During your regular eye exam, you notice your optometrist making notes about “visual acuity” and writing what looks like fractions in your chart. You’ve heard of the phrase “20/20 vision”, but you see that the optometrist notes down “20/60 uncorrected”. After looking through a few corrective lenses, the optometrist writes out your prescription, and mentions
Eye exams have come a long way over the decades, and are very different from the ones your parents and grandparents might have had, though the core components are similar. In a city like Toronto, eye exams that are offered from office to office, optical to optical can vary a lot, from the very quick
Of the five senses, our eyes are the most important. Our eyes are responsible for providing nearly 80% of information we receive on a daily basis. Sight is such a strong sense that it can inform the interpretation of the other senses as well (i.e. a meal seems to taste better when it is visually
The cornea is an important structure in the eye. It is the thin, transparent layer in front of your pupil and iris that acts as a protective layer to shield the sensitive inner structures from dust and debris. It also helps to bend and refract the light entering the eye, allowing it to hit the
If you have a pair of glasses, or if you know someone who wears glasses, then you may have noticed the lenses reflecting light with a bit of colour in it, sometimes blue or green. Or maybe you’ve looked at an older pair of glasses that appears to reflect light at a much stronger rate
It happens to many of us. You begin your bathroom routine when you notice a small bump or lump around your eye. Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes not, but it can be alarming to discover when it may not have been present the day before. You may wonder if this is notable enough to consult a
It’s no secret that food and health are directly related to one another. While ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a good idiom to remember, it’s less about eating apples means you’ll be healthier, and more about the idea that eating healthier in general results in a healthier body. Eyes are no
Why is my vision getting worse? This is a common question, asked by many at any given point in their lives, but particularly as they get older. So, what is happening? Why do our eyes - and our vision - change so drastically as we age?