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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

A Concern in the Age of Technology

In today's digital-centric world, where screens dominate our lives, have you ever considered the toll it might take on your eyes?

Protecting Their Vision in the Digital Age

At Armstrong & Small Eye Care Centre, we understand parents' concerns about their children's eye health, particularly in today's digital era. With online learning for children and an increasing reliance on computers at school, it's essential to address the issue of digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome.

How Safe Is It To Rinse Your Eyes With Tap Water?

While many people turn to tap water to rinse their eyes, it may not always be safe. Find out when to use water, and what to use when you can't!

Your Eyes As A Window Into Your Whole-Body Health

Did you know that your eyes are often the first line of defense when it comes to detecting and treating many common systemic diseases and conditions? It's true!

This Winter, Don’t Let Dry Eyes Get the Best of You

The struggle against dry eye every winter is real. Fortunately there are eye treatments and home remedies to relieve symptoms.

Autoimmune Disease and Dry Eye: Is There a Connection?

Having an autoimmune disease like Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can affect your tear production and eye health.

Dr. Luke Small’s Interview about the Effects of Marijuana Use on Eye Health

HIGHS & YOUR EYES BY GEOFF KIRBYSON Reprinted with Permission from "Vision Health Month" on Friday, May 11, 2018, a Supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press. Cannabis is scheduled to be legalized across Canada in just a few months but before you head down to a dispensary with visions of...

Dr. Luke Small Answers a Question about Floaters – on the ‘Ask a Doctor of Optometry’ Facebook Page

From   “Ask A Doctor of Optometry” CAO Facebook Page - March 10, 2015  Dr. Luke Smaill answers a question about Floaters Sean MacDonald asks: “Hello. My dominant eye has what appears to be "a floater" and affects my vision when I'm involved in some sporting activities. Is there any...

Dr. Small answers questions about the Optomap Retinal Imaging Camera

  Q and A with Dr. Luke Small about the Daytona Optomap Retinal Imaging Camera 1) Please describe what the Optos Daytona is used for and give a basic sense of how it works. The Optos Daytona is a scanning retinal imaging instrument that is able to take ultra-wide images...

Dr. Small answers a question about spot flashes on the “Ask a Doctor of Optometry” Facebook group

Question: I see spot flashes in the outside corners of my eyes. Not all the time, but if it starts in the morning then i see the flash throughout that day, none today. Answer: Thanks for the great question Doris. I see patients on a daily basis that describe similar symptoms....