Understanding Glaucoma

by
Brian Campbell

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. Called the “Silent Thief of Sight”, glaucoma is actually the name given to a group of diseases that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve, eventually leading to vision loss and even blindness. Since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, this would be an ideal time to study the causes and prevention of this condition.

What Do We Know About Glaucoma?

World Sight Day 2018

World Sight Day is a global event, originally created in 2000 by the SightFirst Campaign of the Lions Club Foundation to raise awareness of vision impairment and blindness worldwide. Since then it has been picked up and coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is held on the second Thursday of October every year. This year’ World Sight Day falls on Thursday, October 11th and the theme is Eye Care Everywhere.

What are the Statistics of Vision Impairment and Blindness Worldwide?

Conveniently Located Downtown Winnipeg

Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, we can easily get you scheduled for eye exam during your lunch break, and still have time to grab a bite to eat before you need to be back in the office.

Our professional, knowledgeable, and fun staff will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that if something serious is detected that you understand thoroughly what the next steps will be.

The Eye Exam

Did you know that many diseases such as diabetes, can be first detected from the eye exam?

Often headaches are caused by eye strain.  One of the most common ailments that an otherwise healthy person complains about is a headache. The most common type of headache is a tension type headache, which affects two-thirds of men, and over 80% of the female population.