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Your Eyes And The Solar Eclipse

Check you calendars!… If you haven’t yet heard… tomorrow, something big is happening! On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse is predicted to cross a path across the US! The best place to view the total eclipse is in the United States, but us Canadians will also be able to enjoy a partial eclipse from many locations as well. If you want fully enjoy this rare, “once in a lifetime” type event, you should make sure that you do so safely. Viewing a solar eclipse with no eye protection, or the wrong type of eye protection can be very harmful to your eyes. Not wearing the correct type of eye protection can cause serious damage to the eyes. Read our blog article, to learn how to watch the eclipse safely!

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Why Should I Buy My Sunglasses From My Optometrists And Opticians?

Wow, it’s been one hot summer here in Calgary! Just even saying the word summer makes me think of a big old bright shining sun, which leads me then to think about wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses should be worn in every season of the year, not just in the summer! Sunglasses aren’t just a seasonal summer item, they are an important staple in your wardrobe, year-round! That’s why we want to bring attention to why it’s so important to buy a good pair of sunglasses.

Buying a good pair of sunglasses can be a big investment, and that’s why it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting in your sunglass purchase. Where you choose to purchase your sunglasses from can result in a difference in quality and comfort. To help you make a more informed decision about where you’re going to buy your next pair of shades, our blog article this week focuses on how buying sunglasses from different stores can have some surprising differences. Here are some reasons why purchasing sunglasses from optometrists and opticians can be of benefit. 

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How to Protect Your Eyes On The Water: Sunglasses

Well, it’s almost the August long weekend. For most people, the august long weekend usually means that summer holidays are half over… Or for the optimists out there, that we still have half of our holidays left! Regardless, however you choose to look at it, we are officially smack dab, knee deep in summer! In Calgary, July and August are typically the hotter months. And recently, we’ve had some stretches of pretty hot weather! And, although our heatwaves that we have had this year haven’t been welcomed by all, the boaters and those who love water sports are in their glory! So this summer, if you do find yourself out on the water, follow these tips to protect your eyes on the water!
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Choosing Sunglasses For Kids

Picking Items out for children, is sometimes as simple as choosing what you like, hoping that it fits, and if not… well, they can always grow into it and wear it later. But choosing sunglasses for kids, can prove to be a little more complex then that! Making sure that you choose a pair of sunglasses that your child likes, fits well, feels comfortable, and protects their eyes and vision, are all aspects to consider when buying your child their next pair of shades!

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Why Sunglasses For Children Are Important

I think the majority of people know, that cumulative exposure to the suns rays (ultraviolet light “UV” in particular) is harmful to our body! This is why in the summer, we slather on the sunscreen and wear our sunglasses. When out at a park on a nice summers day, I also see parents lathering their children in sunscreen. However, I do not always see children wearing sunglasses. Some people may think that children don’t really need to wear sunglasses. But wearing sunglasses when we are younger is especially important for eye health! Here are the reasons as to why children should also wear sunglasses for children.

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Look Younger With Eyeglasses!

We are all too familiar with how our body changes with age. Just like the rest of our body, our eyes and vision also changes with age. This change in vision happen usually happens after the age of 40. This is when people will start to have difficulty with reading and seeing up close. This change is called Presbyopia. Being presbyopic, can make it hard to function throughout the day, especially if you are required to do a lot of reading or near tasks. As a result, most people turn to eyeglasses as a solution to their new vision problem. However, many people dread wearing eyeglasses, as there is often a perception that glasses makes a person look older. Well, we’re here to debunk this idea. There are many ways that eyeglasses can be your secret fountain of youth, and make you look younger!

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Carrots And Healthy Eyes – Eat For Your Eyes

There has probably been a moment in your life, when your mom or dad had said “eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes”! Is this phrase a myth? Has it been conjured up by parents everywhere in an attempt to get their children to eat their veggies? Well, it turns out that your mom or dad aren’t far off the mark. There is a relationship between consuming carrots and healthy eyes!

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Eat for Your Eyes: Diet and Eye Health

As we age, our bodies need more and more vital nutrients to help our body’s systems work to their full potential. Good nutrition and exercise can help delay or even prevent certain eye problems and diseases you could even buy steroids online to keep your eyes and body fit. Some eye diseases and conditions are age related, such as age related macular degeneration and cataracts. These are the two most common causes of vision impairment as we age. That is why it is important to “eat for your eyes”. 

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Warning Signs of an Ocular Emergency

Our eyes are delicate! And just like the rest of our body, our eyes are not exempt from injury and accidents. On occasion, certain eye infection, eye conditions, and eye injuries may need emergency care and attention! Regular eye exams are important in helping to monitor eye health, but accidents and emergencies can and do happen. It is important to know what some warning signs of a true ocular emergency are. That way you can take the proper steps and necessary measures to help protect your vision!

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The Advantages Of Snow Goggles

Some people think that wearing sunglasses is sufficient, when they head out to enjoy winter sports. However, when partaking in many winter sporting activities, like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, a good pair of sunglasses is no match for a great pair of snow goggles. There are many advantages that snow goggles offer over sunglasses. Making many winter activities much more enjoyable!

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