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...

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...

Floater Facts

Here’s a problem with medical jargon: it’s often really hard for patients to understand. Some of the time, this is inevitable; the human body is incredibly complex, and understanding all of the terms means understanding all of the processes. This, of course, takes...

The Shape of Glasses to Come

When choosing new glasses, there’s a lot to consider. There’s the technical stuff, of course; what kind of anti-glare coatings you should get, if you want blue light protection, if you’d prefer photochromic lenses. These things can be discussed at length with your...

Virtually Real

The emergence of new technology is always creating exciting new experiences, and right now, the audio-visual world is booming, thanks in part to faster processors and better software. While this has a ton of applications for a variety of industries, it seems to be...