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Choosing a new pair of glasses is a lot like shopping for a new pair of shoes. They need to be stylish and comfortable. Here are some tips to find the perfect pair of glasses.
It’s spring! Here are 5 tips to keep your eyes safe and comfortable as the warm weather sets in.
Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including the eyes. Researchers are currently investigating whether depression can cause dry eye symptoms.
A growing body of research suggests that emotional stress can negatively affect your eye health and vision. Learn how to recognize the signs of visual stress and what you can do to get some relief.
Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.
Can you pass myopia, or nearsightedness, onto your kids? According to research, there is definitely a genetic component. Fortunately, myopia management can slow myopia progression.
Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.
Even small daily habits can impact the health of our eyes. Avoiding the following behaviors can help preserve your vision.
If your glasses don’t fit well, it’s not just uncomfortable. Glasses that are too tight, too loose or don’t sit properly can also affect your vision. One of the great things about ordering glasses from your local eye doctor is the ability to have them fitted and adjusted.
Sunglasses can pull your look together and shield your eyes from hazardous UV rays. Take the time to choose shades that mesh with your look and lifestyle while they protect your vision.
Spending time each day on a digital device puts you at risk of computer vision syndrome (CVS), a condition that causes eye strain, eye fatigue, headaches and other uncomfortable symptoms. Here are the most effective ways to prevent CVS and make screen time more comfortable.
If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you to an eye surgeon.
Did you know that spending time in a climate-controlled airplane cabin can dry out your eyes? Find out what you can do to keep your eyes hydrated the next time you fly.
Prolonged exposure to blue light, especially before bedtime, can interfere with your natural sleep cycle and impact your quality of sleep. Find out how wearing blue light glasses can help you feel more rested in the morning.
This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy and strong.
There are many reasons why your eyes may feel itchy and sore. However, new research suggests that these symptoms can also be linked to COVID-19.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give your eyes some love. Here are 10 ways you can give your eyes the attention they deserve, to protect them both now and in the future.
Research suggests that children who are obese may have a higher risk of developing high myopia. Read up to learn why and discover what you can do about it.
An eyelid twitch can develop for a number of reasons, and most of the time it’s not a cause for concern. Find out what may be causing your eye to twitch and what can relieve it.
Isotretinoin, popularly known as Accutane, is a very effective acne medication that may cause eye dryness. In this article, we explain why it causes dry eye symptoms and what you can do to prevent or treat such an occurrence.
It’s a fact of life. Eye health and vision naturally decline as you age. However, while some of these changes are inevitable, there are still natural actions (we’re not talking about taking medications!) you can do to improve eye health, even with the passing of years.
For many children, COVID-19 restrictions have meant more time indoors, and more time spent on digital screens. According to research studies, this has led to a worrying increase in myopia progression. Fortunately, there are ways to slow and sometimes stop myopia from worsening.
Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them to experience life to the fullest. Read these 5 tips!
If your child spends a significant amount of time playing online video games, here’s what you need to know about how it can contribute to the onset and progression of myopia — nearsightedness.
Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect your vision? Read on to learn about the possible visual changes that some women may experience while expecting, and what warning signs to look out for.
Blinking plays a crucial role in maintaining the right amount of moisture on the eye’s surface. If you don’t blink properly or enough, it can leave your eyes feeling dry and irritated. Fortunately, there are certain blinking exercises you can perform to prevent your eyes from becoming dry.
For many children, learning via a digital device has become routine, and their eyes are paying the price. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital eye strain while your child is studying.
Red, itchy, irritated eyes are no fun. Here are 7 tips for alleviating the discomfort of dry eye syndrome.
Not sure if you should have LASIK surgery? Here are a few reasons why ortho-k lenses make a great alternative to refractive surgery.
Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
Just as it’s become second nature to wash our hands, it’s equally important to thoroughly clean our glasses. Ignoring this important task allows germs, including COVID-19, to accumulate on the lenses and frames. Here are a few easy steps you can take to properly disinfect your glasses.
If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist can help.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common refractive error in children. While glasses and contact lenses can help correct a person’s vision, they don’t cure or slow the progression of myopia.
How much do your genetics influence your eye health? Here we explore the link between family history and eye disease, and what you can do to help keep your eyes healthy despite your genetics.
Dry eye syndrome can leave your eyes red, irritated, and itchy. If you ignore your symptoms, other complications can arise. Treating your dry eye syndrome is essential for your eye health and vision.
Halloween is a time to dress up and embrace a new look. One way to do this is with decorative contact lenses. However, if not fitted properly or obtained from an unreliable vendor, these lenses can damage your eyes and lead to vision loss. Find out what you can do to prevent such an occurrence
Do your eyes feel irritated when you wear eye makeup? Your eye makeup routine might not be dry-eye-friendly. Here we explain why certain eye makeup products can cause or exacerbate dry eye symptoms, and what you can do to accentuate your eyes without irritation.
Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes, the more likely they will be to ingrain these habits for life. Here are some tips for kids!
Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on to find out what to do if you experience contact lens discomfort.
While purchasing a new pair of glasses online may seem more convenient, there are many advantages to purchasing them from a local eye care store. Here are 3 reasons to get your glasses from your neighborhood optometrist.
Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to treat the bite at home, and when it's a good idea to contact your optometrist.
Healthy eyes extend far beyond healthy vision. Read on to learn how vision problems can impact you, and how having your eyes checked regularly can lower your risks.
You can’t force kids to wear their glasses, but you can help make it easier. Here are our top 5 tips to help convince your child to wear their glasses.
Playing outdoors offers numerous benefits, including delaying the onset of myopia. Read on to learn why that is, and learn why slowing myopia progression is vital for your child’s eye health.
Do you have a lump on your eyelid? It could be a chalazion. Learn what a chalazion is, how to treat it and prevent it from recurring.
Cataracts, which are a natural part of aging, cause your vision to become cloudy. Luckily, there are things you can do to try to delay the progression of cataracts. A good place to start is your diet. Find out which foods to avoid and which to add to your diet.
What we eat is not only important for your health but for your eyes as well. Our eyes need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep them healthy. Find out what food you should add or avoid to help delay the progression of your age-related macular degeneration.
Spending countless hours of our lives staring at screens comes at a price. It can cause headaches, eye strain and dry eye symptoms. What is blue light, and how can blue light glasses prevent or alleviate digital eye strain?
Do people with dry eye syndrome have to forgo wearing eyeliner and other eye makeup? Although eyeliner can lead to meibomian gland dysfunction, there are steps you can take to safely wear eye makeup without compromising your eye health.
Here’s what we know about the benefits of blue-blocking glasses so far. Read on to find out whether blue light glasses could be right for you.
Parents always want to protect their children from harm’s way. But sometimes they forget to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses are an easy way to shield your child’s eyes from the sun and thus prevent certain eye diseases.
Is your child nearsighted (myopic)? Here’s what you need to know about myopia and how it can lead to sight-threatening eye disease in the future.
As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do to maintain eye health after the age of 50.
Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one thing that should be consistent is your child's back-to-school eye evaluations.
An eye twitch can develop for a number of reasons and last from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the cause. Most eye twitches are mild and will go away on their own as soon as the underlying cause is resolved. Find out what may be causing your eye to twitch and what you can do to relieve it.
Child squinting, or holding objects unusually close or far away from his or her eyes? Children's eye exams in Calgary, AB.
If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping can damage your eyes?
Whether or not your child wears glasses, now is the time to have their eyes checked! Good vision is essential for learning and succeeding in school, so bring your child in for a comprehensive eye exam before the new school year begins.
Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market. Learn all about the types of artificial tears available and start feeling better today.
If you wake up in the morning with itchy, burning eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome. Wonder how this happens when your eyes are closed all night? Read on to find out!
Do blue light glasses really work? Read on to learn what science has to say about blue light and whether your child may benefit from a pair of blue light glasses.
People with astigmatism can wear contact lenses, but finding the best lenses for their eyes can be tricky. Learn about the types of lenses that provide clear and comfortable vision for those with astigmatism.
Sunglasses are so much more than an accessory. They can lower your risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, and can keep you looking younger and seeing clearly, no matter how bright it is outside. Read on to discover the many benefits associated with wearing shades.
Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light — they often feel more sensitive to bright light. Find out more.
There comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of glasses and replace it with a new one. Get a new pair of eyeglasses that incorporates the newest technology to significantly increase your clarity and comfort levels.
More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Find out what myopia is and how to prevent it from progressing
Though swimming in contact lenses may be tempting, it can lead to infection and redness. Read on to discover how you can see clearly when swimming without compromising on eye health.
Here’s another reason for parents to send their kids out to play. Research shows that spending 2 hours or more outdoors lowers the risk of developing myopia and slows its progression.
Although caffeine has a diuretic and drying effect, it also has tear-producing properties that can potentially lessen your dry eye symptoms.
At Eye CU Optometry Ltd, our optometric team works with you to find the perfect frames and lenses to match your lifestyle.
Contact lenses can be a great choice for teens needing vision correction. If your teens have been asking you for contact lenses, you may want to read on to determine if they’re ready.
Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.
Do you play sports outdoors? Here are 5 compelling reasons to wear prescription sports sunglasses.
Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.
Visiting your eye doctor regularly is important for good eye health. But did you know it can also be good for your overall health? Find out what general health issues your eye doctor may uncover during a comprehensive eye exam.
As adults, we know to protect our eyes from the sun with sunglasses, yet many parents don’t realize that their baby’s eyes are especially prone to sun damage.
Eye exams & Optical Store in Calgary, AB. Answers to some of the most common eye care and vision questions.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is more than just blurry vision. Here’s why parents of myopic children should consider myopia control, and what we can do to help.
Eyes that protrude can signal an underlying medical condition and can cause uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Your dry eye optometrist can help.
Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.
Here are some basic tips to keep your glasses in optimal condition and increase their lifespan.
Knowing whether your baby’s vision is healthy can be difficult— but not impossible. Here are some telltale signs of vision problems in babies and toddlers.
If you’ve ever had watery, itchy, red eyes, you know what it’s like to have eye allergies. Learn more about eye allergies — what they are and how we can help you attain long-lasting relief.
Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.
Glaucoma is a primary cause of preventable vision loss and blindness among adults in North America. Early detection is crucial. Fortunately, your eye doctor can detect glaucoma, prevent or minimize vision loss, and help you make the most of your remaining vision.
Macular degeneration is a vision-threatening eye disease that many people experience as they age. It affects the macula — an area of the retina that is responsible for clear central vision. Learn more about macular degeneration and what symptoms to look out for.
Myopia is an eye condition with increasing prevalence. While there is a lot of information out there on myopia, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to discover the REAL facts.
Prescription sunglasses offer the right prescription for your eyes as well as sun protection. Here are 3 reasons why prescription sunglasses are a must for anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses.
Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases, and discover what an eye doctor can do to help.
Dry eye syndrome is more common in women than it is in men. Read on to learn why, and how we can help diagnose and treat the cause of your dry eye syndrome.
If you wear contact lenses, here are our top “do’s and don’ts” of wearing and caring for your lenses.
Have you started menopause and noticed some changes to your body? As certain hormones decrease, you may begin to experience menopause symptoms, including dry eye syndrome. Find out more about how menopause can be causing your dry eye symptoms.
Here we discuss the main causes of blindness, and explain what you can do to reduce your chances of severe vision loss.
Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked to sleep apnea.
If you’ve developed dry eye syndrome while wearing a face mask, you know just how uncomfortable the condition can be. Between now and your eye doctor appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize your dry eye symptoms.
Many parents who come into our practices consider their children’s myopia as a simple vision problem that needs correction.
Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry out your eyes. The condition is so common, researchers have coined it computer vision syndrome. Learn more about how to relieve your dry eyes when using a computer.
Sunglasses aren’t only an accessory. They’re a necessity. Looking good is all well and fun, but protecting your eyes should be your main priority. When buying sunglasses, combine fashion with practicality.
Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses offer many benefits, such as reduced glare, allowing you to see and feel better.
While rare, LASIK surgery can occasionally cause dry eye symptoms. It is essential to speak to your eye doctor to determine your risk and effectively address the condition.
We spend countless hours of our lives staring at screens. But all this screen time comes at a price, commonly causing headaches, eye strain, insomnia and, according to some studies, damage to the retina. What are blue light glasses and can they prevent or alleviate these problems? Read on to find out!
Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness and discover ways we can help.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you still don’t have a gift? Consider getting them a pair of designer sunglasses they'll love!
Do your eyes burn or feel gritty? You may have dry eye syndrome. While home remedies can help relieve your dry eye symptoms, it’s important to have your eye doctor diagnose and treat the condition. Here are 5 home remedies to help make your eyes feel more comfortable until you can visit your eye doctor.
Harsh winter weather can irritate your eyes — especially if you wear contacts. Here are some tips to make contact lens wearing hassle-free this winter.
It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about contact lenses for the younger demographic.
There are many benefits to buying blue light glasses. The lenses keep you from experiencing eye strain, headaches and other side effects of blue light exposure. However, there's a lot of guesswork and uncertain outcomes when buying them online.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Here’s what you ought to know about glaucoma and discover how an eye exam could help save your vision.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.
New Year, New Benefits! Flexible Spending Accounts & Vision Benefits. Start the new year by learning how to use your FSA and HSA benefits for your next eye exam.
Every year people make New Year’s resolutions that involve a positive change in their lives. One of your resolutions should include maintaining healthy eyes.
Wearing sunglasses in the winter can protect your eyes from sun damage, lower your risk of eye disease, and prevent a condition called snow blindness... Make sure to wear a high-quality pair of 100% UV-blocking sunglasses whenever outdoors this winter
Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.
Diabetic retinopathy is a sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise you on how to reduce your risk of developing it.
For many of us, using a computer is part of our daily lives, and our eyes are paying the price: more than half the people who use computers experience eye strain, according to recent data. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital eye strain while working at your computer.
How time flies — the holiday season is just around the corner! Here are 5 eye-friendly gift-giving ideas for family, friends or colleagues who wear eyeglasses that can help them keep their vision clear and bright.
The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.
It is important to not skimp on quality when buying eyeglasses. Furthermore, buying cheap glasses without a thorough eye exam may have lasting effects on your eyes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage and reduce the risk of developing it.
This Thanksgiving, be thankful for your eyesight by taking care of your eyes. Proper eye care can help maintain eye health and prevent vision problems in the future.
Women have a higher chance of developing eye conditions and diseases. Read on to learn why, and how an eye doctor can help.
Don’t let your yearly Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) vision benefits expire with the start of the new year! Here’s why you should act now and schedule your eye exam.
If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.
Applying Halloween eye makeup can be tricky. Follow these costume eye-makeup guidelines to avoid infection and other eye conditions.
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.
Go ahead and grab a slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of pumpkin latte as you discover how pumpkins support healthy eyes and vision.
Have fun this Halloween but be informed about common eye infections. At Eye CU Optometry Ltd we care about eye safety while partaking in good-spirited fun.
Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!
Decorative contact lenses are a fun way to transform into your character on Halloween! But be sure to purchase your contacts from a reliable source — with a valid prescription for contact lenses from an eye doctor — to avoid the risks of infection, corneal abrasion, and other eye problems.
Can You Limit Blue Light Exposure? Read on to find out.
Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.
Did you know that blurred vision can be tied to pregnancy? Read on to learn why and how eye doctors can help with your eye care during pregnancy.
Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?
Just because the weather may be starting to cool down doesn’t mean your eyes no longer need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s our list of the 5 most stylish ways to protect your eyes this fall.
Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.
Annual eye exams are important for students of all ages, especially for those who learn online.
Trifocal lenses correct near vision, intermediate vision, and distance vision without having to wear multiple pairs of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Summer 2020 is halfway over! Schedule a comprehensive eye exam or update update your eyeglasses in our optical store in Calgary.
Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.
While purchasing glasses online may seem more convenient or frugal, there are several reasons why buying eyewear from local optometrists is the better option.
With online schooling becoming more prevalent, some parents wonder how learning in a virtual classroom will affect their child’s eyes. Read on to learn more about why an eye exam should be your first step in preserving your child’s eye health in this new digital age.
It's fairly common for people to experience blurred vision in a single eye. While in many cases it's a simple refractive error that requires vision correction, at times it may indicate a more serious issue.
Certain eye problems warrant a visit to the eye doctor. The sooner your eyes are treated, the higher your chances of preventing any long-term ocular damage.
To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV coatings become less effective.
If you have 20/20 vision, you may think that visiting the eye doctor isn't a priority. However, only a comprehensive eye evaluation can detect underlying vision problems and overall health concerns.
By caring for your eyes, you not only ensure your visual acuity is up-to-date. You can also prevent a variety of sight-threatening ocular diseases.
If you wear bifocal or progressive eyeglasses, progressive sunglasses offer an excellent solution for spending time outdoors. With progressive sunglasses, you’ll not only see better in the sun and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, you will no longer have to switch between glasses and sunglasses
Mirrored sunglasses are popular for a reason. They're not only stylish, but also offer UV protection and dramatically reduce glare. Curious to find out more? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about mirrored lenses.
Contact lenses are often prescribed according to lifestyle and eye condition. Our eye doctor and professional eye care staff at Eye CU Optometry Ltd in Calgary will happily help you choose comfortable contact lenses. Call 403-798-3711 today.
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