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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 still requires more options to […]

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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 does the humidity level. If […]

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(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 of AMD is age, though […]

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Cataracts

Cataracts, once considered a “prescription for blindness”, are an inevitable condition for most people. Increasing in frequency with age, eventually everyone will develop cataracts of some degree. They are the leading cause of vision loss among people age 40 and older. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts are more common than glaucoma, macular […]

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Conjunctivitis

More commonly referred to colloquially as “pink eye” or “red eye”, conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eye’s conjunctiva (white part surrounding the pupil). There are many causes of conjunctivitis, with treatment and management options differing depending on the cause (explained below). If you have conjunctivitis, you may be contagious. We recommend seeking a diagnosis […]

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is perhaps the most well known of all vision-threatening eye diseases. The subject of many national awareness campaigns, charitable initiatives, and research, glaucoma is a serious eye disease that demands your respect. Sometimes called “the silent thief of sight” or “sight’s sneaky thief”, glaucoma has earned its reputation due to the slow and irreversible […]

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