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Contact Lenses for Teens or Tweens Part 1

March 30th, 2017 at 9:46 am

As an Optometrist, I am often presented with children and/or their parents expressing an interest in contact lenses. Although this may be a terrifying thought at first, I think contact lenses can be a great addition to glasses especially if your tween or teen is active in sports, extracurricular activities or has a higher prescription. In these specific cases, contact lenses are more stable on the eye when moving and provide an unobstructed view and better peripheral vision, allowing your teen or tween to react quicker to both players and objects such as balls. Their vision remains clear regardless of Read More…

Sophistication 101: Little Black Glasses (LBG) … a must!

March 15th, 2017 at 8:59 am

Ladies, we all have that favorite LBD (little black dress) in our closet. It will forever be a staple in our wardrobe for one fab-u-lous reason: versatility. Black is classic, timeless, sexy and here to stay. So how about that staple, go-to black frame or LBG in your eyewear wardrobe? Don’t have one yet? Well, that’s about to change! LBG: Versatile Eyewear These days, the most sought after eyewear pieces are the ones you can take from work to play, from day to night, and can be worn in a multitude of ways. Black frames are simple yet mysterious and Read More…

Signs of Love … The Eyes Tell All

February 14th, 2017 at 9:48 am

When you see your bae or someone you are attracted to, your pupils will dilate up to three times their normal size depending on the light condition. The moment you make eye contact, there’s nothing you can do to control your pupils as it is an involuntary action by your autonomic nervous system (the same area that controls breathing and heart rate). When we see another person’s pupils dilate, we are far more likely to find them attractive (love at first sight!!).

I’m Not Perfect But My Lashes Are

February 1st, 2017 at 10:25 am

Obsessed with thicker, fuller lashes? So are we! As Optometrists, we have seen eyelash extensions gone wrong – from swollen eyelids due to glue allergies, loss of eyelashes, blepharitis, styes, infections, and even mites (yikes!). Our microscopes allow us to see everything in your lashes and glue. So why not consider a safer healthier alternative that allows you to grow your own natural lashes? Have we sparked your interest yet? Thicker, longer, darker, fuller lashes are possible! EyedeologyTM carries both ZORIA and LATISSE® to help you achieve the ultimate lashes. Our ZORIA blog can be read here: eyedeology.ca/zoria What is Read More…

We love Eyes xoxo – the best eye makeup remover . . . Optometrist approved

We love Eyes xoxo – the best eye makeup remover . . . Optometrist approved

January 25th, 2017 at 11:27 am

“Sleeping around with your eye makeup is a dirty habit”.– Dr. Tanya Gill, OD We couldn’t agree more! Beauty Resolution 2017 – stop sleeping in your makeup and that includes your eye makeup. A big part of my role as an Optometrist is eye health and that includes ocular hygiene. Washing off your eye makeup at night is a must to prevent eye infections, irritations, styes, blepharitis, dry eye,mites (yuck!), and not to mention damage to your beautiful eyelashes. Did you know that left on mascara can cause eyelashes to become brittle, break, and shed faster? So ladies, what do Read More…

Managing Dry Eyes – Measuring Tear Osmolarity and Tear Function

January 15th, 2017 at 7:56 am

With the many patients we treat for dry eyes, one thing is for sure, they don’t all present with the same symptoms and signs. Some come in with complaints of tearing when outdoors or a gritty sandy feeling in the eye while others present with a stinging/burning sensation or vision fluctuations. Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface. At EyedeologyTM we are always looking for new and innovative approaches to dry eye treatments. As part of our diagnostic tool kit for Read More…

WE LOVE YOU YYC – LETS KEEP WORKING TOGETHER IN 2017

WE LOVE YOU YYC – LETS KEEP WORKING TOGETHER IN 2017

January 1st, 2017 at 8:36 am

We want to take this moment to thank everyone who has been our supporters throughout 2016. We can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we started Centennial Clinic with our mission to deliver an integrated approach to health care to the YYC community. Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, we house 7 health specialties including eyecare/eyewear, dentistry, chiropractics, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, and medical and skin laser esthetics. 2016 has been an amazing year for us with the positive collaboration between our teams, other health care practitioners, and local businesses. We are so grateful to be surrounded by a Read More…

Punctal Plugs for Dry eyes

December 15th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

A punctal plug is a tiny biocompatible medical device that is inserted into the tear duct (puncta) of an eye to block the duct. This slows down the drainage of the tears from the eye increasing the eye’s tear film and surface moisture to relieve dry eyes. Plugs are one of the treatment options used by our Optometrists as part of our dry eye treatment protocols. There are two types of tear duct plugs: Semi-permanent, typically made of long-lasting materials such as silicone Dissolvable, made of materials such as collagen that the body eventually absorbs.  Last from a few days to as long as several months. Dissolvable punctal plugs Read More…

You had me at FENDI

You had me at FENDI

November 15th, 2016 at 9:33 pm

At EyedeologyTM we are always on the lookout for fun and trendy collections to add to our eyewear gallery. New to our collection this season is none other than Fendi Roma. Fendi is all about high fashion and drama, with innovative creations and collections that never fail to impress and surprise the fashion industry. The eyewear collection has an undisputed elegance aimed to impress and captivate attention through pops of color. The collection is just darling. The House of Fendi was established in 1925 by Italian couple Edoardo and Adele Fendi, and was originally known for being the first handbag and Read More…

Sparkle Radar – Swarovski Eyewear

Sparkle Radar – Swarovski Eyewear

November 2nd, 2016 at 5:19 am

Making the best crystals in the world is our passion. With the widest range of colors, forms and sizes, the best durability you can find, and produced in a sustainable way.A brand with its unique sparkle since 1895has inspired generations of the world’s best designers, and infused our lives with glamour. Not only can you wear these lovely pieces of jewelry but now you can also wear it as eye candy.  Swarovski offers an eyewear collection full of its glamour and shine.  These beauties are made of top quality materials and manufactured with sheer perfection.  Swarovski crystal eyeglasses have been influenced Read More…