News archive - 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Researchers recommend considering preserved artificial tears for mild dry eyes

Karen Walsh and Lyndon Jones

Evidence shows that there is a wide choice of preserved artificial tears which can be recommended within a larger treatment plan for mild to moderate dry eye disease.

According to researchers at the University of Waterloo, while preservative-free drops are best for severe dry eyes, they are not the only option to consider in the management of more mild stages of the disease.

Friday, September 13, 2019

CORE director tops list of contact lens experts

Dr. Lyndon Jones

Multiple scientists and researchers within the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), have been named as part of Expertscape’s top 60 Expertise in Contact Lenses: Worldwide. Topping the list at number one is the director of CORE, Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Testing glare disability on the move

Glare from sun on ski slop

This year, the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund (COETF) awarded funding to 13 research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. This article is part of a series that highlights some of these projects.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Using neuropeptides to explore eye irritation

Woman with red eye before and after

The symptoms of dry eye disease (DED), which affects an estimated 30% of Canadians, include irritated eyes and blurry vision. People who use extended-wear contact lenses may also experience similar symptoms.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Harnessing the eye-brain connection in amblyopia

Richard Donkor looks at a computer monitor while adjusting Dr. Ben Thompson’s headset

Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) is among the most common causes of visual impairment in developed countries. Until recently, adults with the condition were considered untreatable, leaving them with significant, economic and social disadvantages.

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