children's eye care and glasses needs

Learn about Angle-Closure Glaucoma (and the Symptoms Recognizable to an Optometrist)

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One of the main causes of vision loss in Canadians is due to an eye disease known as glaucoma. A rare form of this disease is known as angle-closure glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve due to accumulated pressure within the eye and causes an onset of symptoms that are often quite severe. Your optometrist may be able to detect any form of glaucoma through a routine exam and testing. While it is important to know what angle-closure glaucoma actually is, you also need to recognize the symptoms so you may seek treatment before serious vision loss can occur.…

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Pediatric Eye Pain: What Causes It And How Can Your Optometrist Diagnose And Treat It?

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If your little one complains of eye pain, you may wonder why it’s happening and how you can make your child feel better. Eye pain may develop from many things, including eyestrain and infection. Sometimes, sinus, face and ear pressure may cause discomfort in the eyes as well. An optometrist or eye specialist may examine your child’s eyes to find out why they hurt. Once the doctor diagnoses the cause of your child’s eye pain, the optometrist may prescribe eyeglasses or medications to correct the issue.…

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