Effects of Blue Light on Your Eyes

Effects of Blue Light on Your Eyes Sunlight is made up of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet lights. These lights contain a various amount of energy depending on their wavelengths. Within the visible spectrum, red rays have long wavelengths and low energy, whereas blue rays have short wavelengths and more energy. Blue rays can be found […]

Cosmetic Lenses

Cosmetic Lenses With Autumn’s arrival, and Halloween costumes and decorations in stores, you can be guaranteed that people will be tempted to wear coloured contact lenses in order to make their outfits more outstanding enabling them to really get into character. So what’s so bad about grabbing “cat-eye” contact lenses off the shelf so you’ll […]

Cataracts

What is a cataract? It is when the clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy resulting in blurry vision. Cataracts generally occur in the aging population, but can also be found in young patients and even newborns! Commonly, cataracts are due to aging changes. However, other factors such as excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV), […]

Ocular Rosacea

Are your eyelids or cheeks generally appear red? Do your eyes feel like they burn or itch? If you have these symptoms, you may have ocular rosacea that often stems from people with rosacea (chronic skin condition). The following are some common signs of ocular rosacea: Dry eyes Feeling of foreign body in the eye […]

March for Glaucoma Awareness

Glaucoma is the degeneration of the optic nerve that leads to a loss of peripheral vision, then later central vision. It is one of the most common preventable blindness, and many individuals do not even realize they have the condition because it is often asymptomatic. It currently affects over 400,000 Canadians, and 67 million people […]

Low Vision Awareness Week

The first week of February is White Cane Week to bring awareness about blindness and vision impairment. Low vision is described for people with reduced eyesight that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Currently, there are approximately 285 million people who are visually impaired globally. With early detection, 80% of visual […]

National Non-Smoking Week

It’s National Non-Smoking week! To raise awareness of the harmfulness of smoking, here is how it can relate to your eyes: How smoking can harm your eyes? Smoking is known to be harmful for many different health reasons, such as respiratory and coronary problems. Many, however, do not realize that smoking can be detrimental for […]