• Season’s Greetings from MAO EYE CARE

    Author: Mao Eye Care | | Categories: Contact Lenses , Eye Care Services , Eye Clinic

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    The MAO EYE CARE team wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. May the New Year be filled with joy, health, and prosperity!

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  • What is nearsightedness?

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

    What is nearsightedness?

    Myopia, or “nearsightedness” or “shortsightedness,” as most of us refer to it, is an eye condition in which you can view objects up close clearly, but things farther away may appear blurry.

    This condition is fairly common and many people who have it don’t detect it immediately, as all objects in view aren’t blurry. Reading a book or a menu may appear fine. But the sign in the distance…? It may lack visual clarity.

    Causes of nearsightedness

    Myopia is usually tied to genetics.

    If you are nearsighted, pay particular attention to early signs of progressive myopia in your children. Having their eyes tested regularly is important, as common nearsightedness usually appears early in life. Many children with myopia develop it at a young age, with it worsening each year until they reach their early twenties.

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  • Myopia management

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    If you’ve been wearing glasses or contacts for a while in order to treat myopia, you’re probably pretty comfortable with them. Even though you can see well, it’s still important to visit your doctor routinely. Myopia does not progress as rapidly in adulthood, making it difficult to notice any changes in your vision. However, myopia increases your risk for other eye conditions such as early cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. Routine eye appointments are important to monitor your eye health and make sure your prescription adjusts to any change in your vision.

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  • Ocular surface disease

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    Ocular surface diseases are disorders of the surface of the cornea, the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye. These diseases include dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, rosacea, allergies, scarring from glaucoma medications, chemical burns, and immunological conditions.

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  • Clarity and sharpness of your vision

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    The shape of your eyes plays an important role in the clarity and sharpness of your vision. Your eye’s ability to focus light precisely on the retina depends on the shape of your cornea, the flexibility of your lens, and the length of your eye. A refractive error occurs when these conditions are not perfectly aligned, resulting in blurry vision at one or more distances. One of the most common refractive errors is myopia, or nearsightedness. Myopia occurs when the eye is too long, the cornea is too curved, or a combination of the two. This results in light coming into focus before reaching the back of the eye, causing blurry distance vision. Other refractive errors include hyperopia, or farsightedness, where the eye is too short, or cornea curved too little; presbyopia, which is the loss of lens flexibility with age; and astigmatism, where the cornea is shaped irregularly. Refractive Surgery, Prescription glasses and contacts correct your refractive error by adjusting the point of focus back onto the retina, resulting in clearer vision. The type of refractive error and the degree of severity determine which lens type and strength are used to compensate for the error. To get the best possible vision, your eye doctor can find the cause of your blurry vision, and offer the best corrective option for you. Over time, your eye’s shape may change, so it is important to see your doctor annually to maintain the clearest possible vision. Schedule your next eye exam today, to see a clearer tomorrow.

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  • Sunglass lens

    Author: Alexander Mao |

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    When most of us see the sun rise, we call it the beginning of a beautiful day, but it's what we don't see, that we all need to guard against: the sun's ultra-violet rays. Throughout the year, just about everyone is exposed to these harmful, invisible, ultra-violet - or UV rays. Whether you are indoors, or outdoors, a child or an adult, exposure to the sun's UV rays can cause serious long-term damage to your eyes. Just as you should protect your skin from the sun's UV rays using sunscreen, you should protect your eyes with UV-filtering sunglass lenses.

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  • Myopia Management

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    Does your child have myopia? Myopia, or nearsightedness, is when your child can see near objects clearly, but has difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Myopia can be caused by the shape of the eye’s cornea, or when the eye grows too long. While myopia is a common refractive error among children, many parents are unaware that myopia can worsen as children grow, impacting their learning and development. While the only option for treating myopia used to be glasses or regular contact lenses, now there are a variety of treatments available that may slow this condition’s progression. The most common treatment options work to prevent the eye from continuing to overgrow. These include prescription eye drops, multifocal glasses or contacts, or a therapy called orthokeratology, which are contact lenses worn at night that temporarily reshape the cornea for clear vision the following day. How do these special contacts and glasses work differently than regular lenses? Regular glasses and contacts only focus central light rays, which causes peripheral light rays to focus behind the eye’s retina, which is thought to stimulate eye growth. Orthokeratology and multifocal lenses correct the central light rays while also focusing peripheral light rays in front of the retina. This is thought to prevent the eye from continuing to grow. The myopia management treatment you choose depends on your child's unique vision needs. Please talk to us today to find out what treatment is best for your child.

    Thanks,

    Alex

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  • Ocular Allergies

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    If your eyes are itching, tearing, burning, or red you may have eye allergies, or what doctors call allergic conjunctivitis. Allergies develop when the body's immune system becomes sensitized to something such as pollen, dust, pet dander, or mold. These are called allergens, and there are many potential allergens in our environment that can come into contact with our eyes. With allergic conjunctivitis, allergens cause the eyes and surrounding tissues to become inflamed and uncomfortable. These symptoms may occur alone, or in combination with general allergic symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or a stuffy nose. There are two main types of eye allergies: Seasonal and Chronic. Seasonal eye allergies are the most common form and occur in the spring or fall when the amount of pollen in the air is very high. Chronic eye allergies are less common, but potentially more severe than seasonal allergies. This form is non-seasonal and occurs continuously throughout the year. Chronic eye allergies may be triggered by dust, mold, pets or other allergens that are present year-round. While ocular allergies may be an ongoing condition, the right treatment from your eye care professional can reduce or eliminate symptoms.

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  • Essilor’s Stellest Lenses Receive FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

    Author: External Author |

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    Original Article Source Credits:  Review of MM, https://reviewofmm.com/

    Article Written By:  NA

    Original Article Posted on:  May 17, 2021

    Link to Original Article:  https://reviewofmm.com/essilors-stellest-lenses-receive-fda-breakthrough-device-designation/

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  • Corneal Refractive therapy (CRT)

    Author: Alexander Mao |

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    Corneal refractive therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical treatment option for people suffering from mild to moderate presbyopia, nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. CRT offers a legitimate alternative to laser vision correction for many people. This procedure uses specially designed contact lenses, which are prescribed to reshape the surface of the cornea and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or regular contact lenses. CRT treatment involves changing the curvature of the cornea by temporarily molding its shape using a gas permeable contact lens.

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  • Blepharitis

    Author: Alexander Mao |

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    Blepharitis is a common condition, that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids, and eyelashes. Symptoms of blepharitis include redness, irritation, crusting, and a dry or sandy feeling in the eyes and eyelids. In most cases, this condition does not cause damage to one's vision. Typical causes of this condition include bacterial infections, allergic reactions, excessive oil production by glands in the eyelid, or poor eyelid hygiene. If you are experiencing symptoms of Blepharitis, contact your eye care professional to schedule an eye examination.

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  • Ocular surface disease

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    Ocular surface diseases are disorders of the surface of the cornea, the transparent layer that forms the front of the eye. These diseases include dry eye syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, rosacea, allergies, scarring from glaucoma medications, chemical burns, and immunological conditions. Ocular surface diseases can severely affect eyesight and quality of life. Symptoms may include blurry vision, discomfort or pain, redness and itching, and in severe cases, blindness due to corneal scarring. Unfortunately, cases often go undiagnosed and untreated due to a lack of understanding of symptoms and inaccurate evaluation.

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  • Presbyopia

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

    When we are young, the lens inside of our eye is extremely flexible, and allows us to easily focus on close objects. Over time, the lens gradually loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult to focus on close objects. This condition is called Presbyopia, and it is a normal part of the aging process that happens to everyone, even those who have never had a vision problem before.

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  • Glaucoma

    Author: Mao Eye Care |

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    In a healthy eye, a balance exists between the fluid produced, and the fluid that leaves the eye. This balance keeps the eye pressure at a healthy level. In order to maintain balance the eye has a built-in drainage system. This drainage system controls the inflow and outflow of fluids, which is responsible for nourishing the eye. The eye's drainage system works a lot like a sink. Fluid is produced from the faucet and exits through the drain. If a blockage develops in the eye's drainage system, or if fluid is produced faster than it can escape - an overflow will occur. In the eye, this overflow causes the pressure to elevate. The optic nerve is most vulnerable to damage from elevated pressure. Continuous elevated pressure or spikes in pressure can damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, damage to the optic nerve can lead to vision loss and even blindness. The main goals of glaucoma surgery are to reduce eye pressure and prevent vision loss. When treating glaucoma one option to reduce pressure, is to turn off the faucet. Another option to reduce pressure is to remove the blockage that's slowing the fluid from escaping. And the final option for reducing pressure is to create a new channel for the fluid to escape through. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

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  • Color blind tests: Do you see colors as they really are?

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Eye Test

    Original Article Source Credits:   All About Vision , https://www.allaboutvision.com/

    Article Written By:  Gary Heiting, OD

    Original Article Posted on:  NA

    Link to Original Article:  https://www.allaboutvision.com/en-ca/eye-exam/color-blind-tests/

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  • What Causes Dry Eyes?

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Dry Eye Management

    Original Article Source Credits:   WebMD , https://www.webmd.com/

    Article Written By:  NA

    Original Article Posted on:  September 12, 2020

    Link to Original Article:  https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/eye-health-dry-eyes

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  • What is myopia control?

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Myopia Control

    Original Article Source Credits:   All About Vision , https://www.allaboutvision.com/

    Article Written By:  Beth Longware Duff

    Original Article Posted on:  NA

    Link to Original Article:  https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/myopia-faq/what-is-myopia-control.htm

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  • Ocular Migraines

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Contact Lenses , Dry Eye Management , Eye Care Services , Eye Checkup , Eye Clinic , Eye Doctor , Eye Test , Family Eye Care , Laser Eye Surgery , LASIK Eye Care

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    An ocular migraine occurs when blood vessels in part of the brain responsible for vision temporarily spasm.

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  • Vitamins and Supplements for Macular Degeneration

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Eye Care Services , Eye Clinic , Eye Doctor , Eye Test

    Original Article Source Credits:   Verywell Health , https://www.verywellhealth.com/

    Article Written By:  Sherry Christiansen

    Original Article Posted on:  August 20, 2020

    Link to Original Article:  https://www.verywellhealth.com/vitamins-and-supplements-for-macular-degeneration-5069858

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  • Eye Hygiene (Eyegiene) for Better Eye Health

    Author: External Author | | Categories: Eye Care Services

    Original Article Source Credits:   MyDryEye , https://mydryeye.ca/

    Article Written By:  Diana Nguyen

    Original Article Posted on:   

    Link to Original Article:  https://mydryeye.ca/eye-hygiene-eyegiene-for-better-eye-health/

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