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What’s New

Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

How to Keep Your Kids’ Eyes Healthy in the Summer

Even after summer vacation has wound down, the summer sun is still shining. Kids are still spending plenty of after-school hours playing outdoors, biking and swimming at the pool or shore. While these activities are healthy and encouraged, bear in mind that time outdoors also exposes young eyes to UV...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.

Can Your Eye Doctor See Floaters?

Eye floaters look like little specks or shapes that glide slowly across your visual field. They can resemble dark specks, outlined strings, or fragments of cobwebs – all of which are actually little pieces of debris or clumps of cells floating in your vitreous gel. When they cast shadows on...

Have You Heard of Retinal Microaneurysms?

Many people are familiar with the term “aneurysm,” which refers to when part of an artery wall weakens to the point that it widens abnormally. Most commonly, aneurysms occur in the major artery that leads from the heart or in the brain. So what are retinal microaneurysms, which occur in...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

Why Does Your Eye Doctor Dilate Your Pupils for an Eye Exam?

If you’ve been following the guideline to have regular eye exams, then you’re probably familiar with having your pupils dilated. Why does your eye doctor do this? By dilating your pupils, the eye doctor can get a better view of your inner eye structures – so the eye exam is...

Eyeglasses Fogging Up?

Tips from our Airdrie on what to do, and what not to do Foggy eyeglasses have always been a pesky problem, and wearing masks has made this nuisance a whole lot worse. Why do glasses fog up? How can you wear a mask and still enjoy clear vision for working,...

Eye Allergies & How Your Airdrie Eye Doctor Can Help

Tips and treatment for relieving itchy, red eyes Blossoming buds and lush, green grass can be a beautiful sight – unless you suffer from eye allergies. If your eyes or eyelids are red, puffy, watery or itchy, you probably have allergic conjunctivitis. If you’re an indoors type and generally avoid...

Can Lasik Correct Astigmatism?

The “perfect” eyeball would be a smooth sphere with optical lenses that function at their best. But in the real world, this rarely happens. Usually, eyes are not shaped perfectly and visual acuity is therefore compromised. When you have astigmatism, the eye is elliptical – similar to a football shape....
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