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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.
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.
A stroke's effects on the eye
Amblyopia a condition referring to the vision in one eye being weaker because the eye and brain are not properly working together. Any condition that prevents the eye from focusing correctly during the early stages of development can cause amplyopia.
Alzheimer's disease and the eyes
Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells, which affects an individual’s memory, behaviour, physical abilities and thinking skills.
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.
Fall prevention: How your optometrist can help
When seniors lose their ability to see – either suddenly or over time – it deeply alters their ability to stay independent. Many times, vision loss leads to declining health, disability, institutionalization, and – you guessed it – frequent falls.
From vision, eye and general health needs, through to framing a change of look, no one can provide the scope of services and health care that optometrists deliver.
The eye exam for seniors
As most people age, their vision needs change. Complications often arise and getting expert care from an optometrist is critical. There are many diseases of the eye which become more common with aging.
Solar eclipse and the eyes
A solar eclipse can damage your eyes if safety measures are not employed.
Shingles is a viral infection that affects many parts of the body. This particular virus is called the herpes varicella-zoster.
Presbyopia is a normal aging change in which the crystalline lens of your eye increases in size and loses its elasticity and flexibility. This results in an inability to focus on objects up close.
Low vision is a loss of vision enough to make everyday tasks difficult, even with the best spectacle prescription and once all treatment for the eye condition has been undertaken.
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.
Eye health and exams for adults
Some optical stores offer sight tests, which often rely on automated machinery to generate a record from which to dispense glasses.
Explains the signs, symptoms, causes and treatments for cataracts.
Age-related macular degeneration
This article examines age-related macular degeneration (AMD): it cause, effects and treatments.
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Health issues affecting the eyes