Diabetes and eye complications: symptoms and treatment options

High blood sugar can result in severe damage in your eyes. In Canada, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Since it is a painless disease, this is why you need to see your eye doctor for yearly screening.

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Glaucoma, “The Silent Blinder”

It is estimated that 45 million people worldwide have glaucoma, and over 8 million are blind from it. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in people over 60, although it can affect younger people too. I call glaucoma the silent blinder as people don’t even realize they have it until late in the process, where permanent damage is done.

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Cataracts and Driving;  A Critical Combination

Successful Treatment Of Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of reversible visual impairment in older adults, with an estimated 30 percent of having severe cataract in at least one eye (1).

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COVID-19 Update

Important Notice

Dear Patients and Referring Physicians,

We are happy to announce that all our clinics are now open for routine eyecare examinations and elective surgeries as of May 22, 2020, following the recent instructions of Government BC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

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Important Notice

Dear Patients and Referring Physicians,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, in the interest of the  health and safety of our patients, our staff, and the public, we will remain open to serve patients with urgent and emergent eye conditions. However, we are suspending elective surgery and non-emergent office visits until further notice.  Our doctors remain available for telephone and internet video consultations with patients.  Please follow up on our website and on Facebook for updates. 

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Freedom without glasses or contact lenses – How can I choose the right Vision Correction Procedure?

If you wish a life without glasses or contact lenses, you have many great alternatives today thanks to recent developments in technology and medicine during the last 20 years. Almost everyone has the chance to do the correction to reduce their need for contact lenses or glasses or even get rid of them altogether. How can you decide which procedure meets your expectations?

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What is the Cost of LASIK?

Does LASIK Really Cost $490 Per Eye?

One of the most frequently asked questions about LASIK is: How much does it cost? We frequently see ads in the Greater Vancouver area that advertise LASIK starting at $490 per eye, which sounds great on the surface. What’s not immediately clear from the ads is what you actually end up paying when you add up additional fees and costs, or if you’re not a candidate for the basic LASIK surgery valued at $490 per eye. In this blog post, we’ll cover the benefits of LASIK and discuss the factors that affect your LASIK quote so you can see it’s more affordable that you may think.

At Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser, we offer LASIK and other vision correction procedures, such as PRK, ICLs, and RLEs. To keep it simple in this blog post, we’ll focus solely on the costs of LASIK.

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Oculoplastics: Your Vision and Eye Health are More than Just About Your Eyes

Many people incorrectly assume that as eye care professionals, we only treat your eyes. In fact, if they adversely impact your vision or eye health, we can also directly treat issues related to your eye sockets, eyelashes, eyelids, tear ducts, and brows. These facial features support and protect your eyes so when these structures are no longer doing their job, due to disease, accident, or aging, a special kind of ophthalmologist called an oculoplastic doctor can diagnose and recommend specialized treatment options.

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Measles Outbreak in BC: Connecting Measles and Eyesight

With the recent measles outbreak in the Greater Vancouver area, measles awareness has increased dramatically in the past couple of months.  With Spring Break coming up, and more families travelling to foreign countries that have lower levels of measles immunization, so we wanted to spotlight the connection between eyesight and measles, especially for children.

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Botox: Not Just For The Rich And Famous Anymore!

Did you know that Botox is more than a cosmetic procedure to make the skin of the rich and famous more youthful? Before it was a popular skin procedure, Botox became available in Canada as a treatment for crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm). Eye specialists or ophthalmologists have come to rely on Botox to help patients improve their vision and quality of life, both cosmetically and functionally.

In this article, we explore the uses of Botox for cosmetic and esthetic purposes, especially related to the area around our eyes (oculofacial area).

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