Eye Conditions

Cataract Surgery - What You Need to Know

Cataract Surgery – What You Need to Know

By | Burlington, Cataracts, Eye Conditions

Being told that you have cataracts can be frightening. Even today, when we have straight forward procedures to treat this condition, there is still a lot of misinformation and anxiety about how to deal with this very natural ailment. The truth is that cataracts are a normal part of ageing. Their formation is usually a gradual process that happens over many years, where the lenses of our eyes become less transparent, less resilient, and often thicker. While cataracts become more common after fifty, by the time we reach eighty years-old, approximately 50 percent of us will have developed some form…

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Binocular vision: disorders and treatment

Binocular Vision: Disorders and Treatment

By | Eye Conditions

Binocular vision, for many people, conjures up the idea of being able to see great distances. It almost sounds like something out of a Marvel movie. Nevertheless, what binocular vision truly means is that your eyes can focus together in the same direction. When your binocular vision is working as it’s supposed to, it sets you up to experience stereoscopic vision. More plainly, the brain can create a single image from two eyes that are communicating slightly different information. It’s this combined image that allows you to experience depth perception and accurately judge the speed of an object. Quite simply,…

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Macular Degeneration Oakville

How to Help Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration

By | Eye Conditions

Macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD or Age-related Macular degeneration is something that starts to happen to many adults as they head towards age 60. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s something you have to accept as a regular part of aging. While there are no sure-fire cures for the condition, there are preventative measures you can take and ways to try to help press pause on the condition once it’s already underway. However, if you are having any of the following symptoms, be sure to schedule an eye appointment immediately. If you are over 50 they could very…

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