Are you suffering from digital eye strain?

You are most likely reading this on a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. It’s hard to avoid using a digital device these days. In fact, Albertans spend an average of 10.5 hours a day on a digital device, which is resulting in more cases of digital eye strain. 

Digital eye strain is caused by a combination of factors including:
 

Why Proper Lighting is Important While Reading

 

Whether reading a paperback, e-reader or tablet, it’s important to understand why the right type of lighting is important for your reading environment.

 

Eye Care During Winter

Before you wax your snowboard and sharpen your skates, you should ensure you’re taking the proper precautions to protect your eyes from tough winter weather.

Here are some eye safety tips you should consider this winter:

Canadian Study Finds Children’s Eyesight Worsening

New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Halloween Safety Tips for Eyes

Cosmetic Contact Lenses - Be Safe, Not Sorry!

Your Eyes and Overall Health – It’s All Connected

It’s important to remember that the eyes are connected to many other systems in the human body. That makes routine eye exams an important part of preventative healthcare—regardless of your age or physical health.

Comprehensive eye exams not only test your vision, but also give optometrists a close-up look at the inside of the eye, including blood vessels, veins and nerves, all of which may contain clues to conditions that affect your overall health. 

Considering Buying Glasses Online?

 

If you have thought about purchasing your next pair of prescription eyeglasses online, there are a few things you need to know.

A Detailed Look at the Eye

                                     

If you’ve ever wondered what the human eye looks like at high resolution, photographer Suren Manvelyan has captured it through his series “Your Beautiful Eyes.”

His pictures help us see parts of the eye in impeccable detail. Of particular interest is the iris, the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the pupil.

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