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Do I Only Need An Eye Appointment When I Have An Eye Problem?

Typically, most medical appointments are booked when a person is experiencing a problem. For example, people often tend to see their doctor when they have a cold or flu, or they suffer an accident or injury. Does the same health care concept of just treating the ailment ring true for our eyes? Should a person only see their optometrist when they have an eye problem? Well, that answer is NO! Read our blog article this week to learn why a person needs to visit their optometrist routinely. Not only when they have an eye problem! 
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How to Choose A Calgary Eye Doctor

Finding a new service provider for anything can be stressful. It can be an especially daunting task when it pertains to your health. Where does a person start to look? Sometimes, it’s hard to know if someone is going to be a good choice for you and your family. There are so many eye care professionals out there! Trying to find an optometrist who you are comfortable with and can trust can make a person feel overwhelmed! That’s why we thought it important to write a blog article to help. Read this week’s blog to help you determine what to look for when choosing a Calgary eye doctor!

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Be Seen And Safe – Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is the holiday that seems to break all the rules that parents try to instill in their children. Don’t talk to strangers and don’t take candy from people you don’t know are rules that go right out the window on Halloween. With all the excitement and change in routine for this one off evening a year, eager children looking to fill their bags with candy can forget common street sense and etiquette. That’s why it’s important for parents to make sure that their children are seen and safe this Halloween. Read this week’s blog article for some important Halloween safety tips!

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At What Age Can A Child Wear Contact Lenses?

Wow, the summer is whizzing by! It’s hard to believe that it is almost September. Especially, if you have a little person in your life that is heading back to school! For some parents and children, September can be an emotional time. With the start of school comes so many changes in such a short span of time. One change that your child might be looking forward to is making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses. But when exactly can a child wear contact lenses? Well, our blog article this week is here to help you answer this question!

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Is It Okay To Swim While Wearing Contact Lenses?

We’ve had a pretty amazing summer weather wise. And this week will be no different. With forecasts aiming to break temperature records in the low to mid-thirties, Calgarians are going to be looking for ways to cool down. One popular trick to beat the heat is by taking a dip in a local lake or pool. Although this is a way to help prevent heat stroke, for contact lens wearers doing something as simple as swimming opens them up to other risks. Risks such as contracting a serious infection that can impact eye health. So if you, yourself wear contacts or a have someone close to you who does, you may find this week’s blog article of interest. Read on to learn whether it is okay to swim while wearing contact lenses.

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What Causes Itchy Eyes?

Well, the warm weather is finally here and the trees and flowers are starting to bud! Most of us welcome this time of year. But unfortunately, this time of year causes some of us to suffer from itchy eyes. Itchy eyes are usually caused by some type of allergens, but not always. Our blog article this week addressed the question of what causes itchy eyes? And gives some solutions to help alleviate eye itch!

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Is Buying Contact Lenses Online Safe?

It’s crazy how much the internet has changed our lives since it’s introduction only a few short decades ago. From how we get our information, how we socialize, to how we consider making purchases. It’s definitely made some aspects of life more convenient. With being able to purchase almost anything within the reach of our fingertips, one might ask themselves “why shouldn’t I purchase my contact lenses online as well?” But the truth is, buying your paper towel from an online store is quite different than buying a medical device, such as contact lenses. Our article this week educates on the risks of purchasing contact lenses online.
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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dryness goes hand in hand with winter. Dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, dry everything! But what exactly is the cause for dry eyes? Seeing that there are so many people who suffer from dry eyes, we thought it appropriate to dedicate a blog article to the subject to tell you how to properly keep healthy skin in order to reduce dryness around the eye area. Read our blog this week for a better understanding of dry eye syndromes, what causes it, and how you can help your eyes if you suffer from it!
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How to Protect Your Eyes While On The Hill

Well, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally over! With Christmas over, some of us may now have the time to enjoy some winter activities. If you plan on hitting the slopes this season, it is important to remember that you protect your eyes while on the snow. Here are a few simple pieces of advice that we recommend to our patients to follow when enjoying the great white outdoors and some downhill activities. 

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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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