EYE INJURIES IN THE NBA

The Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young sported safety goggles during their game against the Orlando Magic last night. He has an eyelid laceration after catching an accidental elbow from teammate Onyeka Okongwu during their last game. Trae stated in an interview: “It’s bruised pretty bad under my eyelid & so (I)…

MARIJUANA & GLAUCOMA

You may have heard people talk about marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma. This is a common misconception; optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) do not advise it. Read the post below to learn why! References 1. Hepler, R. S., & Frank, I. R. (1971). Marihuana smoking and intraocular pressure. Jama,…

CARROTS & VISION

We’ve all been told that eating carrots will improve eyesight. While there is some truth behind this adage, it did originate from a myth and does come with some caveats! Read on to learn about the connection between carrots and vision. References 1. Smith, A. (2013). A WWII Propaganda Campaign…

TBI & VISION

🧠 March is brain injury prevention month. It is estimated that at least 40% of the human brain serves a primarily visual function. As such, visual dysfunction following brain injury is pervasive and often long-lasting. Scroll through the post below, where I discuss the visual effects of traumatic brain injury…

FALL PREVENTION

🗓 November is Fall Prevention Month in Canada and although we’re nearing the end, awareness can be raised year-round. Many factors are associated with an increased risk of falling, with vision changes being some of the most important. Read today’s slides to learn about the role of vision in falls…

GLAUCOMA MYTHS

🕵🏻‍♀️ When it comes to glaucoma, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions flying around. Today, I’m going to dispel some of the most common ones! References 1. MacIver, S., MacDonald, D., & Prokopich, C. L. (2017). Screening, Diagnosis, and Management of Open Angle Glaucoma. Canadian Journal of Optometry,…

VISION & LEARNING

📚When a child is having trouble learning, parents often seek care from the optometrist to determine whether or not vision is a contributing factor. A common question is whether vision problems cause learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia, which accounts for 80% of learning disabilities. ⁣ ⁣ 👀 The relationship between vision…
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