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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in Burlington.

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether at home or travelling on a winter-weather get-away.  Before you let your children run outside to build the most adorable snowman or fling themselves onto...

A Short History of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and expanded into a highly effective method for learning or improving visual skills.

It’s Not Just Your Eyes by Dr. Patricia Fink

If your eyes are the camera with which you view the world, then the body that supports the camera is your tripod. The positioning and movement of your spine, hips, and even feet can affect and in turn, be affected by your vision. For example, when a person has vision...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye conditions that diabetics are at risk for developing: cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. To prevent these sight-threatening diseases, it's important to control your blood sugar...

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are often prescribed.

Did you know that every time you blink…

Did you know that every time you blink, the movement of the lower lid moves inward while the upper lid moves outward which cleans the lids, stimulates oil release and replenishes the tear film? Every blink cleans your eyes. Did you know that looking at electronic devices reduces your blink...

Dr. Fink’s Introduction to Myopia Control – Part 4

Binocular Vision status also influences the development of myopia. If someone has an inward posture of their eyes (not an eye turn, but an esophoria) they are at a significantly higher risk of increasing the myopia rapidly.  One needs to be extremely careful about prescribing minus lenses in these cases...

Dr. Fink’s Introduction to Myopia Control – Part 3

Ergonomics and environment are factors in slowing down the development of the myopia. Having a proper working distance to your near-work is essential. Holding reading materials too close stresses your focusing and convergence system and thereby increasing the myopia.  Harmon’s working distance (for each person, that is the knuckle of...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...

3 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart the New Year With Vision Therapy

Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this year and see the change for yourself!
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