Myopia or nearsightedness, as the name suggests, is when you can see close-up objects clearly. However, because the light entering the eye focuses before it reaches the retina instead of on it, objects farther away appear blurry. An estimated 30% of Canadians are myopic. Apart from the increase in numbers, myopia is also occurring at […]
Category: Eye Health
Is Blinking a Lot Bad? Blepharitis, Dry Eye, and More
The Purpose of Blinking Blinking is an essential part of eye health and function. Your eyelids protect your eyes from debris and spread nourishing tears across the surface of your eye. The average person blinks 15–20 times a minute. If you blink more than the average, that may be normal for you. But blinking more […]
Are You a Candidate for Ortho K?
What Is Ortho-K? Eye surgery fixes eye issues such as myopia or astigmatism by reshaping the cornea—commonly with a laser. But even with leaps and bounds that science has made regarding laser eye surgery, it’s still invasive, no matter how minimally. There’s healing time, and reinjury sometimes becomes easier depending on the type of surgery […]
5 Tips to Treat Blepharitis At Home
Blepharitis is an uncomfortable condition that affects many Canadians. Fortunately, there are several home remedies you can try. If those don’t work, there are a few therapies your optometrist may be able to perform, which we’ll take a look at below. Other than some occasional blurriness, blepharitis poses little risk to your vision by itself. […]