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  • Children’s Vision and Eye Exams

    You know your child inside out, but there is one thing you can't know and that is how well they see.
  • Shrie’s Story

    Find out how a Doctor of Optometry helped diagnose Shrie with meningioma during a routine eye exam.
  • Rachel’s Story

    Find out how a Doctor of Optometry helped diagnose Rachel with a serious health issue that was affecting more than her vision.
  • Edward’s Story

    Edward's school struggles and coordination were misdiagnosed as ADD. Watch his story to find out how treatment from a Doctor of Optometry helped change his life.
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  • What is the puff of air during an eye exam?

    What is the puff of air during an eye exam?
  • What is most important when choosing protective eyewear?

    What is most important when choosing protective eyewear?
  • What causes sensitivity to light?

    What causes sensitivity to light?
  • What is retinoscopy?

    What is retinoscopy?
  • What is the difference between wet and dry AMD?

    What is the difference between wet and dry AMD?
  • What is dry eye?

    What is dry eye?
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  • 5 foods that are delicious AND good for eye health!

    They say you are what you eat and eating healthy can go a long way towards making your body healthy…including your eyes. You need to start with good daily nutrition, but by making sure you include a few key eye healthy foods, you may be able to see improvements in your eye health.

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  • Avoid the dread of dry eyes

    Do you have stinging, gritty, scratchy and uncomfortable eyes? What about fluctuating vision, a burning feeling or the sense of something foreign in your eye? If you do, we suggest that you book an appointment with your Doctor of Optometry, because these are the most common symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye is a condition [...]

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  • Welcome to our new website.

    As Doctors of Optometry, we want to ensure Canadians have access to the latest information and education about eye health, eye care and eye wear. We understand the importance that good vision and good health play in your life and we want you to have the information you need to make good choices when it [...]

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  • Doctors of Optometry are more than meets the eye

    Simply stated, a Doctor of Optometry is the primary healthcare provider for vision and eye health concerns in Canada. Doctors of Optometry have completed a Bachelor’s degree, primarily in sciences, before their Doctorate of Optometry degree, which is an additional four years of study including both classroom and clinical education. Doctors may elect to do [...]

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  • Eye exams test more than you can see

    Eye exams test more than you can see – a comprehensive eye exam performed by a doctor of optometry can reveal telling changes about your health As we age, our health can be both a reward and a challenge. Whether you’re active or idle, starting your first job or thinking about retirement, there are steps [...]

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  • Fact or Fiction? Debunking Myths about Children’s Vision

    This October is Children’s Vision Month! Test your eye health knowledge with these true or false questions.

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  • Glaucoma: Let’s beat the invisible thief

    Canadian Doctors of Optometry are raising awareness about one of the leading causes of preventable vision loss nationally – Glaucoma.

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  • How pregnancy impacts your vision

    Women experience a myriad of physical changes during pregnancy such as body tenderness, water retention, and nausea – but few women know about the impacts pregnancy can have on their vision. Every mom-to-be experiences hormone fluctuations, but what most don’t know, is that these changes can cause them to develop conditions such as blurred vision [...]

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  • Infant Vision 101 – Caring for your Family

    As a new mother and optometrist, I understand the important role parents play in the eye and vision development of their infant. Healthy eyes and good vision contribute to helping infants see well and prevent developmental delays. There are three steps I encourage parents to take when it comes to vision…

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  • Patient story by Dr. Dianna Leong

    Just before closing time one Friday, a mom brought her son in for an urgent eye exam. His older sister was playing with a badminton racket in the back seat of the family car when a sudden car movement caused the racket to bounce against the car seat then strike her younger brother’s eye.

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  • Q & A: How can you tell if you are nearsighted?

    The only way to determine this is to have a Doctor of Optometry examine your eyes. This is because there are actually two kinds of nearsightedness; true myopia and pseudo-myopia. Pseudo-myopia happens when the ciliary muscles (the focusing muscles inside the eye) enter a state of spasm, essentially working too hard and not relaxing. When [...]

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  • Q & A: What is the best treatment for dry eye?

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    Unfortunately there is no miracle drop for dry eye. Wandering the eye drop section of the pharmacy can be daunting with the large selection of bottles.

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  • Restaurateur serves up thanks to optometrist for flagging tumour

    Yannick Bigourdan, owner of Toronto’s award-winning Nota Bene restaurant, now realizes the health of your eyes has a lot to do with your health in general and that if something is wrong with your vision,  it’s important to have it checked by a Doctor of Optometry immediately. Those are two lessons learned from a recently [...]

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  • Top Five Story Books to Celebrate Children’s Vision Month!

    Did you recently find out that your child will have to wear glasses? A great way to introduce kids to the idea of wearing glasses is through a story book. See below for our top five choices.

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  • Understanding Macular Degeneration

    Perhaps you have just learned that you or a loved one has macular degeneration, commonly referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If you are like many people, you probably do not know a lot about the condition or understand what is going on inside your eyes. Let us help you! What is AMD? AMD [...]

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  • What are the signs that a child may need glasses?

    The development of the visual system continues into early childhood. Often eye glass prescriptions don’t stabilize until the age of about 18. Until that time, children may struggle with symptoms of blurry vision, trouble focusing or poor binocular vision, which is the ability for the two eyes to work together. Since children are still learning [...]

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