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Canadian Optometrists Further Education

December 4th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

The government of Alberta has announced changes that will improve access to quality eye care for all Albertans. Doctors of optometry are highly trained eye doctors who examine, diagnose, treat and correct conditions, diseases and disorders of the human visual system, the eye and its associated structures. As well as providing comprehensive eye and vision care services, optometrists play a major role in a patients overall health and well being by detecting ocular signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes and blood pressure. The role of Optometrists is going to provide Albertans with improved access to essential eye care services. Read More…

contact lens hygiene

November 1st, 2014 at 1:23 pm

We have heard many stories in the media recently regarding people losing their vision due to over wear of contact lenses and poor contact lens compliance. Inappropriate care of contact lenses leads to infection which can lead to blindness. Appropriate care of your contact lenses, storage cases and hygiene are all essential to keep your eyes healthy. At EyedeologyTM our eye doctors fit and examine the contact lenses on the eye and make sure the prescription and the size is ideal for each patient. We then train patients on how to insert and remove contact lenses while explaining how important Read More…

Blue Light Exposure and Eye Strain – Are you at risk?

October 1st, 2014 at 11:50 am

Every day we find not only ourselves but our children spending longer hours in front of a digital device. In fact, according to a 2012 survey conducted by The Vision Council, more than 1/3 of adults spend 4-6 hours a day with digital media or related electronic devices. In fact, 14% of young adults spend 10-12 hours per day. According to the American Pediatric Association, children are learning from their parents habits and spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers/laptops/tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, and other electronic devices.  As an Optometrist, I receive frequent Read More…

Air Optix Colors

September 15th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Do you want a new look or have you wished your eyes were of a different shade or color? Well now you can combine the newest technology with comfort at the same time. Colored contact lenses have been available for a while now, however patients have experienced some discomfort and redness with the use of previous colored contact lenses. At EyedeologyTM, we are now introducing a new colored C/L with the new technology, which makes the eyes more comfortable, breathable and less red as compared to the old colored contact lenses. The new “Air Optix colors” contact lenses have a Read More…

New Dry Eye Treatment Just in Time for Fall

September 1st, 2014 at 8:49 am

At EyedeologyTM, we are now offering a new in-office treatment to eliminate Blepharitis. It will now be offered as a way of keeping those eyelids clean and healthy. It is a quick and easy procedure and most patients experience an almost immediate improvement in symptoms. What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eye condition where the eyelids become inflamed (swollen), with oily particles and bacteria coating the eyelid margin near the base of the eyelashes. This condition causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eyes. There is no specific cause of blepharitis, but it can be associated Read More…

Genetic Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Testing

August 5th, 2014 at 10:39 am

Are you at risk of developing Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? We are pleased to introduce a new way to detect the risk of developing AMD in patients at EyedeologyTM.  If there is a family history of age related macular degeneration be sure to let us know so we can do a quick and easy genetic test called Macula Risk PGx. We can then advise diet, monitoring of the eyes and specific vitamins for individual patients that will prevent the progression of the disease. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of Read More…

Nutrition and The Eye- Part 2- Lutein and Zeaxanthin

July 15th, 2014 at 7:47 am

  Antioxidants are vital when it comes to aiding our overall immune system. Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow down damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are caused by certain environmental factors, including UV light, hazardous chemicals, and air pollution. Antioxidants include vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, Vitamin E, and selenium, as well as phytochemicals such as the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of age related diseases such as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), cardiovascular diseases, cancers and infections. Read More…

published in calgary’s child magazine: Keys to a successful school year

June 30th, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Keys to a successful school year The Importance of Eye Exams for Children As you prepare your child’s back to school checklist, you want to make sure you have a comprehensive EYE EXAMINATION as part of that list.  Did you know that 80% of learning is done through vision?  Eye exams are just as important as dental visits and annual physicals.  As an Optometrist, I believe it is important to have your child`s eyes examined to encourage normal vision development and academic achievement. Statistics show that one in four children have an undiagnosed vision problem that interferes with learning. A Read More…

Published in Calgary’s Child Magazine: Essential Gear for Vision Safety

June 9th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Vision plays a critical role in sports and should not be jeopardized to eye injuries. Statistics show that more than 70 per cent of eye injuries occur in people under the age of 25 years of which 40 per cent occur in people under the age of 15 years and 8 per cent occur in children under the age of 5 years. Hockey accounts for 27 per cent of all sporting injuries among Canadian children. As an optometrist, I work with athletes and believe parents play an active role in encouraging their children to wear eye protection. Sports eyewear is Read More…

Ingredients

Nutrition and Dry Eyes

May 16th, 2014 at 8:46 am

Foods that we eat can have an impact on our overall eye health as well as to help preserve our vision. The first part of our series of nutrition and the eye will focus on foods that help reduce dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition that affects men and women of all ages. There is an imbalance of the tear film. The tear film is composed of three layers: Aqueous ( water), lipid (oil), and mucous layer. In dry eye syndrome, certain factors can disrupt the balance of these 3 layers. What are the symptoms Read More…