Have you ever woken up with a painful, red bump on your eyelid? Chances are, you might have had a stye. A stye, also called a hordeolum, is an infection in an oil-producing meibomian gland in the eyelid. While dry eye will not cause a stye by itself, the underlying source of inflammation that causes […]
Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?
Diabetes is a disease caused by your body’s inability to regulate blood sugar. High blood sugar can cause damage to organs, blood vessels, and nerves throughout the body and those in the eyes. People with diabetes or high blood sugar are more at risk of developing several eye-related problems: cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal damage. Early […]
Why Do I Wake Up with Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes can make daily living difficult. Reading, working, and even driving can feel impossible. While certain home remedies help, it’s essential to know the difference between acute dry eye symptoms and chronic Dry Eye Syndrome, the latter of which can be caused by underlying health issues. We’re here to help figure it out. What […]
How to Control Myopia
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 […]