Many people know that dehydration is when your body loses more water than it takes in. But did you know that dehydration can also affect your eye health and vision? A common sign of dehydration is thirst and a dry mouth. But dehydration can also cause dry eyes. Dry eye symptoms can include irritation, foreign […]
How to Cure Dry Eyes From Contacts
Vision care is all about consistency, so keeping up appointments with your optometrist is essential to ensure your eye health is where you need it to be. Your comfort is key, so when dry eyes make an appearance, finding relief is a priority. But you have a problem—you love wearing your contacts and suspect your […]
Myopia vs. Astigmatism: What’s the Difference?
Our eyes are wonderful, interesting, and intricate! While our eyes are growing as children, they may develop irregularities, like myopia or astigmatism. Attending regularly scheduled eye exams is the best way to determine if you or your child has myopia or astigmatism. While both refractive errors are similar and can cause blurry vision, there are […]
Can Playing Video Games Damage Your Eyes?
Can Playing Video Games Damage Your Eyes? The video gaming industry started in the 1980s and has since hit the masses, with Canada becoming the third-largest globally. Video gaming isn’t just for the younger generation. In 2020 alone, the 61% of Canadians who play have an average age of 34. There is no doubt that […]
Top 9 Eye Exercises for Eye Strain
Top 9 Eye Exercises for Eye Strain Your eyes work hard every day and, like other muscles in your body, your eyes can feel sore or tired after intense use. Eye strain is a common condition that many people experience. This can happen during long drives, when reading for long periods, or staring at a […]
Does Rubbing Your Eyes Cause Floaters?
Does Rubbing Your Eyes Cause Floaters? Causing Eye Floaters Spotting an object floating across your vision can be a startling experience. It won’t go away, but is it harmful? Eye floaters can be a symptom of multiple eye conditions. Most floaters are harmless, but they can sometimes indicate an eye emergency. A floater may seemingly […]
Are Eye Styes Contagious?
Eye Problems: Styes Eye problems are more than vision problems. The health of our eyes is affected by many things, from how well-rested we are to wearing eye makeup. Regular eye exams can help us protect our health and our sight. However, you can also visit an eye doctor for more than a routine checkup. […]
When Is Eye Pain an Emergency?
If you are experiencing eye pain, we always recommend visiting us in person at Vivid Eye Care to discern whether the situation is cause for serious concern. Eye emergencies typically involve your eyes experiencing damage or distress which can result in a potential loss of vision without proper treatment. If you are experiencing what you […]
When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
The months while you’re expecting a baby and the time after your little one has joined the family are a whirlwind of emotions, new experiences, and visits with your medical team. It’s important not to neglect their eyes as a part of these welcome-to-the-world checkups. Children take in a vast amount of information about their […]
Can Myopia Be Corrected Permanently?
Myopia is one of the most common eye conditions in the world. With so many people experiencing blurry vision, there are several treatment options for this condition, such as glasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery. With so many treatments, is there a way to permanently cure myopia? Continue reading to learn more about myopia, […]