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Covid-19 Protocols at Calgary Optometry Centre

As per Alberta Health Care guidelines and the College of Optometry, Calgary Optometry Centre continues to clean all instruments in between patients in our pre-test area and the exam room to diminish the risk of contracting any virus or flus. We kindly ask that if you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms that you call and we will gladly reschedule your appointment.

Serving Calgarians at 3 locations

Calgary Downtown

  • Suite 110, 840 7 Avenue SW
  • Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

*All offices are closed at lunch

Lake Bonavista

  • #630, 12100 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2J 7G9

*All offices are closed at lunch

Huntington Hills

  • 6530 4 Street NE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2K 6H2

*All offices are closed at lunch

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Eye Conditions

For your eyes to remain clean, healthy and protected, they need an adequate supply of healthy tears. Dry eye results when the eyes don’t produce enough or poor quality tears. Causes of dry eye disease can include aging, certain medications, medical conditions, and environmental factors, among others mentioned below. The lack of moisture in the […]

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December 21, 2022
Dr. Kent Prete

Can Dry Eyes Cause Blurriness?

Eye Health Articles

Dry eye disease is a condition that occurs when the eye doesn’t produce enough tears or good quality tears to lubricate the eye. Around 30% of Canadians experience symptoms associated with dry eye.  Symptoms aren’t hard to miss—itchiness, redness, burning, and light sensitivity. Besides the discomfort of these symptoms, dry eye disease can cause unclear […]

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December 21, 2022
Dr. Kent Prete

Are Eye Exams Free in Alberta?

Eye Exam

Eye exams are critical for protecting your vision and eye health by aiding your optometrist in detecting early signs of eye disease as well as any vision issues. While eye exams are necessary, some people may avoid them due to financial concerns. Can you rely on Alberta government assistance to cover the cost of an […]

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December 21, 2022
Dr. Kent Prete
An elderly woman removes her eyeglasses and rubs her nose bridge. dry eye disease

For your eyes to remain clean, healthy and protected, they need an adequate supply of healthy tears. Dry eye results when the eyes don’t produce enough or poor quality tears. Causes of dry eye disease can include aging, certain medications, medical conditions, and environmental factors, among others mentioned below. The lack of moisture in the […]

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A woman with dry eyes is experiencing blurred vision and other symptoms is getting an eye examination with an optician.

Dry eye disease is a condition that occurs when the eye doesn’t produce enough tears or good quality tears to lubricate the eye. Around 30% of Canadians experience symptoms associated with dry eye.  Symptoms aren’t hard to miss—itchiness, redness, burning, and light sensitivity. Besides the discomfort of these symptoms, dry eye disease can cause unclear […]

Read More…

Eyeglasses on the eyesight test chart.

Eye exams are critical for protecting your vision and eye health by aiding your optometrist in detecting early signs of eye disease as well as any vision issues. While eye exams are necessary, some people may avoid them due to financial concerns. Can you rely on Alberta government assistance to cover the cost of an […]

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