Cataract surgery is a common procedure that many people undergo to help restore their vision. While the procedure is generally safe and effective, there are important considerations to keep in mind when it comes to driving after cataract surgery. You should wait 2 weeks minimum before you start to drive again after cataract surgery, and […]
PRK vs. LASIK: What’s the Difference?
If you’re thinking about having laser eye surgery to correct your eyesight, you’ve probably heard of 2 popular options: PRK and LASIK. While both techniques use lasers to improve vision by reshaping the cornea, they do have their differences. One of the main differences is how the cornea is accessed. In PRK, the outer layer […]
Is Macular Degeneration Hereditary?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex eye condition influenced by a variety of factors. Macular degeneration can be hereditary and has genetic connections, but there are also other contributing factors, such as age, smoking and exposure to UV light. In this blog post, we will explore the role of genetics and other risk factors […]
Can IPL Treatment Help with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common condition, and also a major cause of evaporative dry eye disease (the more prevalent form of dry eye disease). MGD can cause discomfort, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light. If you suffer from MGD, IPL therapy is certainly worth considering. IPL treatment has been shown to be safe […]
Is It Possible to Have Laser Eye Surgery Twice?
Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK or PRK, are 2 potential solutions to ditching your frames or contact lenses if you are near or farsighted. Even though modern laser eye surgery techniques are considered safe and effective, they aren’t guaranteed procedures. Occasionally, a person may need a second laser eye surgery or laser enhancement.. Each situation […]
Can Farsightedness Be Cured?
Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a common vision condition in which a person can see distant objects clearly but has difficulty seeing things up close. Farsightedness is usually treated with glasses or contact lenses, which can correct how light enters the eye to see more clearly. Alternatively, the following surgical treatments can also correct […]
How to Train Your Eyes After Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is a procedure used to remove a cloudy or opaque lens called a cataract and replace it with an artificial lens. It can significantly improve a person’s vision and quality of life. Even though most cataract surgeries are successful and well over 90% of people see better after, it can take some time […]
Can LASIK Fix Nearsightedness & Farsightedness?
LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a widely used procedure that utilizes laser technology to reshape the cornea to correct common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure is considered a life-changing experience for many people, as it can drastically improve vision and may give you the freedom to live without glasses […]
What Is Corneal Abrasion and How Can It Be Treated?
Corneal abrasions are common eye injuries that occur when the clear outer layer of the eye is scratched or scraped. This can happen from a variety of sources, such as: Fingernails Tree branches Contact lenses Dust or other small particles Poorly attached skin/outer layer on the surface of the cornea Are you suffering from a […]
Can Screen Time Cause Dry Eyes?
You’ve probably never met someone who loves having dry, irritated eyes. Unfortunately, dry eye disease is a prevalent condition in Canada and especially in dryer climates like Alberta. And with it, digital eye strain symptoms have grown over the years as our use of digital screens increases. Whatever the cause for your dry eyes, it’s […]