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Dr. Sepideh Zia, O.D. West 4th Optometry Clinic
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At West 4th Optometry Clinic, in Vancouver, B.C., we do complete eye examinations for the entire family. We check for eye disease, such as Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Conjunctivitis and other eye problems. We also do Pre-operation and Post-operation exams for laser refractive surgery. Children need to be checked for Amblyopia or “lazy eye” at the age of 3. If Amblyopia is caught early, it could be corrected by patching and corrective eye wear. Patching is most successful when done before the age of 6, since the brain eye connection is still developing. The cost of an eye exam for patients between the age of 19 and 64 is $80, and it includes refraction for glasses and contact lenses, glaucoma testing and a dilated fundus exam. Dr. Zia has a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology from the University of British Columbia. She graduated from the State University of New York, Optometry, in 1993. She did her internship in Ocular Disease and Treatment at the Brooklyn Veteran Affairs Hospital. She also did an internship in Vision Therapy from the State University of New York. You can find us at drzia.ca and facebook under Sepideh Zia
At West 4th Optometry Clinic, in Vancouver, B.C., we do complete eye examinations for the entire family. We check for eye disease, such as Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Conjunctivitis and other eye problems. We also do Pre-operation and Post-operation exams for laser refractive surgery. Children need to be checked for Amblyopia or “lazy eye” at the age of 3. If Amblyopia is caught early, it could be corrected by patching and corrective eye wear. Patching is most successful when done before the age of 6, since the brain eye connection is still developing. The cost of an eye exam for patients between the age of 19 and 64 is $80, and it includes refraction for glasses and contact lenses, glaucoma testing and a dilated fundus exam. Dr. Zia has a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology from the University of British Columbia. She graduated from the State University of New York, Optometry, in 1993. She did her internship in Ocular Disease and Treatment at the Brooklyn Veteran Affairs Hospital. She also did an internship in Vision Therapy from the State University of New York. You can find us at drzia.ca and facebook under Sepideh Zia

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The blood vessels of the retina can reveal stroke risk
Posted on August 15, 2013
In a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, researchers said retinal imaging may someday help assess if you’re more likely to develop a stroke.”The retina provides information on the status of blood vessels in the brain,”. Worldwide, high blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke. However, it’s still not possible to predict which high blood pressure patients are most likely to develop a stroke.Even in patients on medication and achieving good blood pressure control, the risk of a blood clot was 96 percent higher in those with mild hypertensive retinopathy and 198 percent higher in those with moderate or severe hypertensive retinopathy.
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Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Disease!

Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn’t give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds.

The study looked at age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which afflicts millions of older people in the United States, according to background information outlined by the researchers.
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