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Skouras Eye Centre Blog

Four Ways To Protect Your Eyes During The Winter Months

December 18, 2017

Winter conjures up picturesque images of snow falls, skiing and sipping hot chocolate by a roaring fire. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also hard on the eyes. Your eyes can become dry and painful when it’s cold out, and an eye dryness test may be in order. But...  read more

Why Winter Is The Perfect Time For LASIK

December 11, 2017

Thinking about improving your vision through LASIK eye surgery? Why not schedule it for the winter? The colder months provide the perfect time for this type of surgery for many reasons. Let’s explore them below: Allergies Are Minimal Many of us suffer from seasonal allergies in the spring and summer months. With seasonal allergies comes...  read more

Holiday Makeover: Thermage Skin Tightening Procedure

December 4, 2017

As we age, our skin can become lax and uneven. Thermage is a popular cosmetic treatment option, and under the supervision of Dr. Skouras is performed by our experienced technician at Skouras Eye and Cosmetic Centre. This procedure safely tightens the skin, giving your skin a smoother, more even-toned appearance. What Is Thermage? Thermage is...  read more

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Be Done Twice? Everything You Need To Know

November 27, 2017

When glasses and contact lenses become too cumbersome, many people turn to LASIK eye surgery to restore their vision. Laser vision correction is popular because it is an easy procedure for the ophthalmologist to perform, and the patient is able to recover quickly with improved vision. What is LASIK? Laser vision correction surgery is a...  read more

How Long Does Juvederm Filler Last?

November 20, 2017

Cosmetic dermal fillers are used by women and men alike to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump up the lips, define hollow areas of the face and restore volume to the skin. Juvederm is popular filler that can reverse or minimize some of the signs of aging we wear on our faces,...  read more

What Can I Do To Fix My Dark Circles And Hollow Eyes?

November 13, 2017

Our eyes and eyelids are very sensitive, and the surrounding skin and tissue is extremely delicate. There are many factors that can lead to the appearance of dark circles and hollow eyes such as dehydration, lack of sleep, age, life style, allergies, dramatic weight loss, sun exposure and simply genetics. Home remedies are a great...  read more

What Is Astigmatism?

November 6, 2017

Many Canadians have some degree of astigmatism. It is a common condition that can be corrected with contacts, glasses or laser eye surgery. In fact, laser surgery is a viable long-term solution and has a proven record of success in correcting astigmatism. Astigmatism is a visual defect caused by an irregular shape of the cornea....  read more

Can LASIK Correct A Lazy Eye?

October 23, 2017

Lazy eye is the result of a miscommunication between the eye and the brain. The affected eye might actually look normal despite popular opinion on how a lazy eye might appear. Nonetheless, the occurrence is marked by the brain favouring one eye over the other. Because the brain and eye are not working together as...  read more

Vision Changes To Expect As You Age

October 16, 2017

Changes to one’s eyesight can be worrisome, but many changes are completely natural and simply the by-product of aging. However, it can be difficult to tell which changes should be investigated further and which changes are natural. Many of these changes are common as vision declines for most people in their 60s and as they...  read more

Vision Truth Or Myth: Is Squinting Bad For Your Vision?

October 9, 2017

There are a lot of wives tales out there. You can probably think of at least three off the top your head. This is especially true when it comes to eye health. For example, it has been commonly said that squinting is bad for your vision. It has also been said that reading in the...  read more