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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Benefits of ZEISS DriveSafe – Drive North Calgary Roads Safely at Night!

For better vision while driving and all day, ask your Eye Care Professional about ZEISS DriveSafe today.

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. Dr. Leong and Dr. Bui ensure their patients...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes.  The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk or already living with diabetes, to the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people have plans for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and accessories out there...

Trouble Reading Fine Print Close Up?

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

See How Blue Light Affects Your Day

What is Blue Light? Blue light is also known as high energy visible (HEV) light. Aside from sunlight, the most common sources of blue light today come from digital devices such as smart phones, tablets, computers, and TVs. Other sources include fluorescent lamps and LED lights. Blue light’s high energy...

Are You Colour Blind?

What’s it like to be colour blind? You may not know you have colour blindness because many people are born with this condition and have no comparison to normal colour vision.  Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any colour,...

Eye Am Ready For School

Eye Am Ready For School Parents do their best to prepare their kids for school. Research shows that 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem. It is important to have a good idea of your child’s visual skills, since 80% of learning is visual for kids. Some children...

How to Safely View the Great North American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Why Are My Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity is also known as photophobia, is a common condition in which natural sunlight or artificial light can cause eye discomfort.   People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when mildly photophobic.  In more severe cases the light can set off...

Got a Shiner!

Should I Go to My Eye Doctor for a Black Eye? A black eye is often not an injury of the actual eyeball.  It is also known as a periorbital hematoma.   It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which causes bleeding...

When Is It Time For Cataract Surgery?

The development of cataract is generally a slow, gradual process in the ageing process.  If you live long enough, guaranteed your skin wrinkles, your blood pressure increases, and you will develop a cataract.   When you and your eye doctor have an assessment, there are several factors that help decide when...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other...

Eye Health For Women

Did you know that women have different eye conditions compared to men?    According to a recent study, the statistics for many of the major vision problems show that women have a higher percentage of incidence than men. These include: Age-related Macular Degeneration  Cataracts  Dry eye Diabetes during pregnancy Women...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light hazard. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to protect your eyes...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a coloured ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

What are the Risks of Online Shopping for Contact Lenses and Glasses?

The 'real deal' on contact lenses is that they are medical devices that require a proper fit, as one size does not fit all.  The fitting process needs a professional that has been trained to assess lens sizing, appropriate lens movement on the eye, and healthy eye response to lens...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Dr....

Children’s Vision Month – Eye Am Ready for School

New adventures of a new school year bring excitement to many children.  A new school year can also bring challenges. Did you know that 60% of children with reading difficulties have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem?   Dr. Dianna Leong and Dr. Anh Bui try to get a good...

Do Your Eyes Need Vitamins?

Advice on eye nutrition to optimize your eye health.

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems. How does it work? The iris...

Baseball is the Main Cause of Eye Injury Under Age 14

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. Baseball is the main cause of eye injury under age 14, (a surprising fact is that batted baseballs are more likely to cause damage than pitched balls). Basketball, racquetball, tennis and badminton, boxing, hockey, and lacrosse are also sports that...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes. One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What % of UV exposure would the average person receive by age 20?

Did you know? At 20 years of age, the average person has received 80% of their life’s UV exposure.  Children have more transparent lenses in their eyes and more sensitive skin on their bodies.  As a result, they are at greater risk of experiencing adverse effects of over-exposure to UV...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

Visit to the Wing Kei Senior’s Centre in Calgary

In October 2015, Dr. Leong and our optician went to the Wing Kei Senior's Centre in Calgary. This beautiful new facility allows seniors to maintain their independence with access to health care when needed. Residents requested a Q & A session, asking Dr. Leong questions like "Why do I have...

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Living With Low Vision

Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity which can’t be corrected to better than 20/70, significant visual field...

Refer a Friend Program

Our Popular Referral Rewards 20/20 Program Just refer a friend or family member to our practice and both of you will receive a $20 towards purchase of any of our eye wear products. ...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old to have a regular eye...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Are All 1-Day Contact Lenses the Same?

Looking for Disposable Contacts? We offer a full range of disposable contacts for every need and wearing schedule. Click here for more info...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

What is Blue Light Hazard?

If you use a lot of electronic devices like TVs, computers, smartphones and tablets, and have LED lighting, you are exposed to blue light or high energy visible (HEV) light.

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. Here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. A cataract is a clouding of...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments to daily life. Here are some...

Eye Foods Interview

Dr. Leong recently spoke with Dr. Laurie Capogna, author of the book "EyeFoods". Read the interview here....

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 9 million Canadians suffer from diabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults in the North America. If you or someone you care for...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

Be Wise With Your Eyes, 5 Facts About UV Rays And Your Eye Health

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Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

May Special UV Sale

Protect your eyes...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

(VIDEO) Dr. Hugh Talks About Buying Glasses Online

Watch this interesting video below where Dr. Hugh discusses what you should take into consideration when buying glasses online....

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

A Closer Look at Diabetic Eye Disease

Unfortunately, diabetes is extremely common. A lot of people aren't aware of how just much it can affect sufferers. For instance, diabetes can easily lead to developing quite a few eye-related diseases. Generally, these include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and also a number of other conditions that can still worsen...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might have presbyopia, a common condition affecting those who are approaching their 40s. It's one of the harsher realities of aging, but it's good to know that having presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean...

What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

What do you know about your own eyes? There are several things you should inform us of so that we can make sure your eyes are analyzed accurately and thoroughly. It's important that you let us know about any recent health conditions or problems you are experiencing as eyes are...

Focusing on Eye Patches

Lazy eyes are pretty common, and are also fairly simple to treat. A lazy eye develops when the brain turns off or suppresses vision in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if a child isn't able to see properly through one eye due to a large difference in the prescription...

Seeing in the Dark

You're ready for bed and turn out the lights, but you can't fall asleep so you open your eyes and find yourself surrounded by darkness. It takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. This process, known as dark adaptation allows our eyes to adjust to...

Taking a Closer Look at Presbyopia

As  you approach middle age, you may start to experience difficulty with reading. (Being able to see clearly is an age related function of your vision which becomes weaker as you become older.)  Why? Because with age, the lens of your eye becomes increasingly inflexible, making it harder to focus...

An Eye on Toy Safety

Choosing the right toys for eye safety is a concern for every parent. Children are born with an underdeveloped visual system which, through stimulation, develops throughout their growing years. Nothing stimulates a child's vision more easily than toys which help children develop hand-eye coordination, and understand spatial relationships. In the...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Healthy Vision

It's that time of year again. Children across the country are gearing up for the new school year with new bags, new books and loads of energy and excitement. This is the ideal time to take your child to get an eye exam, if you haven’t already done so. Proper...

Convergence Insufficiency

Is your child smart in everything except school? He or she might be struggling with a hidden vision problem that impacts learning called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a near vision problem that interferes with one’s ability to see, read, learn and work at close distances. A person with CI...

Understanding Visual Acuity

You have most likely come across the terms 20/20 vision and visual acuity. But what do these terms really mean? Understanding them will give you insight into how your optometrist assesses your eyes during your eye exam. 20/20 vision is used to indicate the clarity and sharpness of your vision...

Change It Up With Coloured Contacts

Do you want a fresh look for your eyes? There are many colour contact lenses you can choose from to subtly enhance or noticeably change your eye colour. With all the colour contact lenses on the market today, you are sure to find what you’re looking for. Whether your eyes...

Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that many people experience at some point during their lives. It's a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, certain kinds of skin conditions, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, a gritty sensation...

Fresh Contact Lenses: Why?

Are there ever days when you leave your disposable contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? It's a pretty accepted fact that things are at their best when they haven't been used too much. Guess what? The same principle is also applicable to your lenses. There are so...

What To Know About Cataracts

Are you aware that cataracts are the most common source of deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? Actually, more than 50% of those 65 and older has at least some cataract development. And by the time they hit 80, it is anticipated that most people will have gotten a...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even though this is the case, the potential risks related to years of exposure to these harmful rays aren't really considered, to a point where many take little action to shield their eyes, even if they're expecting to be...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the best things you can do to make sure your vision remains strong and healthy. During your session, your optometrist checks...

Recognizing When to Get Your Vision Checked

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of a few conditions such as anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medication or injuries to the eye. Commonly, people also report visual abnormalities due to...

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Women and Eye Care

The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in women is being diagnosed in increasing numbers, particularly in aging women. In fact, studies indicate that most women aged 40 and above exhibit some type of eyesight impairment, and may be in danger...

Eye Safety and Sports

When the springtime arrives, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, many people, both young and old incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with suitable defense. Using proper eye protection...

Vision Behind the Wheel

Good vision is required for safe driving. In fact, safety on the road relies on several different visual abilities including distance and near vision, peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, among many others. Being able to see well into the distance is vital because it helps you to observe...

Your Vision in the Workplace

The office or factory can be a dangerous place for your eyes. It is important for both corporations and their workers to be knowledgeable about workplace eye safety and how to avoid work related eye injuries. Every day, employees are inflicted by job related eye injuries that demand medical attention....

What You Want to Know About Astigmatism

Around your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters your eye, the cornea's job is to focus that light, directing it to your retina, right in the back of your eye. But what does it mean if the cornea, or the crystalline...

Pink Eye: Don’t Let It Go Untreated

Conjunctivitis, informally referred to as pink eye, is one of the most frequently encountered eye diseases, especially in children. This infection can be caused by a virus, bacteria or irritants like chlorine in pools, pollen, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which come in contact with the eyes. Some...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of loss of vision in individuals aged 50 and above. AMD is characterized by a deterioration of the macula of the retina which is responsible for clear central vision. Could it be Age Related Macular Degeneration? The first signs of age...

How Do You Clean Your Contact Lenses?

A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that an alarming number of individuals were using strange lubricants instead of contact lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Everything from baby oil, to fruit juice to butter was reportedly used as an alternative to proper lens solution...

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Increase Your Awareness of Glaucoma this Month

As January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of early detection of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of progressive ocular disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which can be a precursor to loss of central vision and eventual blindness. When...

The Dangers of UV to Your Eyes – In the Winter

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some places bitter cold winds and frigid rain, snow and sleet are also on the horizon. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a heavy sweater or coat in cooler conditions; nevertheless unfortunately, many people don't think to...

A Tearless Winter

Dry eye syndrome is common in the winter time as a result of the presence of cold, dry air.

Aging and Your Eyesight – Presbyopia

Visit your Calgary, AB Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment related to aging in which objects at a close range, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, more and more people are developing the condition, which...

Keeping an Eye on Diabetes

Many people with Diabetic Retinopathy have NO early symptoms.

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...

December 31st Is Coming! Use Your Flex Spending Account Dollars

Need a new pair of glasses? Wondering if your prescription has changed? Considering refractive surgery? This is the time to take care of all of your eye and vision needs. December 31st is coming fast which means that flex spending dollars will soon run out for the year. If flex...

December Special

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What is Colour Blindness?

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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetes is the primary causal agent of vision loss among adults aged 20-74 years. In just the last four years, over four million men and women in North America afflicted with diabetes were tested positive for diabetes related blindness. Of this group, seventy thousand suffered from severe diabetic retinopathy, which...

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What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Calgary, AB

To achieve optimal eyesight, the eyes and the brain must work in unison. When this does not happen, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. In the majority of occurrences of lazy eye the eyes themselves are typically in good health yet visual acuity cannot be achieved by just...

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Calgary, AB Vision Exams: Exploring the Eye Chart

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' vision and what it really represents? The term 20/20 vision expresses a normal level of clarity of vision or visual acuity assessed from 20 feet away from the object. In other words an individual with such eyesight...

Calgary, AB Relief for Autumn Eye Allergies

  As the end of summer approaches, many individuals start to experience symptoms of seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can be the greatest sources of discomfort. Ocular allergy symptoms include tearing, itching, swelling...

Bridging the Gap

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Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Calgary, AB

  According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) more than seven out of 10 of employed persons that work for the majority of the day on a computer (over 140 million ) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can result in eye stress and effect...

Eye Safety in the Home

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly in purchasing toys that are safe for your kid's eyes. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your home is an eye-safe zone. Generally, babies are born...

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Cosmetics Tips for Lens Wearers from your Calgary, AB Eye Care Practitioner

For those who use contacts certain guidelines should be followed when using makeup. Here are some tips on ways to ensure your eyes remain looking great and safe. Buying Cosmetics To start, we advise you purchase only products that are free of oils and fragrances. Additionally, to avoid flaking or...

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2011 Spring Newsletter

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May 3 – Our Opening Day!

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