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How Too Much Screen Time Can Affect Your Child’s Eyes

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With technology constantly evolving, it’s easy to see that screens and devices are evolving alongside us. They’ve become an integral part of how we interact with each other, education, leisure activities, and more. But with great power comes great responsibility, so learning how to manage screen time and being aware of its potential effects on […]

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Why Are My Eyes Watery?

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Have you recently found your eyes watering unexpectedly? If so, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Watery eyes can affect people at any age, and numerous factors can cause them. It might sound strange, but watery eyes can even result from dry eye disease! Visiting your eye doctor for an exam is the best way to determine […]

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Sunglasses: UV Radiation & Your Eyes

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Filtering out sunlight that’s too bright isn’t the only reason to wear sunglasses. Sure, the idea of comfort against the blinding light of the outdoors is what spurs us toward the sunglasses rack. UV light is much more dangerous than discomfort from squinting. Optometrists recommend sunglasses for the safety from an invisible hazard, and UV […]

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Are Glasses or Contact Lenses Better for Myopia Control?

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If you had to guess how many Canadians are living with myopia, what percentage would you come up with? 10%? 15%? Currently, about 30% of Canadians have myopia, and studies suggest that number will rise. By 2050, experts believe over half of the entire world population will develop at least some degree of myopia. So […]

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