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Binocular Vision – Does Your Child Have Problems With Reading?

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s already November. It seems like the start of the school year was just yesterday! Because we are now well into the school year, it’s a great time again to talk about your child’s vision! As mentioned in our earlier blog post, statistics say that 80% of learning is visual. Because of this, the relationship between a child’s vision and their developing brain is so important! Ensuring that a child has healthy eyes and can see well, greatly affects their ability to learn and read. Do you know if your child has problems reading? Our blog post this week discusses the relationship between binocular vision and problems with reading in children.

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How Does Diabetes Affect The Eyes?

Did you know that November is diabetes awareness month? There are millions of Canadians who live with the disease and millions more who are undiagnosed diabetics! The number of people who are affected by this disease is staggering. That’s why diabetes Awareness month is so important and why we’ve dedicated this weeks blog article on the topic. So, just how does diabetes affect the eyes? Read on to learn more!
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Is Buying Contact Lenses Online Safe?

It’s crazy how much the internet has changed our lives since it’s introduction only a few short decades ago. From how we get our information, how we socialize, to how we consider making purchases. It’s definitely made some aspects of life more convenient. With being able to purchase almost anything within the reach of our fingertips, one might ask themselves “why shouldn’t I purchase my contact lenses online as well?” But the truth is, buying your paper towel from an online store is quite different than buying a medical device, such as contact lenses. Our article this week educates on the risks of purchasing contact lenses online.
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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dryness goes hand in hand with winter. Dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, dry everything! But what exactly is the cause for dry eyes? Seeing that there are so many people who suffer from dry eyes, we thought it appropriate to dedicate a blog article to the subject to tell you how to properly keep healthy skin in order to reduce dryness around the eye area. Read our blog this week for a better understanding of dry eye syndromes, what causes it, and how you can help your eyes if you suffer from it!
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The Connection Between Eye Health And Heart Health!

There’s a common saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul!” Even though this phrase is only a saying, there is some truth to it! When looking at the eyes from a medical perspective, they can act as a window to overall body health. Problems and conditions that affect different parts of the body can manifest as vision and ocular health problems. Often these problems are only detected by an eye health examination. Cardiovascular disease is one such condition that sometimes manifests with ocular symptoms. Identifying heart health problems through an eye exam can be lifesaving. Learn more about the relationship between heart health and the eyes in our blog article this week!

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How Do Green Foods Contribute To Eye Health?

With it being January, there’s a good chance that your diet may consists of a lot more green foods than normal! January is usually the month in which people try to restart their system on healthy eating habits. An attempt often used to shed the extra pounds put on over the Christmas season so they implement diet and exercise and weight lifting using equipment from this best weight lifting belt review just to do it in a safe way. But, did you know that in addition to being healthy for your whole body, green foods are actually really good for eye health and vision!

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The Top 10 Reasons Why To Have An Eye Exam!

Pull out the party clothes… 2017 is on its way out to make way for 2018. While you’re starting your count down to the New Year, we thought that we would also start our own countdown. We’re counting down the top 10 reasons why to have an eye exam ! So if you’re feeling boared waiting for the clock to strick 12 and need to find a reason why to have an eye exam, read our blog article this week! Happy New Year!

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What Is An Ocular Migraine?

If you were to look out your window at the moment, you would probably think that it looked more like early October outside, instead of the end of November. Admittedly, the weather over the past week has been so beautiful! Just the perfect temperature to decorate the house with holiday lights! Living in Calgary, most of us are all too familiar with the Chinooks that caused this recent temperature change. And unfortunately as a result, many of us are also all too familiar with the headaches that accompany these Chinooks. Over the past week, I have had many friends and family members suffer from headaches which involve disturbances in their vision. These headaches are fairly common and are known as ocular migraines. But what is an ocular migraine? Read our blog post this week to find out!

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What Does It Mean To Have 20/20 Vision?

One of the most common terms associated with optometry and eye exams is probably the term “20/20”. This term is so well recognized, that there are even popular phrases with it used outside of optometry. Such as, “hindsight is 20/20”! But what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? For most people, this term probably doesn’t mean a lot, other than the fact that it is associated with having “perfect vision”.  But the number 20/20 does actually mean something. 20/20 is a unit of measurement used in optometry and the optical industry to asses vision. Our blog this week is dedicated to “20/20” to explain just in fact what it means and how it works!

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Tips For Vision And Driving At Night

It’s that time of year again, daylight savings time… I’m not sure why this is actually called “daylight savings” as for many people, they end up getting less hours of daylight, which results in a dark drive home. Driving home in pitch dark paired with winter road conditions can be stressfull and hazardous, even for the best of drivers. Making sure that our commute home is a safe one, should be a top priority. That is why this week’s blog article is all about tips for night vision and driving at night.

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