The Dos and Don'ts for Contact Lens Wearers

The Dos and Don’ts for Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lenses have become popular for correcting vision due to their convenience and look. But as helpful as these small tools for vision can be, it’s important to take good care of them and use them safely and comfortably. This article will share some key dos and don’ts for wearing…
Are Sunglasses Bad for Your Eyes

Are Sunglasses Bad for Your Eyes?

The issue of whether sunglasses bring more harm or good is highly debated. One of the more popular common questions is: Are sunglasses bad for your eyes? We will address this question directly and dispel some common myths surrounding using sunglasses. What Do Sunglasses Do For Your Eyes? Sunglasses provide a…
Identifying the Signs Does Your Child Need Glasses

Identifying the Signs: Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Every child’s development heavily relies on vision, from learning to walk to recognizing faces and colors to reading and writing. Thus, ensuring good eye health is crucial. However, various eye issues, like refractive errors, lazy eyes, or crossed eyes, occur among children and can affect their development. Why Children Wear Glasses…
Bacterial Conjunctivitis and Consequences of Ignoring It

Bacterial Conjunctivitis and Consequences of Ignoring It

Bacterial conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a common eye infection that affects millions annually. It occurs when the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer covering the eye’s surface, becomes inflamed due to a bacterial infection.   Understanding Bacterial Conjunctivitis Bacterial conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, is an infectious condition that affects…
Do Cataracts Always Affect Both Eyes

Do Cataracts Always Affect Both Eyes?

Cataracts, characterized by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are a common vision issue, particularly among the older population. They are primarily associated with aging and are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. This article aims to answer the question: Do cataracts always affect both eyes? What are Cataracts?…
The Long Term Effects of Untreated Presbyopia

The Long-Term Effects of Untreated Presbyopia

Presbyopia, an age-related condition, affects millions worldwide. Its primary symptom, decreased ability to focus on nearby objects, occurs due to the hardening of the lens in the eye, hindering its ability to adjust focus. This article highlights the long-term effects of untreated presbyopia, underscoring the importance of early detection and regular…
From Eye to Mind How Amblyopia Influences Brain Function

From Eye to Mind: How Amblyopia Influences Brain Function

Amblyopia, often called “lazy eye,” is a common vision disorder that typically begins during infancy or early childhood. Affecting approximately 3% – 6% of the population in developed countries, Amblyopia is a condition that not only impacts one’s physical eye but also has profound effects on the brain and overall…
Is Pink Eye Airborne and How Contagious Is It

Is Pink Eye Airborne and How Contagious Is It?

Pink Eye, or Conjunctivitis, is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions worldwide. Despite its prevalence, there’s widespread confusion about its nature, particularly its contagiousness and whether it is airborne. At Garibaldi Eye Care in Downtown Squamish, we believe in empowering our patients with accurate information to manage and prevent…
The Risks of Untreated Amblyopia Could It Lead to Blindness

The Risks of Untreated Amblyopia: Could It Lead to Blindness?

Amblyopia, often known as “lazy eye,” is a common visual disorder that typically emerges during early childhood. Left unattended, this condition may gradually progress, potentially leading to severe vision loss or blindness. At Garibaldi Eye Care, located in Downtown Squamish, we believe in the power of knowledge and early intervention in…