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New to Eyedeology- Tory Burch Sunwear

January 1st, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Tory Burch sunglasses are well known for their stylish textures and unique elements of design. The sunglasses collection has the perfect pair of designer glasses to flatter many face shapes. The collection features a range of shapes including cat-eye, square, aviator, butterfly, oversized, rectangle and round.  We are uber excited to have these unique and versatile pieces as part of our optical. Did you know? Tory Burch is considered one of the top one hundred most powerful women in the world by Forbes Magazine. She is a very accomplished fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist. Her first collection was launched from Read More…

published in calgary’s child magazine: What You Need to Know: Red Eyes, Allergies and Dry Eyes

December 1st, 2015 at 11:28 am

Throughout the year, children often have eye infections, allergies and dry eyes. Eye infections can affect one or both eyes and are most common in children. Some eye infections are highly contagious, and you must take care not to infect other people – or even your other eye if only one eye is infected. As a parent, these conditions can be alarming and it is important to know when to come see your optometrist for evaluation. Medically necessary visits with your optometrist for these conditions are covered by Alberta Health Care for all age groups, including children. Conjunctivitis – bacterial, Read More…

Kid Proof Glasses really do Exist

September 28th, 2015 at 12:01 am

New to EyedeologyTM are our Nano Vista Frames. These durable, and flexible frames are long lasting. They are manufactured with a patented SILIFLEX material that is thermo-adjustable and 35% lighter than other frames. What makes them stand out is there maximum flexibility making them “Child-Proof” and its exclusive hinge “S2”. So forget about breakages as these will last and come with great warranty. In additions these frames are adaptable with two types of temple tips that can be manually adjusted. You can interchange between temples and a headband for those kids who are active in sports. Through our partnership with Hoya, Read More…

Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses – We love our Maui JIms!

September 21st, 2015 at 12:01 am

1. UV Protection The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious and in some cases long-term health issues. 2. Skin Cancer 5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors—even on overcast days. 3. General Eye Comfort The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision. 4. Dark Adaptation Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels. 5. Blue-Light Protection (HEV: high-energy visible radiation) Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV, as accumulated exposure has been Read More…

Considering Lasik Refractive Surgery?

September 15th, 2015 at 12:01 am

Thinking about ditching the glasses and contact lenses? Wondering if laser eye surgery is for you? Our Optometrists are here to help you. Not everyone is a candidate for laser refractive surgery. Before any refractive surgery, it is important for our eye doctors to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. Our eye doctors will do a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate: – ocular and medical history – lifestyle and vision needs – how well you see – your vision correction – nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, presbyopia – the shape and thickness of your cornea – Pupils size and Read More…

Eat Well to See Well

September 7th, 2015 at 12:01 am

Nutrition is such an important part our day and more so for our growing children. Your eyes like other parts of your body require a balance of vitamins and nutrients and daily exercise to keep them functioning optimally. Without a balanced nutrient rich diet, your eyes are at risk for diseases such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), dry eyes and cataracts. As an Optometrist and mother, I recommend parents start early and teach their children healthy eating habits for the entire body. It’s Simple …. Eat Well to See Well. The foods you eat everyday help not only fuel Read More…

Swimming With Your Eyes

September 1st, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Goggles are Essential Under Water Swim goggles are essential to everyone’s eye-wear and especially for contact lens wearers. Goggles can aid in protecting your eyes from the chlorine and bacteria in the water. For those who wear glasses, our eye doctors recommend prescription swim goggles. These are custom made with your prescription and can help you to see underwater. Make sure these goggles have UV-protective so you can avoid sun damage to your eyes when swimming outdoors. Swimming and Contact Lens Wear Among the various microbes that live in water, the most worrisome is the Acanthomoeba organism. This organism can Read More…

Tips to Maintain Healthy Eyes

August 20th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

1. Eat Right Nutrition and diet plays a major role in protecting your eyes. Studies show that incorporating nutrients such as vitamins C and E, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and lutein can help slow down the progression of age-related vision problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Consider adding these foods into your regular diet: • Green leafy vegetables – kale, spinach, collard greens • Fish – salmon, tuna and other oily fish • Non-meat protein sources – eggs, nuts, beans • Citrus fruits – oranges, grapefruits • Orange Bell Peppers • Sweet Potato 2. Quit Smoking Smoking can be Read More…

Community Outreach: Kids U Eye Presentation

August 1st, 2015 at 10:08 am

Dr. Farrah and Dr. Nalisha visited the children at both Kids U McKnight and Bridgeland with their friend Fribbit! Fribbit is a fun and friendly frog who is the official mascot for the Eye See… Eye Learn (ESEL) program. They educated both children as young as 19 months to 6 years of age on the importance of taking care of their eyes. In the afternoon, they spoke to the parents of the infants at the Bridgeland center on the importance of making eye exams part of their annual regimen. Children should get their first eye exam at the age of Read More…

Back to School Eye Exams

July 15th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

As a parent, you might often wonder whether or not your child/preschooler has a vision problem and what the appropriate age would be to schedule your child’s eye exam. Comprehensive eye exams are one of the most important investments a parent can make to help contribute to their child’s overall health and maximize their education, especially since many vision problems may not have an obvious warning sign. Children may not recognize that their eyesight is not optimal. Eye exams for children are extremely important because an estimated 5-7% of preschool children have significant vision problems and 25% of children between Read More…