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March 5 - 16 | At some point... you or a family member has likely had pink eye.  There are many causes but pink eye caused by a virus is the most common.  Like a cold, a viral red eye has typically not been treated in the past.  The 1-2 weeks of red, irritated eyes (and social isolation!) seems endless.

There are two new treatments for viral red eye that we are now using (when appropriate) so that you get better faster!  Povidone Iodine is an in office treatment to sterilize the eye of all virus so the the eye can heal faster.  We also use a new at home therapy to accelerate your return to white eyes!

Come in an talk to us today as we provide urgent eye care services.    519-681-3670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an appointment request - no referral required.

Depending on your diagnosis and your age, some services may not be OHIP covered.


Dr Morris' Vision Blog

  • Eye Make-Up Trend and Stys
    Aug 2017 | There is a make-up trend that giving me business... in a bad way.  The popular look to paint lid margins is giving young women sore, irritated eyes and eye lids.  In the image below you can see the trend to paint lid margin (the strip of lid tissue between the lashes and the eye ball).  The problem is that there are openings to small glands (meibomian) on this strip that become clogged with makeup causing lid inflammation (sore), stys (infections) and irritated eyes (dry eye).  I know that an old Optometrist is not going to change teenagers' make-up styles!... but just be aware to [1] not use if you can [2] try to make sure that this area is cleaned properly after use [3] see an Optometrist if you have any of the symptoms listed above asap!      Dr.j   Studioeyecare.com


  • Blinding Eye Tattoos
    July 2017 |  Re-posted information > credit to author below   Dr.j   StudioEyeCare.com

    Getting an Eye Tattoo Can Blind You

    You may have heard about a new frontier in tattooing: eyeball tattoos. A quick internet search will turn up dozens of photos (some real, some fake) of people with black, blue or multi-colored eyes. But just because some people have gotten away with it, don’t assume it’s safe—or a good idea. Your ophthalmologist says the risks aren’t worth it.

    Paul Freund, MD, and Mark Greve, MD, from the University of Alberta in Canada recently reported on a tragic case. A 24-year-old man underwent an eyeball tattoo procedure and experienced a sudden, painful loss of vision while the tattoo artist was injecting ink into the first eye.

    For eye tattoos, the tattooist injects ink just under the surface of the conjunctiva, so it colors the sclera – the white part of the eye. In this case, the ink had been injected too deep, into the vitreous humor in the middle of the eye.

    The patient sought treatment three days after the tattoo procedure. Drs. Freund and Greve removed the vitreous and the lens of the eye. The lens had been damaged by the needle during the tattoo procedure. The doctors discovered that the mixture of vitreous and tattoo ink was contaminated with bacteria. Two surgeries and multiple procedures to deliver antibiotics were done to try to control the infection and complications from the tattoo procedure.

    Eventually, the entire eye had to be removed because the young man was in so much pain. After the eye was removed, the retina and inside of the eye were found to be stained with ink. There was also cell loss on the corneal epithelium—which keeps the cornea healthy. Even if the eye had been saved, the patient would have had serious vision problems.

    Eyeball tattoos have serious risks and have not been medically or scientifically studied. Because they are not a traditional part of tattooing, artists who are doing eyeball tattoos may not be properly trained. Risks of eyeball tattoos include:

    Decreased vision or complete blindness
    Infection from the injection or ink
    Potential loss of the eye
    Sensitivity to light
    Feeling like something is in your eye


    Written by: Dan Gudgel
    Reviewed by: Paul R Freund, MD
  • First Sunglasses from Canada?
    July 2017 | My daughter had a recent visit to the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and found this interesting trivia for me...  The first sunglasses / snow goggles to protect eyes from damaging UV rays from the sun came from Canadian Inuit...  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_goggles    Happy 150 Canada   Dr.j   Studioeyecare.com

  • U2's Bono and Glaucoma
    July 2017 | In honor of U2 playing in Dublin this weekend I am pasting great 2015 information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology...  (Although in Canada Optometrists treat glaucoma too!)

    4 Things You can Learn About Glaucoma from Bono
    Written by: Linda Apeles
     
     Jan. 09, 2015
    One of the biggest glaucoma-related news stories of 2014 was Bono's revelation that he has the condition. While his comments about it have been brief, there are important tips the public can learn about glaucoma following the rockstar's announcement.

    1. Having glaucoma doesn't mean you have to go blind.

    When Bono announced he had glaucoma, he revealed that he has had the condition for many years. He serves as a great example of how many people with glaucoma can keep their sight and still lead very active lives if treated early enough. In fact, the probability of blindness due to glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980. Researchers believe that advances in diagnosis and therapy are likely causes for the decrease.

    2. Glaucoma treatments work!

    It's no wonder the public never suspected that Bono had an eye disease – that's how effective glaucoma treatments, such as medicated eye drops and minimally invasive surgery, can be. "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," Bono said at the time of the announcement.

    3. The earlier you get diagnosed, the better.

    The key to preventing vision loss from glaucoma is early diagnosis. While the details of his treatment have not been shared with the public, 54 year-old Bono said he has had the disease for over 20 years, so it's likely he was diagnosed at an early stage. Blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.

    4. Glaucoma may have no obvious symptoms in its early stages.

    As you get older, it is especially important to have regular medical eye exams. The only sure way to diagnose glaucoma is with a complete eye exam. A screening that only checks eye pressure is not enough to find glaucoma. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that all adults (even if they have no signs of symptoms of eye problems) get a baseline eye examination at least by age 40, the time when early signs of disease or changes in vision may occur. A baseline exam can help identify signs of eye disease at an early stage when many treatments can have the greatest impact on preserving vision. Of course, if you have any problems with your vision or eye comfort before age 40, don't wait; make an appointment with an ophthalmologist right away.