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Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

Holiday season is upon us and that means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Adoring parents enjoy surprising the little ones with the coolest toys to start off the New Year.
Leading optometry specialists advise that parents learn and relay to relatives some rules when it comes to toy safety and vision. Injuries involving toys can occur, sometimes causing damaged vision.

What can parents do to safeguard small children from toy related eye injuries?

  1. Only purchase gifts which are age suitable. Be careful not to permit small siblings to use toys intended for older brothers or sisters.

  2. Look for a toy that is well made and steer clear of toys with rough edges. Make sure long-handled toys such as bats or pony sticks are smooth on the edge.

  3. Don't let small kids play without supervision.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by tossing out any toys with jagged or staggered edges or plastic or wooden missiles, commonly found in war-themed toys.

Before purchasing the latest toy that your child has been pleading with you for, take some time to review eye safety tips for toys and games. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family members, not the doctor on call at the nearest emergency room. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.

Thank you for trusting your eyecare with us over the years.  The Foresight Eyecare team follows the government mandate to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After December 2020 announcements made by the Alberta Government, our clinic is following the revised Infection Prevention and Control policy by the Alberta College of Optometrists.

Patients interested in obtaining eye exam services or eye care products can be seen by appointment only.  Please call ahead, and staff will arrange an appointment time and ask COVID-19 screening questions.  If you have any symptoms of cough, fever, runny nose or shortness of breath, we ask that you call or e-mail us and do not attend the clinic for your scheduled visit.   Within the clinic, please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer at reception.  Our clinic complies with the City of Calgary bylaw requiring mask covering over the age of two years old.  For patients who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical reasons, the patient can be scheduled for an appointment at a time when minimal number of other patients are in the clinic such as at the beginning or end of the day to ensure appropriate physical distancing requirements.

We are using disposable disinfectant wipes on all surfaces and devices such as front desk counters, chairs, handles in exam rooms and waiting room.  All eyewear that have been touched by patients are continually being sanitized.   Any toys and magazines are stored at this time.  Examination areas are being sanitized with hospital grade disinfectant.  Debit and credit cards but NO CASH payments will be accepted.

COVID-19 symptoms are not always obvious.  We want to fend off this pandemic and minimize risk to our patients and the Foresight staff as front line health workers.   Contact that is closer than 2 m (6 feet) is to be avoided, with barriers in place when this cannot be avoided. We choose to continue to do our work and cautiously take care of our patients with compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.   It is a challenging and new experience for many of us, so let‘s support each other and prevent virus spread!  Beyond 2020, our focus is on take care of you and keeping Clean Hands, Clear Heads and Open Hearts.   For more information, please refer to the following web pages or phone Health Link 811.

Drs. Dianna Leong, Anh Bui, Andrew Chan


Please note our upcoming holiday schedule:

Starting tomorrow December 22nd will be closed through December 26th. Additionally, we will be closing early on New Year’s eve at 3:00 pm and we will reopen Saturday, January 2nd.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.