Eyes

Why Do We Hate Reading Glasses So Much?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Sooner or later, many Canadians will find themselves stretching their arms out to the point of shoulder dislocation, or using a magnifying glass from their child's science kit to read the fine print on medications, food packages, smartphone screens and more, before they give in to having to buy the inevitable reading glasses.

Why Seniors Are At Risk For Eye Diseases

Dr. Jeff Goodhew | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jeff Goodhew

One out of every three seniors in Ontario will have some form of vision-reducing eye disease. When you think about the strain and fatigue our eyes have endured throughout our lifetime, this makes sense. The countless hours spent in front of a computer screen or the damage caused by the powerful UV rays from the sun -- all of this slowly adds up.

Why Now Is A Good Time To See An Eye Doctor

Dr. Jeff Goodhew | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jeff Goodhew

Aside from having healthy eyes and good vision, optometrists play a vital role in your overall health care. Most people don't know that as optometrists, we can identify other health conditions early such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol, MS and high blood pressure, which can often be first detected through an eye exam.

Beware Goblins, Ghouls And Cheap Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Dr. Jeff Goodhew | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jeff Goodhew

The issue and risks are so high that it has triggered Health Canada to regulate cosmetic contact lenses in the same way as corrective lenses. Manufacturers will have until July 2016 to comply. Cosmetic contact lenses will face the same licensing, manufacturing, labeling and instruction requirements to improve their safety as other medical devices do.

Do You Know How Well Your Child Can See?

Dr. Jeff Goodhew | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr. Jeff Goodhew

As parents, we know our children well, but do you know how well your child can see? October is Children's Vision Month and it's a good reason to pause and think about how our children see the world. It's easy to assume that their vision is perfect, especially when they haven't mentioned otherwise, since children simply believe that everyone sees the way they do.

Canada's Healthcare System Thrives When There's a Human Touch

Noralou Roos | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Living
Noralou Roos

It seems there is a disconnect between Canadians' personal views and their idea of how well the health system works for society at large. Canadians tout the public health care model as a big part of our national identity, say their experiences are mostly positive -- but then worry the system is failing.

WATCH: Google Wants To Be In Your Eyes... Literally

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

Google is officially developing a futuristic new contact lens that will reportedly measure blood glucose levels. This technological breakthrough could...

5 Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Pop

TheKit.ca | Poonam Kaur Billing | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

The joy of makeup is how it can be used to play up or play down specific features that we love or loathe. If you’ve always wanted to maximize the im...

The Evil Way Your Eyes Fend Off Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe eye is a complex organ and has developed a unique means to fight off germs. The eye has its own separate immune function to tackle a potential infection, which is called immune privilege. Research has since learned exactly how these peptides went about killing their enemies although the results are better placed in a Clive Barker novel -- AMPs manifest the well-known concept of death by a million paper cuts...

How To Prevent Summer Eye Injuries

CP | Jessica Vitullo, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Carter Nattrass was hit in the eye with a pop fly ball during a baseball practice when he was nine years old. He and his family never imagin...

Iris Implants Threaten Vision

CBC | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Living

Using surgical implants to change eye colour can rob people of their vision, some Canadian eye specialists warn. Cosmetic iris implants ar...

The Top Beauty Trends From Spring 2012 Toronto Fashion Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Style

LG Fashion Week in Toronto just wrapped up, and besides showcasing some incredible collections for next season, the shows gave us a chance to check ou...

Preserve Your Eyesight With These 10 Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Doug DiPasquale | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Building and maintaining excellent vision isn't something that happens without effort. Even if you believe nothing can be done to help your vision, ta...