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Can You Fly After Cataract Surgery? Dos & Don’t for Recovery

A doctor is writing a prescription for her patient that undergone cataract surgery before her flight.

Living with cataracts can be frustrating. Dealing with blurred and compromised vision can make your day-to-day life more difficult than it has any reason to be. But fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world! Because of this, it stands to reason that many people have questions about what […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Diabetes From Affecting Your Eyes

Futuristic looking eye showing affects of diabetes on the eye

Over 2 million Canadians live with diabetes, a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). This disease increases your risk of developing several eye diseases, requiring you to care for your eye health and vision.  The blood vessels in the back of your eye are sensitive to damage caused by […]

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What is an OCT Eye Scan?

A younger woman receiving an OCT eye scan during her comprehensive eye exam

Your optometrist uses several different technologies during a comprehensive eye exam, including optical coherence tomography. It’s an effective tool for diagnosing eye diseases, but what is this technology, how does it work, and what can it detect? Learn more about optical coherence tomography below.  What is OCT?  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a technology used […]

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