Here you will find information on the most common eye diseases. Although they increase with age, eye diseases are relatively rare. We urge you to contact an optometrist as soon as possible if you believe you are experiencing problems with your eyes.
Amblyopia is a visual disorder that affects thousands of children and is almost ALWAYS reversible when addressed in time. To understand amblyopia, it is essential to understand the visual development of infants.
A cataract forms when the lens of the eye, which is normally clear, becomes foggy and opaque. The affected area may be extremely small or very large and cause a noticeable loss of vision.
Eye floaters appear as black or grey specs, strings or cobwebs that shift around when you move your eyes and appear to dart away when you try to look at them directly.
There are three main types of pink eye: bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction. The infectious form is caused by a virus or contagious bacteria.
Colour blindness occurs when the ability to differentiate colours and shades is decreased. The term colour blind is often misused.
Macular degeneration is a condition where the central most part of the vision is blurry white the side or peripheral vision is unaffected.
Diabète Québec estimates that close to 830 000 people live with diabetes in Quebec. It is important to know that diabetes may affect and cause eye damage.
You may have a condition known as double vision if you see two of what you are looking at. It is often thought that blurred and double vision is the same but they are not.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which it is thought the internal pressure of the eye rises to a point that the optic nerve is damaged.
Dry eyes occur when the eyes do not produce enough tears or their chemical composition is not right.
Strabismus is an eye alignment problem. For a variety of reasons, one eye may turn inward, outward, upward or downward.