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? […]
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 […]
Pinguecula vs. Pterygium: What’s the Difference?
If you’ve noticed small yellowish growths in your eyes or raised bumps on your eye surface, you may be experiencing a pinguecula or pterygium. It’s vital to understand that while these growths are commonly harmless, monitoring them to ensure they don’t become a problem down the road is essential. Pingueculas and pterygiums are both non-cancerous, […]
How to Relieve Eye Strain
How to Relieve Eye Strain Eye strain can affect your eye health, leading to dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, and other irritating symptoms. Many people assume eye strain is a normal part of life with how common these symptoms are. However, you can relieve or prevent these symptoms by changing your habits and lifestyle. Continue […]
Why Do My Eyes Feel So Tired?
When you think of tired eyes, the first thing you might think of is lack of sleep. Though that can be a contributing factor, there are many other potential reasons your eyes feel so tired. Tired eyes feel uncomfortable, but the good news is it usually doesn’t lead to serious vision problems. Resting your eyes […]
Are Lash Extensions & False Lashes Harmful for Your Eyes
Many people search for ways to enhance their lash line, with false lashes or eyelash extensions being popular choices. If you’re interested in eyelash extensions or false lashes, you should know about their associated risks. While longer and fuller lashes can look great, you may end up needing to visit your optometrist for an evaluation […]
How to Use Eyelash Serum
It may come as a surprise, but the same medication used to treat glaucoma can help your eyelashes look more noticeable. If your doctor writes you a prescription for this medication, you can enjoy longer and thicker lashes. Eyelash serum can help you grow your eyelashes, but how do you use it? Continue reading to […]