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A window to your health

The average adult eye ball is 22 to 25 mm long. Despite their small size, our eyes can tell doctors a lot about our health. In fact, your retina – the nervous tissue that lines the inside of your eyes, is the only place in your body where your blood vessels can be seen directly!… Read More


Living in a digital world – how to protect your eyes

Digital devices use have become so ingrained in our everyday life. From reading text messages on our cell phones, to reading emails on the computer, to watching television as we wind down for the day. While these devices do not cause permanent damage to our eyes, they will cause eye fatigue and strain, and dry… Read More


How Aging Affects Your Eyes

Aging is inevitable. Often times, with age comes wisdom…and a whole host of other interesting, but not necessarily fun things. Below are a few possible facts of life as we age: Trouble reading When we are under the age of 40, the natural lenses found in our eyes are flexible and allow us to focus… Read More


New 2020 Cataract Intraocular Lens or IOL Technology

2020 has introduced new technology for patients seeking cataract surgery at North Toronto Eye Care. We are pleased to offer the following new extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses for our cataract patients: EDOF monofocal Tecnis Eyehance lens from Johnson and Johnson is a refractive technology monofocal lens that not only provides distance vision, but… Read More


Consent Form Oculoplastic (Eye Lid or Blepharoplasty) Surgery

Are you considering oculoplastic surgery? Blepharoplasty is a great solution for drooping eyelids that can obstruct vision or result in a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, or on both – this will depend on an assessment of your eyes and desired outcomes. Below are key considerations… Read More


2020 Sees Significant Increase in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and Dry Eye Disease

86% of cataract surgery patients are reported with MGD or Dry Eye Disease affecting vision. Without proper preoperative or clinical testing most patients are not diagnosed with the disease or treated.  Healthy ocular surface is imperative for preoperative measurements for cataract surgery and for better post-operative outcomes. Surprisingly, most patients have few to minimal symptoms…. Read More


How to Wear a Face Mask Without Fogging Your Glasses

Source: American Academy of OphthalmologyWritten By: Vered Hazanchuk Know how to wear a face mask It may be one of the more innocuous problems of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a nuisance nonetheless: fogged-up eyewear. It happens when warm breath escapes from the top of your mask and lands on the cooler surface of your lens. If… Read More


Eye Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Source: American Academy of OphthalmologyWritten By: Reena MukamalReviewed By: Sonal S Tuli MDEdited By: Anni DelfaroMar. 10, 2020 Preventive care may be delayed during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), but treatment for eye emergencies is as important as ever. Here’s how to protect your eyes — and how to tell when you need urgent care from an ophthalmologist or… Read More


Leadership Lessons Shared from Alison Levine’s Everest Expedition

Being relentless far supersedes being the fastest or the strongest. That was just one of the lessons learned, following the successful journey to the summit of Mt. Everest by Alison Levine. As a sportswoman, and former sales representative in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical medical device industry, Levine described the unconventional pieces of wisdom she acquired on… Read More


First Patient Successfully Implanted with Wireless Retinal Device

A ground-breaking wireless retinal device has the potential to be a gamechanger in treating macular degeneration.  Known as the Prima system (Pixium Vision), the device was successfully implanted on an American patient as part of a clinical trial. It is designed to restore partial sight to those who experience advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  “This… Read More


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