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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

A woman bends down to interact with her son as he reaches for her glasses, he is wearing glasses as well

Myopia and hyperopia are simply other names for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Borrowed from Ancient Greek and Latin, they refer to some of the most common types of vision conditions: refractive errors. Fortunately, once diagnosed, an optometrist can correct these errors with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Myopia is when distant objects appear blurry, while hyperopia is […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Blurriness?

A woman sitting on a couch with her hand on her face, trying to relieve dry eye pain

Dry eyes can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, affecting millions of Canadians. When your eyes aren’t producing enough tears or tears of poor quality, it can result in a scratchy, burning sensation, making it difficult to focus on everyday tasks. And sometimes, those everyday tasks only make things worse. In some cases, dry eyes […]

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Can Cataracts Return After Surgery?

A close up image of a woman's eye with a cataract

Cataracts—among other things—are a common condition your eye doctor checks for when performing a comprehensive eye exam. While cataracts aren’t necessarily a threat to the overall health of the eye, they can severely impact a person’s vision, making normal daily activities more challenging, and making it unsafe to drive a vehicle. An optometrist can detect […]

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How to Control Myopia

A young boy holding a pair of glasses out in front of him

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, affects many people. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) estimates that approximately 30% of the Canadian population has some form of myopia. Fortunately, it’s usually easy to correct and sometimes can even be managed with natural methods. The first step is for an eye doctor to diagnose the severity by […]

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