A New Year, A Fresh Perspective

2019 is finally here. That means the next decade is next year, and if you squint, you can almost see it; imagining that future, you’ve got 2020 vision. By the time many of you read this, you’ll have already committed to and, to be honest, probably broken some New...

The Sun is Too UVlicious for Your Eyes

I don’t think you’re ready for this article. Well, okay, I do think you’re ready, but I’d already paraphrased Destiny’s Child in the title, and I didn’t feel like I could stop there. We’ll keep the Bootylicious references at a minimum for the rest of the post. We like...

How to Clean Your Glasses

I’ve got a friend who almost never cleans his glasses; he’ll get rid of the smears and smudges maybe once a month. When asked why, as a nearsighted person who needs glasses to be able to operate at all, he opts not to clean them, he gave an interesting answer. It’s...

Eye Colours and You

There are so many beautiful eyes in the world, it’s enough to make you weep. And if you do weep, the color of your eyes will probably look different, if only for a bit! That’s because there’s a lot of different factors that can change exactly how your eyes look; the...

Alcohol and Your Eyes

Drinking can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite the opposite. Hangovers the next day, bad decisions all night, stumbling about in an attempt to get to the washroom; a night of liquid courage can be pure chaos! Some would argue that all that chaos is part of the...

Hyperopia and Myopia

You’re out and about, and your friend points out a beautiful bird they see up in a tree. You look where they’re pointing, but you can’t see a bird, despite their insistence that one is out there. Seconds later, the bird flies from the tree towards you and your friend,...

Black Eyes

Your kid comes home from school with a black eye. You immediately start asking questions; they say they had a fall from the playground and they bashed it against the ground, but you wonder whether or not they’re getting into schoolyard fights. You’re also wondering...

Snow Blindness

I have a vague recollection of a cartoon I saw as a young child, in which some type of small animal, maybe a rabbit or a mouse, was walking through a field of glittering snow, under the sun. As the animal walked further and further, it suddenly stopped being able to...

How to Become an Optometrist

You have a vision; you see it clearly, in 20/20. You’re good at seeing eye to eye with people, you’ve mastered interpersonal optics and you’ve been a pupil of the sciences for years. You’ve got your sights set on your goal; you want to be an optometrist. First, let me...