The Myopia Epidemic

The Myopia Epidemic Since the 1950’s, when researchers first started recording instances of myopia or shortsightedness, the condition has increased at a tremendous rate almost uniformly around the world. It’s accelerating too: myopia among young people has doubled within a single generation, and it’s expected to, by some estimates, affect one-third of the world’s population — 2.5 billion people — by 2020. To understand why this is, let me ask you a question: Look in any direction as far as…

Watching TV after Laser Eye Surgery

Watching TV after Laser Eye Surgery When you say the word television, most people think of the plastic box that sits as the focal point in living rooms around the world. But to a growing number of people, TV means watching Netflix on their laptop, live streaming sport on their phone, or even watching something like YouTube TV projected onto a wall. Television is now accessible from whatever our device of choice and has thus expanded way beyond the living room. It can…

How soon can I be back on my iPhone/iPad

How soon can I be back on my iPhone/iPad Some think the best thing we could do is take a little bit of time away from our smartphones and tablets. But there’s no doubt they play an indispensable part in modern day life. I’ve always been one to pull a face when sitting in a cafe or taking a bus downtown and noticing that the majority of people have their heads buried in a screen. But after recently loosing my…