Diabetes and your Eye Health

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normal vs diabetic retinopathy

By Dr. Nadine Shelton Will Diabetes make you go blind? The chance of getting diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy depends on a few factors such as, the type of diabetes you have and how long you have had it, how often your blood glucose levels change and how well you can control your sugars. Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication that affects eyes … Read More

Kids’ eyes and screen-time

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kids eye health and screen-time

Dr. Nadine Shelton Is screen-time bad for kids’ eyes? Parents often ask me if screen-time is really that bad for their kids’ eyes and how much is too much screen-time. The answer is, unfortunately, not that simple or clear as there is little research on this topic. In November 2017, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society … Read More

Eat your way to Eye Health

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By Dr. Nadine Shelton Eating with eye health in mind Remember that conversation over the dinner table, way back when, we’re told to “eat your vegetables” because “it’s good for your eyes”? Keep reading, as we’ll get in to some of the truths of that statement. Understanding the reasons why particular foods are beneficial is key to making informed decisions … Read More

Spring Allergens and Your Eye Health

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By Dr. Nadine Shelton Spring Allergens The snow has finally melted, the grass is growing and flowers will be blooming soon which, gives rise to a common problem that I see in the spring is eye allergies. Here are some tips to help treat and ease some common symptoms: Minimize your contact with known allergy triggers: avoid going outside when … Read More

Keratoconus Eye Disease

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By Dr. Nadine Shelton Keratoconus Eye Disease Background A couple of weeks ago, I was checking the CBC app on my phone and came across a story about a lady in Ontario who had been diagnosed with Keratoconus. Ontario Health does not cover Collagen cross-linking corneal surgery (CXS) hence, sharing her story with the media. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-woman-facing-blindness-pleads-with-province-to-cover-sight-saving-procedure-1.4594136). A few patients have … Read More

Got Dry Eyes?

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Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes Have you experienced scratchy eyes or tearing eyes lately? They both represent dry eye symptoms and even though these seem like different problems. Other symptoms can include intermittent blurred vision, stinging eyes, red eyes and a sensation of heavy eyelids. Dry eyes occur when the quantity or quality of your tears fails to keep the surface of your … Read More

Frames and Face Shapes: Heart

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Heart Shape Heart Shape faces are characterized by a larger/broader forehead and a pointy chin and narrow jaw line. The goal of frames with this face shape is to make the forehead appear narrower and make the jaw look wider. By selecting frames that angle more outward at the bottom such as Aviator or “bowtie shaped” style glasses, the beauty … Read More

Frames and Face Shapes: Narrow/ Long/ Oblong

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Narrow/ Long/ Oblong Narrow, Long or Oblong faces are characterized similar to the oval face shape. However, it has more length, less width, flatter cheek bones and tends to have a pointy chin. The aim of eye wear with this face shape is to try and shorten the look of the face by adding a statement to break up the … Read More

Frames and Face Shapes: Square

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Square Square faces are characterized by a broad forehead and strong jaw line where the width and length are about the same proportion. A frame look that is aesthetically pleasing by most others with the square face shape requires one to soften the angles of the face and make it look longer. This can be achieved by picking frames that are … Read More

Frames and Face Shapes: Round

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Round We continue our recommendation of frames for those with a ROUND face. A round face is characterized by having more gradual curving lines. Round is also defined where the width and length of the face appear to be about the same and there are no obvious angles to the face. In this case, the goal of the glasses is … Read More