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February Awareness: Understanding Macular Degeneration’s Impact

February 21, 2024

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), often referred to as Macular degeneration, is a chronic eye condition that primarily affects older adults. It involves the deterioration of the macula, a small but crucial area near the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The macula allows us to see fine...

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Surge in Viral Eye Infections: Insights from Optometrists

February 9, 2024

The rise in viral eye infections has prompted concern among Optometrists. The President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Dr. Josephine Pepe, emphasizes the critical role of Optometrists in diagnosing and treating red eyes. Dr. Josephine Pepe has stated, “Optometrists are the best professionals to visit for proper diagnosis...

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8 Essential Summer Eye Health Tips

July 27, 2023

The summer season is here and you might have questions about how to protect your eyes while doing all the fun activities outdoors in the sun.  Here are answers to some common questions eye doctors get asked in summer.

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5 Tips to Help Your Eyes When The Air Quality From Wildfires is Bad

June 8, 2023

Here are 5 tips recommended by Dr. Angela Yoon, who is an Optometrist and Policy Advisor for the Ontario Association of Optometrists:   Stay indoors, closing the windows and turning on central air conditioning (with clean filter). Use an indoor HEPA air purifier if you own one.   Use eye...

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Myopia: How the traditional understanding of nearsightedness is failing our kids

November 8, 2022

An emerging consensus is forming that a decreased amount of time spent outdoors is significantly increasing the risk of myopia among school-aged children.

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Celebrating a childhood eye Cancer survivor, Star Trek actor and the optometrist who saved his life with an early diagnosis

September 14, 2022

Childhood Cancer Warrior Bruce Horak shows “out of this world” strength and tenacity! The OAO is celebrating Bruce during Childhood Cancer Awareness month for showing the world that blindness does not have to get in the way of having an amazing career as an actor.

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