Eyelash extensions can be a great way to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes and create a dramatic look that can last for weeks. However, they can cause possible complications in some people putting their eye health at risk. One such complication is blepharitis—a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. Eyelash extensions can […]
What Are Prescription Safety Glasses?
If eye protection is essential for you, you are probably already familiar with the importance of wearing safety glasses. But did you know that you can get non-prescription and prescription safety eyewear? Prescription safety glasses are like any other pair of safety glasses. But what sets them apart is that their lenses are customized to […]
Eye Drops That Are Safe for Your Kids
Eye drops can be a wonderful tool for treating a variety of eye concerns, including infections, allergies, and dry eyes—but not all eye drops are safe for kids. When it comes to growing eyes, choosing delicate, kid-friendly eye drops recommended by an optometrist is the key to success. Some safe options for kids’ eye drops […]
Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?
Blurry vision can make everyday tasks difficult. Nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are common refractive errors that blur vision. With myopia, your eyes can focus on nearby objects but not on things that are further away. Hyperopia is the opposite–your eyes can focus on distant objects but have difficulty seeing up close. These refractive errors […]
Is Blepharitis Contagious?
Blepharitis is an eye condition that causes inflamed eyelids. It can be uncomfortable, leading to eyelid swelling, redness, and irritation. It’s a common condition—37% to 50% of people get it at some point in their lives especially in Alberta which is owing to many factors such as the climate and the natural skin flora. But […]
How to Tell the Difference Between Pink Eye & Styes
When eye redness causes changes to your vision or eye health, it’s best to visit your eye doctor to determine the underlying condition and the cause. Most people may assume redness, inflammation, and discomfort equal pink eyes. But, another eye condition called a stye can present with similar symptoms early on. So, how do you […]
Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?
If you like an on-the-go lifestyle, contact lenses may be a great way to support your sight! By untethering yourself from traditional eyewear, you can enjoy clear, comfortable vision while playing sports or hiking our beautiful Albertan landscape. But can you wear contact lenses while you go swimming? What about when you’re taking a shower? […]
What Is Optos Retinal Imaging?
Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]
Lumify Eye Drops: Everything You Need to Know
If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication? Lumify eye drops can help reduce […]
IPL for Dry Eye: How It Works￼
Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work? Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]