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Understanding Keratoconus (KC)

February 1st, 2018 at 3:31 pm

This month’s blog is all about Keratoconus (KC)—a condition where the cornea progressively thins out and bulges forward creating the corneal shape to be irregular or cone-like. Think of the cornea as the very front window to your eye. In a normal cornea, light rays pass through the cornea and other anterior structures of the eye and bend the light to the retina, creating clear vision. However, due to the corneal shape being irregular in keratoconus, the light gets defocused creating visual blur and distortion. Keratoconus can start in early adolescence and progresses into adulthood. It affects both women and Read More…

New Dry Eye treatment Approved by Health Canada

January 17th, 2018 at 12:00 am

At Eyedeology, our Optometrists treat many Calgarians with dry eye disease. We are very passionate about dry eyes and the latest treatment options. We are really excited to have a new medication approved by Health Canada after 7 years – Xiidra® (Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution 5%) gives our Optometrists another option to help treat patients with dry eye disease. Xiidra® is preservative free and will be available in the next few months. Symptoms have been shown to improve as early as 2 weeks. Dry eye disease affects roughly 30% of the Canadian population and significantly affects the quality of life of Read More…

Eyedeology’s Eyesafe Program

January 1st, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Helping Calgary Firefighters SEE better Eyedeology is proud to partner with the Eyesafe team and the Calgary Fire Department on a new project to replace your current protective eyewear with new updated safety gear. The City of Calgary has ordered new fire masks for all of our Calgary firefighters. From now until March 2018, employees who require safety glasses, safety sunglasses, eye goggles, and/or other safety eye protection will receive an Eyesafe job ticket for ordering new lenses that will fit inside these masks for heightened protection. Employees are encouraged to take their eye protector inserts to our Eyesafe optometric Read More…

Myopia Control: Part 2

December 1st, 2017 at 12:00 am

Myopia Part 2 This week, I am going to highlight the myopia control procedures that we now offer at Eyedeology to help reduce myopia progression – Orthokeratology, Atropine eye drops, and a Soft Multifocal contact lens. Overnight Vision Correction Orthokeratology is the use of a contact lens retainer that you wear overnight to reshape the cornea to correct the myopic prescription during the day. Meaning you may not need to wear glasses for the majority of time the following day. Can you imagine not wearing glasses or contact lenses and still be able see? “Ortho-K” lenses create a myopic defocus Read More…

Myopia Control: Part 1

November 1st, 2017 at 12:00 am

Hello, my name is Dr. Tran Nguyen, OD and I am one of the Optometrists at Eyedeology in downtown Calgary. I wanted to introduce myself and educate you about Myopia Control. I have been wearing glasses since grade 6 to correct my nearsightedness (also known as myopia). Actually, I know I needed glasses even earlier than that but growing up with a mother who thought I wanted glasses to be like my friends, she didn’t take me into see a local Optometrist until I started failing my math quizzes that were written on the blackboard in class. My mother also Read More…

Halloween Contact Lens Awareness

October 1st, 2017 at 9:59 pm

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s important to talk about the dangers of decorative contact lenses. Stores and websites across the world sell cheap colored contact lenses that promise to transform your look just by popping them in. Unfortunately, these contact lenses are downright dangerous for your eyes. The Dangers of Decorative Contact Lenses While they might seem harmless, decorative contact lenses can seriously damage your eyes. There’s no way to regulate the materials used in cheap Halloween contact lenses, so you could be putting unsafe or irritating substances right on your corneas. Although these lenses are marketed as cosmetic, they Read More…

September is Nutrition Month at Eyedeology!

September 1st, 2017 at 10:24 pm

We don’t always appreciate clear vision until we are at risk of losing it. At Eyedeology, we are all about preventative care. Adding eye nutrients and having a balanced diet can help you preserve your eye health and quality of life. Vitamins A, C, E, zinc, lutein, and zeaxanthin are key supplements to reducing the risk of certain eye conditions such as macular degeneration. Lutein Lutein is a carotenoid, or pigment that is found in our skin, hair, breast tissue and our eyes. In the eyes it is abundant in the lens and retina. It protects our eyes from the Read More…