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From Dr. Faria

Dr. Faria tries to communicate as much specific information as possible during eye examinations but she has posted some information pages below which hopefully add some updated eye and vision information, applicable to the Waterloo area in general and our practice in particular.

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Amblyopia is caused by an eye that cannot communicate fully with the vision processing centre in the brain. This lack of proper communication can be caused by a number of different eye conditions that an optometrist can catch.

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Do you ever have an itch you just can’t scratch. Isn’t that one of the most annoying feelings? Have you ever experienced that sensation in your eyes? Itchiness is a very common symptom of allergy.

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When you smoke, the tobacco fumes are absorbed into your lungs and travel to structures throughout your body including your eyes! Smoking contributes to a number of the symptoms and conditions.

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Sunglasses are first and foremost a piece of protective equipment. This means they need to be able to block both UV-A and UV-B light in order to be effective. They are essential for both adults and children.

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Contact lenses are an amazing alternative to spectacle wear for the majority of individuals who require corrected vision. They provide clear and comfortable vision for your daily needs.

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In general, astigmatism is a term used to describe a specific type of refractive error (also known as your glasses prescription). Astigmatism can cause your vision to be blurry, but that’s not all it can do!

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The retina is a thin tissue that lines the inside of our eyes and creates the images that we see. The macula is a special part of the retina that creates the central vision (what we see when we look directly at something).

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There is no guarantee that employing myopia management will completely stop myopic changes. During treatment, the prescription is closely monitored, and is adapted if the treatment is not giving the intended effect.