How binge watching TV shows can impact your eyes

Posted Dec 2 2016  |  by DOC

As we head into the long, dark and cold winter months, binge watching your favorite TV shows may become unavoidable. And let’s be honest, services like Netflix and Crave make it entirely too easy to do so. Adults in Canada between the ages of 18 to 34 spend an average of 17.7 hours per week […]


Vision problems can mean bigger problems for the body

Posted Nov 25 2016  |  by DOC

After 40 years of being an optometrist, I am still surprised at the number of people who do not know that a vision problem, can mean bigger problems in the body. I am often shocked when a patient has an exam for a vision change that happened months, or even years prior, that was never addressed…


The cost of diabetes for Canadians

Posted Nov 18 2016  |  by DOC

Diabetes currently affects more than five million people across Canada, and those who have been diagnosed understand that the chronic disease not only imposes a significant impact on their health, but their financial state as well. In a report commissioned by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the costs directly associated with diabetes can range from $1,000 […]


How eye exams can detect and help manage diabetes

Posted Nov 11 2016  |  by DOC

Over the course of the next nine years, 6.4 million Canadians will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. What’s more, one third of Canadians today already have diabetes or prediabetes and many don’t know it. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and doctors of optometry are encouraging everyone to have their eyes checked. […]


The link between Diabetes and your eyes

Posted Nov 4 2016  |  by DOC

Did you know that anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy; this occurs when there is a weakening or swelling of the tiny blood vessels in the retina of your eye, resulting in blood leakage, the growth of new blood vessels, and other changes. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, […]