Articles by: Briar Sexton

FL-41 lenses

FL-41 lenses

FL-41 lenses I get asked about lenses for people who are light sensitive. There isn’t a lot of medical evidence out there and a lot comes down to patient preference. There is a small study showing FL-41 tint is useful for light sensitivity. It is a “boysenberry tint” that has […]

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What not to do to your eyes

What not to do to your eyes

Please don’t get a scleral tattoo. It is dangerous. The industry is poorly regulated. You could lose your eyeball.   Read this true story:  https://globalnews.ca/news/3774736/eye-tattoo-botched-ottawa/

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How to Take a Visual Field Examination?

Please watch this video tutorial on how to perform a Visual Fields  Examination.    

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Blind hikers tame the Grouse Grind

Blind hikers tame the Grouse Grind

  So you see North Vancouver’s Grouse Grind hiking trail as a challenge. Try doing it blind. Participants in the Blind Grind Challenge in action on the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver on Sunday. Nine blind young people climbed the Grind with the help of sighted guides NICK PROCAYLO / PNG That’s what […]

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Lifestyle modifications may help control glaucoma progression

Patients are always asking about lifestyle risk factors for glaucoma. Here is an overview of some of the current evidence on what you can do to lower your risk of glaucoma progression. After poring over the literature, Yvonne Ou, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, gives […]

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There is a solar eclipse coming up on Monday the 21st of August.

There is a solar eclipse coming up on Monday the 21st of August.

  There are lots of old wives tales about vision (no reading in the dark won’t make you go blind, your parents just wanted you to go to sleep) but vision loss from sun gazing isn’t one of them. Thinking of watching the eclipse? Make sure you have ISO approved […]

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Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy Clinical Trial

If anyone reading this has Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and is interested in a clinical trial please get in touch! Gensight Biologics is working on a phase III clinical trial named RESCUE that is actively seeking patients suffering from Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) in the United States and Canada […]

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Video: How to instill eye drops

Video: How to instill eye drops

Having trouble getting your eye drops in? You may find this video below helpful for different techniques on how to properly instill eye drops.  

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Hero of Ability Award – Christina Basi

Hero of Ability Award – Christina Basi

Ladner woman named Hero of Ability Christina Basi honoured by BC Centre for Ability Courage, perseverance, dedication – just a few words many use to describe Ladner’s Christina Basi. Her story was recognized Thursday night at the 18th annual Dining for Dreams Gala where the BC Centre for Ability celebrated […]

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Encountering Darkness, PAINTING LIGHT

Encountering Darkness, PAINTING LIGHT

Encountering Darkness, PAINTING LIGHT  KARINA SVALYA An Integrated Project in Arts and Theology Kby Karina Svalya March 30th -May 4th 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday March 30th, 2017 4:30pm-7:30pm Lookout Gallery: 5800 University Blvd. Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 2E4 http://www.lookoutgallery.ca/ Be sure to also check out  Karina’s Svalya’s website http://www.ksvalya.com/

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