Vision is an important part of our everyday lives, and our eye health helps keep our vision clear. But sometimes, even when we take care of those aspects of our health, such as with regularly scheduled eye exams, there are some diseases that can still affect our eyes. These diseases are not to be confused […]
5 Vitamins and Supplements for Your Eye Health
A Healthy Diet for Healthy Sight Nutrition is essential for supporting your eye health and vision. There are countless benefits to adding specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your diet. Maintaining nutrition can help prevent eye disease and reduce symptoms of dry eye. While a well-balanced diet can benefit your whole body health, some vitamins […]
Why You Should Go to an Optometrist to Treat Eye Infections
You may have an eye infection if you notice your eye is red, uncomfortable, or inflamed. Many people assume an eye infection is a minor annoyance that will be gone in a few days, but this isn’t always the case. An untreated eye infection can have serious complications, and you should always visit your eye […]
How Often Should You Visit Your Eye Doctor?
Visiting your eye doctor for regular eye exams is important for protecting your eye health and vision. Besides looking for changes in your vision, your eye doctor conducts many tests to identify eye problems. Because eye exams are vital for your health, how often should you visit your optometrist? Continue reading to learn more about […]
5 Reasons You Should Wear Sunglasses More Often
Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes from the sun, helping prevent the development of several eye conditions. It makes sense to wear your sunglasses when out in the sun, but should you wear them more consistently? Continue reading to learn more about sunglasses, including 5 reasons you should wear them more often. […]
Are you Experiencing Dry Eye or Allergies?
If you’re suffering from dry eyes, it can be hard to determine the cause of your symptoms, especially during the springtime. With pollen, pet dander, and more allergens in the air, what’s causing your red and watery eyes? Learning the difference between dry eyes and allergies can help you know when to seek help from […]
How Omega-3 Helps Treat Dry Eye
Dry eye is one of the most common ocular conditions today. The scratchy, gritty, or stinging feeling can make your day-to-day quite uncomfortable. According to a survey from the Alberta Association of Optometrists, 3 out of 5 Albertans who experience dry eye symptoms do nothing to treat it. Talking with your optometrist to see if […]
How Eye Masks Can Help With Dry Eyes
Chances are you’ve experienced the irritation of dry eyes—after all, 90% of Albertans have reported feeling the symptoms. Burning eyes. Redness. Blurred vision. Dry eye disease can leave you with sore eyes and compromised vision. Just because dry eye disease is common doesn’t mean it’s normal and doesn’t mean you have to put up with […]
Scleral vs. Hybrid Contact Lenses: Which is Better?
When you come in for a contact lens exam and fitting, one of the first things we determine is what your eyes need. In the past, contact lenses could only address common refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but contact lens technology has since advanced in staggering ways. Now more and more people are […]
What Are the Benefits of Blue Light Glasses?
Are your eyes tired and strained after staring at a computer screen all day? Do you get a headache after spending the day in the sunlight? If so, you may be feeling the effects of too much blue light. Too much blue light can leave your eyes fatigued, unfocused and can lead to many more […]