eye care articles
We hope you will find the following eye care articles helpful and will be adding more as we come across articles we think you’ll find interesting. We also recommend the following educational websites for detailed information on a wide range of eye care topics:
A comprehensive, up-to-date consumer resource for all aspects of eye health and vision correction. Information on the many products, therapies and services that can enhance vision and lives.
Doctors of Optometry are a primary source for all your vision, eye health and eyewear needs. This website, for both professionals and consumers, includes a blog and an extensive Eye Health Library.
The EyeGlass Guide was created to explain the many lens choices available today. Also includes an Interactive EyeGlass Guide, a Video Library and several articles on vision and eye health.
Senior Eye Health
As most people age, their vision needs change. Complications often arise, and getting expert care from a Doctor of Optometry is critical.
At age 65 and older, you should have an eye exam at least once a year. A comprehensive eye health examination should be the key to preserving your vision and making it last a lifetime. Regular exams conducted by your Doctor of Optometry give you peace of mind in knowing that your eyes are being treated by an eye health professional that can identify potential health issues early.
Early identification and treatment of conditions that can often have no visible symptoms is key to protecting your sight.READ MORE
Children's Eye Health
What could be more important than your child’s vision?
Since 80% of a child’s learning is based on vision, excellent sight and eye health are critical to a child’s development.
But, surprisingly, one in five children entering school has a vision disorder and one in six children has been misdiagnosed with a learning disability when in fact they have a correctable vision problem. Not knowing any differently, many of these children accept poor vision and other eye problems as normal. If left unchecked, serious long-term effects can result.
Not all children’s eye conditions have obvious symptoms. The best way to protect your child’s eye health is to book an eye exam with our optometrist at Mona Vision. Kid’s eye exams are FREE with a valid BC medical card.READ MORE
vision care in the digital age
What is it and why is it important?
With the introduction of the retinal camera, eye Doctors are now able to visualize the retina as a whole. The Carl Zeiss Visucam 200 Retinal Camera captures an image of the retina that allows for early detection and monitoring of ocular disease. Small retinal changes can have dramatic consequences in visual function and performance. Early detection is vital to maintaining proper visual function.
With this technology, it is now possible to document and compare the state of health of the eye from one appointment to the next, allowing for earlier detection of any disease and/or progression.
The retinal picture is an important photographic record for the future so we have provided this service as part of your eye exam.READ MORE
Did You Know …
… that blue light can be dangerous, yet it’s also essential for good health?
In particularly hot summers with intense sunshine, high levels of UV radiation can pose a problem. As well as protecting your skin with sunscreen, it’s also important to protect your eyes by wearing high-quality sunglasses. But what many people don’t realize is that our eyes are increasingly exposed to blue light even when we’re indoors because of modern light sources such as computer screens and smart phones. And this high-energy light can be hazardous to our eyes.
What we need are ‘intelligent’ filters which reduce the levels of potentially harmful light without affecting the spectrum of light that is essential for good health. That’s the goal behind specially coated lenses which can help keep your eyes healthy over the long term.READ MORE