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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Those who suffer from a condition known as myopia, or nearsightedness, generally have little trouble focusing on items up close, but they struggle to clearly see things that are at more of a distance. Many people with myopia are diagnosed during early adolescence as part of a thorough eye exam, and they often view far-away […]

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Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Those who experience headaches, eye strain or eye fatigue, particularly when attempting to focus on close-up objects, may be suffering from a condition known as hyperopia, or farsightedness. Hyperopia occurs when the pupil is unable to bend or redirect light that enters it as intended. Hyperopia sufferers are generally able to see far away objects […]

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Astigmatism

Those suffering from headaches, blurred vision, eye strain or eye fatigue may find that they are experiencing astigmatism, a condition involving an irregularly shaped cornea that develops when light fails to focus appropriately on the retina. A common symptom among astigmatism sufferers is an inability to view objects clearly at a variety of distances and […]

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Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Those struggling with depth perception, visual space orientation or related vision problems accompanied by issues keeping both eyes focused in the same direction may have a condition known as strabismus, or crossed eyes. Strabismus occurs when the brain and the eyes have trouble communicating clearly with one another, and, if left untreated, it may lead […]

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, more commonly known as lazy eye, is an eye condition characterized by decreased vision capabilities unrelated to an eye disease. This state is unaffected by the donning of contact lenses or corrective lenses. The most typical causes of amblyopia are anisometropia (differing prescriptions/vision in each eye), cataracts, trauma, lid droop or other conditions that […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease

You may have heard that diabetes is a condition wherein the body is unable to make or use insulin. Because of this there are above average sugar levels in the bloodstream, ultimately leading to high blood sugar. Besides affecting a person’s blood, are you aware that this disease can also change the eye health and […]

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Glaucoma

According to the CNIB, glaucoma is one of the most common contributing factors for blindness in Canada. This disease is characterized by damage to the optic nerve of the eye such as increased eye pressure and fluid buildup. One potential result of this impairment is incremental vision loss and blindness. Various issues can lead to […]

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

An inflammatory condition affecting the front façade of the eye in addition to the inner eyelid, conjunctivitis is seen in several forms that manifest as an allergic or chemical reaction, or an infection. One of the most typical types of this condition is pink eye, which is caused by a virus or bacteria. Allergic reactions […]

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