Not all eyeglasses require an eye exam, but you should still get both—eye exams every 2 years and glasses as often as like! With so many different types of glasses, it can be challenging to decide what kind of frames or lenses would suit you best. Not all glasses are created the same. For example, […]
How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain
Are you one of the millions of people spending hours in front of a screen each day? Maybe it’s for work, scrolling through social media, or binging your favourite shows. As much as we rely on screens for our daily lives, many don’t realize the strain it can have on our eyes. That strain is […]
Do Blue Light Glasses Help with Eye Strain?
Eye strain has emerged as a common issue in a world where many of our waking hours are spent staring at screens. While there are many ways to alleviate eye strain symptoms, one approach that is gaining popularity is using blue light glasses. Blue light glasses can help reduce the effects of blue light that […]
How to Improve Eye Health Naturally
Eyes are an essential part of our daily lives that help us navigate the world around us. We must care for our eyes to prevent injuries or illnesses that could harm our vision, but other than regular eye exams, what else can you do to support your eye health? Habits that can help you maintain […]
Do Omega-3 Supplements Help Dry Eyes?
To say dry eyes are a bother is an understatement. Dry eyes can lead to eye irritation, redness, and discomfort—all because your eyes don’t produce enough or good quality tears. But you don’t have to live with dry eyes. There are several treatment options for dry eye. One possible option is omega-3 fatty acid supplements. […]
Do Eyes Grow?
The eyes are a remarkable feature of the human body. Not only do they allow us to see the world, but they also help us convey emotion and nonverbal cues. At Calgary Optometry Centre, we encourage our patients to learn about their eye health and understand their eyes. The question of whether eyes grow is […]
Can You Get Put to Sleep For Laser Eye Surgery?
Laser surgery is a procedure which can help to change or fix certain vision issues. Your optometrist will be able to recommend if your corrective visual needs could be treated by laser surgery. If you decide that laser surgery is the route that you would like to go, you will need to be awake and […]
Can an Optometrist Diagnose Glaucoma?
They say that eyes are the windows to the soul and are reflective of so much. But there are other things about your health that your eyes show about your health. Your optometrist, with regularly scheduled eye exams, can detect and diagnose if you have glaucoma. Our eyes are used so much everyday and need […]
Do Contact Lenses Expire?
Many people prefer to wear contact lenses to correct their vision problems. They’re flexible, offer a wider range of vision, and have an aesthetic appeal. During your contact lens fitting, your optometrist will explain why contact lens care is essential to keeping your eyes healthy. If you’ve chosen to wear contact lenses but only occasionally, […]
Can Diet Reverse Eye Damage?
Your body is one big interconnected machine, which means the better you take care of your general health, the more you’re able to nurture your eyes. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of keeping your eyes in top shape and preventing vision issues. While there’s no evidence changing your diet can reverse damage […]