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What is Astigmatism Correction, And Just How Is It Corrected?

Many people think that if they have an astigmatism, they have a special eye condition. However, astigmatism is a very common vision problem. An astigmatism is a refractive error in vision, just like being farsighted or nearsighted. It is caused by having an eye which is not shaped round or spherical, but more like an egg or football. This causes light to bend in different directions and not focus on the back of the eye properly. A recommendation for vision correction will be made, if you are found to have an astigmatism during your vision exam. Astigmatism is normally corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Some patients may even get their astigmatism corrected with laser eye surgery.

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Eye Health Tips

As humans, we are very reliant on our sense of sight. It is easy to see through our everyday lifestyles and activities, just how reliant on vision that we are. Just imagine how different your day would be if you didn’t have your sight. Our eyes, just like all the other parts of our body need a certain amount of care for them to function properly. Here are some tips that can help you maintain good eye health!

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What Is Glaucoma?

There are many different eye conditions and diseases that can affect vision and the health of the eyes. Depending on what these conditions are, there can be noticeable changes in vision and eye health. For other conditions, there are sometimes no tell tale signs that problems may be arising. Glaucoma, is one such eye condition which generally has no signs or symptoms. Unless detected while in the early stages through an eye exam, glaucoma can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, which often results in vision loss.

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Problems With Night Vision

Well, it’s that time of year again… daylight savings time! For some of us, daylight savings time is welcomed because it gives us extra hours of sunshine in the morning. However for many people, especially those who have problems with night vision, the darker evenings earlier, makes for more difficult and unpleasant commutes home from work. But what exactly causes problems with night vision? There are many different reasons and conditions which make it harder for a person to see at night. Here’s some explanations for some of them.
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Pumpkin For Healthy Eyes! – Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

It’s finally fall (aka: pumpkin season)! The amount of mouthwatering pumpkin foods to celebrate, this time of year is endless. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin… pumpkin… pumpkin! Let’s face it, if October had a mascot… It would be some character that resembled a pumpkin! The pumpkin is a very versatile vegetable. It pairs well as an ingredient within both sweet and savoury recipes. But along with the benefit of versitility, it is also a good source of nutrition for eye health! Use this fall vegetable within a desert legend, such as the cheesecake and you have a winning combination! (Amazing pumpkin cheesecake recipe included!)

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When Should A Child Eye Exam Be Done?

Parents are often not able to detect if their child is having problems seeing and needs eyeglasses. Catching vision problems at an early age is very important. Undiagnosed vision problems can result in learning problems, behavioural problems, and even permanent decreased vision. It is for these reasons that the Alberta Association of Optometrists recommends that a child eye exam be performed on all children between 6 and 9 months of age.

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Why Does an Eyeglass Prescription Expire?

After having your eyes examined, you may notice that there is an expiry date on your new eyeglass prescription. Often, people will question why this expiry date is there. Especially, if the individual feels that they are in good health and have good vision. Most optometrists will usually mark a prescription date as valid for 1-2 years after a full eye health and vision check. There are many reasons and factors that an optometrist will consider before determining a prescription’s expiry date. Our blog article examines some of the reasons which determine when an eyeglass prescription expires. 

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What Is Astigmatism Correction?

There are some common terms that you may hear during your visit to your optometrist and one of them may be the word “astigmatism”. This is because an astigmatism is a very common eye condition, which tends to occur in everybody to a certain amount. Most amounts of astigmatism can be corrected by either eyeglasses, contact lenses, and in many cases even eye surgery. But for many people who have an astigmatism, they don’t know what it is, why they have it, or what the options are for astigmatism correction.

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The Back To School Eye Check Up!

The first day of school can be an exciting time for little ones. There is lots to do prior to the first of school. Getting school supplies, new clothing, runners, and backpacks are some of the regular items that a person might find on their “back to school” to do list. One of the most important items that should also make your list of “to do”s before school starts, is making sure your child has their back to school eye check up! Eyesight is a critical part to any child’s success in school. Getting an eye exam before school starts will get your child started on the right track!

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Summer Time Tips For Eye Protection

Summer is a great time to enjoy the beautiful weather… and for some of us, enjoy the extra time we get off work for summer holidays. Sometimes though, how we choose to spend our free time, doesn’t come without risk. In the summer months, we tend to be more active with things such as yard work, sporting activities, and other leisure activities, like camping and hiking. However, while doing some of these different activities, we are sometimes unknowingly putting ourselves in harms ways. It is obvious one should be careful with this knife for slicing, for example. Such things are countless, and because of this we can be at a greater risk for suffering an accident that can result in bodily harm. That is why, while enjoying the summer we have to be smart, and proactively protect ourselves from danger. Our eyes are no different, here are some tips about eye protection that you can try and put into practice, to help keep your eyes and vision safe.

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