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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

December Promotion

This holiday season, give the gift of sight - December Promotion...

November, 2018 Newsletter

Here is our most recent Newsletter -  November 2018....

Pumpkins: Planting the seeds of nutrition’s connection to eye health

Research finds that pumpkins are actually good for your eyes. Read more....

Dressing up for Halloween? Skip the Decorative Contact Lenses, Health Canada Urges.

Decorative contact lenses can pose major risks to eyes. Read more....

Open Your Eyes

An inside look at Dr. Kerry Gelb's eye-opening journey. Watch the video here....

Open Your Eyes – Wellness Awaits

Discover the secrets the eye can reveal. Watch here....

Researchers Reveal How Blue Light Exposure is Damaging Our Eyes.

University of Toledo study has homed in on exactly how blue light is damaging our eyes.  Read more....

You’ll Never Fall Asleep with Mascara on Again After Seeing This

It is very important to remove your make up before bed.  Here's why....

Effects of Electronic Screens on Children’s Vision and Recommendations for Safe Use

The Canadian Association of Optometrists/Canadian Ophthalmological Society have released a joint statement regarding this issue.  Read more....

How This Physician Curbs His Smartphone Addiction

Here are some tips to help you recapture the ability to stand still for a few seconds in quiet thinking mode.  Read more....

Gene Therapy Treatment for Glaucoma Tested at University of Waterloo

Professor Marianna Foldvari is working on a new non-invasive treatment for glaucoma.  Read more....

Prescription to Slow Worsening Myopia in Canadian Kid? Head Outdoors!

Myopia is increasing at an alarming rate but research suggests that spending time outdoors may protect against myopia. Read more....

May, 2018 Newsletter

Read the Newsletter here....

LED Street Lights Can Damage Eyes and Cause Sleep Problems

LED lights are less expensive and more environmentally friendly but they could have adverse health effects. Read more....

Study shows increasing myopia in Canada, benefits of time outdoors.

A pilot study conducted in the Waterloo region of Canada found an estimated myopia prevalence of 6% in children between 6 and 8 years of age, growing to 28.9% in the 11-year-old to 13-year-old age group. Read more here....

New Form of 3D Vision Discovered in Praying Mantises

Research using praying mantises could lead to simpler vision processing in robots. Read more....

February 2018 Newsletter

Read February's newsletter February 18....

Intel Made Smart Glasses that look Normal!

Intel's new Vaunt smart glasses look just like eyeglasses. Read more here....

Glasses Could Prevent Motion Sickness in Self-driving Cars

U of Michigan researchers have developed a system to prevent the disconnect between your sense of motion and what you see. Read more....

New blinking Technology Helps Teen Communicate

Listen here how 15 year old Jacob Trossman communicates by blinking his eyes....

8 Things Doctors Secretly Want to Tell Their Patients

As the repeal of Obamacare is debated in the halls of Congress and on cable TV, one common theme is: “What will happen to patients?” Questions loom about what might change with coverage, about cost, about whether you’ll still be able to keep your doctor, and if medications will still...

What Screens are Doing to Your Kids’ Eyes

Too much screen time can damage kids' eyesight. Read more....

4 Parent-Tested Systems You Can Use to Limit Screen Time

Strategies to help you get screen time under control. Read more....

Contact Lens Start Up Hubble Sold Lenses with a Fake Prescription from a Made-up Doctor

Let the buyer beware! Read more....

The Scallop Sees with Space Age Eyes – Hundreds of Them!

Thanks to powerful new microscopes, researchers have gotten a good look at the scallop eye. Read more....

Playing Outside Seems to Help Kid’s Vision

More time outdoors had a protective effect on children's eyes. Read more....

Woman Almost Blinded by Allergic Reaction to Halloween Make-up

A horrific allergic reaction to Halloween make-up left one woman with permanently damaged eyesight. Read more....

Cosmetic Contact Lenses for Halloween.

Cosmetic contact lenses gain popularity during Halloween. Here's what you should know about them....

Beware Halloween Health Hazards!!

Take care of your hygiene this Halloween. See more....

Feeling woozy? Time to Check your Tattoo!

Researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health. Read more....

Scientists 3-D Print New Cornea

Research out of New Zealand could provide a cure for blindness for millions using fish scales. Here's how....

September Newsletter

Read the latest newsletter September 2017....

Bacterial Bugs in Your Eyes Help Fend Off Infection!

Studies have shown that bacteria on the surface of the eye defend against invading bad bacteria. Read more....

Photographing the Eclipse.

Learn how to safely photograph the eclipse without damaging your eyes or your equipment here....

Solar Eclipse information.

Excellent information on how to safely enjoy viewing the solar eclipse here. Essential information for the upcoming eclipse. Dr. Ralph Chou shows how to use solar eclipse viewers or glasses safely here....

Doctor finds 27 contact lenses lost in woman’s eye.

A 67 year old woman scheduled for routing cataract surgery thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort. Read more....

Screen time and young children: Promoting health and development in a digital world

As the digital landscape evolves how will it affect young children.  Read more....

10 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Glasses

If the deal sounds too good to be true it probably is.  Read more....

New Drops Are Better Than a Needle in the Eye

Doctors have developed a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration.  Read more....

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons used a robot to perform eye surgery.  Read more....

May is Vision Health Month.

Learn how you can protect your eyesight here....

Beware Cheap Glasses Online!

Buying glasses online may be cheap, but not necessarily safe, doctors warn.  Read more....

16 Things You Should Know Before Getting Contacts

If you've only ever worn glasses, contact lenses can be intimidating.  Read more....

I Was Blinded By My Contact Lens

The cause may be nothing more than handling your contact lenses with wet hands. Read more....

April Newsletter

April's Insight is here.  Read here April 2017....

Keeping Their Eyes on the Prize

When it comes to play making ability, there's more to Connor McDavid than meets the eye.  Read more....

Time Outdoors at Specific Ages During Early Childhood and the Risk of Incident Myopia

Spending time outdoors can be beneficial to your sight.  Read more....

Oxsight is Developing Augmented Reality Glasses.

Augmented reality can help those with vision impairment. Watch how....

UV Damage You Can’t See, But Impacts Your Vision

Optometrists urge Canadians to take the necessary precautions to protect their vision from the sun's harmful rays.  Read more....

Sharp Vision: New Glasses Help the Legally Blind See

A Toronto company called eSight has developed potentially life changing technology for the legally blind.  Read more....

Treating Cataracts Without Surgery

Progress in polymer science holds promise for cataract and presbyopia patients.  Read more....

Newsletter February, 2017

Read the latest Insight February 2017....

Landmark Study Finds Children’s Eyesight Worsening Sooner Than Previous Generations.

New research from the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry, Vision Science and CNIB found marked increase in nearsightedness in children.  Read more....

Is eyesight affected in space?

Watch Chris Hadfield  explain here....

Are Toronto’s new LED streetlights bad for health and safety?

The American Medical Association recently issued a statement warning the 'improper' use of LED streetlights can negatively impact both sleep and safety.  Read more....

This square isn’t actually rotating. Here’s why!

Scientists are studying optical illusions to gain insight into how our brains work.  Read more....

Google DeepMind will detect eye diseases with AI.

Google DeepMind division is teaming up with UK's National Health Service to see if it can improve patient care. Read more....

Digital Eye Strain Affects us All!

Prolonged use of digital devises is putting strain on our eyes every day. See more....

Are Your Eyes Thirsty?

Get the answer here!...

Retinal Imaging Could Provide Window into Brain Disease!

Is there truth to the notion  that the eyes are the windows of the soul?  Read more....

Chinese Man given Pig’s Cornea.

Roughly 4 million people in China suffer from blindness caused by corneal disease.  Last year the Chinese government gave approval for the experimental use of pig corneas for human transplants.  Read more....

Why a Smart Contact Lens is the Ultimate Wearable.

Smart contact lenses sound like science fiction but they are almost here!  Read more....

Newsletter 2016

Here's some new 'Insight' for you.   Newsletter 2016...

May is Vision Health Month

                Here are some important facts.  ...

Blue Light: Bad For Your Eyes

Like ultraviolet radiation, visible blue light - the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and highest energy - has both benefits and dangers.  Read more....

Sony Patents a Contact Lens That Houses a Camera

Smart contact lenses are not new but that Sony is already trying to patent its lens is incredible.  Read more....

Cataract Surgery is Deeply Flawed. A New Technique Could Help.

Standard cataract surgery destroys the eye's own stem cells but a new procedure may not only preserve these cells but awaken them from a biological slumber. Read more....

Good News for Glaucoma Patients!

The FDA has approved the marketing of the Triggerfish 'Smart' contact lens sensor to monitor glaucoma eye pressure.  Read more....

Do Contact Lenses Affect Eye Health?

Contact lenses alter the bacterial community of eyes making the eye surface more similar to skin. Researchers suspect this may be why eye infections are more common in contact lens users.  Read more....

How Much is Your Vision Worth?

Check this out!   How_Much_Vision_Worth_2015....

Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision

Researchers have developed a new, regenerative medicine approach to remove congenital cataracts in infants.  Read more....

Blue Light has a Dark Side!

Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, may be harmful to your health.  Read more....

March Break Eye Exams

Did your child have their back to school eye exam? We are open all of March break for children's eye exams....

Eye Drops With Sterols Could Reverse Cataracts

Research published in the journal Science could lead to eye drops that restore transparency to lenses clouded by cataracts. Read more....

Tiny 3D Glasses Confirm Mantises Use 3D Vision for Hunting.

Reasearchers at Newcastle University attached 3D glasses to praying mantises and then had them watch 3D movies to determine if they perceive objects in 3D.  Read more....

Ontario MPPs Visit Practices on Optometry Day

MPPs learn about the work eye care professionals do in their community and discuss optometrists role in Ontario's health care system.  Read more....

New Study Reveals Why Some Animals Have Vertical Pupils

The study in the jounal Science Advances suggests that pupils could reveal whether one is hunter or hunted.  Read more....

Apple Pie, Baseball and Macular Pigments

Dietary supplements of macular pigments can improve a baseball player's performance.  Read more....

Researchers identify gene that leads to myopia (nearsightedness)

Researchers have identified a gene whose defect causes nearsightedness.

A cautionary contact lens tale

Beware when purchasing contacts online.

Your Multifocal Glasses are All Set for a Revolution

Israel's Deep Optics is developing lenses to deliver sharper vision.  Read more....

World Sight Day Challenge Oct 13

Find out how you can join us in helping to give sight to people in need.

Earn Aeroplan Miles

We now offer patients the opportunity to earn Aeroplan Miles.

Gene behind glaucoma identified

Read more...

September Sunglass Sale

Come see what's new in sunglasses and save during the month of September. See flyer....

Back To School Special

Don't miss this Back to School offer on single vision lenses.  See flyer....

Contact Lens Discomfort Not Linked to General Eye Fatigue

Time of day when contacts were worn had no effect on the comfort of the contact lenses when worn for a four hour period suggesting that discomfort with contact lenses was not caused by general eye fatigue.  Read more....

To Sleep, perchance

Screens before bedtime harm sleep.  The effect is biggest for teens.  Read more....

Put eye exams on your to-do list, say experts

Sight-threatening conditions happen within the eyes before symptoms develop.

Canadians Believe UV is the Most Dangerous Form of Light, But Still Do Not Practise Year-Round Sun Protection

While Canadians recognize that UV is dangerous to eyes - it's just not top-of-mind year round.  Read more....

May is Vision Health Month at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada have joined forces to raise awareness among Canadians about the importance of getting regular eye exams to prevent eye disease.  According to CNIB, more than half of Canadians who had not had an eye exam in the past two years said the reason was...

Oakley Trunk Show April 11 (5-7pm)

Join us for an exclusive wine and cheese event!

Telescopic Contact Lenses May Offer Improved Vision for AMD

Swiss researchers have developed a prototype telescopic contact lens that could improve vision for those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more....

Eye Exam

Ensure your total eye health by having a comprehensive eye exam once a year.  Watch video now!...

Generations

A comprehensive eye exam from an Optometrist will test for much more than just changes to your vision or existing prescription.  Watch video now!...

Vision Is a Lot More Than Seeing 20/20.

An under-diagnosed eye problem could be the cause of your child's temper tantrums and difficulty concentrating in class, says an Edmonton optometrist. Read more....

Anti-jetlag glasses

A professor of psychology at Flinders University, in Australia, has developed a device that resets the body's internal clock.  Resembling a game console but worn like sunglasses, it helps change the message that photoreceptors send to the part of our brain that regulates our daily sleep-wake patterns.  The so-called "Re-Timer"...

The Ideal Length for Lashes

Eyelashes are the first line of defense for the eyes, shielding them from windborne particles like dust or pollen.  Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology used a wind tunnel that determined the best optimal, lash length is one-third the width of the eye. Read more.      ...

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Near-sightedness Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Get outside more.  Here's why... 96% of young men in South Korea have myopia.  Read more......

Ubisoft Game Designed to Treat Lazy Eye

One of the world's largest video game manufacturers in conjunction with researchers from McGill University in Montreal have developed a video game for treating lazy eye ( amblyopia ).  Read more....

20 Second Day Dreams

20 second screen breaks aren't just fun, they're good for your eyes.  The Ontaio Association of Optometrists has launched a new education campaign to inform the public about the impact of computers and mobile devices on thier eyes and how they can protect themselves and their families from any potential...

Maui Jim Serves an Ace.

The famous Hawaiian brand Maui Jim sunglasses scored a winning point by becoming a global partner of the male ATP tennis circuit. Maui Jim announced at the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai it became the new official supplier of the ATP World Tour and Barclays World Tour Finals in London....

Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Health Canada Approves First “Bionic Eye”

the Argus II is the first retinal prosthesis system of its kind to be approved by Health Canada.  Read more....

BMW Sees Future Through X-ray Specs!

It might sound like something from a science fiction movie but BMW are soon to launch X-ray specs that will help the unhappy drivers to park their car.  Read more....

PBS Documentary – Sight: The Story of Vision

Koenig Films is currently developing a PBS documentary project titled Sight: The Story of Vision.  The primary goal of the documentary and associated film is to educate and inform the general public that vision is our most treasured sense.  You can view the firm trailer here. The program is anticipated...

Smartphone makes Ontario teen go temporarily blind.

Here's an eye popping fact...read more....

Legally blind mom sees new baby with speical eyewear.

A specialized piece of eyewear lets new mom see her baby.  Read more....

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

Reading from an iPad Before Bed Can Rob You of Sleep

A study has found that reading from a light-emitting device such as an e-reader, before bedtime, can shift your body's natural clock.  Read more....

4K Monitors Are Easier on Your Eyes

Increased sharpness may be better for your health.  Read more....

Oakley launches 2nd annual release of prescription frames

Oakley is launching its second annual release of prescription frames , which are even thinner, lighter and more resistant than ever.  The company designed three models for men with interchangeable logos, while reviving the colours from certain men's and women's frames from last year.  Furthermore, Oakley has also recently introduced...

Contacts Cause the Majority of Eye Infections in US, Study Finds

Due to misuse, contacts can be tied to almost one million eye infections.  Read more....

Dark Chocolate and Red Wine to Fight Glaucoma

A Spanish study identified certain foods that could ease the symptoms of glaucoma, such as the moderate consumption of red wine, dark chocolate, green tea, fruit and vegetables, and liver. Most of these ingredients are rich in antioxidants. Coffee was also found to protect against retinal degeneration, whereas the anti-inflammatory...

Vitamin E and Selenium Disappoint

Taking daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of cataracts in men. The results of an American study involving 11,267 participants, followed over a period of 5.6 years, shows that long-term use of daily vitamin E supplements has no effect on...

Contact Lenses are like Underwear.

Don't over-wear.  Avoid that sketchy pair.  Carry a spare.  View PDF....

Eye Health Tips for College Students

As millions of college students are preparing to return to university campuses across the country, check out these eye health tips for your college-bound patients. Read more....

Can Coffee Protect Our Eyesight?

Researchers from Cornell University, in New York State, report that drinking coffee may protect against deteriorating eyesight, even blindness. Although the most well-known coffee ingredient is caffeine, it also contains about 7-9% chlorogenic acid (CGA).  Past studies indicated that this antioxidant could be a powerful neuroprotector and block the deprivation...

Amphibia. Floating Sunglasses

You apply sunscreen, wear a hat and maybe protective clothing, but what about your eyes - are they protected? Protective eyewear is critical on the water and when outdoors, year round.  To protect your eyes from sunburn and long-term harmful, damaging UV rays, as well as the elements, wear quality...

Student loses eyesight after amoeba burrow through cornea

Doctors urge caution after student who wore lenses six months straight left blind.  Read more....

Becel Ride for Heart

Waking up at 4:30am - crazy!  Even the dog knew something was not right! Being on the front row, priceless! Thank you for your donations and well wishes.    ...

Grape-enriched Diet Supports Eye Health

FRESNO, CA – New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal...

Support the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Every 7 minutes someone dies from heart disease and stroke in Canada.  That's why I am fundraising for the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Your support will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing Canadians' rate of...

Exercising for Healthier Eyes

Age-related vision loss is common and devastating. But new research suggests that physical activity might protect our eyes as we age. Read more....

How the Internet may be changing the way we read

If the rise of nonstop cable TV news gave the world a culture of sound bites, the Internet is bringing about an eye byte culture, warn critics. Read more......

Vision Test Used to Diagnose Concussions

The King-Devick test performed on the sidelines may help determine whether athletes have suffered a concussion. It involves quickly reading numbers on index cards. During the study, 217 University of Florida athletes took the test at the beginning of the season. Thirty of the athletes had a concussion during the...

Quitting smoking may lower the long-term cataract risk

Sweden - Smoking raises the risk of developing cataracts, but quitting may turn that around over time, according to a new study from Sweden.  Read more....

Cataract risk slowly drops after discontinued tobacco use.

A Swedish study showed that the risk of developing a cataract is reduced after ceasing smoking, but remains higher than the risk in people who have never smoked. Smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day was associated with 42% higher likelihood of a cataract surgery during 12 years of follow-up....

Eye exams annually key to preventing vision loss, CNIB campaign shows

CNIB campaign urges Canadians to get regular eye exams as early detection is key for leading causes of vision loss.  Read more....

WellPoint Offers 6 Tips for Handling Digital Eye Strain

Indianapolis, IN—Digital eye strain is caused by the overuse of digital devices such as computers and smartphones. Becausethese electronic devices are designed to be used and held within close range of the eyes, after a while, the eyes become strained as they continue to refocus to process the images on...

Pollution linked to dry eye syndrome

Residents of major cities, such as Chicago and New York, and their suburbs are four times more likely to develop dry eye syndrome than people who live in less urban areas, where the air is less polluted, according to a new study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American...

Eye strain, a sign of our times

The 2013 edition of the VisionWatch Survey, carried out for The Vision Council, confirms the role that electronic devices play in eye strain. Television has the highest daily usage – 81.1% of respondents –, followed by smart phones (61.7%), laptops (60.9%), desktops (58.1%) and tablets (37%). Along with neck and...

Shocking Diseases That Eye Doctors Find First

Blood pressure? Check. Weight? Check. Pee in a cup? Check? Seeing an eye doctor regularly? Patients may be caught off guard if their doctor asks the last question during an annual checkup.  Read more....

Glasses to See Under the Skin

Evena Medical’s Eyes-On Glasses let users see veins through the skin. They help health care professionals take blood samples and administer vaccines. Two tiny infrared cameras capture thermal images in the target area of the body. Then, 3D modeling highlights the veins with dark lines. The glasses can also save...

Missed Games in the NHL

Missed games associated with eye injuries sustained by hockey players cost franchises in the National Hockey League more than $32 million from 2002 to 2013, according to a study presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The researchers identified 149 eye injuries in that time...

Bigger eyes in the North

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Contact lens wearers cut corners

Survey: CL wearers cut corners in eye care that they wouldn't in other personal hygiene! Read more......

Teenager Nearly Goes Blind!

Eye-eating parasite grows on her contact lens. Read more here....

A Life-saving Eye Examination

A Scottish optician-optometrist saved the life of a client when he spotted abnormally swollen optic nerves during a routine eye examination.  The 28-year-old woman, who suffered from severe headaches, in fact had papilledema due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension.  The eyecare professional sent his patient directly to hospital, where doctors discovered...

Cataract Surgury Improves Life Expectancy

Patients who undergo cataract surgery live longer than those who don’t, according to Australian researchers. Patients who’d had surgery had a 40% lower long-term risk of death. Among the factors deemed “plausible,” the researchers list better physical and emotional well-being, optimism, greater confidence associated with independent living as a result...

“20/20 Isn’t Everything”

A child's vision is critical to learning! Learn more....

October is Children’s Vision Month

You know your child's favourite doll and every other precious detail of their life. But there's one thing you can't know: how well they see. Many kids' vision problems don't have obvious symptoms. An eye exam by a Doctor of Optometry can assess the quality of a child's vision and...

A Cautionary Contact Lens Tale

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Sleep apnea linked with increased glaucoma risk

Researchers from Taipei Medical University studied 1,012 patients aged 40 and over who were diagnosed with sleep apnea between 2001 and 2004. They compared these patients to a control group of 6,072 people without sleep apnea. They found that those with obstructive sleep apnea were 1.67 times more likely to...

People with high IQ scores see differently

A visual test showed that the brains of people with high IQ scores process sensory information differently.  The brains of these people are automatically more selective and are more likely to suppress larger background motion.  they therefore excel at seeing small, moving objects but struggle in perceiving large, background-like motions. ...

Strange viewpoint of rats

German scientists have discovered that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical planes when running around. This means that it’s impossible for these animals to fuse the visual information into a single image, like humans do. Their eye movements, however, enable them to...

Spending time outdoors may minimize nearsightedness in children.

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that spending time outdoors may help prevent or minimize nearsightedness in children. A study conducted in Taiwan, which is the first to use an educational policy as a public vision health intervention, finds that when children are required to spend recess time...

Another one off my bucket list!

I am back from Latvia, fully recovered from my emotional and adrenalin filled 2 weeks. I sang with the choir, whose participants numbered 15,000, while my daughter participated in the folk dancing. Check out You Tube: Latvian Song and Dance Festival 2013 where you will see videos of both. I...

Playing outdoors helps reduce risk of myopia in kids!

San Francisco—Two new studies add to the growing evidence that nearsightedness in children could be prevented or minimized by spending time outdoors. The research is published in the May issue of Ophthalmology. A study conducted in Taiwan found that when children are required to spend recess time outdoors, their risk of nearsightedness...

I did it again!

I rode 75 km up and down the Don Valley Parkway in 2 hours and 50 minutes, participating in my second Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart.Edit Edit visibility I saw deer and all types and forms of bicycles and participants.  It was an overwhelming and satisfying experience. A...

Grandpa

A comprehensive eye exam from an Optometrist will test for much more than just changes to your vision or existing prescription.  Watch video now!...

Cholesterol and AMD may share the same fight

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that patients with AMD and those with atherosclerosis share an inability to get rid of fat and cholesterol. In patients with the “dry” form of AMD, lipid deposits accumulate behind the retina. As they grow and multiply, they begin to destroy...

Winter may accelerate the progression of nearsightedness

Nearsightedness may progress faster in children during winter, due to reduced exposure to daylight, than during summer. That’s what researchers suggest in a new study involving 200 children aged 8 to 14 with nearsightedness in Denmark. Their findings were published in the journal Ophthalmology. The researchers studied both the children’s...

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Find out what's new.

24 new genes for short-sightedness identified!

An international team of scientists led by King’s College London has identified 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and short-sightedness. Until now, the scientific community knew that short-sightedness was hereditary, but did not fully understand the genetic baggage involved. By analyzing the genetic and refractive error data of over...

First Canadian Study of the Prevalence of Vision Loss

CNIB and the School of Optometry and Vision Science of the University of Waterloo recently published the Canadian Uncorrected Refractive Error Study (CURES), in which it was found that one in seven Canadians suffers from vision loss which, in many cases, could have been corrected.  The study also  revealed that...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

Older People read better…when the print is blurry!

The results of research published in Psychology and Aging suggest that older people have different reading strategies than younger people. Young adults (18-30 years) found it easier to read lines of text when fine visual details were present, whereas older people found it easier to read more blurred text.  This...

Identity Protecting Eyeglasses

Researchers from the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo are working on developing glasses to protect us from facialrecognition technology. This technology is used by some secret service and security agencies, and is becoming available in stores. Facial-recognition systems have raised numerous concerns regarding invasion of privacy. The new glasses...

Toronto Bucket List-Santa Claus Parade

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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Find out what's new.

Men see movements, women see colours

Read more about the differences between men and women in the visual cortex.

Statins may promote cataracts

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Eye surgery reducing hip fractures

Read more.

First Canadian study of the prevalence of vision loss

1/7 Canadians suffer from vision loss that can be corrected.

Epidemic myopia levels among East Asian youth

90% may be shortsighted.

I did it!

Thanks for your support in the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride For Heart.

Sponsor Dr. Vagners in the Heart & Stroke Ride For Heart

Find out how you can donate.

Eye health and vision news

Read about the latest in eye health and vision news.

Osteo drugs raise risk of eye disease

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Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Risks associated with late screenings

Many Canadians delay going for eye exams that would screen for glaucoma.

2011 Spring Newsletter

Find out what's new.