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Stay updated to Family Vision Clinic’s blog articles to learn more about your vision, eye health, and eye care in Nova Scotia. Learn useful information that can help you make an informed decision about your eye health. If you have any questions, call our clinic.

Now at Family Vision Clinic – Post-Concussion Management

Have you had a head injury? Dr. Miriam Debly is now seeing patients for post-concussion consults. A consult appointment is the first step to alleviate many of the visual symptoms that often present after a head injury or whiplash. Dr. Debly works closely with other health care providers (like physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and family doctors) to come up with a collaborative approach to treatment. Therapeutic lenses may be prescribed to you, which can often reduce symptoms like headaches, light sensitivity, eye strain and fatigue. In addition, counselling on non-pharmaceutical and lifestyle remedies will be discussed and recommended as appropriate. Contact us to book your appointment.

Myopia Control Management

Near-sightedness (myopia) is becoming increasingly prevalent all over the world. The health care cost for the long-term treatment of progressing myopia is significant, as are the potential eye health risks. Progressive myopia can be associated with some serious (and often sight-threatening) conditions like retinal tears, retinal detachments and myopic degeneration. There has been a recent advancement in this area: a new contact lens has been approved for the management of progressing myopia in children. This optical therapy is designed to change the angle at which the light enters and focuses on the retina, in such a way that it inhibits the progression of the condition. Our optometrists are able to determine if your child may be a good candidate for this therapy – call us today to book an appointment.

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    Colour Blindness

    By: Dr. Jenna Snow, OD – Family Vision Clinic

    Some people have the misconception that people who are colour blind see the world in only black, white, and gray. While this condition does exist, called achromatopsia, it is a quite rare form of complete colour blindness with a prevalence of only 1 in 30 000 people1. There are actually many different kinds of colour vision deficiencies, depending on the range of colours one may see, or the perceived difference between colours. In most types of colour blindness, there is no actual loss of vision, so the term “colour blindness” is often more accurately described as a “colour vision deficiency”.

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    How to Choose the Right Eye Glasses?

    When shopping around for framed eyeglasses in Halifax, it can be quite overwhelming and confusing if you don’t know what to look for. With dozens of pairs available in different colours and shapes, you want to make sure you choose a pair that suits your unique look and lifestyle, and is flattering on your face.


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    Scleral Lenses

    What Are Scleral Lenses?

    Scleral lenses are a type of specialty hard contact lens that rests on the sclera (the white part of the eye). It does not actually touch the cornea, which is the structure that most standard contact lenses sit on.


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    Lazy Eye

    Many people have a so called “lazy eye…” But, what does this really mean?


    Actually… it’s not so clear what it means! Some people use this term to describe a droopy eyelid. Others use it to describe an eye that wanders, an eye that is crossed or doesn’t stay straight. Others use it to describe an eye that doesn’t see very well. These are all very different conditions - and as you can imagine, they are all managed very differently as well.



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    Causes of Dry Eyes

    If your eyes often burn, itch or ache, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome. These symptoms are often accompanied by blurry vision and heavy, tired eyes.

    Sometimes simply called dry eye, this condition doesn’t go away and usually gets worse as you age. Luckily, however, there are ways to treat it so it doesn’t cause any major issues.


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