Fact or Fiction: Common Eye Myths Debunked

November 24, 2014 10:14 am

Does eating carrots really improve vision? Can excessive computer use cause permanent damage to your vision? Here are a few truths and myths commonly encountered by eye care professionals. Eating carrots can improve visual functioning: FICTION (mostly)  The Allied fighter pilots in WWII believed carrots improved night vision, making it […]

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The Damaging Effects of UV Light on the Human Eye

July 14, 2014 9:21 am
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As Canadians, we know a thing or two about eye protection. If we are not dealing with the bright, muggy Canadian summers, we are dealing with the snow-blindness inducing long winters. Heck, we even invented them! It was the Inuit who were living in what is now northern Canada, who […]

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Eye Health: Indicator of Overall Wellness

March 3, 2014 9:44 am

It is often said that the eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. Although observing the soul has been rather elusive in my clinical experience, the eyes are like windows in many respects. They are the windows we use to help us understand and process the world. As a […]

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Online Medical Devices: Sacrificing Safety for Price

November 21, 2013 11:14 am

In this fast-paced age of the Internet and instant information it can become easy to overlook safety when buying medical devices online. Yes the internet makes it more convenient for us to purchase items, but is buying something online always better? Are there ever circumstances where sacrifice must be made […]

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Ocular Dryness: There is more than meets the Eye

November 13, 2013 11:41 am
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Winter has arrived in Ottawa, which means it’s time to dust off the old shovels and ice scrapers we have joyously stashed away for the summer. For people suffering from dry eye the arrival of the dry winter air is also the time to dust off the eye drops. Dry […]

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Volunteering for Your Eye Health – Diabetes

March 13, 2013 12:11 pm
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Dr. Thomas A. Noël There is a pressing need to promote inter-professional collaboration to optimize eye care for Ontarians. For the past three years, I have served as co-chair of the Eye Health Council of Ontario (EHCO), which has the mandate to support provisions of accessible, quality eye care to […]

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Eye See You Series: The University of Ottawa Eye Institute at the Ottawa Hospital

January 21, 2013 11:23 am

Proper eye care is something that must be approached from many different perspectives. Individual eye care is just as important as surgical, clinical, and preventative care for maintaining proper vision and healthy eyes. At the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, eye care is top priority, with a dedicated staff of […]

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Eating Healthy, Seeing Great!

November 21, 2012 9:00 am
Dr. Thomas Noel

By  Dr. Thomas A. Noel There’s an old saying: you are what you eat. This proverb is closer to the truth than we might expect, even in the context of, believe it or not, your sight. The eye has a very thin tissue called the retina which helps us see. The […]

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Eye See You Series: Protect Vision and Eye Health Against Damaging UV Light

June 7, 2012 1:14 pm
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Essilor Group Launches Two Major Innovations: Crizal UV and the Eye-Sun Protection Factor.

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