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Specs In The City | How Does A Dry Eye Test Work? | Calgary Dry Eye Tests
  • Jul 22, 2021

How Our Calgary Optometrists Diagnose Dry Eye Syndrome

What Is The Schirmer’s Dry Eye Test? The Schirmer’s test determines whether your eyes produce enough tears to adequately keep them healthy and moist. If the test results come back and you do not have a sufficient supply of tears, your. . .

Specs in the City - Eye Exam Detect Diseases
  • Jul 08, 2021

6 Serious Health Issues A Comprehensive Eye Exam Can Detect

6 Health Problems Comprehensive Eye Exams Can Detect Because of the eye’s small nerves and blood vessels, delicate structures, and close proximity to your brain, a comprehensive eye exam is one of the least invasive steps you can take to. . .

Specs in the City - Eyesight Care
  • Jun 24, 2021

7 Ways To Take Care Of Your Eyesight

If properly cared for, your eyesight can retain its sharpness for a surprisingly long time. To enjoy clear sight for as long as possible, try out these tips: Eat healthy foods  Exercise Wear protective eyewear Follow the 20-20-20. . .

Specs in the City - Eye surgery
  • Jun 17, 2021

What You Need To Know Before Getting Lasik Eye Surgery

Have you ever wanted to wake up in the morning with a pair of eyes that would rival those of a pilot? Lasik eye surgery can make this a reality.   A relatively novel practice, Lasik eye surgery entails meticulously reshaping your cornea to. . .

Specs in the City - Reading Eye glass prescription note
  • Jun 10, 2021

How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

Optometrists are bound by law to provide an eyeglass prescription after every eye exam. Yet, most people do not know how to read their own prescription.   Be different! You will quickly realize that understanding your prescription is more than. . .

Specs in the City - Retinal Imaging
  • May 25, 2021

Retinal Imaging: A Detailed Overview

You may have heard the words “retinal imaging” or “retinal scan” before, but what exactly is it? Chances are if you have been in for an eye exam in the past, you may have had this type of non-invasive testing done without even realizing it. . . .

Specs in the City - Protect your eyes_
  • May 11, 2021

Protecting Your Eyesight in a Digital World

In a world full of screen time, working from home on a laptop, and electronic entertainment of all sorts, Digital Eye Strain is becoming more and more of a concern. With the average Canadian spending approximately 11 hours a day in front of their. . .

Specs in the City - 3D Vision
  • Apr 20, 2021

Your World in 3-D: Stereoscopic Vision and Depth Perception

Have you ever paused to think about the world around you and how you see it? Generally speaking, humans have two eyes that take in their surroundings and one brain that processes this information. Although your eyes may work mostly in the same way,. . .

Specs in the City - Ocular Motility
  • Apr 13, 2021

Testing for Eye Misalignments: Ocular Motility Testing

Having regular eye exams is obviously good for testing for vision impairments including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. But, did you know that checking for misaligned, or crooked eyes can help detect life-threatening illnesses such. . .

Specs in the city - Contact Lenses While Swimming
  • Apr 06, 2021

Can I Wear Contact Lenses Swimming?

Contact Lenses afford freedom and flexibility that makes them ideal for athletes of all kinds, so what about swimming? What happens when you wear contacts in the water? What are the best options for summer swimmers, athletes and lifeguards who need. . .

  • Mar 23, 2021

How To Decide Between Glasses and Contact Lenses

Has your optometrist recommended you a prescription for your eyesight? In that case, you may be considering purchasing glasses or contact lenses. You might prefer one over the other but are unsure what the benefits and drawbacks are for each option. . . .

Specs In The City | Calgary
  • Mar 17, 2021

Vision Field Testing- What It Is and What Are The Benefits

Visiting the optometrist can feel a bit awkward and confusing- especially during that one exam where you sit with your chin in that machine, stare at a pixelated screen and press a button to react to a moving light like an unnerving throwback to the. . .

Specs In the City Optometry
  • Mar 03, 2021

The Hidden Danger Of Undiagnosed Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye symptoms are widespread in Alberta; in fact, 90 percent of Albertans have not visited an optometrist despite living with the constantly uncomfortable symptoms of dry eyes. Albertans often dismiss dry eyes as their normal, and 3 in 5 don’t. . .

 Specs in the City | Cataracts Calgary
  • Feb 26, 2021

Cataract: 5 Early Warning Signs to Look Out For

A cataract is the progressive clouding of the eye lens. It represents the leading form of preventable blindness in the world and comes with some early detectable warning signs. Here are five of the most common ones to look out for.   A cataract. . .

Calgary Optometrist | Specs in the City
  • Feb 14, 2021

5 Glasses Trends to Keep an Eye Out for in 2021

Wondering what the hottest styles for glasses will be in 2021? Luckily you've come to the right place, as we have the five hottest eyeglass trends you will want to keep an eye out for this year.   The interesting thing about trends and. . .

Eye Exam Calgary | Specs in the City
  • Feb 07, 2021

How to Know if Your Beautiful Baby Has a Vision Problem

Are you worried your baby may have a problem with their eyes or sight? Here are some of the warning signs you need to know, which may indicate your baby might have a vision problem that needs to be addressed. Becoming a parent means the list of. . .

Eye Clinic SE Calgary | Specs in the City Optometry
  • Jan 24, 2021

5 Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

It's easy to take our eyes for granted. But we shouldn't! Here are five ways you can continue to keep them healthy.   Our eyes are amazing organs. The amount of processing they do and the sheer size of signals they send to our brain are. . .

Calgary Optometrist | Specs in the City
  • Jan 17, 2021

Are Blue Light Blocking Glasses Worth It?

What are blue light blocking glasses? Do they work? Are they worth it? We'll answer all these questions in our article this week from our Calgary eye clinic. You most likely know that staring at a digital screen is bad for your eyes and. . .

Eye Exam Calgary | Specs in the City
  • Jan 10, 2021

Can Cannabis Effectively Treat Glaucoma or Other Eye Conditions?

Wondering if cannabis can be an effective treatment for glaucoma? Leading optometrist associations including the Canadian Ophthalmological Society say no, and that anyone who says yes is just blowing smoke.   With cannabis now being legal in. . .

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  • Dec 17, 2020

First Kid's Eye Exam Coming Up? Here's What to Expect and Know Beforehand

Uncorrected vision problems can be a significant academic barrier for school-aged children. This is why it's so vital to get your kid's eyes examined at least once every year. Here's what you can expect when you do and what you need to. . .

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  • Dec 10, 2020

COVID-19 and Contacts: Is It Safe to Continue Wearing Them?

Are you a contact lens wearer? Worried your contacts are putting you at an increased risk of becoming infected with COVID-19? Current research shows it's still safe to wear contacts during the pandemic, so long as you follow proper contact lens. . .

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  • Dec 03, 2020

Is This an Eye Emergency? How to Know and if Your Optometrist Can Help

Have you suffered an impact, scratch, or chemical burn to your eye? Wondering if what you're dealing with classifies as an eye emergency? Here's how to know courtesy of our Calgary optometrist. It can be tough knowing whether your. . .

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  • Nov 25, 2020

How to Spot Cataracts Early So You Can Safeguard Your Sight

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Canada, with more than 3. 5 million Canadians experiencing vision loss because of them. Here's what you need to be on the lookout. . .

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  • Nov 18, 2020

Have Dry Eyes and Wear Contacts? Here Are 5 Rules You Need to Always Follow

Do you wear contacts and have dry eyes? Here the five most important rules you must follow then, courtesy of our eye clinic in Calgary. Being a contact lens wearer and having dry eyes is a tough combination. There are even some people who have. . .

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  • Nov 13, 2020

Diabetic? Here's Why Eye Exams Are Critical to Keeping Your Vision Intact

Do you have diabetes? If so, you're at increased risk for a number of different eye diseases. With November being Diabetic Eye Disease Month, our eye clinic in Calgary is highlighting some of the most common diabetic eye diseases to hammer home. . .

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  • Oct 19, 2020

How to Choose the Right Optometrist for Your Family's Needs

Is your family in need of a qualified optometrist to oversee their eye health and vision needs? Our optometrist in SE Calgary has all the things you need to look for when choosing the right eye doctor for your family's needs in the article. . .

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  • Oct 12, 2020

What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting Exam

Not quite sure what a contact lens fitting exam is or what happens during one? Our Calgary optometrist fills you in on everything you need to know about them in our blog article this week.   If you wear contact lenses, then you've most. . .

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  • Oct 01, 2020

What You Need to Know About Cataracts

When it comes to treatable blindness, cataracts are the leading cause across the entire world. This eye condition most often afflicts older individuals, but with proper treatment and management it can be corrected. Here's what you need to know. . .

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  • Sep 23, 2020

Best Dry Eye Home Remedies

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Looking for the best home remedies to relieve your symptoms? Our Calgary optometrist has compiled the top ways you can help alleviate the discomfort associated with this eye condition in our article this week.   Dry. . .

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  • Sep 15, 2020

10 Surprising Health Concerns Eye Exams Can Uncover

Think eye exams can only uncover eye issues? Think again. Here are the 10 most surprising health concerns a comprehensive eye exam can alert you to.   Your annual eye exam in Calgary can uncover a lot of other health problems that you may be. . .

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  • Sep 08, 2020

Glaucoma: Types, Treatments, Symptoms

Looking for more information on glaucoma? Often called the silent thief of vision due to its ability to progress undetected without any symptoms, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Canada. Which is why regular glaucoma screening. . .

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  • Mar 23, 2020

Telehealth Lines Now Open For Your Eye Health During COVID-19

Telehealth Lines Now Open For Your Eye Health During COVID-19  The Alberta College of Optometrists has mandated that all optometry offices must close, with the exception of emergencies amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. As our city. . .

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