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3 Possible Causes of Lazy Eye
3 Possible Causes of Lazy Eye
June 25, 2021

You may recognize ‘lazy eye’, or Amblyopia, when you see someone with one, or both, eyes wandering inwards or outwards. You may have met someone who has to wear an eyepatch for treatment. But what exactly is Amblyopia and what c

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Symptoms and Treatments
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Symptoms and Treatments
June 18, 2021

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a permanent and irreversible eye condition. Once contracted, your central vision will become increasingly blurry and distorted. In rare cases, you may even develop permanent blind spots.  AM

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5 Vision Tips For Seniors
5 Vision Tips For Seniors
June 11, 2021

Your eyes are probably not what they used to be when you were younger. You may feel that they are getting tired quicker, that they are less sensitive to light, and that you can no longer distinguish colours as clearly.  But your vis

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How Can I Improve My Child’s Eyesight?
How Can I Improve My Child’s Eyesight?
June 4, 2021

Your child’s eyesight is usually fully developed by the age of 8. But that vision will need to serve them throughout their entire life. You can play an important role in the development of strong and healthy eyes for your child. By pr

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When Should Your Baby Have Their First Eye Exam?
When Should Your Baby Have Their First Eye Exam?
May 31, 2021

At birth, babies can see blurred patterns of light and dark and must begin learning how to use their eyes. During the first four months of life, vision slowly starts to become clearer, their eyes start working together, and their color visi

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5 Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma
5 Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma
May 26, 2021

What Is Glaucoma? The optic nerve behind the eye is responsible for carrying impulses to the brain where visual information is interpreted. The back of the eye also produces a clear fluid called aqueous humor which normally drains betwee

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The Ultimate Guide To Help You Choose Your Contact Lenses
The Ultimate Guide To Help You Choose Your Contact Lenses
May 19, 2021

The Benefits Of Contact Lenses Advances in contact lens technology allow most people to wear contacts successfully without any disruption to their lifestyle. A contact lens fitting with your eye doctor will ensure that appropriate lenses

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What Your Eye Doctor Checks For During An Eye Exam
What Your Eye Doctor Checks For During An Eye Exam
May 12, 2021

  What Your Eye Doctor Will Look At During Your Eye Exam Comprehensive eye exams can take an hour or longer depending on the number of tests your doctor will perform to fully evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of yo

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The Expanding Role Of IPL Treatment For Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)
The Expanding Role Of IPL Treatment For Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)
April 21, 2021

Even when you are not crying, your eyes are constantly lubricated with tears. Tears are critical to providing moisture and ensuring your eyes are clean and comfortable. Dry Eyes are often ignored compared with other eye-related problems suc

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5 Top Vitamins for Excellent Eye Health
5 Top Vitamins for Excellent Eye Health
April 14, 2021

Our body has uncountable functions simultaneously going on behind the scenes to keep us alive, comfortable, and safe. Two of your body parts that are always working for you, 24/7, are your eyes. These small, complex organs, much like the re

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What Is IPL Treatment For Dry Eyes
What Is IPL Treatment For Dry Eyes
April 14, 2021

The condition of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is often ignored or overlooked. Symptoms of temporary irritation are often dismissed as a result of allergies or tiredness and often go untreated for long periods. One-third of Canadians will experien

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The Importance Of Senior Eye Exams To Prevent Vision Loss
The Importance Of Senior Eye Exams To Prevent Vision Loss
April 7, 2021

Maintaining eye health and proper vision care is critical to healthy aging. As we age, the risk to our vision increases, but these changes do not have to affect your lifestyle. Knowing when to seek professional eye help can ensure you safeg

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6 Signs of Cataracts You Need To Know
6 Signs of Cataracts You Need To Know
March 17, 2021

Cataract symptoms can begin as subtle, and you may not notice them or find them alarming at first. What starts as routinely needing to turn up the brightness on a cell phone or tablet, or perhaps a hazy view of your morning coffee as your s

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Radiofrequency vs Intense Pulsed Light: What Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment Is Best?
Radiofrequency vs Intense Pulsed Light: What Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment Is Best?
March 11, 2021

So you’re tired of suffering from dry eye symptoms such as dry, itchy, burning eyes. You might be performing a search for “Optometrist near me” to get a dry eye assessment or to ask about dry eye treatments. If you’v

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5 Ways RF And IPL Treatments Soothe Dry Eyes
5 Ways RF And IPL Treatments Soothe Dry Eyes
March 3, 2021

Did you know there is a 2-in-1 treatment to alleviate dry eyes and look younger? When you hear "dry eye treatment," you feel a wave of hope if you’re living with dry eyes, yet also some skepticism. After years of artificial

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Glaucoma: How to Spot Its Early Signs to Reduce Your Risk of Vision Loss
Glaucoma: How to Spot Its Early Signs to Reduce Your Risk of Vision Loss
February 26, 2021

Glaucoma is often referred to as the "silent thief of vision" due to its ability to cause damage to the optic nerve without any symptoms. But there are some signs you can keep an eye out for when it comes to this disease. Here is

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COVID-19: Eye Care During the Pandemic
COVID-19: Eye Care During the Pandemic
February 19, 2021

As with most things in life, eye care has changed due to the novel coronavirus. Here is what you can expect when you visit My Optometrist Calgary during the ongoing pandemic. Our lives have been drastically changed by COVID-19. Thousan

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5 Best Gel Eye Drops for Dry Eyes at Night
5 Best Gel Eye Drops for Dry Eyes at Night
February 14, 2021

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Then you probably know the symptoms of this irritating eye condition tend to peak at night. Here are the five best gel eye drops to help soothe your symptoms come nighttime.  Dry eyes are the worst. An

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Detect and Manage Diabetes With a Comprehensive Eye Exam
Detect and Manage Diabetes With a Comprehensive Eye Exam
February 7, 2021

Comprehensive eye exams do more than just protect your vision and eye health. They can also detect diseases such as diabetes and form a vital component of their management for those afflicted with it. Here's how.  One of the b

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Important Things You Need to Consider When Buying Sports Glasses for Your Kids
Important Things You Need to Consider When Buying Sports Glasses for Your Kids
January 31, 2021

Thinking of getting some sports glasses for your child to protect their eyes when they're competing? Here are the important things you need to consider when selecting a pair. Parents who have kids with vision deficiencies who play

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3 Simple Ways You Can Help Prevent Age-Related Eye Problems
3 Simple Ways You Can Help Prevent Age-Related Eye Problems
January 24, 2021

Growing older can sometimes lead to changes in your eyesight or eye health. But there some simple things you can do to help prevent age-related eye problems from cropping up. Here are three of them. Our golden years are supposed to be

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Protect Your Vision by Knowing These Common Glaucoma Symptoms
Protect Your Vision by Knowing These Common Glaucoma Symptoms
January 17, 2021

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the country. Here are the important warning signs of this eye disease you need to know. Glaucoma refers to a group of eye

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How Senior Eye Exams Can Stop Vision Loss in Its Tracks
How Senior Eye Exams Can Stop Vision Loss in Its Tracks
December 24, 2020

As we get older, the threat to our vision increases. Here's how annual senior eye exams can help minimize that threat and stop vision loss in its tracks.  The statistics surrounding older people and vision loss are clear and s

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How Your Makeup Habits Could Be Making Your Dry Eyes Worse
How Your Makeup Habits Could Be Making Your Dry Eyes Worse
December 17, 2020

If you suffer from dry eyes, your makeup habits could be making them worse. Here's why that is and what you can do to lessen the likelihood of exacerbating your dry eye symptoms from wearing makeup. The main goal for most people wh

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The Top Myths and Surprising Truths About Kids Wearing Contact Lenses
The Top Myths and Surprising Truths About Kids Wearing Contact Lenses
December 10, 2020

Most parents think the only vision correction option for their child is glasses because their kid is too young for contacts. But that's just one of the many myths surrounding kids and contacts. Read on to find out the rest.  I

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Covid-Safe Eye Exams In Calgary
Covid-Safe Eye Exams In Calgary
December 7, 2020

Our Safety Protocols, And What We Ask of You: High levels of disinfection of all areas. Screen dividers between instruments where possible. Increased spacing between patients in the clinic. Less transfer between rooms. UV

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5 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Eyes and Health as COVID-19 Numbers Surge
5 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Eyes and Health as COVID-19 Numbers Surge
December 3, 2020

Are you worried about the surging number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta? Here are five easy ways you can protect your eyes and health as the second wave rises. It's safe to say we're well entrenched in the grips of the second wav

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How to Save Your Vision from Falling Victim to Age-Related Eye Diseases
How to Save Your Vision from Falling Victim to Age-Related Eye Diseases
November 26, 2020

By the time they reach age 65, roughly one out of every three Canadians will suffer from a vision-threatening or vision-impairing eye condition. Here's what you can do to stop yourself, or an ageing loved one, from falling victim to the

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5 Surefire Ways to Stop Winter from Making Your Dry Eyes Unbearable
5 Surefire Ways to Stop Winter from Making Your Dry Eyes Unbearable
November 19, 2020

Are you dreading the winter months because of your dry eyes? Here are five surefire ways you can stop Old Man Winter from making your dry eyes unbearable.  Winter is no friend to dry eyes. Especially in an arid climate like that o

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How You Can Save Vision By Treating Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Early On
How You Can Save Vision By Treating Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Early On
November 13, 2020

Amblyopia or lazy eye can affect the vision of your child if left untreated. In addition to this, it can also cause them to be self-conscious as they grow up among their peers. Here's how early intervention can correct the vision disord

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Why Diabetics Need to See Their Optometrist Regularly to Safeguard Their Sight
Why Diabetics Need to See Their Optometrist Regularly to Safeguard Their Sight
November 6, 2020

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. The most prevalent form of diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy, which can cause damage to the retina due to too much sugar being in the blood. That's why it's extremely important for

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What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? How to Lower Your Risk of Getting It
What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? How to Lower Your Risk of Getting It
October 30, 2020

Wondering what age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is? Our Calgary optometrist explains why this eye disease occurs and provides some tips on how you can lower your risk of developing it. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is on

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How to Avoid Dry Eyes This Winter
How to Avoid Dry Eyes This Winter
October 21, 2020

Do you notice your eyes get really dry during the winter months? You're not alone, as living in a dry and arid climate such as Calgary's will cause many people's eyes to get dryer than they do in warmer weather, especially durin

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Should I See an Eye Doctor for That?
Should I See an Eye Doctor for That?
October 13, 2020

Not sure if you should go and see an eye doctor for a black eye? What about a chemical burn? In our article this week, our optometrist in SE Calgary lists off some of the more common eye injuries people suffer and explains what you should d

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Beware of Coloured Costume Contacts
Beware of Coloured Costume Contacts
October 7, 2020

Are you planning on wearing coloured contacts as part of your Halloween costume this year? Here are some reasons why you should go see your Calgary optometrist to get a proper prescription for them. Halloween is one of the most fun tim

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The Top At-Home Dry Eye Remedies
The Top At-Home Dry Eye Remedies
September 30, 2020

Are you suffering from the discomfort brought upon by dry eyes? Looking for quick relief? Our Calgary optometrist has the at-home remedies you need to know to help alleviate the symptoms caused by dry eye syndrome in this week's article

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Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
September 24, 2020

When it comes to the leading causes of blindness in Canada, glaucoma is right there at the top. Encompassing a number of different eye diseases, glaucoma results in the progressive degeneration of the optic nerve. If left untreated, this ca

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Everything You Need to Know About a Contact Lens Fitting Exam
Everything You Need to Know About a Contact Lens Fitting Exam
September 16, 2020

Curious about what happens during a contact lens fitting exam? Our Calgary optometrist breaks down everything that happens during this exam which is used to determine what type and size of contact lenses will best suit your needs. 

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10 Surprising Things an Eye Exam Can Uncover
10 Surprising Things an Eye Exam Can Uncover
September 8, 2020

Curious about what an eye exam can uncover? Here are the top 10 surprising health problems that a comprehensive eye exam carried out by your Calgary optometrist can alert you to.  Comprehensive eye exams aren't only about your

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Eye Floaters & Flashes: When Are They Serious?
Eye Floaters & Flashes: When Are They Serious?
September 4, 2020

Not quite sure what floaters or flashes are? In our article this week our Calgary optometrist takes an in-depth look at what causes these vision symptoms and how they can be treated. Floaters are small moving black/grey specks that bou

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How Can I Slow Down the Progression of Nearsightedness in My Kids?
How Can I Slow Down the Progression of Nearsightedness in My Kids?
August 31, 2020

Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness or short-sightedness, is rapidly increasing in children across the world. Recent studies at the Brien Holden Vision Institute predict that half the global population will be myopic by 2050. This ca

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off Your Eye Exam This Year
3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off Your Eye Exam This Year
August 24, 2020

Have you been contemplating putting off your annual eye exam this year? While it may seem like an appointment you can forego with little to no consequences, there are a few major reasons why you should reconsider that frame of thought. 

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The Main Causes of Low Vision
The Main Causes of Low Vision
August 19, 2020

Low vision encompasses a number of different conditions or diseases that result in visual impairment. It cannot be corrected using glasses, contacts, or laser surgery, but visual aids may improve the vision loss associated with this vision

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What You Need to Know About Myopia
What You Need to Know About Myopia
August 13, 2020

Don't quite know what myopia is? Perhaps you may know this eye condition by its better known moniker of nearsightedness. With it being the most common cause of vision impairment in the world for those who are 40 and under, myopia is som

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Top Tips for Relieving Digital Eye Strain
Top Tips for Relieving Digital Eye Strain
August 4, 2020

Do you find yourself suffering from digital eye strain? In our increasingly digital world, the uncomfortable effects of digital eye strain are becoming more prevalent. Here are the top ways you can relieve the pain associated with this 21st

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Why Glaucoma Screening is Important
Why Glaucoma Screening is Important
July 30, 2020

Unsure why regular glaucoma screening is so important for your overall eye health, especially as you get older? Our Calgary optometrist provides the details you need to know about this vital component of regular eye exams in this week's

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How to Tell if You're Dealing with an Eye Emergency
How to Tell if You're Dealing with an Eye Emergency
July 23, 2020

Dealing with an eye emergency can be a terrifying experience. But sometimes we aren't certain if what we're experiencing constitutes an emergency. Here are a few things to better help you determine if what you're going through w

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Dry Eye Syndrome: What It Is and How It's Treated
Dry Eye Syndrome: What It Is and How It's Treated
July 17, 2020

Wondering what dry eye syndrome (DES) is and how it's treated? Our dry eye clinic in Calgary outlines the condition and the treatment options that are available to those who suffer from it in our article this week.  According

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How Regular Eye Exams Protect Your Overall Health
How Regular Eye Exams Protect Your Overall Health
July 6, 2020

Think eye exams are just for checking your vision? While it may be their main purpose, regular eye exams can actually detect a whole host of health issues. Read on to find out how they do so.  Having your Calgary optometrist regul

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Debunking Myths About Pink Eye
Debunking Myths About Pink Eye
July 3, 2020

We're Open Again! Need an eye exam Calgary? My Optometrist Calgary is happy to announce that we are once again fully open. We’ve taken the necessary precautions to ensure our customers and staff remain safe given these st

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Meet Dr. Randall Scott Sauer
Meet Dr. Randall Scott Sauer
June 30, 2020

Dr. Randall Scott Sauer is one of our eye doctors at Health First Optometry. He received a B.S. in Human Nutrition from Oklahoma State University and his doctoral degree in Optometry from Northeastern State University-Oklahoma College of

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Why is My Eye Twitching? And How to Stop It from Doing So
Why is My Eye Twitching? And How to Stop It from Doing So
June 26, 2020

Have you been experiencing eye twitching lately? While not uncommon, eye twitching — or myokymia as it's clinically called  — is certainly annoying and frustrating. Here's what causes it and how you can

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Diabetic Retinopathy: What It Is and How to Prevent It
Diabetic Retinopathy: What It Is and How to Prevent It
June 19, 2020

Not sure what diabetic retinopathy is and how it can affect your vision? In our article this week, our Calgary eye doctor breaks down the disease and provides tips on how you can prevent it.  Diabetic retinopathy is a complication

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5 Reasons Why Regular Eye Exams are Important
5 Reasons Why Regular Eye Exams are Important
June 12, 2020

Has it been a while since your last eye exam? Even if everything is going well when it comes to your ocular health, regularly getting your eyes examined is vitally important for a number of reasons. Here are five of them. We're

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June is Cataract Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About This Eye Condition
June is Cataract Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About This Eye Condition
June 8, 2020

Did you know more than 2.5 million Canadians have cataracts? With June being declared Cataract Awareness Month, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight the early signs of this eye condition which is the leading cause of blindness in

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Meet Our Optometrist: Dr. Martin Lee
Meet Our Optometrist: Dr. Martin Lee
May 31, 2020

Dr. Martin Lee joined My Optometrist Calgary in 2008 and can be found working out of any of our three locations. Before joining My Optometrist Calgary, Dr. Lee had quite the distinguished academic journey, studying at such prestigious i

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Everything You Need to Know About Myopia
Everything You Need to Know About Myopia
May 13, 2020

Not sure exactly what myopia is? In recognition of it being Myopia Awareness Week, our Calgary optometrist has put together everything you need to know about what is often referred to as nearsightedness. Myopia, also known as nearsig

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5 Foods You Can Grow Yourself for Healthy Eyes
5 Foods You Can Grow Yourself for Healthy Eyes
May 10, 2020

Have you been considering growing your own vegetables or gardening more due to the extra time you have at home because of the coronavirus pandemic? If so, our Calgary optometrist has put together a list of five foods you can grow yourself t

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Excited To Reopen on Monday, May 11!
Excited To Reopen on Monday, May 11!
May 8, 2020

WE ARE GETTING READY TO SERVE YOU! Dear My Optometrist Calgary Families, As I’m sure most of you have heard, the Alberta government has planned to gradually reopen healthcare offices, including Optometry practices, starting May

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Is it Safe to Wear Makeup During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Is it Safe to Wear Makeup During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
April 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more people are starting to look closely at the things we do on a daily basis and are wondering if it's still safe to do them during this uncertain time. Given all the advice we've rece

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Our Telehealth Platform is Live!
Our Telehealth Platform is Live!
April 23, 2020

Not quite sure what telehealth is? Heard the term a bunch lately? Our Calgary virtual eye doctor is here to clear things up and explain how you can benefit from the service during COVID-19. Do you miss visiting your eye clinic Calgar

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What Constitutes an Eye Emergency During COVID-19?
What Constitutes an Eye Emergency During COVID-19?
April 20, 2020

It can be tough knowing if what you’re going through or what you’re currently experiencing with your vision or eyes constitutes an “eye emergency”. With all optometrists mandated to close their offices except for u

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My Optometrist Calgary and Canadian Vision Care Proudly Present EYE CARE / I CARE
My Optometrist Calgary and Canadian Vision Care Proudly Present EYE CARE / I CARE
April 14, 2020

During this uncertain time, see all the good humanity has to offer and what we can accomplish when we work together. We are extremely excited to share the release of a 30-minute documentary about Canadian Vision Care that is a decade i

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5 Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain
5 Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain
April 13, 2020

Has your screen time increased since COVID-19 struck? Been noticing your eyes are more tired or dry than usual? Digital eye strain may be the culprit. Here are five ways you can relieve your symptoms from our Calgary virtual eye doctor.

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Why Women are at Higher Risk for Eye Disease than Men
Why Women are at Higher Risk for Eye Disease than Men
April 12, 2020

Did you know that women are at higher risk for eye disease than men? With April being Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month, our Calgary optometrist decided to look into the reasons behind this startling fact. You would t

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Can I Wear My Contact Lenses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Can I Wear My Contact Lenses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
April 2, 2020

Are you experiencing an eye emergency or require urgent eye care? My Optometrist Calgary is still here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping You See Through COVID-19 Facts, not myths: You may have seen countless social

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Everything You Need to Know About Infant Eye Exams
Everything You Need to Know About Infant Eye Exams
March 31, 2020

  Are you or your baby experiencing an eye emergency? My Optometrist Calgary is still here to help amid COVID-19. Learn More About our COVID-19 Response   What does my baby see?   Your baby sees shadows and

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Helping You See Through COVID-19
Helping You See Through COVID-19
March 19, 2020

My Optometrist Calgary Is Open for Emergency Care As our city approaches a critical moment in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, we would like to assure you that the health and safety of our employees, patients, and partners are our m

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5 Simple Steps For Protecting Your Eyes During COVID-19
5 Simple Steps For Protecting Your Eyes During COVID-19
March 15, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to take care of every aspect of your health, and that includes your eyes. While our Calgary optometrists are offering telehealth services and emergency eye ca

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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Vision
5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Vision
March 3, 2020

Looking after the health of your eyes is very important if you want to enjoy a happy and full life. In honour of Save Your Vision Month, our Calgary optometrists share some preventive eye care tips to keep your vision clear and comfortable.

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How Regular Glaucoma Screenings Can Prevent Vision Loss
How Regular Glaucoma Screenings Can Prevent Vision Loss
March 2, 2020

With World Glaucoma Week coming up (March 8th-14th), it’s important to understand the causes and signs of this eye condition and why visiting your Calgary optometrist for regular glaucoma screenings is so important for protecting

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8 Warning Signs of AMD You Should Never Ignore
8 Warning Signs of AMD You Should Never Ignore
February 23, 2020

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, and to honour this, we are highlighting some of the symptoms of AMD to watch out for and the ways in which our Calgary optometrists can help protect you from vis

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4 Main Causes of Low Vision
4 Main Causes of Low Vision
February 20, 2020

Low vision is a visual impairment that makes performing everyday activities difficult, resulting in a loss of quality of life. Learn about the causes of low vision and how our Calgary optometrists can help resolve any issues you may have.

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How to Manage and Treat AMD to Prevent Vision Loss
How to Manage and Treat AMD to Prevent Vision Loss
January 30, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with dry AMD? Here are some tips on how to manage your condition and prevent further vision loss. The retina is a thin layer of tissue inside the back wall of your eye that contains millions of light sensitive

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