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Cellulose Acetate Colours For Eyeglasses

What makes cellulose acetate eyeglass frames difference molded eyeglass frames? Cellulose is a main constituent of plant/wood cell walls and vegetable fibres.

Polarized Sunglasses Reduce Glare and Eye Strain

Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and eye strain. Read on to learn how polarized sunglasses work.

Dilated Eye Exams Enable Optometrists To See More Of The Eye

Dilated eye exams enable optometrists to see more of the retina and ensure there are no signs of eye disease at the periphery of the retina.

Ocular Hypertension or intraocular pressure (IOP)

It is estimated that between 5% and 10% of North Americans greater than the age of 40 have ocular hypertension.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is like an ultrasound of the eye using white light.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.

Sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging UV light.

Sunglasses can protect your eyes from a host of conditions caused by exposure to UV light.

Glaucoma Causes Peripheral Vision Loss

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. See and eye doctor regularly to prevent glaucoma from stealing your vision.

Macular Degeneration Causes Central Vision Loss

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among older North Americans. See an eye doctor regularly to prevent vision loss.

Only Optometrists Can Perform Comprehensive Eye Exams

Only a trained and licensed professional doctor of optometry can perform a comprehensive eye exam.

Astigmatism is an eye condition causing refractive error

Astigmatism is a refractive error, meaning it is not an eye disease or eye health problem, but rather simply a problem with how the eye focuses light.

Farsightedness or Hyperopia

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a very common vision problem, affecting almost 25 percent of the population.

Trial Contact Lenses

There two main types of contact lenses - hard and soft.

Custom Contact Lens Fitting With Digital Corneal Topography

When it comes to contact lenses, custom fitting by an experienced optometrist is essential for both vision and eye health.

Corneal Ulcer

Symptoms of a corneal ulcer include a painful red eye with mild to severe eye discharge and reduced vision.

The Retina Is The Back Portion Of The Eye Responsible For Vision

The retina is the light-sensitive layer at the posterior, or back of the eye that covers about 65 percent of its interior surface.

Photokeratitis - A Sunburn To The Eye

Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition that occurs when your eye is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Dry Eye Syndrome or Keratoconjunctivitis sicca

Dry Eye Syndrome is an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which, in turn, is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation.

Contact Lens Care

Soft contact lenses require basic care. Here are some basic care elements to be mindful of if you wear soft contact lenses.

The Pupil of the Eye

The pupil is the hole located in the centre of the iris of the eye that allows light to strike the retina.

Visual Field Test To Test For Vision Loss

A digital test to determine vision loss across the visual field of each eye.

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