News from Our Markham Optometry Practice

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30 Jan

What Does Farsighted Mean and Other FAQ’s

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a condition whereby you can see at a distance but have trouble viewing things clearly that are close to you. Does this sound like you? In this Unionville blog post we will answer several of the top questions our Markham eye doctors get...

11 Jan

Best Vitamins for Eye Health and Vision

Just like the rest of our bodies, our eyes need a range of nutrients including vitamins for eye health in order to maintain optimal vision. Eating wholesome foods and a balanced diet that include the eye health vitamins and minerals listed below can help in...

08 Nov

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is the scientific name for diabetic eye disease. When blood sugar levels stay too high for too long your tiny blood vessels called capillaries can be damaged. Designed to carry blood to your retina, these capillaries can start leaking fluids and fats and cause...

25 Oct

Unionville Optometry’s Top Cataracts FAQ

Globally, approximately 20 million people have gone blind as direct a result of cataracts. Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions Unionville Optometry gets asked about cataracts. What Are Cataracts? Cataracts are a cloudy film over the normally clear lens of the eye....

17 Nov

What is Macular Degeneration and Other FAQs

WHAT CAUSES MACULAR DEGENERATION? Macular degeneration of the eye is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. It occurs when the small central portion of your retina (called the macula) deteriorates. Typically, macular degeneration affects both of your eyes...

03 Nov

How to Pick Eyewear Frames

Whether it’s time to purchase your very first pair of prescription glasses or time to update your look with a new pair of eyeglass frames, here are 8 tips on how to choose eyewear frames and glasses to suit your face, your prescription, and lifestyle. 1....

20 Oct

Happy Children’s Vision Month

Did you know that only 14% of Canadian children under the age of 6 have had a proper eye exam by a Doctor of Optometry? Unfortunately many parents mistakenly believe that they would notice if their child was having trouble seeing properly or experiencing other issues...