An eye emergency is any situation where your eye health or vision quality are at immediate risk. Due to the delicate nature of the human eye, these emergencies should be taken seriously and prevented whenever possible. Prevention is key, because vision lost to injury or disease generally cannot be restored.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that 90% (or more) of eye injuries could be completely prevented by wearing a simple pair of safety glasses. They also note that more than a third of all eye injuries occur at home during repairs, yard work, cooking/cleaning, and other domestic duties.
If you wear corrective lenses, putting on a pair of safety glasses over top of your regular eyeglasses can be uncomfortable and frustrating. We get it. That’s why we offer a selection of high-performance safety eyewear that are designed to incorporate your corrective lens prescription. Enjoy clear, crisp vision with all the benefits safety eyewear affords… and with none of the inconvenience and discomfort you’re expecting.
Many people abstain from wearing safety glasses because of aesthetic concerns. We understand that: it’s important to look your best, especially in image-conscious professional settings. However, when it comes to your eye health, we encourage you to take appropriate precautions.
Today you can find safety glasses in nearly every style, including frames that look like regular glasses but have top-grade frame construction. High-impact, shatter-resistant lenses are mounted in the frame to combine great looking and properly protected eyes.
A great pair of safety eyewear will last you years. We’re not talking the $6 pair of disposable goggles you picked up at the hardware store; we’re talking about well-made, scratch-resistant eyewear designed to withstand any abuse you can throw at them.
The cost for this type of quality? Often less expensive than a nice bottle of wine. Of course, options and affordability vary, but there is ample selection for nearly every budget.
High-impact resistance, shatter-resistance, and scratch-resistance add up to one thing: safety glasses that will properly protect your eyes from a variety of hazards.
The fact is that your eyes are the most vulnerable organs you have. While other organs enjoy protection from your body or skull, the eyes are always partially exposed. This layer of vulnerability is often forgotten about until an errant projectile or chemical finds its way into the eye.
Wearing eye protection when working or performing tasks where your eyes may be at risk is a simple and effective way to protect them.
Being a top-performing athlete sometimes has nothing to do with your ability or skill in the sport itself. Playing without corrective lenses, or losing a contact lens right in the middle of your game, can seriously inhibit your ability to perform at your best.
We work with many athletes all across Calgary and provide them with performance eyewear designed to complement their game and improve their performance. How? By providing vision correction in eyewear designed for your sport, with application-specific enhancements such as improved colour vibrancy or contrast.
Imagine how you could benefit by seeing the ball clearer and in greater detail, or by making it easier to differentiate what you need to see while out on the field.
Digital eye strain is becoming increasingly common in our society as we continue to adopt new technologies and make vibrant digital displays better and less expensive. High-energy light (HEL), which is light that exists near the ultraviolet spectrum (mostly shades of blue/purple) is glaring for our eyes and can actually damage them.
The effects on blue light on our sleep cycles are fairly well studied, and further studies are currently being done on how HEL affects our eyes physically.
Computer glasses have two main functions:
If you wear bifocals or progressive lenses you occasionally may find it uncomfortable to sit and read because of where the close-up lens power is in relation to your ideal reading position, i.e., reading in bed. Specialized glasses move the power up the lens, making it more natural for you to read and assess close up objects and text.
Many hobbies and applications that require close-up work – such as crafts, electronics repair, watchmaking, etc. – benefit immensely from a pair of glasses that both magnify and increase your field of view compared to bifocals and progressive lenses. These glasses can reduce eye strain, neck strain, and generally make it easier for you to do what you do.
Glare is a major contributor to auto accidents. A pair of driving glasses with polarized lenses and/or anti-glare coating reduces glare while also increasing contrast, making it easier for you to see the road and differentiate obstacles, signs, pedestrians, and other objects in your field of view.
We have three full-service locations in Downtown Calgary, Lake Bonavista and Huntington Hills.