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Did you know that anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy; this occurs when there is a weakening or swelling of the tiny blood vessels in the retina of your eye, resulting in blood leakage, the growth of new blood ve
Over the course of the next nine years, 6.4 million Canadians will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. What’s more, one third of Canadians today already have diabetes or prediabetes and many don’t know it.
As we grow older, our eyes might not show many signs of aging aesthetically, however, the same cannot be said for their functionality.
Eyelid twitches are quite common and mostly benign; however, they are often irritating or somewhat embarrassing.
The use of coloured filters and coloured paper to ease eye strain while reading has been noted in the literature for decades.
During allergy season many Canadians struggle with their eyes. The good news is the availability of treatments and self-help strategies to ease the symptoms. Here are some tips from Canadian doctors of optometry to help you cope:
What is low vision?
There are many reasons why you might suddenly experience blurred vision, and they range from serious causes such as stroke, to less threatening reasons such as dry eye, a migraine or a change in your prescription.
A loss of peripheral vision can be sudden and very scary, or gradual without noticing the onset.
The eyes are sensitive to a narrow band of light frequencies called the visible light spectrum.  Blue light has the shortest wavelength of the visible light spectrum, and blue rays with the shortest wavelengths have the most energy.  Blue light is

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