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Does CBD Make Your Eyes Red?

A small vial of CBD oil beside a hemp plant. Both of them on a wooden table.

The world of cannabis and its myriad compounds has been the subject of substantial research and discussion in recent years. Among the numerous compounds found in cannabis, cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, has gained significant attention for its potential therapeutic benefits for the eyes. A question more people are asking during eye exams today […]

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Screen Time Recommendations for Children

A two year old male child in a prone position watching a video on a smartphone.

Kids are constantly being exposed to screens through laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more, which may negatively affect their ocular health.  Studies have shown that increased screen time can lead to ocular issues like myopia progression or other potentially harmful vision conditions. To mitigate these risks, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society […]

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Are Any Vitamins Good for Macular Degeneration?

Different types of vitamins and supplements are on shelves in a pharmacy. utritional supplements and a diet high in antioxidants, among other healthy lifestyle choices, can help prevent macular degeneration or slow its progression.

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition and the leading cause of vision loss for older adults. Since it can progress at different speeds for different people, it’s crucial to have regular eye exams so your optometrist can track its progression. There’s no way to reverse macular degeneration. However, nutritional supplements and a diet high […]

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​​How Does Vision Therapy Work?

Mother accompanying her daughter for vision therapy with optometrist

If you or your child experiences visual struggles, your optometrist may recommend vision therapy to address these concerns. Vision therapy can help improve how well you see and process visual information, but how does this treatment work?  Continue reading to learn more about vision therapy, including what symptoms it can address and what it entails. […]

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