Experiencing objects floating in our vision, or the sudden appearance of lights, can be alarming. With that being said, these occurrences are usually harmless. The sensation of floating specs, dots, or lines in your vision are called floaters. The sudden appearance of flashing lights are called flashes. What are Flashes & Floaters in Eyes? Although […]
Understanding Refractive Errors & How to Treat Them
Despite being so small, our eyes are powerful machines. If your vision is blurry or fuzzy and you or your child come in for an eye exam, there’s a good chance you’ll discover you have a refractive error. A refractive error is a broad category of conditions in which the eye cannot clearly focus light, […]
Why Am I Waking Up With Dry Eyes?
Many Canadians struggle with dry eyes, and when you live in a dry climate, dry eyes can feel inescapable. Starting your day with dry eyes can set the wrong tone, especially when your symptoms make it difficult to put in your contact lenses, do your makeup, or comfortably work with screens throughout the day. You […]
Is Glaucoma Hereditary?
An eye disease like glaucoma can affect anyone. Still, risk factors such as genetics and age can increase your chances of developing it. Plus, it typically presents with very few symptoms in the early stages—depending on which type develops. This is one of the many reasons that it is so important to get regular comprehensive […]
Is Your Eye Redness from Allergies or Dry Eye?
Eye allergies and dry eyes are 2 conditions that affect many Canadians at some point in their lives. Both these conditions can present with red eyes, along with other uncomfortable symptoms, which we will discuss below. Red eyes alone are not typically enough to determine which condition is affecting your eyes, but taking other symptoms […]
Do Contact Lenses Dry Your Eyes
An alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses are almost invisible, provide unobstructed vision, and can be worn once and thrown away (disposables). However, a common complaint from contact lens wear is dry eyes. Contact lenses can cause dry eyes—about half of all contact lens wearers develop contact lens-related dry eyes. For visual clarity and comfort, we […]
Does My Kid Need Blue Light Glasses?
With screen time on the rise, many people are struggling with digital eye strain. This is an increasingly prevalent problem for children as well, with many schools adopting online learning, and laptops and phones used for entertainment. One of the most prominent problems with more screen time is our increased exposure to blue light — […]
Winter Sunglasses: Protect your Eyes as the Seasons Change
Wearing sunglasses in summer makes sense. But as we transition into winter, the sun’s UV rays are still shining and can cause damage to your eyes. Sunglasses are an accessory that can be worn year-round to protect your eyes from UV rays and glare. Comprehensive eye exams are also essential to help protect your eyes […]
When is it Too Late to Treat Lazy Eye?
Managing Lazy Eye Lazy eye is an eye condition many people have heard of but may not completely understand. A lazy eye isn’t “lazy,” but weaker than the other eye. This eye condition commonly appears in early childhood but can develop in adults. Although treating lazy eye in childhood offers the best possible outcome for […]
How Much Is an Eye Exam in Calgary?
Eye Exams Are Health Care Eye care is an essential part of health care as eye exams assess more than your vision. Optometrists can detect many health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and brain tumours, during routine eye exams. Children’s eye exams help monitor visual development, giving your child the best chance for lifelong […]