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Is Blepharitis Contagious?

A close-up of a man's eye to show blepharitis infection on the eye.

Blepharitis is an eye condition that causes inflamed eyelids. It can be uncomfortable, leading to eyelid swelling, redness, and irritation. It’s a common condition—37% to 50% of people get it at some point in their lives especially in Alberta which is owing to many factors such as the climate and the natural skin flora. But […]

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Pinguecula vs. Pterygium: What’s the Difference?

A close up of an eye with pinguecula.

If you’ve noticed small yellowish growths in your eyes or raised bumps on your eye surface, you may be experiencing a pinguecula or pterygium. It’s vital to understand that while these growths are commonly harmless, monitoring them to ensure they don’t become a problem down the road is essential.  Pingueculas and pterygiums are both non-cancerous, […]

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How to Relieve Eye Strain

Child with eye strain having troubles with vision while doing homework

How to Relieve Eye Strain Eye strain can affect your eye health, leading to dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, and other irritating symptoms. Many people assume eye strain is a normal part of life with how common these symptoms are. However, you can relieve or prevent these symptoms by changing your habits and lifestyle.  Continue […]

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