Sands of the Sahara (Analogy)

Contents 1 Sands of the Sahara 2 Not to be taken lightly 3 Is it dry eye or something else? 4 Eyes water: dry eyes? 5 A Quick Course in … Read more


Contents 1 Scleritis 2 Diffuse Scleritis 3 Nodular Scleritis 4 Necrotizing Scleritis 5 Posterior Scleritis 6 Diagnosis Codes Scleritis It is considerably more dangerous to have scleritis which is an … Read more

Seasonal Allergies: Autumn

Contents 1 Seasonal Allergies: Autumn 1.1 Itching, Puffy, Watery Eyes 1.2 Ragweed 1.3 Mould 1.4 Symptoms 1.5 Treatment 1.6 Summing Up 1.6.1 Diagnosis Codes Seasonal Allergies: Autumn Itching, Puffy, Watery … Read more

Senior Vision

Senior Vision Patients over the age of sixty five have a higher incidence of several visual problems. In light of this all seniors require a complete oculovisual assessment with their … Read more


Contents 1 Seniors 2 Common vision problems include: 3 Reading Glasses 4 Multifocal and Progressive Lenses 5 Multifocal Contact Lenses Seniors Retinal disorders are a leading cause of vision loss … Read more

Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses

Some silicone hydrogel lenses allow six times more oxygen to reach your eyes than ordinary contact lenses. Technology in contact lens development keeps on improving. The creation of silicone hydrogel … Read more


Sinusitis Sinusitis occurs more often in people with decreased immune systems and those with abnormal mucous production and filtration. You are coughing and sneezing and your body and head ache. … Read more

Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s Syndrome Imagine if your body could not produce sufficient moisture. You could not sweat you could not create tears and you could not salivate. Your body would certainly have … Read more

Smoking and Vision

By quitting smoking you offer your eyes a chance to see well into the future.Smokers are consistently bombarded with information about how much damage cigarettes inflict on the lungs and … Read more

Smoking Raises Risk Of AMD

The researchers also found that fish rich in omega-3 oils can protect people from developing the illness later in life If you are male and smoke you have a significantly … Read more

Smoking: NOT a Good Idea for Good Vision

Contents 1 Smoking: NOT a Good Idea for Good Vision 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Possible Vision Loss Later 1.3 Why do Teens Smoke? Smoking: NOT a Good Idea for Good Vision … Read more

Soflens® 66 Toric Contact Lenses

Soflens® 66 Toric Contact Lenses We have recommended SofLens66® Toric contact lenses from Bausch & Lomb because these lenses: Are specifically designed for people with astigmatism Offer stable optics that … Read more

Soft Toric Lenses: Contacts for those with Astigmatism

Contents 1 Soft Toric Lenses: Contacts for those with Astigmatism 1.1 Introduction and Overview 1.2 Several Options 1.3 Care of Toric Soft Contact Lenses 1.4 Cost of Toric Soft Lenses … Read more

Specialty Contact Lenses

Contents 1 Specialty Contact Lenses 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Scleral Lenses 1.3 Ortho-K Lenses Specialty Contact Lenses Introduction New lens designs and new materials have made contact lenses the choice for … Read more

Sports and Work – Protective Lenses

Sports and Work – Protective Lenses Goggles with prescription lenses will help visual acuity when not wearing contact lenses… Consider these statistics: * 50000 North Americans lose their vision needlessly … Read more

Sports Vision Specialists

Sports Vision Specialists Athletes face unique visual demands that present interesting challenges for their eyecare needs. Although they may have good visual acuity excellent sports vision is a result of … Read more

Sports: Protecting and Enhancing your Vision

Sports: Protecting and Enhancing Your Vision Safety The manufacturers of sports eyewear know that their products serve two purposes for athletes and active people. They protect eyes from the dangers … Read more

Spring Allergies

Keep Spring in Your Step. For patients who experience dry eye and ocular allergy problems this spring optometrists have a number of very effective medications. Optometrists can help relieve eye … Read more


Whenever the eyes are not aligned properly, the term strabismus applies. Pronounced “struh-biz-mus,” people with this condition have been referred to in the past as “cross-eyed,” “wall-eyed” or were said … Read more

Strabismus (general description)

Strabismus (general description) The medical term for crossed eyes is strabismus (strah-biz mus). This condition means that one or both eyes are misaligned. Strabismus may be caused by abnormalities with … Read more

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Subconjunctival hemorrhage can be caused by a sudden rise in venous pressure such as coughing heavy lifting sneezing or vomiting. One of the most common surface conditions that … Read more

Summer Eye Protection

Summer Eye Protection Because more people are out and about summer is also the season of eye injuries. Summer is the season of sun outdoor fun fireworks and for those … Read more


Now that summer is rapidly approaching we are able to spend more of our time outdoors. With that brings the need for effective protective eyewear from the sun. All well … Read more

Sunglasses and Lens Tints: It’s All about Protecting Your Eyes

Contents 1 Understanding and Avoiding Contact Lens Complications: Polymegathism, Neovascularization and the Endothelial Pump 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Ultraviolet Protection 1.3 Prevention of UV Damage 1.4 Photokeratitis 1.5 Macular Degeneration 1.6 … Read more


Synechia “Synechia” is the medical term for adhesions or fibrous bands that bind two ocular structures that are meant to be separate. There are two different forms: anterior or posterior. … Read more