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Do You Have Trouble With Night Vision?

Now that we have fewer daylight hours in a day, it is important to make sure that you are seeing well at night. Being able to see in low light conditions is something that most of us rely on being able to do. Yet, there are so many people who have trouble with their night vision. Because of this, we’ve dedicated our blog article this week to the topic of seeing well at night. So, if you have trouble with night vision, this week’s blog article is for you!

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Tips For Buying Kids Sunglasses

Choosing an item for a child can be a daunting task. Children are the ultimate critics! If a child doesn’t like something, you can bet you’ll hear about it! Sometimes, this makes buying an item for a child a challenge! Many parents are intimidated when it comes to selecting eyeglasses and sunglasses for their children. But it doesn’t have to be that hard! Read our tips on buying kids sunglasses to ensure your child’s next pair of sunglasses is a hit!

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5 Important Reasons Why Children Should Wear Sunglasses!

Well, the summer is officially underway! And thank goodness Mother Nature has been cooperating by providing us with some exceptional weather to enjoy! It’s a great treat for kids who get to enjoy their break away from school! If you’re like many parents, you probably try to remember to lotion your kids up with sunscreen before sending them out to play, right!? But do you also make sure your children have sunglasses on as well? Although many parents are concerned about preventing sunburn to the skin caused by UV exposure, many parents overlook protecting their child’s eyes from those same damaging UV rays. Our blog article this week explains the value of kids sunglasses. So, here are 5 reasons why children should wear sunglasses.

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Do I Need To Wear Sunglasses When Cloudy?

SUN-glasses were designed to be worn when sunny! So why would anyone want to wear sunglasses when cloudy out? Even though one of the main functions of sunglasses is to help combat glare and bright light from the sun they definitely serve a purpose and should be worn on overcast days as well. Our blog article this week is dedicated to informing our readers and patients about the importance of why a person should wear sunglasses when cloudy!

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What Are The Best Sunglasses For Golf?

Golf is such a great game! Who doesn’t like walking around on a beautifully manicured lawn out in the fresh air! The fact that you also get to whack a tiny white ball every so often, is therapeutic as well! Most seasoned golfers will agree that even though there is a great amount of skill and talent which is required to play the game. That the right golf gear also greatly impacts how a person plays. One item of gear that is often overlooked but can increase the odds of getting your ball in the hole is a good pair of sunglasses! But what are the best sunglasses for golf? Read our blog article this week to find out!

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Why Should I Wear Sports Glasses When Playing Sports?

Most of us know that vision is invaluable. Many athletes would agree that their vision is could be one of their best assets! Being able to see clearly and “keep an eye on the ball” so to speak, can make the difference between winning and losing. Vision is one of the key factors in excelling in performance! Therefore, it is of the utmost importance when participating in sports, that your eyesight is at the top of its game! Our blog article this week offers some great tips to keep your vision in tip-top shape to give you the “edge” over the competition by wearing sports glasses!

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What Should I Do With My Old Eyeglasses?

Well, spring is finally here! It won’t be long now and the flowers will be in bloom and the birds will be singing outside. It’s been a long winter for us here in Calgary. I personally feel like we had so much snow this winter. So much, that we should be spared from having any snow for the next few winters! And even though it is now officially spring, there’s still so much of the white stuff around. It’s for this reason that I find March to be a good month to start spring cleaning. It’s the perfect time to freshen up the home ahead of the nice weather. And if during your spring cleaning travels you should happen to find any unused old eyeglasses and are wondering what to do with them? Look no further! Read our blog article this week for some answer on what to do with old eyeglasses!

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What Does It Mean To Have 20/20 Vision?

One of the most common terms associated with optometry and eye exams is probably the term “20/20”. This term is so well recognized, that there are even popular phrases with it used outside of optometry. Such as, “hindsight is 20/20”! But what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? For most people, this term probably doesn’t mean a lot, other than the fact that it is associated with having “perfect vision”.  But the number 20/20 does actually mean something. 20/20 is a unit of measurement used in optometry and the optical industry to asses vision. Our blog this week is dedicated to “20/20” to explain just in fact what it means and how it works!

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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 Sunglasses From My Optometrist?

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 and why you shouldn’t just buy your shades anywhere. The best person to buy sunglasses from if your optometrist, and here are the reasons why!

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