Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because it often has no symptoms in its early stages and can slowly steal your vision without you even noticing. In fact, […]
Eyesight Matters: The Importance of Regular Eye Examss
Maintaining good eye health is essential to preserve our sight and quality of life. Eye exams not only detect vision problems but also can identify underlying health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and even brain tumors. Regular eye exams can help diagnose these health problems early, allowing for prompt treatment, and potentially saving […]
What is an OCT?
An OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is a medical imaging test that provides detailed, cross-sectional images of the various structures within the eye, including the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve. It is a non-invasive test that is often performed during an eye exam with an optometrist. The OCT test is performed by having the […]
Infant Eye Exams with an Optometrist: Why They’re Important
As a parent, you want to make sure that your child is healthy and developing properly. This includes ensuring that their vision is developing normally as well. Infant eye exams are important because they help detect any vision problems that may develop in the early stages of a child’s life. Many vision problems, such as […]
The Truth Behind Eye Myths
The internet is flooded with myths pertaining to eyes! You may wonder how true these myths are… Below are the top 3 myths we have learned from our patients here at the eye clinic in Stoney creek Perception Eyecare! MYTH #1: EATING CARROTS WILL IMPROVE YOUR VISION FACT: While eating carrots can be a great […]
Ouch! What Causes Contact Lenses to Hurt?
With today’s advanced technology, contact lenses have earned popularity due to their convenience, accessibility, and variability, accommodating to most of our visual needs! Unfortunately, contact lenses can hurt sometimes. How can this tiny plastic disc cause discomfort and irritation? One of the most common causes of irritation for contact lens wearers is DRY EYE. Dry […]
Are You Interested in Laser Vision Correction?
Tired of wearing glasses or contacts? Have you worn glasses most of your life and would like a change? Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to see across the room without having to put on your glasses? At Perception Eyecare, we do pre-LASIK consultations to determine if you are a good candidate […]
Seeing While Swimming
Do you love swimming? Do you wish you could see better while under water? We have a solution for you: prescription swimming goggles! Swimming goggles with your prescription allow you to see while under water. There are a wide range of parameters available to accommodate most prescriptions. Goggles are available for both children and adults […]
Restasis and Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome
What are Symptoms of Dry Eye? Burning, stinging, itchy, and/or watery eyes. Lots of patients also notice fluctuating vision, redness, and feeling of “sand” in their eyes. What Causes Dry Eye? Dry eye syndrome has several causes including contact lens wear, medications, living or working in a dry environment, systemic diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis […]
FL – 41 and Migraines
For those that suffer from migraines, a common theme tends to be bright lights that can trigger a migraine. Fl-41 is a tint that helps reduce light sensitivity in post concussion/traumatic brain injury patients and those that suffer from migraines. FL-41 tint is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. FL-41 is a rose tint that […]