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Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any colour, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colours. This is why many prefer the term colour vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract in at least one eye....

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to protect your eyes for...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a coloured ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

Voted best Optometrist by the Mississauga News Readers Choice Award

We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated by the Mississauga News Readers Choice Awards as the top Optometrist in Mississauga. We would like to thank all our patients who took the time to vote for us in the 2016 Mississauga News Readers Choice award. We strive to...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of colour blind people “seeing colour” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems. How does it work? The iris...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes. One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts occur when the natural crystalline lenses of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a congenital cataract,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Light Damages Your Eyes

It's UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of...

What is a Stye?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, coloured lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed, they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

With Labour Daymay around the corner, fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to fireworks last year. While the most common injuries occurred...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same colour as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old to have a regular eye...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

Eye Safety to Prevent Vision Loss

There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable. Unfortunately, help is hard to access for 90% of blind people, who live in low-income...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. Here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. A cataract is a clouding of...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. First of all, once your eyes are closed, they do...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments to daily life. Here are some...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 9 million Canadians suffer from diabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the North America. If you or someone you care for...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. Here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know suffers an eye injury. The very first...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

Cataract Awareness

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe For Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

Sweet Potato and Kasha Casserole

  Onion Mixture 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped Kasha Mixture 1 cup medium grain buckwheat (I use Wolff’s brand) 1 large egg, separated 2 cups vegetable stock or 2 cups hot water, mixed with 2 tsp vegetable stock mix ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Even many individuals with the disease are unaware of the fact that diabetes can lead to blindness. Diabetes is the primary cause of total vision loss in adults under 75. One of the risks of diabetes is when the retina is damaged by excessive pressure in the blood vessels of...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Lately, it seems that we're addicted to smartphones. Smart phones, tablets and handheld devices ensure our access to our email, text messages and the Internet wherever we are. However as handheld devices are made with little screens, most users often hold their smartphones much closer than they would hold newspapers...

What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

To all those with eye exams coming up in the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a number of facts we'll need to know. First of all, it is crucial to keep us...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is frequently seen in lots of kids. A lazy eye forms when sight is suppressed, often in one eye. This can happen if someone struggles to see properly through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Usually, eye patches are recommended in the treatment...

Focusing on Night Vision

    Let's say your house loses power and you need to locate a flashlight or the fuse box. A number of minutes pass before you begin to recognize familiar things in your surroundings. This is called "dark adaptation" and it makes our eyes adjust to low light settings.  ...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. However, the dangers of years of exposure to these harsh rays are not often considered, to a point where the majority of people barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even if they're planning to be out in...

How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

  This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During this procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes,...

What All Women Should Know About Health and Vision

Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is being diagnosed in growing numbers, more notably in aging women. In fact, studies indicate that large numbers of women going through middle age experience some degree of visual...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

  Safe driving is dependent upon on proper vision. As a matter of fact, safe driving needs a combination of a number of different visual abilities including the ability to see both near and far ahead, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, just to name some examples....

Vision At Work

  The workplace can be a dangerous place for your eyes. It is important for both corporations and their workers to be knowledgeable about workplace eye safety and how to prevent work related eye injuries.   Every day, people suffer from job related eye injuries that demand the attention of...

Astigmatism: All You Should Know About This Common Condition

  Around your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under usual circumstances, spherical. When light hits your eye, the cornea's job is to help focus that light, directing it to your retina, which is in the rear part of your eye. But what happens when the cornea isn't...

All About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

  Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons for loss of vision in those aged 65 and over? AMD is a condition that causes a breakdown of the macula in the eye which is responsible for clear vision in the center of...

Cleaning Your Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers should be fully aware of the importance of proper eye hygiene. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer determined that a large number of individuals regularly use potentially harmful substances instead of contact solution to soak their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to coke to butter...

Red Eyes? It Could Be Conjunctivitis!

  Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye infections, especially with children. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even sensitivities to pollen, ingredients found in cosmetics, and chlorine in swimming pools, or other substances that touch the eyes. Certain forms...

Don’t Let Winter Dry Eyes Get You Down

  The winter brings an increase in patients suffering from dry eyes as a result of the presence of cold, dry air. Tears are an essential element of eye health. They rinse any small particles caught in the eye and keep the eyes moist and comfortable. Certain enzymes eliminate bacteria...

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

  It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and cold rains and sometimes snow are also on the horizon. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate leaving the house without a jacket in cooler conditions, however surprisingly, a lot of people don't think...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

  Since January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to emphasize the importance of being aware of the importance in detecting this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is part of a group of progressive eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may be a precursor...

Treating Presbyopia

  Visit your Mississauga, ON Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options   Presbyopia is a vision impairment related to aging in which objects at a close range, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. As people worldwide are reaching older ages more and more people are developing...

Toys and Eye Safety

Holiday season is upon us which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Adoring parents delight in surprising the favorite little ones with the newest toys to start off the New Year.
It is crucial that parents teach others about the guidelines about eye-safe toys. Mishaps with unsafe toys and games do take place, occasionally resulting in blindness.
 
How can adults avoid toy related harm?
 
  1. Remember, age suitable toys only! Do not permit little children to use toys made for older children.
  2. Show children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play carefully check new toys and games for sharp, or pointed edges.
  3. Look after small children as they play.
  4. Promote eye safety awareness by throwing out toy or games that have dangerous, pointed edges or projectiles.
 
Before purchasing the latest game that your child ''must have'', spend a few minutes to read eye safety precautions for children's toys. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Happy Holidays to all.

All About Colour Blindness

Contact our Mississauga, ON Optometrist for an evaluation

Diabetes and Vision

Did you know that diabetes is the primary cause of blindness for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. According to statistics of the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, between 2005 and 2008, over four million individuals over the age of 39 had diabetes...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Mississauga, ON

Amblyopia or lazy eye is a deficiency in proper vision development caused by the failure of both eyes to function in unison. With the majority of cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are typically healthy yet the condition is not correctable by just the use of prescription eyeglasses. When...

Mississauga, ON Eye Tests: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it actually stands for? The phrase 20/20 eyesight expresses a normal level of clarity of eyesight (visual acuity) determined from 20 feet away from the object. That is to say that an individual with...

Mississauga, ON Treatment for Autumn Ocular Allergies

  At the end of the summer, many individuals begin to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can be the greatest causes of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes can become itchy,...

This Halloween Beware of Decorative Contact Lenses

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you don't want the fun to end in some scary eye damage. Over the past few years, special effect contacts have been increasingly becoming a popular item for costumes especially with teenagers and young adults and this...

Mississauga, ON Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

    According to the American Optometric Association over seventy percent of employed persons that work daily on a computer (over 140 million ) experience computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can result in eye fatigue and effect typical vision processes in children and adults. If you...

Protecting your Children’s Eyes at Home

In honour of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your house safe for your eyes particularly for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your home is safe for your kids' eyes. Naturally, babies enter the world with an underdeveloped...

Makeup Tips for Lens Wearers from your Mississauga, ON Eye Care Practitioner

If you wear contacts a number of precautions should be taken when using cosmetics. Below are some pointers on ways to make sure you keep your eyes beautiful and safe. Buying Cosmetics First of all, eye care professionals recommend that you buy only brands that are oil and fragrance free....

Sunscreen in the Eyes- OUCH!

Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware how excruciating it can be. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take hours until the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the bright sun....

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your next Eye Examination in Mississauga, ON?

A surprising number of individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the number one cause of blindness amongst individuals over 54. In fact, more than half of senior citizens have some degree of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. This prohibits...

New Contest

Enter to win a free pair of Michael Kors sunglasses and a Michael Kors tote bag!  Like us on Facebook and like the posting for a chance to win.  Draw to be made on September 15th!...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School: Mississauga Kids’ Eye Exams

Many professionals believe that around 80% of learning happens through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight can change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Surprisingly, most parents don't make vision tests part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. In addition survey results...

Improving Your Teen’s Self-Esteem with Contacts

Requiring glasses is often difficult for a teenager. In comparison with glasses, children and teenagers that wear lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published study shows. What is it about contacts that adolescents prefer? Teens are insecure, and they often feel more attractive and accepted if they...

Help! How to Deal with Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to determine your next move in case of...

Have You Had an Eye Exam Lately?

For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, we might overlook the importance of a routine eye test. Nevertheless, early detection of eye disease is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is a yearly eye exam. Numerous eye and vision ailments have...

Know How to Care for Your Eyes This Summer

It’s officially summer and it’s time to safeguard your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and try to wear them every time you go outside....

Children’s Protective Eyewear – A Necessity!

Are you aware that every year around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? That's the equivalent of one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that most of those damage could be easily prevented by using protective eyewear. Most eye damaging accidents...

Maui Jim Trunk Show

Experience Maui Jim polarized sunglasses.  One day only!

Tuesday, June 7th from 3:00-7:00pm

 

The Reason Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Vision

  You may have been told that carrots improve night vision, but is it really true? Eye care professionals will tell you that the orange vegetable can't actually improve your eyesight. However, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes and...

May is UV Awareness Month

  Thanks to efforts to increase knowledge of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) exposure to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the necessity of using sunscreen and using other protective measures when spending time in the sun. But did you know that ultraviolet rays and...

Do You Know How to Care for Your Contacts Safely?

  Contact lenses need careful handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those selecting corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which occasionally can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take...

Adidas Sport Eyewear Clinic

Attention all sports enthusiasts!  Please join us anytime between 4 pm and 7pm for a demonstration of the full Adidas Sports Eyewear Collection.  Learn how you can optimize your vision to enhance your performance in your sport.

Everything You Wanted to Know About RGP

  While you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known kind of contact lenses exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, also referred to oxygen permeable lenses. Actually, GP lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, can be more effective in improving eyesight, and...

Eye Allergy Season is Approaching – Are You Prepared?

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For many, spring time is pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Springtime eye allergies are often a result of an...

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been announced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one source of vision loss for senior citizens. AMD often leads to low vision, a phrase eye doctors use to describe substantial vision loss that cannot be helped by usual...

This Month Help Create Awareness About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of avoidable permanent vision loss, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world....

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just an essential accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take extra care in the winter as well. In reality, the...

Eye See Eye Learn

Sheridan Optometric Centre is proud to support "Eye See Eye Learn", an exciting initiative for Junior Kindergarten students at a Dufferin-Peel Catholic District school.  Watch for a package from your child's school.  Bring your child in for their annual OHIP-covered examination and children participating in "Eye See Eye Learn" will receive a free pair of glasses if they require them

Good vision is crucial to learning well.  Help your child succeed by having their eyes examined!

Optometrist – Toronto

Looking for an optometrist in Toronto? Our expert optometrist team is just minutes from Toronto, at our conveniently located office in Mississauga.  Our eye doctor team provides our Toronto patients with the best optometry care possible, by staying up-to-date on the latest in optometric technology and techniques, while maintaining a...

Eye Doctor – Oakville

Searching for an eye doctor in Oakville, Ontario? Our experienced eye doctor team is just a short drive from Oakville.  Our central and convenient eye doctor office is located in Mississauga. Our optometrist team offers expert optometry service to each patient from Oakville that walks through our doors.  Every eye...

Fun in the Sun Week

For sports, fashion or fun, protect your eyes from the sun!

Saturday August 22 through Saturday August 29, 2009

 

Optometry Giving Sight

Sheridan Optometric Centre is proud to support "Optometry Giving Sight", a charity to prevent blindness and vision loss globally.  We took part in the World Sight Day challenge, raising $2133.74

All our examination fees on October 6 and October 9 were donated to this worthy charity.  Thank you for helping us fight blindness worldwide. 

New Baby Boy!

New baby is born

Darling House Benefit

Sheridan Optometric supports local charity

Sheridan Optometric Helps With Fund Raising Effort

Golfers were also invited to bid on fabulous products donated by Sheridan Optometric Centre at the silent auction. This helped towards raising $75,000.00 to double the capacity of the neonatal intensive care unit at Credit Valley Hospital.

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...