If you have trouble with bright headlights, streetlights, or the general darkness of night, it can affect your driving. You may struggle to drive at night for several reasons, but how can you make it easier to see when it’s dark? A visit to your optometrist can help. Continue reading to learn more about nighttime […]
Does Squinting Mean You Need Glasses?
Squinting under bright light, on a windy day, or to focus on something really far away are all pretty harmless when you get down to it. But when does squinting become a sign of something more serious? Sometimes, squinting can be a sign that your vision may not be as clear as it possibly can […]
Common Eye Problems in Kids & Symptoms
Parents are their children’s best advocates for eyesight, and it’s imperative to monitor their visual centres starting at an early age. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends that a child’s first eye exam occur between 6 and 9 months old. There are many details to consider when determining if a child has healthy eyesight. […]
Do I Need an Eye Exam for Contact Lenses?
Are you considering making the change to contact lenses? Or maybe you’re an experienced contact wearer but your prescription is outdated? Either way, getting the lenses that fit right and help you see the best requires an eye exam. Contact lenses can be a convenient way to correct vision. But only when they fit and […]
Can New Glasses Cause Eye Strain?
New glasses are exciting for many reasons, whether it’s a new prescription, frames, or specialty lenses. Once you’ve gotten your new lenses and frames picked out, your glasses are good to go. You won’t feel comfortable in them right away, but can your new glasses cause eye strain? What is Eye Strain? Eye strain is […]
Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Dry Eyes?
If you’re experiencing dry, irritated eyes, what’s causing these symptoms? While your optometrist can help identify any problems, you may need to think about your mental health. Stress and anxiety can impact your body in several ways, and some experts believe it can affect dry eye disease development. Can stress and anxiety lead to dry […]
Are Blue Light Glasses Bad for Your Eyes?
Blue light glasses have come into vogue in a big way. The increase in screen time many of us have experienced during the pandemic has led to many people searching for a way to mitigate digital eye strain. If you’ve been suffering from dry eye, headaches, or other symptoms of digital eye strain, you may […]
Does LASIK Give You 20/20 Vision?
Tired of cleaning contacts? No longer want to reach for glasses on your nightstand to see you when you wake up? If you want clear vision without wearing a corrective aid, LASIK may be for you. LASIK is the abbreviation for laser in situ keratomileusis. Not only is it one of the most popular forms […]
Open-Angle vs. Angle Closure Glaucoma
If you know what glaucoma is, you’ve likely heard about its open and angle-closure variations. While both are serious conditions, one is a medical emergency, requiring a timely visit to your optometrist. Glaucoma can cause significant damage to your eyes, and understanding this condition can protect your vision. What’s the difference between open-angle and angle-closure […]
10 Tips for Choosing Children’s Glasses
Finding the perfect glasses for yourself can be difficult, but finding a pair for your child may seem even harder. Luckily, children’s eye exams are covered by Alberta Healthcare once a year until the age of 19. With so many different options, you need to consider all of your child’s needs while getting them a […]