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Vision therapy can address underlying visual problems that can mimic or exacerbate a learning disability.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.
Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Ancaster Family Eyecare to schedule your appointment.
Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how Ancaster Dry Eye Centre can help.
Car accidents can often result in a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause vision problems.
Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your Ancaster eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications. Read on to learn more.
Many retinal conditions can lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. If your optometrist notices signs of retinal disease, they’ll manage the condition until it's necessary to refer you to a retina specialist.
Did you know that poor visual skills can contribute to behavioral problems in children? Read on to learn how vision therapy can help address these behavioral issues and how Ancaster Vision Therapy Center can help.
Want to be a better skier? By enhancing your visual skills, you can radically improve your performance on the mountain slopes. Contact Ancaster Family Eyecare in Ancaster to discover how sports vision training can help you be the skier you wish to be!
Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. Ancaster Myopia Control Centre proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.
Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.
Optimizing your soccer performance should go beyond building muscle and endurance. Boosting your game should also include honing the visual skills you need to be the best soccer player you can be. That’s where sports vision training at Sports Vision Centre at Ancaster Family Eyecare can help.
Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Ancaster Dry Eye Centre today!
Aging comes with many blessings but also certain challenges. Having a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. Fortunately, a formulation of vitamins and minerals called AREDS2 may slow the progression of vision loss from AMD. We at Ancaster Family Eyecare in Ancaster offer treatment for macular degeneration and other eye diseases.
Post trauma vision syndrome (PTVS) can persist long after a concussion, making everyday tasks difficult. Luckily, neuro-optometry can treat many visual post-concussion symptoms. Learn about neuro-optometry and how it can help you.
Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at Ancaster Myopia Control Centre can help.
If you suffer from headaches accompanied by blurred vision, you may have an underlying problem with your visual system. Read on to discover how blurred vision and headaches are linked, and how Ancaster Neuro-Optometry Center can help.
When a child is considered a ‘slow learner,’ parents and teachers often assume the problem is ADHD or a learning disability. Many don’t realize that a visual deficit is at the root of the problem. Find out how vision therapy can help your child succeed in school and in sports.
World Keratoconus Day is celebrated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of this rare eye condition. Read on to learn about keratoconus and how it’s treated.
Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting sports out there. But to be great at hockey, your brain needs to be able to instantly process visual information. Read on to learn how sports vision training at Sports Vision Centre at Ancaster Family Eyecare can help you be the athlete you want to be.
Genetic testing can help determine whether you have a genetic variant that may put you or your children at risk for certain diseases. Read on to learn about genetic testing for keratoconus.
Have you ever seen a child who struggles in school despite trying hard to succeed? They could have an undetected vision problem that makes reading and learning a struggle. If a child’s visual skills are the culprit, vision therapy can help.
Are you tired of waking up with dry, itchy eyes? Several things can lead to dry eyes, including certain medications, eyelids not closing properly at night, or a thyroid disorder. Read on to learn about dry eye syndrome and how the condition can be treated.
It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.
Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs, it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Read on to learn more about congenital glaucoma symptoms and treatments.
There are 2 main types of brain injuries - traumatic and non-traumatic. Here, we'll explain the difference between these injuries and how Ancaster Neuro-Optometry Center can help.
Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.
Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk of vision loss.
Eye tracking is a visual skill necessary for academic success. Poor eye tracking skills can compromise your child’s ability to read and learn. Fortunately, vision therapy can help strengthen a child’s eye tracking skills and make reading and learning easier.
Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Ancaster Family Eyecare can help!
There are many reasons why developing visual skills should play an important role in your sports training program. Schedule an appointment with a sports vision optometrist and see how sports vision training can give you that competitive edge you seek!
The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!
If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many types of corneal irregularities, including most types of corneal dystrophy. Read on to learn how Ancaster Scleral Lens Centre can help.
Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.
An ocular migraine can cause the sudden appearance of visual distortions, and even temporary blindness in one eye. Either way, an ocular migraine can be quite scary.
Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels pretty terrible. Here we list the different symptoms of dry eye and address treatment options.
If you’ve ever wondered why some medical professionals don’t mention vision therapy as a treatment for visual problems caused by a concussion and other medical conditions, you’ll want to read this. Here’s why we think vision therapy is often overlooked.
Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best life.
Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Ancaster Family Eyecare without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.
Sports injuries often affect the eyes and can lead to blurry vision — even vision loss. Consider sports vision training and wear protective eyewear to keep your vision safe.
Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution you need! Read on to learn how scleral contact lenses can help restore clear and healthy vision.
Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.
Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.
Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.
Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.
Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.
Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.
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.
You know all about how regular exercise strengthens your heart and lungs, as well as boosts your energy. Did you also know it can promote healthy vision? Remember, your body is one interconnected unit, and every organ benefits from getting a workout. Our Eye doctor near you in Ancaster, Ontario explains how physical activity helps to preserve your quality vision.
If you frequently experience headaches or migraines, you may have binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) — a misalignment of your eyes. Find out how a neuro-optometrist can help you get the relief you’re seeking.