COVID-19, Your Health & Eye Care

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know more of your eye health during COVID-19

Dr. Nadine Shelton COVID-19 and your Eyes A virus, like COVID-19 will enter the body via a mucus membrane, which means through your nose, mouth and eyes. This is why it is important to wash your hands using proper hand washing techniques. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds with a good lather of soap and make sure the soap goes … Read More

Prevent Eye Strain and Keep Eyes Healthy

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Dr. Nadine Shelton Prevent eye strain and Keep your eyes healthy With technology playing a large role in the workplace, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “how do I prevent eye strain.” The following are 3 main tips from available products to consider for your eye strain relief: Take frequent breaks when on the computer or … Read More

Eye Health Insurance Benefits: Use them or lose them

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By Dr. Nadine Shelton Understanding what is covered in your eye health insurance The devil is in the details, when it comes to private eye health insurance benefits and what is and isn’t covered. We often field questions regarding this topic as people are booking an appointment for their next eye exam. Those answers are as varied as our clients. … Read More

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

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By Dr. Nadine Shelton What is AMD? It’s February, time for Valentine’s Day and for Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Canadians over the age of 50 and most people probably know someone affected by this disease. Macular degeneration is a loss of central vision … Read More

Eat your way to Eye Health; Part 2

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food for eye health

By Dr. Nadine Shelton Eating with eye health in mind It is common within my circle, with many other people and as far as we all can remember that carrots are good for your eye health. As it is the start of the New Year, many of us tend to review personal health and renew healthy choices and habits. Consider … Read More

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