Vision and Headaches

You know the old saying “Eyes are windows to the soul”. That may well be true in a metaphysical sense, but here’s something more tangible: your eyes are connected to your brain. I’ll admit, that’s a bit less catchy, but it can help us gain some interesting insights....

When To Get an Eye Exam

I may be biased, but I actually think eye exams are pretty fun. They’re not really like any other medical exams; there’s no blood being drawn, no teeth cleanings being done. Mostly, you get to look at strange, blurry looking images, and marvel as they become clearer....

Candidates for Laser Eye Surgery

I love a good tongue twister. Here’s one for you: say laser assisted in situ keratomileusis three times fast! Actually, to start, try saying it one time slowly. The phrase is a bit unwieldy, so nowadays it’s most commonly known as LASIK. What is it, exactly? Well, we...

Are Eyeglasses Tax Deductible in Manitoba?

We’re running this article a *bit* late for tax time – sorry about that. This will, however, serve you well for tax season next year. The question before us is whether or not eyeglasses are tax-deductible in Manitoba. The short answer is, yes! You can actually...

Eye Stye

Our bodies are full of biological processes that remain a mystery to laymen, and even scientists. Understanding every part of your body, every organism that co-exists with you, and every function it all serves is next to impossible. There are even bacteria that...

Sleep In Your Eyes

I have vague memories of the first time I noticed “sleep in my eyes”. I was a bit perturbed by the crust that had formed in the corners of my eyes, so I asked my mom about it. She told me that it was sleep, and not to worry about it. This was highly confusing: I...

Progressive Lenses

When it comes to technology, progress is usually a very good thing. Progressive lenses aren’t called progressive because they’re the next step in a particular kind of vision care (even though they are); rather, they’re so named because of the layout of the lens...

Liquids for Contact Lenses

Longtime readers of this blog will know that we love to get into the nitty gritty of everything eyecare (though we’d rather you didn’t get any grit in your eyes). We’ve already written a primer on contact lenses, as well as tips on how to clean your glasses; put the...

Lens Coatings

There’s a problem that’s worked it’s way into our hyper-connected society called “decision paralysis”. The problem, at its core, is this: when a person is presented with too many different options, and not enough information, they become incapable of making a choice....