The theory is that dark chocolate is high in antioxidant flavanols, which are touted as having many potential health benefits, including effects on the nervous system… And after eating milk chocolate, their vision was 20/15 – still better than normal, but not quite as sharp as with dark chocolate. Apr 27, 2018Read More
Healthy eyes start with healthy living. Here are some factors we should all take to heart:
Eat properly: Some of the best foods that provide eye vitamins include the brightly coloured fruits and vegetables.Read More
Dear Dr. Penny:
My eye lids are starting to get droopy. My friend had eyelid surgery to fix this and she is so happy with it! I want to know, is it covered by Alberta Health Care?
From, “Droopy Darlene”
What is it?
Blue light is the short wavelength light of the visible light spectrum that makes up approximately 1/3 of all visible light. Blue light is generally defined as visible light ranging from 380-500 nanometers. Our main source of blue light is sunlight, however the number of indoor sources, being digital devices, is on the rise. Even though our eyes are good at blocking UV rays from reaching the retina, they are not very good at blocking out blue light. The effect of this exposure is cumulative and will vary depending on the total number of exposure hours.Read More
What is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain is a condition that is being more and more prevalent. It is caused by several factors, including staring at close-up objects for extended periods of time, exposure to blue light emitted by digital devices, and insufficient blinking. People typically blink 12 times per minute, but when they stare at a screen, they tend to blink only five times a minute or less. This means that their eyes are not being lubricated properly. Symptoms of digital eye strain include headaches, blurred vision, light sensitivity, eye irritation, double vision, squinting, excessive tearing or blinking, and dryness. Children may also exhibit symptoms such as irritability, poor behavior and a reduced attention span.Read More
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition in which the eye does not bend light properly to a single focus. This causes distance objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear. Myopia typically develops in children and then progresses into adulthood.Read More
Whether you’re off on your holidays for a weekend ski trip to Banff, or to lay on a warm tropical beach, it is important to take along the right pair of sunglasses. But which tint should you choose?Read More