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What is IntraLASIK?

Am I a Good Candidate for IntraLASIK? Prior to undergoing IntraLASIK, patients at the CODET Vision Institute must undergo a thorough eye exam. During this exam, we assess the condition of the patient’s eyes. We measure the cornea’s curvature and thickness and map the eye completely up to the retina to ensure a good overall… Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Buy Your Glasses from an Optometrist

Forget the pharmacy or the corner store—the next big fad seems to be buying prescription glasses online. Of course, what you may get with convenience and possibly price, you lose in accuracy and a guarantee in quality. It’s tempting to think that you can just buy your next glasses without ever taking a step out… Read More »

The Long-Term Effects of LASIK

Ever since the first LASIK procedure was performed in the 90s, there’s always been a concern about its long-term effects. It’s a reasonable concern, but many ophthalmologists consider LASIK to be a safe, effective procedure for decreasing a patient’s dependency on contacts or prescription lenses. LASIK has been approved by Health Canada for many years,… Read More »

Nonsurgical Procedures: The Key to Managing Under-Eye Circles

Despite the fact that dark eye circles, under-eye hollows, and baggy eyes are some of the most common facial flaws out there, there are surprisingly few options for effectively treating them. This is because they’re incredibly tricky to treat; medical cosmetic professionals often ignore tear troughs, dark circles, and puffy lower lids because, for one… Read More »

Are Screens Destroying Your Vision?

Screens are so pervasive in our everyday lives—they’re practically unavoidable. If you’ve ever walked into a pole or had trouble sleeping thanks to the fluorescent blue glow of your smartphone, then you know that there are consequences to being so connected all the time. The combination of small print, intense blue light, and awkward reading… Read More »

Lift the Cloud: The Next Level in Cataract Surgery

Did you know that cataract surgeries were performed as early as the third century CE? One of the earliest records of cataract surgery was from the ancient Indian physician Sushruta; this procedure used a curved blade to push back the cloudy lenses into the eye, and interestingly enough, clarified butter was used to wash out… Read More »

Know the Difference Between an Optometrist and an Opthalmologist

While both optometrists and ophthalmologists are doctors that specialize in eye care, they each have different sets of skills and responsibilities. Do you need to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist? We have put together this infographic so you can know the difference: Optometrist An eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD)… Read More »

Corneal Crosslinking Offers Hope For Keratoconus Sufferers

Most of us take our vision for granted, until something threatens to jeopardize it. Only when our sight begins to blur or darken do we suddenly realize how integral it is to our freedom and quality of life. Without it, we cannot drive, purchase groceries, or take in the incredible beauty around us. Our vision… Read More »

5 Ways You Can Properly Practice Children’s Eye Care

Did you know that nearly 25% of children suffer from vision problems? Children often have a hard time articulating their visual impediments, which is all the more troubling considering that a good majority of their education is visually-based. If you’re determined to find the very best eye care for your child, here are 5 ways… Read More »