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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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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 eye first-hand at some point […]

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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, 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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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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