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Eye Diseases

The following is a list of common eye diseases. For information about eye problems such as astigmatism, blepharitis, keratoconus and many more please see Eye Conditions.

  • Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Learn more about recognizing cataracts symptoms, protecting your eyes and understanding cataract surgery.
  • How does diabetes affect vision? What does diabetes mean for eyesight? Learn more about eye problems resulting from diabetes including diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading contributor to blindness for adults in America.
  • Early detection is key, so knowing the early symptoms of glaucoma could go a long way toward preventing and treating this common eye disease.
  • Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that affects the portion of the eye responsible for processing fine detail and providing sharp central vision (called the macula).

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As of September 1, OHIP-covered patients will lose access to eye care. This means kids 19 and under, adults 65 and over, as well as diabetics cannot be seen by their optometrist because the government will not step up.

Optometrists in Ontario are redirecting all OHIP patients to their family doctor, their ophthalmologist (if they have one), or the ER if it is an emergency. ⁣⁣At this time, we are still booking non-OHIP patients which includes people 20-64 years old. ⁣⁣We are hoping for a fast resolution from this job action, and we would appreciate your help by visiting www.saveeyecare.ca !!

All you have to do is fill in your name and postal code and it will generate a letter to your MPP. The more letters the government receives, the faster we can hope for this to end! #saveeyecare