When it comes to your sight and how you perceive things, there is more to it than “meets the eye”! “Sight” and “perception” are related and combine to form how we come to lern and know about our visual world. They are both factors that work together to help you navigate your way through many … Continue reading Seeing Clearly Means Better Perception
Heading back to school after summer break means it’s time to adjust those eyes to looking at the whiteboard and school books again. Hopefully, kids get an “eye break” over the summer while they play outside, go on adventures and practice reading for enjoyment rather than studying is a great way to help them exercise … Continue reading Back to School Vision Tests – A Must for Students
Eye problems can be quite bothersome, especially if they’re persistent and don’t have a clear cause. Dry and watery eyes can hold you back from truly enjoying your day to day life. No one wants to walk around with a tissue wiping their eyes all day! Did you know? Dry or watery eyes may be … Continue reading Dry Eyes vs Watery Eyes: Why and What to Do?
Vision and learning are closely tied together, with an estimated 80% of learning absorbed through visual means. This means that staying on top of any potential vision problems is rather important! Even with OHIP providing free yearly eye exams for all kids, it’s common for eye problems to go undiagnosed for longer than they should. … Continue reading Undiagnosed Vision Problems Harm Children in Several Ways
Use of screens and digital media among children has dramatically increased over the past several years. Further, usage of electronic devices like iPods and mobile phones has been starting earlier in childhood, prompting many studies investigating health implications. From the possible damage to their eyes to the effect on a child’s attention span and physical … Continue reading Children and Screen Time: Are Screens Bad for their Eyes?
Simply put, annual eye exams are essential for children. When children are young it’s easy to not notice any possible eye sight issues because they likely don’t even notice that there is a problem, and if they’re very young, they may not be able to vocalize the issue. As children get older, and especially as … Continue reading Why Children Need to See an Eye Doctor Annually
Back to school means more than shopping for back to school supplies, it’s about getting back to school healthy and ready-to-learn, and that includes ensuring perfect vision and eye health! For most families in Ontario and the rest of Canada, September means time to head back to school and all that goes with it. Don’t leave … Continue reading Back to School: An Ideal Time for Annual Eye Exams
Our eyes are very literally how we see the world, so it’s a must that your eyes are well taken care of. They distinguish the colours we can see, but have you ever wondered exactly HOW we see colour and whether everyone sees colours the same way? The process that our eyes use to interpret colour is … Continue reading How Do We See Colour? Your Eyes are a Marvel of Nature
We exercise for many reasons. Building strength, improving health and overall feeling good are all great reasons for getting active. Maintaining a healthy activity level can help treat and prevent many chronic health concerns such as heart problems, high blood pressure and even type 2 diabetes. But did you know that exercising is also good … Continue reading Exercise is Good For your Eyes – Here’s How!
Your eyes are, very literally, your window to the world! It’s important to get regular eye exams to help ensure your eyes stay in their healthiest form. With the increased use of screens and digital media in our world today, the pressure on our eyes is greater than it has ever been before. Getting regular … Continue reading Eye Exams: Why are they Important and When Should I Get One?