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Eye See Eye Learn Kids glasses program Update

Did you know that summertime is a good time to get a child’s eye exam done? It’s good to get it done before school starts to prepare them for better learning. In Ontario, kids get their eye exams covered using their Ontario Health card once a year. Every year, the...

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your vision.

Looking for a Sports Vision Optometrist? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you want to improve your sports performance, then you've come to the right place! Our sports vision optometrist can help you hone important visual skills to help you succeed at your sport.

Why All Kids with ADHD Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Children with ADHD commonly have visual problems, such as convergence insufficiency, tracking difficulties, and others. Fortunately, vision therapy is an effective treatment for these and other lagging visual skills. Read on to learn more!

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times when it’s not. Learn how a dry eye optometrist can help.

4 Ways a Stroke Can Impact Vision

In this article, we explore the various ways a stroke can negatively affect a person’s vision and explain how a neuro-optometrist can help rehabilitate vision.

MYOPIA PROGRESSION QUESTIONS ANSWERED

护眼的十一大疑惑 这段时间比较忙。上个月的Zoom 分享,现在才整理出来了。很多家长对孩子近视很担心。这里做了一些解说和解惑。 我们以前10岁才近视,现在孩子6岁就近视了。一年长75度到一百度,到成人了,那不变成1000度?在那个度数,视网膜会更脆弱,容易脱落,也不能做激光手术了。 那近视发展,可以停止吗? 近视其实有三个原因,妈妈怀孕期营养影响/难产, 看近的小字和符号多/眼睛压力多,或者双眼不协调/视功能失调。 双眼视功能失调可以是因为集中不够,调节不够或两眼微小动作不同步。如果不治疗好,近视会快加深很多。双眼视功能失调可以做视觉训练矫正, 减少近视发展。视觉训练目前还可以做脑震荡眼脑康复治疗, 视觉上的学习障碍,和提高运动员的速度和反应能力 (耳聪目明)。视觉训练在美国开始,现在在广州中三眼科医院有提供。在美国可以在COVD.org  上找,Boston Children’s Hospital 也开始做了。在加拿大可以在 visiontherapycanada.com 上找。视觉训练通常由进修做眼脑发展和复建的视光眼科医生 (Developmental and Rehabilitative Optometrist) 和他的视觉训练员做。 如果近视是只是由用眼多的压力造成的,那视觉训练就不够效果。 要一直做下去才好。 这种情况,可以做OK 镜,效果会好很多。做OK 镜前,要找做眼脑发展和复建的视光眼科医生详细检查,确认没有双眼视功能失调才有效果。 下面是在家长群里的问题收集和我的回答: Q1. 青少年带隐形眼镜有什么危害吗?如果佩戴怎么选择? Dr. Liang, 我以前是常说隐形眼镜没什莫伤害,这主要是我的病人没有什么感染的情况。其实在青少年来说,普通白天戴的隐形是比成人的感染多一些。在中国,也比北美的情况严重些。在北美,风险是1-2%而已。我每个病人都要做个Contact Lens Fitting, 新手要做个 contact lens teach, 教会他们好的,规范的佩戴和清洁习惯,就减少了很多感染和不适。Contact lens fitting 是由视光医生做的,挑的隐形就比较适合孩子,以后再每年检查的就基本很少感染。OK 镜来说,是比较透气的,是晚上睡觉的时候戴的。洗的干净和规范,就减少很多感染。 Q2. 青少年戴远视眼镜,需要防止近视吗?远视眼如何注意保护眼睛,维持正常视力? Dr. Liang, 近视的人眼睛比较长,看到的都投影在眼睛视网膜的前面。 远视的人眼睛比较短,看到的都投影在视网膜的后面。和近视是相反的。远视的孩子需要每年验眼检查。 他们有些像有老花的人那样,看近的,会不清楚,或者逃避看书。做验眼检查就可以看到他们的眼睛视功能会不会也受到影响了。 Q3. OK镜的最佳佩戴年龄,激光手术针对近视者是一劳永逸的吗?术后会有什么副作用?20岁的女孩是佩戴OK镜适合还是激光手术更适合?...

The Importance of Contrast Sensitivity In Baseball

Step up to the plate with sharp visual skills like contrast sensitivity and watch your game improve. Sports vision training will help improve your sports performance.

Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — individualizedsupport in school — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes’ ability to track, team and focus, but these problems are rarely detected in a standard school screening. A comprehensive developmental vision exam can detect these and other problems with your child’s visual system.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

Can a Brain Injury Affect Vision?

If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury, you might still be experiencing some visual problems. Schedule an appointment with a neuro-optometrist, who can diagnose and treat visual problems resulting from your head injury.

Could Working From Home Be Hurting Your Vision?

Working at home has many benefits, but it can also trigger computer-related eye strain. Here are some proven ways to reduce digital eye strain, whether at home or in the office.

How Myopia (Nearsightedness) Can Affect Your Child’s Life

Myopia — nearsightedness — affects your ability to see faraway objects. Unless myopia is managed during childhood, it raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Find out more about myopia management.

Can Hitting Your Head Cause Blurred Vision?

Is your vision blurred, or do you experience other vision problems following your head injury? A Neuro-Optometrist near you will tailor a treatment program to help you see clearly again.

10% of Children Have Undetected Vision Problems

Here’s what you need to know about why visual problems can go undetected, and how vision therapy can help your child develop healthy vision.

Play Soccer? Why You Should Improve Visual Processing Speed and Eye-Body Coordination

Sports vision training is an ideal way to develop visual processing and eye-body coordination skills that are sure to improve your performance on the soccer field along with other sports.

What Exactly is an Eye Chart?

At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the optometrist's office. But what exactly is the chart and what does it measure? Read on to find out!

Covid Patients Are 40% More Likely to Get Diabetes – What Does That Mean for Your Vision?

Covid-19 patients have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes than people who haven’t had the virus. Diabetes-related diseases can cause severe vision loss, so anyone who has recovered from Covid should have regular comprehensive eye exams.

The Link Between Dry Eyes and Depression

Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including the eyes. Researchers are currently investigating whether depression can cause dry eye symptoms.

Bloodshot Eyes – Should You Be Concerned?

Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.

What Do the Numbers on My Prescription Mean?

by Dr. Rachel Ng OD As you leave your annual eye appointment, a prescription is granted if you benefit from wearing glasses. Many children and adults require refractive correction either for full time wear or part time wear to enhance their vision and prevent eyestrain. As you walk towards the...

Are Myopic Parents More Likely to Have Myopic Children?

Can you pass myopia, or nearsightedness, onto your kids? According to research, there is definitely a genetic component. Fortunately, myopia management can slow myopia progression.

Martial Arts: Improve Your Reflexes With Sports Vision Training

People practice martial arts for many reasons: as a sport, for self-defense, as a form of self-expression, or to boost their discipline and confidence. Whatever the reason, succeeding at martial arts requires excellent reflexes— and that's where sports vision training can help.

Does Your Child Have 20/20 Vision Yet Still Struggles In School?

Your child's eyesight may be excellent but have subpar visual skills that keep them from reaching their potential. Vision therapy can improve visual skills and boost your child’s performance in school and in sports.

Concerned About Macular Degeneration? – Here Are 6 Tips to Lower your Risk

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.

Can Your Vision Change After a Concussion?

A blow to the head can badly disrupt the connection between your brain and your eyes and cause problems like blurry or double vision and sensitivity to light. Fortunately, a neuro-optometrist can treat your concussion-related visual symptoms.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

Whether you’re training for a major sports event or a friendly game in the local schoolyard, how well you see and react visually will impact your performance. Sports vision training and using the right eyewear can help you reach your goals.

5 Need-to-Know Facts About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness, but its symptoms usually aren’t noticeable until vision is already compromised. Here are 5 things you should know about this serious eye disease.

What’s Your Optometrist Role in Cataract Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you to an eye surgeon.

Do You See Better When You Tilt or Turn Your Head?

A head tilt or turn isn’t just a physical quirk. It can be a sign of a vision problem that may have a neurological basis. If turning or tilting your head helps you see better, schedule an eye exam with a neuro-optometrist to identify the underlying cause.

5 Vision-Saving Tips for National Save Your Vision Month

This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy and strong.

Should My Child Have Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy trains the eyes to move and focus properly. It is especially suitable for children, whose visual problems can often be resolved when diagnosed and treated early on.

Are Sore, Itchy Eyes a Sign of COVID-19?

There are many reasons why your eyes may feel itchy and sore. However, new research suggests that these symptoms can also be linked to COVID-19.

Toys and Games to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Does your child struggle at school or with reading? The following toys and games can help develop important visual skills to help your child thrive in school and in life.

10 Ways to Give Your Eyes Some Love This Valentine’s Day

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Research Suggests a Link Between Childhood Obesity and High Myopia

Research suggests that children who are obese may have a higher risk of developing high myopia. Read up to learn why and discover what you can do about it.

4 Tips To Improve Sports Performance

In sports, every small advantage can make the difference between attaining your goal and suffering disappointment. Here are 4 tips on how to improve your sports performance and achieve peak condition.

4 Reasons Why 3D Vision is So Important

3D vision plays a key role in our ability to safely and securely navigate many facets of our everyday lives. We’ve compiled our top 4 reasons why 3D vision is so important.

Double Vision After Brain Surgery

After brain surgery, patients may experience double vision (diplopia) resulting from a disruption of the ocular muscles or nerves. Prism glasses and neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help correct post-surgery diplopia.

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

An eyelid twitch can develop for a number of reasons, and most of the time it’s not a cause for concern. Find out what may be causing your eye to twitch and what can relieve it.

Why Goalkeepers Need Strong Visual Skills

To be a goalkeeper at the top of your game, your body — including your visual system — needs to be in peak physical condition. Learn how sports vision training can help you become a better athlete.

When Do You Know It’s Time to Have Cataract Surgery

Surgery is the only way to treat cataracts. Usually, it is better to have cataract surgery early so the patient can see clearly and resume the activities they enjoy.

Sports Vision Exercises to Try At Home

If you enjoy playing sports and are always looking for ways to improve your game, sports vision exercises can help. Find out what you can do from the comfort of your home to improve your sports performance.

6 Glaucoma Myths Debunked

Myths and misinformation about glaucoma symptoms, treatments and detection can cause people to wait to see their eye doctor only once they’ve suffered vision loss. In this article, we debunk 6 common glaucoma myths.

6 Things To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye disease that changes the shape and function of the cornea. Here are 6 facts about keratoconus that you should know.

Do you have post concussion syndrome?

Toronto Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are common in winter. Moreso after a snow storm. What are the key markers that you may have post concussion syndrome after a concussion or a whiplash? Driving anxiety, most people feel that their driving is a bit off. They can see what’s in front...

What Causes Early Onset Cataracts?

Most people who develop cataracts are over age 40, but younger people and even babies can develop cataracts due to eye trauma, diabetes, certain medications, infections in utero and other factors.

MASK RELATED DRY EYE

As we continue to practice safety during the pandemic, many have noticed increased dry eyes from wearing masks throughout the day. As we exhale, our breath escapes the mask beneath, through the sides and above the mask. This continuous air flow upwards out of the mask can evaporate tears quickly...

Myopia and Binocular Vision Problems

Myopia in children is on the rise in Toronto and Markham. Many people know that spending time outdoors and less work at near would help reduce the chance of myopia or nearsightedness getting worse in children. If your children has symptoms of: Rubbing their eyes. Squinting to see. Using one...

Can Restricting Online Gaming Time Reduce Myopia Progression?

If your child spends a significant amount of time playing online video games, here’s what you need to know about how it can contribute to the onset and progression of myopia — nearsightedness.

Screen Time Can Lead To Eye Strain And Convergence Insufficiency In Children

With an increase in online learning comes an increase in digital eye strain and convergence insufficiency, two conditions that can be effectively treated with vision therapy.

What is OCT?

Warden Optometry eye doctors use OCT to see your eyes in a deeper layer. Optical coherence topography is an imaging device your optometrist uses to view the detailed nerve tissue at the back of your eye. The retina is a thin nerve tissue comprised of several layers. This lines the...

Macular Degeneration Hasn’t Stopped Judi Dench, And It Shouldn’t Stop You Either

Age-related macular degeneration is a sight-threatening eye disease that causes central vision loss. But despite having the condition for several years, Dame Judi Dench continues to excel in her career and inspire others with low vision.

What is Presbyopia?

Most people are more concerned for myopia, what about for near vision? It’s an autumn day when you hear the sound of a notification on your phone. You squint while extending your forearm focusing on the text your son just sent you. It barely comes into focus. You are not...

The Eye Care Team: Opticians, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists

Your eyes are complex and deserve the best care possible.  As an optometrist I have the privilege to be part of a team that ensures your eyes are healthy long-term. Have you been assessed by the whole team? Our role as your optometrist is to provide primary eye care. An...

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling a comprehensive eye evaluation today!

OHIP ON EYECARE COME SEPTEMBER

To our patients, Beginning September 1st, 2021, OHIP covered eye exams may disappear. This affects Ontarians  ages 19 and below, 65 and above, as well as those with specific conditions such as glaucoma or diabetes. For 30 years, eye care in Ontario has been chronically underfunded by the Ontario government....

Elevate Your Game on the Baseball Field With Sports Vision Training

Baseball is one of the most challenging sports from a visual standpoint. Sports vision training can significantly improve a player’s performance by honing the visual skills needed to excel in baseball.

My $8 Sunglasses say 100% UV protection: Is This a Myth or Fact?

My $8 Sunglasses say 100% UV protection: Is This a Myth or Fact? Summer is upon us and many of us are itching to get outdoors as much as we can especially during this difficult pandemic. But before soaking up the rays, are your eyes protected? The sun emits harmful...

MYTH: MY CONTACT LENSES MUST BE HEALTHY IF I SEE CLEARLY

With many people noticing foggy glasses with each exhale, contact lenses have become a popular alternative. Purchasing contact lenses online has become a popular and convenient way to see clearly without leaving the house. Unfortunately there are many risks to consumers that they may not be aware of. A contact...

Why Computer Use Can Cause Dry Eye & Eye Strain

Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry your eyes. The condition is so common that researchers have coined it computer vision syndrome. Learn more about the causes and treatments of this condition.

IS THIS PANDEMIC MAKING YOUR EYES DRY?

You’re not alone. This season of social distancing has affected Canadians in many unlikely ways. As an optometrist I have noticed an increase in a particular chief complaint. “My eyes are always dry and I have to keep blinking” What has changed during this pandemic that may have caused this?...

What Causes Bulging Eyes?

Eyes that protrude can signal an underlying medical condition and can cause uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Your dry eye optometrist can help.

ORTHOKERATOLOGY FOR MYOPIA CONTROL, IS IT USEFUL?

 Myopia or nearsightedness is on the rise in Markham. Orthokeratology (Orthok) has been used for more than a decade for myopia control. It’s very effective, at 42% or higher for myopia control effect. In our clinic, the success rate can be a bit higher than the average. OrthoK lens...

How Does Concussion Affect Balance?

During a concussion or a whiplash, vision problems occur in 40% to 80% of those involved in the incident. Three body systems are affected, vestibular, visual, and somatosensory. To maintain balance, one needs to use all three systems to coordinate motor responses of the limbs, trunk and eyes. In many...

The Importance of Binocular Vision in Sports

To succeed at their game, athletes need excellent binocular vision. Find out how sports vision training can improve their visual skills and boost their performance, no matter their sport.

WHAT ARE THE TWO MOST COMMON EYE CARE CONCERNS DURING COVID?

 YouTube captions are in Chinese What are the two most common problems in eye care during COVID? Myopia getting worse. Last week I heard a case of a child at age 4 having -5.00 myopia. We are seeing myopia start in children as young as 4 years old now...

WHAT’S AN OCULAR STROKE?

What’s an ocular stroke? We had a case of ocular stroke in our office just yesterday. Someone in her early 60s came in just for a routine eye exam, but during a check of her retina, our doctor found out that she had suffered an ocular stroke. The back of...

DOES STRESS AFFECT VISION?

In the last two weeks, I have seen a few strange cases. There was that the young adult that blanked out with -4.75 contacts. I knew she overworked at the computer, so I refitted her with -4.50 contacts. She was seeing well again at near and for far. Then she...

TIPS FOR BETTER NIGHT DRIVING

Tips for Better Night Driving: As it gets darker faster at night, it’s good to make sure that you are seeing clear, comfortably, and consistently for driving. Make sure that, 1. Your glasses prescriptions are up to date for driving on the road. 2. The lens coating is not coming...

Six Home Care Tips for Eye Fatigue

 Try these six home care tips if you have eye fatigue! That will carry you over until the Optometrist office are open up for full eye exam again! Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

WHAT SHOULD PARENTS EXPECT WHEN THEIR KIDS HAVE MYOPIA?

当医生说孩子近视了?你说该有什么反应?你会有什么反应? For every action, there is a reaction. For a bigger reaction, something even bigger follows. 每个大反应的人,都浪费了自己和孩子很多时间,和心情。 我看到的一些反应,有些是很奇妙的,有些是我以前没想到的。 先说我自己吧,我10岁 -0.75度近视,我妈没让我戴眼镜。她被人骗了,让我喝一些很贵的鱼骨, 还好没喝坏,然后按摩耳朵。我11岁了,才戴上,是最便宜的,我不喜欢。我那时候喜欢金丝眼镜。然后11-14岁,他没空理我。我带那很土的眼镜,都被人校园暴力了。15岁被我爸打了,眼镜坏了,才验眼,换了眼镜。后来,我自己去验眼,18岁配隐形,在视光眼科诊所打工,然后就成了现在的我,一名一直在成长的视光眼科医生。而且,现在还喜欢戴眼镜。 我见过验眼时怀疑孩子捣蛋,不喜欢认真看视力表的,结果花掉医生和她/他自己很多时间。 我见过验眼前就叮嘱孩子戴眼镜不好看的,结果孩子一进诊室就害怕,不合作。到最后,需要时,不想戴眼睛。有些孩子还造成紧张,瞳孔肌肉痉挛(accommodative spasm),和短暂的假性近视 (pseudo myopia), 也是花掉她/他自己很多时间。 也有当时来的家长接受了孩子近视,回家和家人说了,家人不接受,要多处重新测,也是浪费了一家人很多时间。 没有什么反应是应该的。 但是,比较轻松一点的活法就是,接受,然后看看有什么控制近视的方法。 这里也有人很纠结,有些在孩子9岁就800度的时候,还在考虑要不要控制近视。(要50-100度就考虑了)。 反正,现在70%的加拿大大学生都近视,90%的中国大学生都近视 (你没看到,他们可能戴隐形了,或做了OK镜。) 孩子读完书之前,不建议做激光手术。 但很多时候,家长们都很纠结。这,其中也有他们自己的儿童时期,父母也可能很纠结。但是,请意识到,不是戴眼镜就越带越深,是没有矫正下,用眼过多,近视会越来越深。 现在有很多好看的眼镜,也有很多控制近视的方法。这些,都不是问题。 还是想太多了?那请找视光眼科医生解惑。 这里先说近视的一大惑:近视怎么来的? 婴儿期近视:孩子一出生就高度近视。这可能是怀孕期的影响,或营养影响。 压力造成近视:孩子很早就开始读书,或看很小的字或符号。 双眼不协调造成的近视: 孩子眼睛视功能发展不好,读书造成高度的压力,眼睛轴度变长,近视加快。 这第三种情况,其中双眼不协调造成的近视是很容易用眼科视觉训练就能治好的。双眼不协调的孩子,他们的眼睛不合作,或调节不够,集中不够,就会造成很大的压力,造成近视快速加深。 他们的情况,每个都可能不一样。要做个人定制的眼科视觉训练才能治好眼睛的协调性,减少近视加深。 而第二种,压力造成的近视,做眼科视觉训练的效果不适合,效果少一些。 要一直做才有效。这种近视适合做OK镜(orthokeratology)。   OK镜是晚上睡觉时戴的,白天可以摘下来。运动的孩子也很方便。这控制近视的效果,和对的人,是挺好的。 更多资料, 请看眼科视觉训练。...

WHAT IS MIYOSMART DIMS LENS FOR MYOPIA CONTROL?

 I shared seven methods of myopia control previously. Now the MiyoSmart DIMS lens has arrived Toronto. Are you excited? Check out what it’s all about. Works great for children with myopia! Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

WHY DO SOME CHILDREN STRUGGLE TO FINISH THEIR HOMEWORK?

 While some may think their children have no concept of time, or just being lazy, the reality might be deeper than what it looks. Check out my personal experience and end that struggle for the child. Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

HOW TO IMPROVE EYE HAND COORDINATION?

 Have you watch Replica on netflix? Check it out before you watch my spoiler below. Would robot have good eye hand coordination? Or would clones do better? How would you get them clones to have better sensory motor integrations? Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

TWO RISKS IN SHARING EYE DRUGS

 Do you know anyone that has shared eye drugs or eye drops? Or eyeliner/brushes? Find out the risks that may be involved when that happens. My husband had a recent skin and face infection. I am glad we didn’t share pillows or eye make up brushes. Dr. Yan Ling...

FIVES CAUSES OF EYE FATIGUE

 Over the years, I have shared causes of eye fatigue. It’s quite tiresome if you have it, and can delay your work schedule. Check out the new update, and enjoy working more efficiently at work or for school.   Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

WHAT ARE THE COMMON EYE PROBLEMS DURING COVID-19?

 Check out what are the common asked problems during covid 19? In the first two months that we were closed, (since I donated my mask to the hospital, and we have a mask shortage after), I addressed these concerns remotely through tele-health. It was great to be able to...

HOW TO GAME UP IN SPORTS?

 Ever wonder how to top athletes get that extra edge in getting that 1 second advantage? It’s all in the brain and the eyes. Watch my video to see how improving peripheral awareness help athletes game up! Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

HOW TO OVERCOME CARELESS MISTAKES IN WRITING?

 Overcoming vision and learning problems I had troubling reading and writing in high school. I had so much typos. My English teacher thought it was due to my English as the second language, as I was in my fourth year in Canada when I was in grade 9. He...

SEVEN METHODS OF MYOPIA CONTROL

 Someone just asked me just yesterday about her child who is nearsighted, with -1.00 at grade one. It’s all too common these days. I shared with her pros and cons the one she asked about. Today I want to share with you seven methods of myopia control. Some are...

WHEN WOULD FLOATERS TURN INTO VISION LOSS?

 Do you know when would floaters turn into retinal detachment and lead to vision loss? It’s a concern for anyone that has a new floaters. In my previous videos, you may know that I had my first floaters at 24 years old. That’s right, at such a young age!...

CAN YOU MIX DRUGS WITH ALCOHOL?

 I might have saved someone life once by telling him the right thing to do. Of course, it only works if someone acts on it. Check out what to do if you are taking pain killers or other medications! Should alcohol be taken at a later schedule? Dr. Yan...

THREE TREATMENTS FOR FLOATERS

Someone said isn’t floaters an old people problem? No! I got my first one when I was 24. I was still in Optometry school! Check out the three things you need to know to minimize it and how to care for your eyes long term! Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD...

WHAT ARE THE THREE CAUSES OF EYE FATIGUE?

 Are you getting more eye fatigue while staying at home? Check out the main reasons for eye fatigue. Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

WHAT TO DO WHEN KIDS GET RED LIDS DURING COVID 19?

Kids get red eyes or red lids from time to time. During covid-19, how would you get help? Keep calm and carry on. Check it out on my video channel. Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

HOW DO I GET KIDS TO GET THEIR EYES OFF THE SCREEN?

 Times are tough during covid-19, it’s even harder for parents.How do you get kids to take breaks from their ipad or computer?   (Please note that these are eye care tips only, not childcare tips.) Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

HOW TO REDUCE VISION FATIGUE DURING STAYING AT HOME?

  I have times when eyes are tired, but more so during computer use in the covid 19 stay at home period. Anyone work from home? Check out these tips. To relax your eyes, remember the 20-20-20 rule to minimize eye fatigue. For every twenty minutes on the screen, look...

IS IT THE VIRUS OR ALLERGY WHEN YOU HAVE RED AND WATERY EYES?

 Dr. Yan Ling Liang, OD Markham Optometrist www.wardenOptometry.ca...

WHEN YOUR TWO EYES HAVE A LARGE POWER DIFFERENCE

Do you know what’s anisometropia? It’s when the two eyes have a difference larger than 1.50 or more. A lot of people are lucky enough to not have to know about it.For those that do, they usually have their vision or comfort affected.I would like to share the way for...

HOW TO GET A KID GAIN BACK HER INTEREST IN READING?

Do you know a child who doesn’t like to read or daydream a lot? Growing up, I was the daydreamer. I loved listening to stories, and was an avid reader. However, I missed out on some important points every so often during reading and school lectures. It wasn’t a problem in...

WHEN A CHILD STRUGGLES…

 When they are having trouble focusing for school, has poor attentions for learning, and getting inconsistent results for school. There is more than meets the eyes. Check out this video to find out. Dr. Yan Ling Liang Markham Optometrist, Developmental Optometrist www.wardenoptometry.ca 905-940-2015 Changing lives one eye at a...

BECOMING KOBE, A SPORTS VISION PERSPECTIVE

 Watch for how you can improve you game for your next goal or metal.  It starts with working on better eye-brain and better eye-hand coordination. Dr. Yan Ling Liang Markham Optometrist, Sports Vision Coach www.wardenoptometry.ca 905-940-2015 Changing lives one eye at a time!...

HOW TO SURVIVE CORONAVIRUS LIKE A TRUE TORONTONIAN!

 Having survived the 2003 SARS in Toronto, watch for the fives tips to survive the Corona virus this month! Dr. Yan Ling Liang Markham Optometrist www.wardenoptometry.ca 905-940-2015 Changing lives one eye at a time!...

NEW YEAR NEW EYECARE RESOLUTION

 What’s your new year resolution for better health?You can’t go wrong starting with an eye exam. See what you can maximize in an eye exam.Book an eye exam today! ​Dr. Yan Ling Liang Markham Optometrist www.wardenoptometry.ca 905-940-2015 Changing lives one eye at a time!...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care, you place yourself at a higher risk of suffering from...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in certain areas, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself. For best practices and tips for maintaining healthy vision in the summer heat, talk...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. During this month, people who have suffered from UV ray damage and their loved ones are encouraged to share...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes! Summer Eye Care Near You Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Dr. Yan Ling Liang treats patients from all over...

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and daily functioning. Fortunately, visual skills can be trained through vision therapy. Question is: how young is too young for your child to begin vision therapy?

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when kids fervently hope for snow days and parents hope they don’t happen. As we head towards the second half of the school year, you’ve probably...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.  Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to...

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible gift that Braille has given to those who are blind or suffer from vision loss.  What is Braille? Braille is a tactile representation of letters...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season, many parents are excited to surprise their kids (or their spouses) with these coveted toy weapons. There is, in fact a whole culture behind these...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all they are chocked up to be. In fact, they may even be dangerous.  What is an online eye test really testing?  An online eye test...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract in at least one eye....

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to protect your eyes for...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.