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Migraine World Summit 2021

The Migraine World Summit is a great patient resource! By registering for the 2021 Migraine World Summit, you’ll have access to 32 international migraine and headache experts. They will be hosting a live Webinar from March 17–25, 2021, you can learn about the latest research, treatments, and strategies to help […]

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Foundation Fighting Blindness Ambassador Spotlight: Dr. Briar Sexton

As some of you know my goddaughter and her brother were born deaf and later discovered to be losing vision to Usher Syndrome. Usher Syndrome is a rare disease that causes tunneling of vision and night blindness.  The kids are awesome. They don’t just survive, they thrive. I am always […]

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Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”?

Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”?

Do you sometimes get a swollen, itchy, red eyelid for “no reason”? That is contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is just what it sounds like. Something you touched or were exposed to got on the skin around your eyelid and caused an allergic reaction. Contact dermatitis is an allergy, but unlike “typical” […]

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Pandemic Pressures on BC Doctors

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January 25, 2021

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In case any of you are wondering, I’m ok. I’m better than ok. I have a job I love, I am well supported at work by my staff and at home by my husband. I have gratitude and appreciation for this privilege. Many of my colleagues can’t say the same. I […]

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DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES!

DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNGLASSES!

SUMMER 2020 HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!! As Canadians rush to spend time outdoors, we want to remind you to grab your sunglasses when you head out for a day of fun in the sun. Sunglasses should be as important to your sun protection routine as sun screen or hats. Wearing your […]

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COVID-19 AND THE VISION LOSS COMMUNITY

COVID-19 AND THE VISION LOSS COMMUNITY

The Canadian Council of the Blind conducted a survey that ran from April 7-14, 2020. The survey had 570+ respondents. CCB president Louise Gillis and Dr. Keith Gordon, PhD discuss the results of their recent survey about the effects of COVID-19 on the vision loss community during their May 6, […]

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COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

COVID-19: B.C. unveils plan to start relaxing pandemic restrictions in mid-May

VICTORIA — British Columbians will soon be able to hug loved ones, resume socializing, visit restaurants, get a hair cut and restart some outdoor recreation, as the government loosens COVID-19 restrictions and morphs into a “new normal” that could last for the next year. Premier John Horgan outlined a plan […]

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Practicing During a Pandemic

As part of your health care team, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will be taking extra precautions for all in person appointments to ensure the safety of you and our staff. We recommend that you […]

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COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool:

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March 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool:

BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool This self-assessment tool, developed with the BC Ministry of Health, will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to. Who should be tested for […]

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CBC News: Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

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February 3, 2020

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CBC News: Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

Be careful when you are buying your glasses. Manufacturers often make claims about their products that simply aren’t supported by science. Dr. Briar Sexton – Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses | CBC News Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales […]

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