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How Is Vitreous Detachment Related To Retinal Detachment?
How Is Vitreous Detachment Related To Retinal Detachment?
July 12, 2022

Vitreous Detachment And Retinal Detachment What Is Retinal Detachment? The retina is an area at the back of your eye that is responsible for turning light into vision. Light focuses through various components of the eye so that it c

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Common Summer Eye Conditions And How To Treat Them
Common Summer Eye Conditions And How To Treat Them
June 6, 2022

Summer Eye Conditions And Treatments The Condition: Dry Eyes Alberta is notoriously dry, which leads our province to extremely high rates of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). It is estimated that approximately 90% of Albertans suffer from dry eye

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UV Safety Awareness Month: The Effects Of UV Rays On Vision And How To Protect Yourself
UV Safety Awareness Month: The Effects Of UV Rays On Vision And How To Protect Yourself
June 1, 2022

UV Light And Vision How Can UV Rays Affect My Vision Short-Term? When the eyes are exposed to the short wavelengths of UVB rays, burns can quickly develop. Photokeratitis. Also known as corneal sunburn or sunburn of the eye, photo

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Dr. Osiowy Rides for MS Awareness
Dr. Osiowy Rides for MS Awareness
May 19, 2022

I am blessed to LOVE cycling and to be able to contribute to a great cause. Not to mention enjoying the awesome weekend with cycling mates as we venture two days and a couple of hundred kilometres! Our goal is at least 89 kilometres on day

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Women's Eye Health And Safety Month: The Four Most Common Eye Diseases In Women
Women's Eye Health And Safety Month: The Four Most Common Eye Diseases In Women
April 14, 2022

4 Conditions Common In Women 1. Dry Eye Syndrome Also known as DES, this condition makes the eyes dry due to a lack of moisture either because the tears evaporate too quickly or because there are not enough tears produced in the first p

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Save Your Vision Month: 7 Ways To Preserve Healthy Vision
Save Your Vision Month: 7 Ways To Preserve Healthy Vision
March 4, 2022

How To Keep Your Vision Healthy 1. Eat Right. The foods you eat impact your overall health, and that includes eye health. People need a variety of vitamins and nutrients to fuel their bodies, and these also help with vision. Vitamins suc

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Can Dietary Sugar Affect Your Eye Health?
Can Dietary Sugar Affect Your Eye Health?
December 17, 2021

Yes, Dietary Sugar Can Affect Your Eye Health. Here’s How: It Can Cause High Blood Sugar.  Eating a diet that’s high in sugar can lead to high glycemia or high blood sugar. This is harmful to many aspects of your h

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Computer Glasses For Digital Eye Strain
Computer Glasses For Digital Eye Strain
October 14, 2021

The discomfort associated with this common vision issue may start with dry eyes and headaches, but when left unaddressed digital eye strain can begin to negatively impact your quality of life. Since characters on a computer screen don&rsquo

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How Can I Improve My Child’s Eyesight?
How Can I Improve My Child’s Eyesight?
May 31, 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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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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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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Covid-Safe Eye Exams In Calgary
Covid-Safe Eye Exams In Calgary
December 7, 2020

Our Safety Protocols, And What We Ask of You: All of our Optometrists have been vaccinated. Staff members will be wearing masks when with a patient. Wearing personal protective equipment including masks for patients is no

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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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Beware of Coloured Costume Contacts
Beware of Coloured Costume Contacts
October 6, 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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Eye Floaters & Flashes: When Are They Serious?
Eye Floaters & Flashes: When Are They Serious?
September 3, 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 29, 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 23, 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 18, 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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Top Tips for Relieving Digital Eye Strain
Top Tips for Relieving Digital Eye Strain
August 3, 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 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 25, 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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