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Treating Myopia in Children With Low-Dose Atropine Drops

By Dr. Florence Fernet-Leclair

In recent years, rates of nearsightedness (myopia) have increased dramatically among children, but fortunately, so have treatment options.

While there is no way to reverse myopia, a recent study showed that a low-dose of nightly atropine drops can significantly slow its progression. While children will still need to wear glasses or contact […]

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Your dry eyes are talking to you. Are you listening?

By Dr. Paul Neumann

When I started practicing optometry in 1992, dry eyes were little more than a nuisance. But in 2007, the International Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS) made a huge discovery: dry eyes are not a disorder, but a disease.  

Today, Jennifer Aniston is a spokesperson for dry eye disease. Now that is mainstream! […]

By |February 5th, 2019|Central Saanich Optometry, Doctor, Eye Exam, Eyedrops, Medical Exam, Optometrist, Optometry|Comments Off on Your dry eyes are talking to you. Are you listening?

Eye Exams can screen for diabetes

Did you know diabetic eye disease is the main cause of blindness in working-age adults?

Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90% of diabetes cases, is often referred to as Adult-onset diabetes because it usually occurs after the age of 40 in adults who are obese. Today, due to increasing obesity in youth and adults, […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Central Saanich Optometry, cseyecare.com, Diabetes, Doctor, Eye Exam, Medical Exam, Optometrist, Optometry, Type 2 Diabetes|Comments Off on Eye Exams can screen for diabetes