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Can You Get Eye Surgery If You Have Astigmatism?

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Tired of having blurry vision? Do you dislike wearing glasses? You’re not alone! Patients with astigmatism commonly wonder if they can correct their vision with eye surgery, eliminating the need for glasses. Astigmatism, a common vision condition that causes blurred vision, affects many people to some degree. It most commonly occurs when the cornea is […]

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Can High Myopia Be Corrected?

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Looking for Clearer Distance Vision Many people rely on glasses or contact lenses to improve nearsightedness (blurry distance vision). Unfortunately, even wearing prescription lenses may not provide clear vision when you have a severe refractive error. People with high myopia often need additional vision correction to see comfortably. Patients with severe myopia may need to […]

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What Is the First Sign of Cataracts?

Spotting Cataracts Your eyes change all your life. While many significant changes often occur during childhood, vision changes can happen at any age. Vision typically stabilizes between ages 20–21 because your eyes stop growing, but what about tissues inside the eye? Cataracts are a common lens disorder that causes vision changes, typically in adults over […]

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What Is RLE Surgery?

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RLE surgery, or refractive lens exchange surgery, is a procedure used to help correct certain refractive errors. This innovative procedure has allowed more patients to enjoy clear vision without such a heavy dependence on prescription eyewear. But RLE isn’t for everyone. You need a consultation with an eye doctor to determine if RLE is right […]

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How Many Treatments of IPL Do You Need?

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Innovative treatments for eye conditions and diseases are developing all the time. Advancements in research and modern technology have allowed eye care providers across the country to learn more about (and treat more) eye conditions than ever before. IPL is a treatment that can help patients alleviate painful, irritating symptoms of dry eye. But what […]

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How to Unclog Meibomian Glands?

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Are your eyes always itchy, irritated, or uncomfortable? It could be a sign you have dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects many Canadians, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the symptoms.  Dry eye disease isn’t always complicated, and sometimes a simple treatment like meibomian gland expression […]

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