Eye Conditions

What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

By | Eye Conditions, Optometry

We regularly have patients tell us that they feel silly, making an appointment to inquire about dry eyes. They simply don’t feel it’s something that should warrant a visit to the eye doctor, and they often decide to suffer through the frustration. That said, dry eye is a widespread condition that can substantially impact your life. There is, of course, the outward problem of having red or irritated eyes, making you look like you’re chronically sleep-deprived. However, more critically, prolonged dry eye can actually cause pain, light sensitivity, and in extreme cases, be a warning for an autoimmune disorder. So…

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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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