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october is eye health month

October is Eye Health Month – Abby’s Story

October 1st, 2016 at 10:18 pm

This month I am on Breakfast Television BTV with the talented Leah Sarich discussing the importance of early eye exams for children.  This segment is dear to my heart as I share the story of Abby whom I first saw at the age of 9 years for her eye exam.  She came in with no concerns or complaints. She was seeing well and doing well in school.  During her eye exam, Abby was unable to read the eye chart.  She was not seeing as well as she thought she was.  No glasses were able to help her see any better.  Read More…

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New to EyedeologyTM–Xavier Garcia Barcelona

September 15th, 2016 at 4:56 am

XAVIER GARCIA, Character Barcelona is a company marked by the character of the city of Barcelona and its local designer and artist, Xavier Garcia. Original and bright urban eyewear, with color combinations and shapes inspired by the city of Barcelona and its constant movement. Its eyewear with a strong attitude to please the wearer; people aware of the urban character of a creative, authentic and maverick Barcelona. The character of a brand or the brand of a character* Barcelona is a historic urban city known for its design, trends, color and movement. It is sociable and full of movement. You won’t find Read More…

Protect Your Vision as You Age

September 1st, 2016 at 11:31 pm

To help maintain the quality of your life for the long-term, be proactive about protecting your eyesight. The risk for sight-threatening eye issues and vision loss increases after age 45. However, there are steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy now and as you get older. Keep your eyes healthy It has been estimated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology that over 43 million people in the U.S. will develop age-related eye diseases within the next four years. The leading causes of poor vision and blindness in the U.S. are mainly age-related diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic Read More…

What’s stopping your from wearing both glasses and contact lenses?

August 1st, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Are you a typical contact lenses wearer who struggles to wear glasses?  Our optometrists recommend wearing both.  Long hours of contact lens wear can cause dryness and so it is important to alternate between the two.  Have you tried our high definition or digital lenses? HD or digital lenses are great for high myopic (nearsightedness) and hyperopic (farsightedness) prescriptions.  They are the best thing that has happened to eyeglasses in the last 10 years.  So how much better are they from traditional lenses?  Our doctors compare the digital lenses to traditional lenses in the same manner as using one of Read More…

Nerdwax – as seen on Shark Tank

July 14th, 2016 at 2:22 am

New to EyedeologyTM this month is Nerdwax the original glass wax. Nerdwax is a beeswax based blend of All Natural and Certified Organic Ingredientsspecially formulated to keep your glasses in place while you live your life. Nerdwax works by creating a layer of friction between your glasses and your skin keeping your glasses in place. You can apply nerdwax to your nose pads, however, you will need to experiment with the amount to apply. Nerdwax is worn off naturally by the facial oils produced by your skin. If your skin is on the oily side or tend to work up Read More…

Help Prevent Cataracts

July 1st, 2016 at 3:42 am

Cataracts are a common eye condition affecting people over the age of 40 years. In fact, cataracts are more common than other eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma combined. A cataract is condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudier resulting in blurred or reduced vision. So how can we reduce our risk of cataracts or take preventative measure to slow down progression? It is never too early to start protecting your eye health Stop smoking There seems to be no end to the list of health risks related to cigarette smoking. Eye health Read More…

Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses

June 1st, 2016 at 10:29 pm

ACUVUE® OASYS® Daily Contact Lenses with HydraLuxe™ Do your eyes feel heavy or get that tired sore feeling from a long day of staring at digital devices or from being in challenging environments, like cold air conditioning, humidity or dry air? The demands on your eyes are changing and you need a lens that can keep up. Our Optometrists and Staff are thrilled to introduce the New ACUVUE® OASYS®1-Day with HydraLuxe™to keep your eyes feeling comfortable throughout your day.  The HydraLuxe™ Technology has a tear-infused design with an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that integrates with your own tear film Read More…

Seeing floaters?

May 1st, 2016 at 2:11 am

Eye floaters are a reason to see our Optometrists for a medically necessary visit now covered by Alberta Health Care for all age groups. Floaters look like spots, specks, flecks and/or “cobwebs” that drift around in your field of vision. Floaters can hinder your vision and be annoying at first onset. So where do these floaters come from? Most of the interior of the eye is filled with a gel-like substance called the vitreous that helps the eye maintain its round shape. As we age, the vitreous begins to shrink and becomes stringy. These strands cast shadows on the retina Read More…

Ocular Migraines

April 1st, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Have you ever experienced blurred vision or an enlarging blind spot in the center of their vision, flashes or flickering of light, wavy or zigzag lines out of the corner of the eye that blocks part of their vision? You may be experiencing a visual aura or ocular migraine.  These symptoms often present when working in front of a computer screen and prevent you from continuing your work.They can last up to 30 minutes affecting your central vision and then moving outwards to your peripheral vision.Ocular migraines are painless, usually visual in nature and can affect one or both eyes.  Read More…

Published in Calgary Buzz: 5 Tips on How to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

March 9th, 2016 at 11:39 am

Digital devices have taken on a pivotal role in our society and we grow more dependent on them with each passing day. What we don’t realize is, the more time we spend on them in a day, the more likely we will experience digital eye strain. It has become a trend amongst women and most adults and The Alberta Association of Optometrists strives to raise awareness on the spread of this condition. Dr. Farrah Sunderji talks about how common the onset of digital eye strain is, especially amongst people who are sitting in front of screens all day in the Read More…