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The Myths and Facts about Glaucoma
Having knowledge about glaucoma and seeing your optometrist regularly for comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to protect your eyes from glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Ocular melanoma is a type of cancer in the cells that have pigment within the eye. Just as melanoma can develop on the skin, it can also develop inside of the eye. Although it is the most common form of eye cancer in adults, ocular melanoma is very r
Early detection: the key to fighting glaucoma
As one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight for a reason.
Fall Prevention Month Webinar
In partnership with Fall Prevention Community of Practice, OAO is pleased to provide members with an interactive webinar. This webinar aims to raise awareness about the role vision and eye health care play in fall prevention.
Fall prevention - How an optometrist can help your child
When a child falls or hurts themselves on the playground we tend to point the finger at clumsiness or a simple accident. But what if these injuries were caused by something else?
The not-so-secret weapon of diabetes management
There’s no denying physicians and dietitians play critical roles in caring for people living with diabetes. But there’s a not-so-secret weapon patients often overlook - their optometrist.
Diabetes and the eyes
Diabetes can seriously affect your eyes, causing temporary or permanent vision loss. That is why annual eye exams are critical for people living with diabetes, and are covered by OHIP regardless of age.
Glaucoma is a chronic progressive eye disease characterized by a degeneration of the optic nerve. This can lead to serious vision loss if not detected and treated early.
Age-related macular degeneration
This article examines age-related macular degeneration (AMD): it cause, effects and treatments.
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