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Canadian Space Agency Visits North Toronto Eye Care

Before becoming an astronaut, you must meet a number of intense physical and mental health standards, understandably. Vision is no exception. The Canadian Space Agency is looking for two prime candidates to take part in the next generation of space explorers. We are proud to say that the Canadian Space Agency chose North Toronto Eye… Read More


New Office Open in Midtown

In an effort to make our services accessible to as many people in Greater Toronto as possible, we have a conveniently located Midtown office in Davisville. This centrally located building houses some of the best eye doctors, specialists, and surgeons in Toronto! Which Services are Available at Our Midtown Location? At our Midtown location, you… Read More


Phakic Intraocular Lenses for Nearsightedness

(Original post from https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/phakic-intraocular-lenses-nearsightedness ) Written by: Celia Vimont Reviewed by: Jeffrey Whitman MD OCS Feb. 27, 2017 For people who are unable to have LASIK or similar laser vision correction surgery to treat their nearsightedness, there is another option: implanting an intraocular lens. A recent study found the Phakic intraocular lens (IOL) has been… 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


New Clinic Now Open

For over 22 years North Toronto Eye Care has been your partner in eye care from our location at 2065 Finch Avenue West. Today we are pleased to announce the opening of a new, second clinic located at 7 Elmwood Avenue in North York (across from Mel Lastman Square). While our Elmwood Avenue clinic is… Read More


How to Combat Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes affect nearly everyone, and it is no secret that the cold, dry air of our Canadian winters do not really help dry eye symptoms. When it comes to the chilling affects of the colder months, many suffer from irritated, dry or tearing eyes. Being exposed to the harsh winter winds outside and the… Read More


The Effect of Sleeping Patterns on IOP

Recent studies have revealed that the way in which you sleep may affect your intraocular pressure (IOP). Researchers at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. found that sleeping on a wedge-shaped pillow that elevates the head 20 degrees reduces night-time IOP, which would thereby help control or reduce the risk… Read More


New Eye Drop Treatment in Development for AMD

Researchers at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of New Mexico in the US are experimenting with a new eye drop treatment called Vasotide. This drug is expected to treat retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Early results show Vasotide reduces inflammation and… Read More


Top Causes of Ocular Injuries: Fights and Falls

A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University finds that fights and falls account for the majority of eye injuries and hospitalization in the US. According to their findings, it appears that many instances of severe ocular trauma, as well as their associated costs to the healthcare system, could have been avoided. The study focused… Read More


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