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Laser Refractive Surgery

If you’re a fan of the radio you’ve likely heard your fair share of advertisements touting the incredible effectiveness of laser refractive surgery. Generally referred to by its most popular variation, LASIK, laser refractive surgery is a popular (and increasingly so) method of correcting the common refractive errors that impair vision (hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism). […]

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia – also known as “lazy eye” – is a visual developmental disorder that impacts visual acuity (how well you see). It generally develops during early childhood and is typically managed via corrective lenses. It generally develops in one eye, though it can also develop in both. Approximately 3% of the Canadian population has some […]

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Strabismus

Strabismus is a visual disorder in which both eyes are misaligned and are unable to point or look in the same direction. The muscles in each eye normally work together in order for both eyes to move in the same direction simultaneously. Strabismus occurs when the eye muscles are no longer able to properly control […]

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Hyperopia

When people think of hyperopia (farsightedness), they seem to think that that person has super eyes that can zoom in on distant objects, but that’s not the case.  Those with farsightedness, or hyperopia in medical circles, simply see distant objects clearer while near objects appear blurry. It’s an imperfection of the eye that prevents light […]

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Myopia

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error in the eye. If you are nearsighted, you have difficulty seeing distant objects clearly but are able to see well in shorter distances, such as reading a computer screen or book. Myopia Signs & Symptoms Signs and symptoms generally include: Headaches Squinting your eyes Blurred vision Chronic eyestrain. […]

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an inevitable change to your vision that most commonly occurs after age 40. It is widespread across humans and becoming more common due to our aging population. Globally, more than a billion people live with some form of presbyopia (as of 2005). Presbyopia is marked by increased difficulty seeing fine details up close. […]

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Two Ways Vision Therapy Benefits Your Child

Vision therapy can be life changing. At Aurora Eye Care, we are proud to have witnessed it’s powerful effects time and again. Growing up with difficulties reading and writing can make life extremely challenging. Vision therapy gives us a non-invasive method of helping build up your child’s visual skills and confidence. Unlike traditional vision treatments, […]

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