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  • 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 - 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 | 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. . .

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. . .

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 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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