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Myopia in children: what you need to know

Friday, March 22, 2019

Approximately 30% of Canadians are myopic, and that number continues to rise. While myopia affects people of all ages, there has been a recent rise in the number of children who are myopic. Currently, about 6% of children between the ages of 6 and 8 are myopic; by the time kids reach the ages of 11 to 13, that number increases to almost 29%. On top of the rise in numbers, children are becoming myopic at a younger age. This increase isn’t specific to Canada;…

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Colour blindness: an overview

Friday, February 22, 2019

The world is full of colour. Life is permeated by vivid and brilliant colours, and colour can have an impact on what we see and how we perceive the world. But what if you see colours in a different way than most people? What is colour blindness? Colour blindness is the inability to distinguish between colours – most often red and green. The term “colour blindness” is a misnomer, however; the condition is more accurately called “colour deficiency.” Contrary to popular belief, colour blind people…

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Digital Eye Strain

Friday, August 3, 2018

It’s no secret that people are spending more and more time on digital devices. After all, we’re very much a plugged-in society. But how does all this screen time affect our eye health? Does it have an effect at all?

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Blue Light

Monday, July 16, 2018

So…what exactly is blue light? Essentially, it is a high energy light that is visible to the human eye. All light that we see falls along the visible light spectrum (remember the acronym ROYGBV?).

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