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Do you carry all the different contact lens types and brands?

Our office offers the latest technology in contact lenses and our experienced eye doctors will custom fit the right product for your eyes. Whether you need soft disposable, multi-focal or rigid gas permeable our eye doctors will recommend what is … Continue reading

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What are vitreous floaters?

Vitreous floaters are generally small, semi-transparent or cloudy specks or particles within the clear, jelly-like fluid called the vitreous humour which fills the inside of your eyes. They can appear as specks of various shapes and sizes, threadlike strands or … Continue reading

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Environmental and Behavioural Risk Factors

Cigarette smoking – studies have found that current and former smokers had as much as twice the risk of developing AMD as non-smokers. Although long-term advantages of smoking cessation are not yet known, people with AMD may be well advised … Continue reading

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What is macular degeneration (AMD)?

AMD is a multi-factorial eye disease and is the leading cause of central vision blindness in Canada. It results from physical changes to the macula, a portion of the central retina that is responsible for clear, sharp vision, and is … Continue reading

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease leading to progressive damage to the optic nerve (responsible for taking visual signals back to the brain), and is characterized by loss of nerve tissue resulting in loss of vision., Primary open-angle glaucoma is the … Continue reading

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What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a common, under-diagnosed condition causing insufficient tear production or rapid evaporation of tears limiting lubrication and nourishment of the eye. It is often a chronic problem and mostly affects adults greater than 40 years old and women. … Continue reading

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What is conjunctivitis or “pink eye”?

Conjunctivitis is a common inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva – the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye,” commonly occurs … Continue reading

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What is a cataract?

A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye and mostly develop in people over age 55, but occasionally occur in infants and young children. Usually cataracts develop in both eyes, but one … Continue reading

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What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids causing red, irritated, itchy eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on eyelashes. It is a common eye disorder caused by either common bacteria or a skin condition such as dandruff of the … Continue reading

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What is lazy eye or amblyopia?

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is usually unrelated to any eye health problem. Lazy eye is often associated with crossed-eyes (strabismus) or a large difference in the … Continue reading

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