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MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses – A Breathrough in Myopia Control

Myopia is a condition in which distance vision is blurry but one’s close vision remains clear (hence it’s common name “near-sightedness”).  It is most commonly caused by the eye growing too long, and is one of the most common reasons that people wear glasses or contact lenses.  Myopia typically develops in childhood and continues to […]

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Eyegiene the Natural Way with Hypochlorous Acid

Make room for a new promising addition to your dry eye care – hypochlorous acid (HOCl). It has a long history in the medical field with uses in wound care before antibiotics were available. Fast forward to the present day and HOCl is used in several healthcare industries ranging from dentistry, dermatology and optometry.   HOCl […]

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Subscription Contact Lenses

The world has moved to subscription services. Everything from your cell phone and cable to Netflix and Spotify for movies and music. Subscription allows consumers to spread the cost evenly every month providing the ability to budget costs and have a cost certainty. In eyecare the industry is introducing new subscription services. Our Cowichan Eyecare […]

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Myopia Management – Part 2

Last month we started the conversation about the increasing prevalence of myopia and how environmental factors may play a significant role. This month we will concentrate on some of those factors and what current management options we have. At birth, the human eye typically has a low amount of hyperopia (farsightedness). Throughout childhood, this hyperopia […]

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Myopia Management – Part 1

I can still remember the day that I got my first pair of glasses.  It isn’t my fondest memory, but quite a common one.  I was struggling to see the blackboard at school, so my parents took me back to the optometrist. It was a disappointment to learn that I needed glasses, but not unexpected […]

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Smoking and Eye Health

While many people know the risks of smoking to their overall health, often there is less awareness of the impact of smoking on vision and the eyes. Avoiding smoking or taking steps to quit, lowers your risk of vision impairment and vision loss. Smokers are at higher risk for the following conditions: Age-related Macular Degeneration […]

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New Treatment for Pterygium

A new report reveals a potential breakthrough in the treatment of a common eye condition known as pterygium that impacts the vision, eye health, and cosmetic appearance of people around the world. The newly published report shows that eye drops containing the anti-thrombosis drug dipyridamole (Persantin®, Cardoxin®) led to almost total disappearance of an inflamed […]

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Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. The researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual’s visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text […]

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