Diabetes and Your Eyes

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Did you know that anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy; this occurs when there is a weakening or swelling of the tiny blood vessels in the retina of your eye, resulting in blood leakage, the growth of new blood vessels, and other changes. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, retinopathy affects 23 per cent of type 1 diabetics on insulin therapy and 14 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes.

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness month.

Eye Lash Extensions

Eye lash extensions are becoming more popular by the day.

Many people want full, long, dramatic eyelashes.  Most women wear mascara hoping to make their eyelashes appear longer and fuller. It is not surprising that a recent trend in the beauty industry is the application of eyelash extensions.

Macular Degeneration

What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

The macula is the central most part of the retina, the inner layer at the back of the eye responsible for detailed central vision. It is used for reading, driving and recognizing people’s faces. Macular degeneration is a condition that causes the center of your vision to blur while the side or peripheral vision remains unaffected. It is generally related to the aging process, and is also commonly referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is the leading cause of blindness in North America in adults over the age of 55.

Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.

Glaucoma, The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which lead to progressive degeneration of the optic nerve. This in turn can lead to loss of nerve tissue that results in gradual irreversible vision loss and potential blindness if not detected and treated early.

The most common form of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma. This form is associated with elevated pressure caused by a backup of fluid in the eye.

UV Damage

While most Canadians recognize the importance of sunscreen to prevent sunburns and skin cancer, many are unaware that UV light can cause serious eye damage.

Protect Your Eyes This Winter

Did you know, UV rays reflect off snow and can damage your eyes?

Protect your eyes this winter.

Stop by and check out our selection of sunglasses and custom sports goggles.

Gloucester Office Holiday Hours

The Gloucester office will be open Friday December 23rd from 8:30am-2:00pm,
Closed Monday December 26th
Open Friday December 30th from 8:30am-2:00pm

Thank you

Holiday Closures

The Almonte office will be closed December 23 – 26 inclusive and December 30 – January 1 inclusive to celebrate the holiday season.