Why Are My Eyes Red?

Our eyes are incredibly sensitive. That comes as no surprise; they’re incredibly complex organs that allow us to understand the universe in precise detail. We intuitively appreciate the importance of our eyes, so it’s no wonder that people grow concerned when they see...

Photophobia

What is photophobia? You probably know what phobias are; they’re fears! So is photophobia a fear of photos? Well, not quite. Maybe it’s a fear of photons? Well, not quite, but we’re getting closer. “Photo” is more or less the Greek word for light. Is photophobia a...

Eyelid Surgery

You’ve probably heard a lot about eyelid surgery, from the double eyelid surgeries that have been all the rage in Korea to the eyelid surgeries we see in the West that help to reduce the appearance of aging and droopy eyelids. These surgeries are not completed by an...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul; the truth of that might be left to philosophers and poets, but I can tell you with certainty that the eyes are the gateway to understanding more about the physiology of an individual. While that’s a less flowery...

Eye Health Tips

March is Nutrition Month! What we put into our bodies has a substantial effect on our quality of life; “you are what you eat”, as they say. We just ran an article about ways to eat healthy for the eyes, and you can look back at that for more ideas about healthy eating...

Eyelid Twitching

Random muscle spasms have got to be one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world. Suddenly, you feel a twitch in your body, the motion unbidden, involuntary. The experience is altogether disconcerting, and it can be especially troublesome when it’s your eyelid....

Eye Exams Free for Children in Manitoba

Consider this blog a friendly reminder that patients under the age of 19 have their eye exams covered by Manitoba Health. You can have such an exam done once every 2 years. You can also get a rebate on the cost of glasses purchased in Manitoba for children, if you...

Cataracts Surgery: What to Expect

Cataracts is one of the most common age related eye diseases; it’s not entirely clear what causes it, but there seems to be some association with UV rays being blocked by the lens. We’ve talked in detail about the condition in previous posts; in short, the lens of...

Contact Lens Primer

There’s a lot of options out there to correct your vision. You can, of course, get Winnipeg eyeglasses; glasses are pretty trendy right now, and there are folks who purchase glasses without a prescription just to accessorize. There are also folks who would really...

Virtual Keys and Visual Impairment

Visual impairment comes in many forms. From colour vision deficiency to total vision loss, the many shapes of visual impairment mean there’s a lot of misinformation; when people here “visually impaired”, they often assume total blindness. This misconception can be...