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Protecting Your Eyes From the Cold (& Why It’s Important)

When the temperature drops below freezing we are quick to cover up as much as possible. After all, it goes without saying that the less exposed your body is to the elements, the warmer you will be. From winter jackets to earmuffs, we pack on the layers one after another…

Published: 2017-03-09Read Article
Vision Therapy – What It Is and How It Can Help

Vision therapy can be understood as physical therapy for the eyes and parts of the brain which control vision.  Vision therapy is not meant to replace or eliminate consideration for eyeglasses, contacts and surgery.  Rather, it is an alternative for when the aforementioned options have already been explored and a patient…

Published: 2016-12-01Read Article
Winter is Just Around the Corner.
Are Your Dry Eye Symptoms Flaring Up?

If there’s one thing that Grande Prairie is known for, it’s our long, temperate summers and short, mild winters... or is it our long, unpredictable winters and short, mild summers? It can be hard to remember sometimes. Jokes aside, we’re coming into another winter! As the temperatures drop, so too…

Published: 2016-11-02Read Article
Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of Canadians every year. In Alberta, our arid climate and high amounts of farmland and prairie exacerbate dry eye risk factors and make it a bit more common here than it other areas of the country. Most Canadians will experience dry…

Published: 2016-08-09Read Article
(AMD) Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is also often referred to as simply macular degeneration (these two terms are used interchangeably). It is exactly as its name suggests: a gradual degradation of the macula. It is a serious, vision-threatening disease that currently has no cure. Age-Related Macular Degeneration Causes The primary cause…

Published: 2016-08-09Read Article