine eyes of all ages, and perform specialized tests on babies that do not require verbal responses.
Our eyes are considered windows into our body. Eye doctors can diagnose numerous diseases by evaluating the eye. Many of these diseases are considered silent killers, meaning they display minimal symptoms or no symptoms at all and can wreck havoc on your health and body.
1) High Blood Pressure: Patients with high blood pressure will have changes to the blood vessels in the eye. The blood vessels become more tortuous and change in thickness and shape. Isolated areas in the retina will show signs of ischemia (areas that are lacking a blood supply or oxygen). High blood pressure can cause blood vessels in the eye to break or bleed.
The phrase “Back to School” is now on the tip of the tongue as summer holidays are winding down.
Parents have begun the preparations to make sure their children are good and ready for their first day and new year to start learning.Getting your child’s eyes tested before their first day is another thing to put on your back to school to-do list.
Welcome to Envision Eye Care. The office of Drs. Kamal Matharu and Dr. Navpreet Johar-Mann. We are a full service eye clinic that recently opened in the new Palermo Professional Center. We are conveniently located at the intersection of Dundas Rd and Bronte Rd.
Summer is around the corner, and its time to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up the sun. When enjoying the great outdoors we must take a minute to think about UV protection for our eyes. UVA and UVB light have been proven to cause early development of certain eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Newer studies have also shown that UV exposure may possibly accelerate presbyopia, which causes the need of reading glasses or bifocals.