Category Archives: Special Stories of Interest

Common Eyesight Problems in Children and Treatment

Last Eye Exam Was How Long Ago? When was your child's last eye exam?  Untreated vision problems can greatly affect a child's academic performance, as 80% of learning is done through the eyes. Doctors recommend a full optometric eye exam at least every two years to catch any developing issues quickly. School vision tests are…
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Electrical Currents can Improve your Vision

“Shocking” New Developments In Vision Improvement The thought of pairing electricity and medicine might make you conjure up all sorts of spooky thoughts and images, but a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University suggests that maybe soon, the only images it’ll make you conjure will be the crystal-clear ones you see with your eyes,…
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Virtual Reality Games May be Harmful to Young Kids’ Eyes

Virtual Reality Can Cause Real Damage to Children's eyes. Kids usually are great with new technology, from tablets to the new trend in video games called Virtual Reality games (VR). Optometrists are warning parents about the new products hitting the shelves lately. VR headsets, usually too big for kids' heads, are meant for adult eyes…
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Celebrating Women’s Rights with ContactsforLess.ca

Women's rights are a no-brainer!   Our friends over at ContactsforLess.ca have a mission to save our planet, one cause at a time, and one of them is women's rights. When you purchase your contact lenses with them, they give away 51% of their profits to groups that help do that. Their group of the…
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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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Restoring Eyesight to the Blind? Not a Thing of the Future!

Restoring Eyesight to the Blind? Not a Thing of the Future! Think the possility of restoring eyesight to the blind is a thing of the future? Think again. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada and University of Trento in Italy have revealed the reorganization the brain goes through to compensate for lost vision…
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