Jennifer Aniston is one fo the 30 million Americans that suffers from dry eye syndrome. Just like many patients, she had symptoms for years. She thought she had allergies. The majority of patients we see at Unionville Optometry have some form of dry eye. Some...

This third and final post is a continuation of previous posts on the causes of dry eyes, which can occur in as many as 50% of the population. In Dry Eyes - Part 1 our Markham optometrists discussed dry eye symptoms including inflammation of the cornea and/or conjunctiva,...

Why do I have dry eyes? This is a very common question asked by many who suffer from dry eye pain. You are not alone – up to 50% of adults experience regular dry eyes regularly; making this one of the most common reasons for a...

A common question we get asked often is "What does farsighted mean?" 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 about...

Looking for good eye health care tips? The beginning of each year is a very good time to reflect how well we are taking care of our bodies, including managing our eye health. Here are 10 good eye health care tips to help boost up your...

What are the best vitamins for eye health? 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...

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...

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 this disease. What Are Cataracts? Cataracts are a cloudy film over the normally clear lens of the...

WHAT CAUSES MACULAR DEGENERATION? Age-related macular degeneration of the eye (AMD) 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, AMD affects both of your...