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Identifying and Treating Dry Eye in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

People with OSA are vulnerable to certain ocular ailments, and therapies should be considered to offer relief. (Original article sourced from Sleep Review) Published on: September 23, 2016 Author: Sree Roy Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can impact many different organs in the human body. Though not given as much attention as the sleep disorder’s serious… Read More


Are there limits to laser refractive surgery after midlife?

(Original article from Harvard Health Publications) Published: July, 2011 The same vision changes that make you eager to toss your glasses or contacts can complicate your decision about surgery. Even if you’ve worn glasses or contacts for decades, you may be wondering about having your vision surgically corrected. Your contacts may feel less comfortable; perhaps… Read More


Refractive Lens Exchange: What It Is, and How It Compares to LASIK

There is an incredible variety of procedures and options to correct your vision in the modern world. Of course, there are glasses and contacts, and most people know what LASIK is, but have you ever heard of a procedure called refractive lens exchange (RLE)? It is an alternative surgical procedure to LASIK designed to treat… Read More


How to Use Eye Drops

Anyone who has ever used eye drops for dry eye disease or other reasons knows how tricky it can be to apply them. Frequently missing your eye can be annoying, wastes product that can be expensive, and in some cases can even lead to infection by flooding the eye with unwanted bacteria from the skin…. Read More


Smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired

(Originally from Medical News Today) An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Vasileios Tsormpatzoudis has upgraded the white cane – which has been used as a mobility tool for centuries – by adding a low-cost embedded computer… Read More


All About Emotional Tears

Written by: Reena Mukamal Reviewed by: Brenda Pagan-Duran MD Feb. 28, 2017 Why do we cry? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for centuries. In 1662, Danish scientist Niels Stensen discovered that tears originate in the lacrimal gland. We have three distinct types of tears: basal tears, reflex tears and emotional tears. Most… Read More


7 Reasons Why There’s Pain Behind Your Eye

At one time or another, each of us has likely experienced some type of eye pain. It can range from dull to intense and can be sometimes be accompanied by fever, tearing, redness, light sensitivity, sinus pressure, double vision, and numbness. Most often, pain behind your eye isn’t a serious condition, but in some instances,… Read More


Make Healthy Eyes One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ringing in the New Year is a time of self-reflection – a time when we look at how we can better ourselves. As we kick off 2017, many of us may have plans to lose weight or stop smoking. But did you know taking care of your eyes should also be one to consider? After… Read More


Dealing With Eye Floaters

You know when you look at a lamp or the sun for too  long and then you see spots? It’s a little disorienting, right? But what if you see spots or specks that float around in your field of vision other times too, for no reason? Besides being disorienting, it can be downright annoying. It… Read More


Skip the Mascara. Grow Your Own Long Lashes.

Every woman would like to have longer, thicker lashes. Unfortunately, they usually only happen after a thorough application of mascara or false eyelashes. But you’re not stuck with those wimpy eyelashes. At North Toronto Eye Care, we provide Latisse, the only FDA-approved treatment that increases the length, thickness, and darkness of your eyelashes. And you… Read More


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