Glaucoma is a complex eye disease with characteristics such as optic nerve damage and visual field loss. Increased pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure or IOP, is usually always present and even patients with normal IOP could develop glaucoma. Read more..
In many cases eye exams are covered by the provincial government, particularly for children and seniors. Below is what The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers for eye care and what it doesn’t cover. Billings may vary, depending on the optometrist so, if you’re not sure you’re covered, contact your optometrist or OHIP. Read more..
One of the most common stereotypes about the young person who is nearsighted is that he or she is reading under the covers at night, but a study conducted by optometrists at four sites across the U.S. questions whether reading is the real problem. Read more..
You may be new to an area and need to find an optometrist to help you maintain your eye health and preserve your vision. You and your family members should be visiting an eye doctor at least once a year, so it’s important and well worth the time it takes to find the best eye doctor for yourself and your family. Read more..
No matter what your age, an eye exam is an important part of preserving your vision and overall health. Even if you are between the ages of 20 and 40, an eye exam can often reveal developing health issues that aren’t easily found any other way. Read more..
Because the earth’s ozone layer has been damaged, more people are susceptible to solar radiation than ever before. Most people are aware of the dangers that UV exposure poses to their skin, but very few realize that UV exposure can harm their eyes, as well. UV sunlight plays a part in the development of several eye conditions, including cataracts, macular degeneration and cancers of the eye lids. Read more..
Visual stress is a broad term that refers to a condition that occurs in a wide range of neurological disorders. It is a scientifically confirmed neurological condition thought to affect about 20 percent of the population. Visual stress is characterized by hyperactivity of the brain’s visual cortex, preventing this area of the brain from processing visual information correctly. Read more..
Normally, each of your eyes sees a slightly different view of the same object and an intricate system of muscles, nerves and the brain puts these two images together to create one 3D image. When this visual processing system isn’t working correctly or when the eyes point or focus improperly, you may find yourself seeing two of each object. Read more..
There are some diagnostic imaging devices available that go even further than a comprehensive eye exam to help optometrists to judge the overall health of your eyes. These advanced technologies help eye doctors detect problems before they become untreatable. Read more..