Maintaining Eye Health

Healthy Sight is a way of life that enhances your everyday vision while preserving the well being of your eyes. Healthy Sight Having healthy eyes is understanding how lifestyle, diet and personal habits can affect the way you see — today and tomorrow. Healthy sight means getting regular checkups. Eye health means wearing the correct […]

Eye Fashion

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It helps to know your face shape to find glasses that fit perfectly. Because eye glasses are a major fashion statement on their own! Square Face Shape Round Face Shape Triangle Face Shape Oval Face Shape Heart Face Shape

Kids & Contact Lenses

What’s the appropriate age to start wearing contacts? Consider More About Traits and Context While there may be no minimum or recommended age for wearing contact lenses, it’s still important to consider whether contacts are appropriate. This decision has less to do with age than with your child’s unique traits and context. Wearing contacts requires […]

20-20 vision

Visual acuity is measured using an eye chart in the Optometrists office. “Normal” vision is 20/20. This means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a normal person sees at 20 feet. 20/40 vision means that the test subject sees at 20 feet what a normal person sees […]

A Routine Eye Exam

For regularly scheduled eye exams, expect to talk about any changes in your medical history since the last time you saw your eye doctor. First Time Visit And if this is your first time in a new practice, you’ll be asked to provide a more complete medical history, including a list of medications you’re currently […]

Eye Exam – How often?

Since every individual is unique, the frequency of eye exams may vary depending on personal health or other factors. We advise you to follow the routinely eye exam below unless your optometrists suggests an alternate schedule to meet your needs. Alberta Health Care now covers all medical eye related issues regardless of your age. If […]

Eye Myth Busters

Knowing how to take good care of your eyes is the first step to protecting your sight for a lifetime. Eye Myth 1: You must wear glasses full time to avoid vision deterioration. Even though glasses do aim us in seeing, you should not wear it for everything which you do. If you are nearsighted, […]


A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. How Cataracts Affect Your Eye’s Vision The eye’s natural lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also adjusts the eye’s focus, letting us see […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy involves swelling, leaking or abnormal growth of blood vessels in or near the retina. Diabetic Retinopathy There are multiple stages to this disease, the earliest of which may not present any symptoms you can see. Symptoms you can see include dark or black spots in your vision that increase over time, or severely […]


Glaucoma is a general name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve of the eye. Glaucoma Glaucoma is often called “the thief of sight” because glaucoma symptoms either go undetected or develop slowly over time. Glaucoma usually starts by attacking the outside of your vision. Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to […]

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