How to Read Your Eyeglasses Prescription

O.D (oculus dextrus) is for your right eye and O.S (oculus sinister) is for your left eye.

The “sphere” column indicates how near-sighted or far-sighted you are. A minus sign in the sphere column means that you are near-sighted and a plus sign means that you are far-sighted.

If you have astigmatism, your cornea is shaped like the back of a spoon, curved more on one side that the other. The “cylinder” column refers to the measurable degree of astigmatism of your central cornea. The orientation of the spoon shape can differ from person to person, for instance, like a spoon standing on the end or on it’s side.

The “axis” column describes the orientation in the degrees from horizontal.

Bifocal prescriptions are indicated with the number such as “+1.50 add”. This number, when added on the sphere column of the prescription, gives the strength of the near-vision part of the bifocal lens.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.drhwalji.com

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Using Your Eyes and Your Computer

Work Station

When you use your computer, do you experience symptoms like headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, eye irritation, double vision, excessive tears or dry eyes, pain in the eyes or excessive blinking or squinting?

This means you should visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination. And, when you do, be sure to tell the doctor about the computer work that you do. There are a number of things that you can do to arrange and use the parts of your workstation to eliminate or minimize discomfort.

Look at this workstation drawing and compare it to your workstation to make sure that your environment is not causing your vision problems.

Human eyes were made for most efficient use at a distance, but if you use the suggestions made here and those made by your doctor of optometry, you will be able to use your computer more comfortably and productively.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.drhwalji.com

Do You Suffer from Poor Vision at Night?

The focussing ability of the eye changes in the dark. That is because the pupil dilates and this changes the eye’s aperture. In dim light, we experience “Night Myopia” and so we have trouble seeing far distances.

Second, poor nutrition, especially low levels of Vitamin A, can contribute to poor night vision.

Third, any kind of eye nerve problem, such as what can happen in Multiple Sclerosis (light desaturation) can lead to Night Myopia.

Fourth, an undiagnosed minor eye muscle coordination problem called a Latent Tropia can contribute to blurred or even disoriented vision at night. This eye deviation is too small to see in a mirror, but big enough to make things very blurry at night.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

Insight Into Eyesight

Vision is our most precious sense.

Canadians report that they would rather lose the use of their legs, or even sacrifice years off their lives than lose their eyesight. Still, too many neglect having an eye examination for many years, for sight saving preventative eye car.

Consider this: Each year, 78,000 Canadians are diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a number which is expected to triple within the next 25 years.

Four conditions cause the majority of preventable vision loss that is occurring in Canada today: age related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.

Don’t be just another statistic! Come in for an appointment today!

 

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

Top Five Reasons Why Your Eyes Just Won’t Stop Tearing

1. Dry Eye Syndrome – When your DRY, irritated eyes produce too many tears.

2. Allergies – Itchy, burning, watery eyes from environmental causes.

3. Irritants – Dry air, bright lights, wind, foreign body, chemicals, eye strain.

4. Eye Infections – Viral infections, conjunctivitis, lid infections.

5. Blocked Tear Ducts – Tears won’t get drained away, so they overflow.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

An Eye-Opening Resolution Worth Keeping

Make a resolution to include Eye Health as part of your family’s New Year General Health Plan. Our Optometry Practice supports a public awareness campaign promoting healthy eyes and vision safety.

1. Children should have a thorough optometric eye examination by the age of four.

2. Have your eyes examined without delay if you experience any visual changes, pain, flashes of light, or injuries. Diabetics should have more frequent examinations. African-Canadians are at a higher risk for glaucoma and also require closer monitoring.

3. Always wear protective eye wear during sports and when working with mechanical tools. Ninety percent of such injuries are preventable if only protective eye wear is used.

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