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 care, there are some things you can do at home to protect your vision during COVID-19.
Good eyesight is a critical component of your overall well-being and a significant factor in retaining a high quality of life and independence. By practicing good eye care and making certain lifestyle changes, it is possible to:
At My Optometrist, our Calgary eye doctors are committed to helping you maintain clear and healthy vision during COVID-19 through our telehealth services, which include emergency telephone consultations, emergency repairs and medical care.
All of our emergency eye care services will be delivered with minimal contact in accordance with current social distancing directives. We have also increased the frequency and degree of our standard sanitation and disinfection procedures.
If you have an eye emergency, please contact our eye doctors by phone. Our Calgary optometrists are ready to serve you if required and we are working on telehealth eye services for the near future.
Our eyes do wondrous things. Through a complex system, they take in information and have a direct connection with your brain, allowing you to visually process the world around you. Sadly, many people neglect caring for their eyes and when they have an issue or an eye emergency, they often pass on visiting their Calgary eye doctor.
However, emergency care from your eye doctor and regular eye exams are very important.. Aside from getting access to vision correct, such as contact lenses and eyeglasses, eye exams offer visibility into other healthcare concerns.
Not only will your optometrist be able to identify eye health issues, such a glaucoma or AMD, they can also diagnose other health concerns, such as:
While we have put our regular eye exams on hold temporarily in our effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our Calgary eye doctors are still available for emergency eye care and any change in vision, eye pain, bleeding, or swelling, should be addressed promptly.
If you don’t have an eye emergency, there are certain things you can do to care for your eyes during this time, to prevent any loss of vision and protect your ocular health.
At My Optometrist, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we institute the upcoming emergency eyecare hours. These changes are necessary given the current situation and align with our commitment to keeping our patients, staff, and community safe and healthy.
However, please do reach out if you require any assistance with your eye health. Our Calgary eye doctors are prepared to provide emergency medical eye care and telehealth eyecare services whenever they are needed.
Alternatively, you can contact our clinics at 403-256-0606 (Health First Optometry), 403-291-0923 (Sunridge Vision Centre), or 403-443-2040 (Three Hills Optometry).
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