Social media was abuzz recently due to a report of a woman in the UK having 27 contact lenses in her eye! The story went viral and was picked up by most major news outlets in North America – you can read the CTV article here. This is obviously an incredibly rare event, but nonetheless… Continue reading How Many Contact Lenses Were in Her Eye?!
The summer season has officially arrived and the temperatures have begun to rise accordingly. Everyone loves to enjoy the sun this time of year, but the risk of harmful ultraviolet radiation exposure needs to be taken seriously. As a recent report from the Canadian Cancer Society has outlined (http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/cancer-society-annual-statistics-report-1.4168784), one in two Canadians will be… Continue reading Ocular Damage from the Sun
This past weekend, June 16-18, was the Saskatchewan Special Olympics Summer Games and they were hosted right here in Moose Jaw! Approximately 250 athletes participated and there were over 150 volunteers in total. PECC is proud to have supplied several of those volunteers! One of the many “clinics” set up for the athletes at Mosaic… Continue reading Opening Eyes at the Special Olympics
A very common vision problem that tends to be misunderstood is colour blindness. As most people know, it is not a form of blindness but a problem with how a person sees colours. In almost all cases, colour blindness is a misnomer as the individual still sees colours, but they are limited and inaccurate compared… Continue reading Colour Vision Deficiency – A Lot More Than Meets The Eye
We are happy to have a fourth year Doctor of Optometry intern at Primary Eye Care Centre for the next 6 weeks! Brendan Warner, originally from Prince Albert, moved to Regina at the start of his university career. While at the University of Regina in the Pre-Optometry program, he worked towards a Bachelor of Science… Continue reading Intern at PECC
I underwent iLASIK surgery for both eyes at Horizon Laser Vision Center in Regina on Friday September 23rd, 2016. I have always been interested in having the procedure done on myself, but started to get more serious about it towards the end of summer. I tend to keep quite busy with baseball and softball during the summer months,… Continue reading My LASIK Surgery Experience at HLVC – Dr. Lins
Early adolescence and teenage years can bring with them considerable changes in refractive status and vision. Read on to learn about these changes, what may cause them, and how some of the changes can be prevented or treated. Farsightedness may remain stable and asymptomatic, or remain stable but symptoms may manifest due to increased work… Continue reading Refractive Status Changes in Adolescence and Teenage Years