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How to Read Your Prescription

How to Read your Prescription, By Gary Heiting, OD So, you've just had an eye exam and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you an eyeglass prescription. He or she probably mentioned that you are nearsighted or farsighted, or perhaps that you have astigmatism. But what do all those numbers on your eyeglass prescription mean? And…
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Myopia in Kids Can be Reduced with Outdoor Light

CHILDREN AND MYOPIA   Children are often on mobile devices, tablets, computers, or even sitting too close to the T.V. This has been the cause of conception that children's eyes would be negatively impacted over short periods of time. However, Associate Professor Scott Read, director of research at QUT's School of Optometry and Vision Science,…
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E-cigs Can Damage Your Vision

E-cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been very popular the past few years. Many people use them to help stop their addiction to nicotine, to stop smoking regular cigarettes, or simply because they love the taste of the many flavoured options. However, experts have discovered that e-cigs could actually be bad for our vision. E-cigs can damage…
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Hard to Fit Contacts

Having a hard time wearing contacts? Our friends over at ContactsforLess.ca wrote the article below which could help you answer a few questions if you are having trouble wearing contacts! Not all eyes are the same. There are a number of eye conditions that can make wearing contacts difficult. Some of these conditions include, astigmatism,…
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ContactsforLess.ca – Save Money on your contacts, Save the Planet.

Most of us can’t stand the fact that big companies ask you to donate MORE of your own money for causes. “Would you like to donate a dollar to…” Urgh. When put in that situation, we feel obligated to donate, and that’s just not okay. That’s one of the reasons why ContactsforLess.ca are redefining business…
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Eye Care for Infants and Children

At birth, your infant can only see in black, white, and certain shades of gray. Except things change. Their eyes are a very complex structure which helps them see and differentiate what is what. Many seem to think that an eye exam is petty or unnecessary. But as they say, there’s more than meets the…
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Myopia: Causes and Cures

So you have Myopia or are concerned about it? You came to the right blog... Myopia is known for being the reason why distant objects are blurry and why sometimes you will see flashes of light.  You maybe wondering how is this caused? Or why can’t I see that sign on the road? Well this…
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