Eye Condition-Eye Floaters

Eye Floaters- Cause for Concern or Common Condition? Have you ever accidentally looked in bright sunlight then away and seen spots? Or looked into the flash when a photo is being taken? Chances are in these cases you experienced floating spots afterwards or floaters. What about floating spots or floaters that appear in your field…

Eye Condition-Flashing Lights

Why am I seeing Flashing Lights? Seeing flashing lights can make you panic. Especially if you’re driving and you’ve been speeding. But we’re not talking about seeing those dreaded lights in your rearview mirror, we’re talking about the flashes of light that occur in your field of vision, what they mean and if you should…

Tips for Good Eye Health

We all know to avoid cavities we should brush and floss regularly and avoid sugary treats, but when it comes to taking care of our eyes sometimes it isn’t as clear how to prevent and protect eyes from damage. How to do that? Let’s discuss the common factors affecting eye health and what to do…

The Cannabis Glaucoma Connection-Is Marijuana an effective treatment for Glaucoma?

The Cannabis Glaucoma Connection-Is Marijuana an effective treatment for Glaucoma? As Toronto optometrists, we feel we should educate our patients on their eye health. This includes treatments for diseases such as glaucoma, and the prevalent belief that marijuana is one of those effective treatments. With medical marijuana and recreational legalization of cannabis you may be…

Spring and Pollen are in The Air

How to prevent and treat seasonal Allergy Eye Spring is Here! Finally! There’s a spring in your step (pun intended) and the excitement, that after surviving a long winter, finally spring is in the air. Unfortunately, so is pollen. As flowers start to bloom, and grasses and trees come back to life, so does mold…

Is Dry Eye Worse in the Winter?

As a downtown optometrist I’m frequently asked about dry eye, a common condition that can be quite irritating. Some patients ask if it’s just their imagination or if dry eye is worse in the winter. Do dry eye sufferers fare worse in the winter? If so, why? What can be done to prevent dry eye?…