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Community Outreach & Charity Initiatives

At Foresight Eyecare, we believe strongly in giving back to the Calgary community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach.

The Grade 4 Challenge!

In February 2016, Dr. Leong took the challenge of teaching a grade 4 class about the science of light and shadow. Kids got hands on experience on light, the rainbow effect of prisms, how light travels through different materials and filters, and effects of solar eclipse, ultraviolet light and high energy blue light hazards. It was great fun for all, and hopefully a great learning experience on how to protect eyes for a lifetime.

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Fribbit and Foresight Eyecare in Calgary!

Foresight Eyecare and Fribbit went hopping about North Calgary, visiting 8 kindergarten classes and Cardel Place.

Dr. Dianna Leong and Dr. Anh Bui enjoyed going to the schools St. Jerome, North Haven, Highwood and Ascension of our Lord to inform kindergarten children about Fribbit’s first eye exam, and to get an eye checkup if they have not seen the eye doctor before. Dr. Leong explained that many kids and their parents are surprised to learn at the eye checkup that the eyes are not seeing or coordinating as well as they thought. Lazy eye is detected at eye exams because the good eye often compensates for the weaker eye. Free glasses are provided for kindergarten children through the “Eye See Eye Learn” program.

Look for us again at the next Ask the Expert event.

Highwood School is planning a facelift to their playground next year. We were pleased to participate in their playground project by encouraging kids and parents to get an eye checkup, Donation of $10 for each eye exam/eyewear these past six months resulted in a total of $500 donation given in November. Best wishes to the school for their new playground!

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Fribbit and Calgary optometrist Dr. Leong

Calgary Optometrists, staff and kids had a great time meeting Fribbit.

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.

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.collegeofoptometrists.ab.ca

Drs. Dianna Leong, Anh Bui, Andrew Chan