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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 16th 2020

    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness amongst Canadians. It is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” as it often presents itself without any symptoms or warning signs. The effect is so gradual that most do not notice a change in vision until the condition   ▸


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Festive Eyes

December 18th 2019

Who knew our eyes could be so festive?! ๐ŸŽ„ Did you know there is a type of cataract called a “Christmas tree cataract”? It is also known as a “starry cataract” Although rare, this type of cataract gets its name due to the “needle-like” polychromatic crystals within the deep cortex of the eyes’   ▸


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December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month

December 3rd 2019

We all know the scene from arguably the best Christmas movie ever to be made, Ralphie Parker, a nine-year-old boy, whom all he ever wanted for Christmas was one thing, a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. His desire is rejected by his mother, teacher, and even   ▸


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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November 18th 2019

A staggering statistic: In 2016, 3.5 million Canadians were living with diabetes. That figure is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2026!   Did you know that the leading cause of blindness among working age adults, may also be one of the most preventable eye diseases?   Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the   ▸


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