However, if governments fail to invest in eye care, vision health challenges faced by Canadians will only get worse as the population ages. This is the situation we are facing in Ontario. Decades of underfunding and neglect by the provincial government has pushed the eye care system to the brink.
A retinal detachment occurs when the retina partially or completely peels away from the back of the eye. Once a detachment occurs, retinal function decreases, and light signals cannot get back to the brain to be processed into seeing. Depending on the severity of the detachment, vision loss can be severe and permanent.
Every year at Halloween there is a rush of people looking to add a spooky finishing touch to their costume by wearing cosmetic contact lenses. However, few know of the serious effects they can have on your eyes – haunting you long after October 31. People often believe that cosmetic contact lenses don’t require the …