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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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Glaucoma, often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, it can lead to gradual vision loss and, if left untreated, blindness. It is also one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada.  Glaucoma is primarily caused by elevated intraocular […]

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Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?

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Regular eye exams are vital for maintaining clear vision and preventing vision problems. Eye diseases, particularly those without warning signs, such as glaucoma, can remain undiagnosed without eye exams.  But, your optometrist can monitor your ocular health and detect glaucoma before it progresses and causes vision loss. Specialized tests and imaging can provide valuable information […]

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5 Early Signs of Glaucoma

An older man sitting on a couch holding his glasses in his left hand as he rubs his right eye with his right hand.

Glaucoma is a sneakily progressive eye condition that often presents no symptoms until irreversible damage is done to your vision. However, early detection through regular eye exams can prevent vision loss.  While you may not notice early symptoms, 5 possible early signs of glaucoma can include: Blurry vision Eye pain Haloes around lights Nausea Eye […]

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Is Glaucoma Surgery Covered by OHIP?

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Glaucoma is an eye disease that can sneakily steal your vision, but many surgeries can help manage this condition. Protecting your vision is essential, but it’s common to worry about the cost of surgery—eye care isn’t fully covered under the national healthcare system. Thankfully, Ontario’s insurance plan can help. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) […]

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