Many may be surprised to hear that Dry Eye is actually a disease. It is considered a significant international health concern, affecting millions of people around the world. When people come into an eye care facility for medical reasons, dry eye is the #1 reason most of the time.(more…)
We will buy back your glasses! Yes, you read that right. As part of our mission to help everyone see 20/20 in 2020, we have a great offer for you until the end of February.
Bring in your glasses purchased online with your invoice and receive up to $100.00 off a complete pair of eyewear at MVO**.(more…)
You’ve just come in from shoveling snow (again) and you notice that your glasses lenses are misting over. This is a familiar experience during winter in Canada. Beyond just the nuisance factor, foggy glasses can be a safety hazard, temporarily blurring your vision and increasing the risk of a fall or collision with an unseen object.(more…)
New toys under the Christmas tree are exciting for both kids and parents, but pay close attention to the risk of eye injury any toy may pose.
Statistics suggest there are about 25,000 toy-related eye injuries each year in Canada. About one-third of these injuries are suffered by children under the age of five.(more…)
Many of you may have seen the CBC Marketplace segment which aired last week about blue light-blocking glasses for electronic screen use. Hidden cameras were used at various optical chain stores where the salespeople claimed that blue light from computer screens causes eye disease like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and skin cancer.
Why do some people develop swollen-looking pouches under their eyes, and what can be done about them? Two very common questions encountered in our exam room are answered by our eye doctors below.
The space between your eyeball and the bony rim of your eye socket is filled with skin and fat. With age, the skin gets thinner and loses elasticity, and the fat padding reduces in volume. This makes the area under your eyelid more likely to protrude and sag. As with most other conditions, genetics will play a role in terms of who is affected the most by age-related changes to the skin. Cosmetic surgery is the only solution for age-related changes to the skin and fat resulting in baggy eyelids.(more…)
If you’ve noticed your eyes feeling less comfortable lately – scratchy, irritated, dry and red – it may have to do with Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). DES symptoms often worsen as the weather gets colder, the humidity drops and we are exposed to more forced air from heating vents, furnaces and fireplaces.
Did you know that there are nine different categories of Dry Eye Syndrome, as well as many different contributing factors? Here are just a few:(more…)
As of 2012, the percentage of teenagers that own smartphones started to increase rapidly. At the same time, the number of hours of sleep they get each night has dropped dramatically. 40% of teens say that they get less than seven hours of sleep on most school nights. Sleep-deprived students can appear as though they have anxiety or clinical depression and can also have reduced academic performance. Lack of sleep among students is now a public health concern, and according to this study, cell phones and other portable computing devices are a major reason why.(more…)