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What Happens If You Don’t Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome can leave your eyes red, irritated, and itchy. If you ignore your symptoms, other complications can arise. Treating your dry eye syndrome...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive To Light? Consider Scleral Lenses!

Photophobia (light sensitivity) is a common side effect of certain eye conditions. This discomfort can be treated with scleral contact lenses.

4 Risks of Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween

Halloween is a time to dress up and embrace a new look. One way to do this is with decorative contact lenses. However, if not...

5 Tips to Relieve Eye Strain

People are spending more time than ever in front of digital screens, a leading cause of eye strain. Luckily there are ways to relieve your...

Why Back to School Eye Exams Are Important

With so many COVID-related changes this past year, the only thing that should remain constant is your child's back-to-school eye examinations....

Eye Makeup Tips For Those With Dry Eyes

Do your eyes feel irritated when you wear eye makeup? Your eye makeup routine might not be dry-eye-friendly. Here we explain why certain eye makeup...

5 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes,...

What To Do If You Think Your Child Has A Concussion

Here’s what you need to know about concussions and how they can affect your child’s vision....

How to Deal with Contact Lens Discomfort

Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on...

3 Reasons to Buy Eyeglasses from an Optical Store vs Online

While purchasing a new pair of glasses online may seem more convenient, there are many advantages to purchasing them from a local eye care store....

What’s the Link Between Vision Therapy and Self-Confidence?

Poor visual skills can impact a child's self-esteem and confidence levels. Find out how vision therapy can unlock your child’s hidden potential and offer them...

Preventing Concussions With Sports Vision Exercises

Athletes, whether pro or amateur, need to be acutely aware of their surroundings. This not only improves their game, but can also prevent an unwanted...

What To Do if a Mosquito Bites Your Eyelid

Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to...

5 Ways That Vision Problems Can Affect Your Overall Health

Healthy eyes extend far beyond healthy vision. Read on to learn how vision problems can impact you, and how having your eyes checked regularly can...

5 Tips To Encourage Your Child To Keep Their Glasses On

You can’t force kids to wear their glasses, but you can help make it easier. Here are our top 5 tips to help convince your...

Do You Struggle With Contact Lens Comfort? Scleral Lenses May Be the Answer!

Are your contact lenses uncomfortable? It may be time to look into custom-designed scleral lenses, which provide clear and comfortable vision to people with keratoconus,...

How Much Time Should My Child Spend Outdoors?

Playing outdoors offers numerous benefits, including delaying the onset of myopia. Read on to learn why that is, and learn why slowing myopia progression is...

What’s a Chalazion?

Do you have a lump on your eyelid? It could be a chalazion. Learn what a chalazion is, how to treat it and prevent it...

How Can Lyme Disease Affect Your Vision?

Lyme disease, an infection caused by a tick bite, can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. Learn how Lyme disease can harm...

Risk Of Overusing Eye Drops

Eye drops are a great way to give your itchy, red, dry eyes relief. But if you use them too much you may be covering...

How Poor Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Lead to Cataracts

Cataracts, which are a natural part of aging, cause your vision to become cloudy. Luckily, there are things you can do to try to delay...

Most Americans Aren’t Visiting An Optometrist As Often As They Should

You may be surprised to learn that most people who have ocular symptoms don’t visit their eye doctor for an eye exam or treatment. Here’s...

Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What we eat is not only important for your health but for your eyes as well. Our eyes need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep...

What Is Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome?

Post traumatic vision syndrome is a group of visual deficits caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fortunately, neuro-optometric rehabilitation can improve your functional vision...

Can Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain?

Spending countless hours of our lives staring at screens comes at a price. It can cause headaches, eye strain and dry eye symptoms. What is...

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling...

Can People With Dry Eye Syndrome Wear Eye Makeup?

Do people with dry eye syndrome have to forgo wearing eyeliner and other eye makeup? Although eyeliner can lead to meibomian gland dysfunction, there are...

Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

Here’s what we know about the benefits of blue-blocking glasses so far. Read on to find out whether blue light glasses could be right for...

6 Reasons Scleral Lenses Can Manage Your Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome can cause dry, red, itchy, irritated eyes. While eye drops or artificial tears provide relief to some individuals, they may not be...

Sunglasses For Kids

Parents always want to protect their children from harm’s way. But sometimes they forget to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses...

Why Myopia Is Much More Than An Inconvenience

Is your child nearsighted (myopic)? Here’s what you need to know about myopia and how it can lead to sight-threatening eye disease in the future.

Elevate Your Game on the Baseball Field With Sports Vision Training

Baseball is one of the most challenging sports from a visual standpoint. Sports vision training can significantly improve a player’s performance by honing the visual...

6 Ways To Maintain Eye Health If You’re Over 50

As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do...

Protect Your Child’s Eyes with Sports Glasses

The last thing you want your child to experience while playing sports is an eye injury.  Save their vision with protective eyewear.

Back-To-School: Why Eye Exams Are More Important Than Ever

Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one...

What Causes Eye Twitching?

An eye twitch can develop for a number of reasons and last from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the cause. Most...

Does Your Child Really Have Vision Issues?

Child squinting, or holding objects unusually close or far away from his or her eyes? Children's eye exams in Calgary, Alberta.

Does your Child Have a Vision Problem? Here are 20 Signs to Look Out For

Is your child showing signs of a vision problem? Discover the different signs and symptoms that can indicate a vision problem, and learn what you...

Is It Really That Bad to Sleep or Shower In Contact Lenses?

If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping...

3 Ways To Unlock Your True Athletic Potential

Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur player, sports vision training can help you improve your game by helping you efficiently process and respond...

5 Common Keratoconus Questions, Answered

If you have recently been diagnosed with keratoconus, you’ll likely have many questions. We’ve compiled 5 frequently asked questions about keratoconus so you can better...

Back-To-School Eye Exams | A Smart Way To Start The School Year

Whether or not your child wears glasses, now is the time to have their eyes checked! Good vision is essential for learning and succeeding in...

4 Tips To Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact your vision, making it difficult to do simple tasks like reading and driving. Here are a few things...

What Eye Drops Are Best For My Eyes?

Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market....

Why is My Dry Eye More Severe in the Mornings?

If you wake up in the morning with itchy, burning eyes, you may have dry eye syndrome. Wonder how this happens when your eyes are...

Does My Child Need Blue Light Glasses?

Do blue light glasses really work? Read on to learn what science has to say about blue light and whether your child may benefit from...

How to Choose Eyeglass Frames For Your Features

Shopping for a new pair of frames isn’t easy. We can help you choose frames that not only feel good but are most suited to...

Can I Wear Contacts with Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism can wear contact lenses, but finding the best lenses for their eyes can be tricky. Learn about the types of lenses that...

What Is A Digital Eye Exam?

Eye Doctor In Calgary Digital eye exams allow the optometrist to detect changes to your eyes faster and with greater accuracy. Eye conditions can now...

What To Do If You Think Your Child Has A Concussion

Here’s what you need to know about concussions and how they can affect your child’s vision....

3 Ways Neuro-Optometry Can Help Stroke Survivors

In most cases, a stroke leaves survivors with lasting visual symptoms that can make it hard to function. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help by identifying...

7 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are so much more than an accessory. They can lower your risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, and can keep you looking younger and...

3 Causes of Lazy Eye in Children

Lazy eye (amblyopia) affects the vision of the affected eye, causing blurry vision even with corrective eyewear. Learn what may be causing your child’s lazy...

How’s Your Hand-Eye Coordination?

People who appear to be clumsy or react slowly to visual stimuli may actually have a problem with their hand-eye coordination. During a comprehensive eye...

Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light?

Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light —...

Looking To Improve Your Athletic Performance This Summer?

Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur, sports vision training trains your brain and eyes to work together more effectively to boost your sports...

Is It Time for New Glasses?

There comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of glasses and replace it with a new one. Get a...

4 Reasons Why Scleral Lenses Are a Big Deal

Scleral contact lenses are so much more than oversized contact lenses. Here are our top 4 reasons why patients and doctors are calling scleral lenses...

6 Things To Consider When Buying Glasses For Your Child

Does your child need glasses? Let us help take the guesswork out of choosing the right eyewear to suit their needs and sense of style.

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular...

Atropine Eye Drops Aren’t Just For Eye Dilation

When you go for your comprehensive eye exam your eye doctor will most likely dilate your eyes with atropine eye drops. But did you know...

Can I Swim With Contact Lenses?

Though swimming in contact lenses may be tempting, it can lead to infection and redness. Read on to discover how you can see clearly when...

Why Does Outdoor Time Delay Or Prevent Myopia?

Here’s another reason for parents to send their kids out to play. Research shows that spending 2 hours or more outdoors lowers the risk of...

Can Drinking Coffee Relieve Dry Eyes?

Although caffeine has a diuretic and drying effect, it also has tear-producing properties that can potentially lessen your dry eye symptoms.

Allergy Season Is Here And Stronger Than Ever

Many people who suffer from allergies say their symptoms are more intense this year, and that allergy season arrived early. Here’s why. ...

Discover the Right Lenses for Your Lifestyle

At Browz Eyeware, our optometric team works with you to find the perfect frames and lenses to match your lifestyle.

Dailies or Monthlies?

If you wear contact lenses or would like to, you know that the choices can be overwhelming. Here we discuss the benefits of, and differences...

Is Your Teen Ready To Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be a great choice for teens needing vision correction. If your teens have been asking you for contact lenses, you may want...

Sports Vision Training Can Help Prevent Scooter Accidents

Sports vision training isn’t only for athletes. Individuals who ride electric scooters can benefit from sports vision training to avoid getting into an accident.

Living With Keratoconus | Kenneth’s Story

Here’s a glimpse into the life of Kenneth, a keratoconus patient. Read on to learn about his struggle with this eye disease, and how scleral...

5 Vision Therapy Myths Debunked

It’s important to get the facts straight. Here are 5 myths — and truths — about vision therapy.

4 Ways Vision May Be Affected Following A Stroke

Most stroke survivors experience some degree of visual dysfunction following a stroke. Here are the 4 main types of visual complications that may result from...

Why Are Dilated Eye Exams So Important?

Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.

5 Reasons You Need Prescription Sports Sunglasses

Do you play sports outdoors? Here are 5 compelling reasons to wear prescription sports sunglasses.

4 Things To Do If Your Child Has Pink Eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a very common eye condition, especially among children. If your child has pink eye, here’s what you can do to...

Why Computer Use Can Cause Dry Eye & Eye Strain

Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry your eyes. The condition is so common that researchers have coined it computer...

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

Eye Exams Can Reveal These 5 Health Issues!

Visiting your eye doctor regularly is important for good eye health. But did you know it can also be good for your overall health? Find out...

Should My Baby Wear Sunglasses Sometimes?

As adults, we know to protect our eyes from the sun with sunglasses, yet many parents don’t realize that their baby’s eyes are especially prone...

Frequently Asked Questions on Eyeglasses

Eye exams & Optical Store in Calgary, Alberta. Answers to some of the most common eye care and vision questions.

Why Drinking Wine May Help Prevent Cataracts

Here’s something to raise a glass to — weekly consumption of red wine has been linked to a reduced chance of cataracts. Read on to...

Boys With ADHD Are at Higher Risk for Brain Injury & Vision Problems

Boys who exhibit inattention and hyperactivity are at risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and potentially, vision problems. Find out how TBIs and vision are...

Sports Eye Safety Month – How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Most people don’t realize that protecting their eyes should be the first thing they think about when buying sports gear. Wearing protective eyewear and undertaking...

A Guide to Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are often prescribed to patients with irregular corneas and severe dry eye syndrome, among other eye...

Why Bother With Myopia Control?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is more than just blurry vision. Here’s why parents of myopic children should consider myopia control, and what we can do to...

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

How To Care For Your Glasses

Here are some basic tips to keep your glasses in optimal condition and increase their lifespan.

Nearsighted vs Farsighted: What’s the Difference

Nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by two different refractive errors of the eyeball. Learn more about how the eye focuses light when nearsighted or farsighted. ...

How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has a Vision Problem?

Knowing whether your baby’s vision is healthy can be difficult— but not impossible. Here are some telltale signs of vision problems in babies and toddlers.

What Are Eye Allergies?

If you’ve ever had watery, itchy, red eyes, you know what it’s like to have eye allergies. Learn more about eye allergies — what they...

Can Vision Therapy Help Myopia?

In certain cases, vision therapy may help manage the symptoms of myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to discover the hows and the whys.

What’s the Link Between Dry Eye and Menopause?

A reduction in hormones during menopause, may lead many women to experience symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Read on to learn about the link between...

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a primary cause of preventable vision loss and blindness among adults in North America. Early detection is crucial. Fortunately, your eye doctor can...

What’s the Connection Between Sleep Apnea, Concussion, and Your Vision?

How is sleep apnea, concussion, and vision connected? They share many symptoms and can impact each other adversely. Read on to learn more!

Macular Degeneration – What Is It?

Macular degeneration is a vision-threatening eye disease that many people experience as they age. It affects the macula — an area of the retina that...

The Importance of Binocular Vision in Sports

To succeed at their game, athletes need excellent binocular vision. Find out how sports vision training can improve their visual skills and boost their performance,...

4 Common Myopia Myths Debunked

Myopia is an eye condition with increasing prevalence. While there is a lot of information out there on myopia, there are also many misconceptions. Read...

Common Visual Symptoms to Watch for in Children

Vision problems are often missed during your child’s school vision screenings. Having them undergo a comprehensive eye exam can help detect any underlying vision problems....

3 Reasons To Wear Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses offer the right prescription for your eyes as well as sun protection. Here are 3 reasons why prescription sunglasses are a must for...

3 Reasons Women Are More Likely Than Men To Develop Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is more common in women than it is in men. Read on to learn why, and how we can help diagnose and...

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk...

Is Pink Eye Really An Eye Emergency?

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the inflammation of the conjunctiva — the thin layer that lines the surface of the eye and inner eyelid. Read...

Tips For Wearing Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are becoming increasingly popular among those with corneal problems and dry eye syndrome—and for good reason! Here are our top 5 tips for...

What Are The Main Causes Of Blindness?

Here we discuss the main causes of blindness, and explain what you can do to reduce your chances of severe vision loss.

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked...

Is Your Face Mask Causing Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you’ve developed dry eye syndrome while wearing a face mask, you know just how uncomfortable the condition can be. Between now and your eye...

What Are Prisms and How Do They Correct Your Double Vision?

When a person’s two eyes aren’t aligned, an object seen by one eye may appear higher, lower, to the right or left of its actual...

5 Sunglasses Trends Worth Knowing

Sunglasses aren’t only an accessory. They’re a necessity. Looking good is all well and fun, but protecting your eyes should be your main priority. When...

Should My Child See An Occupational Therapist Or A Vision Therapist?

While occupational therapy and vision therapy have some similarities, they are actually very different. Read on to learn about their differences, and find out whether...

How Often Does Your Myopic Child Need An Updated Prescription?

Since our eyes grow as we grow, children tend to need new prescription lenses relatively often. If your child has myopia (nearsightedness), their prescription may...

3 Benefits of Anti-Glare Coating

Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses...

10 Things About Vestibular Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know

Here are 10 facts about vestibular disorders. If you or anyone you love is experiencing dizziness or other vestibular dysfunction symptoms, read on to learn...

Contact Lenses Wear & Care Do’s and Don’ts

If you wear contact lenses, here are our top “do’s and don’ts” of wearing and caring for your lenses.

How to Read Your EyeGlass Prescription

Knowing how to read your eyeglass prescription is essential! While you likely know whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, you may not understand what’s...

How To Prevent Your Lenses From Scratching

Attention all eyeglass wearers! Here’s what we recommend to keep your lenses free and clear of scratches.

How One Football Player Became a Pro Thanks To Sports Vision Training

Sports vision training helps amateur and professional athletes improve the visual skills they need to boost their sports performance. Find out why NFL player Larry...

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness...

3 Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses are specially designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 3...

Give Your Valentine a SPEC-tacular New Look This Year!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you still don’t have a gift? Consider getting them a pair of designer sunglasses they'll love!

Try These 5 Home Remedies For Dry Eye Syndrome

Do your eyes burn or feel gritty? You may have dry eye syndrome. While home remedies can help relieve your dry eye symptoms, it’s important...

6 Contact Lens Tips for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather can irritate your eyes — especially if you wear contacts. Here are some tips to make contact lens wearing hassle-free this winter.

The Most Common Eye Diseases in Children & Adults

There are many kinds of eye conditions and diseases that can affect adults and children. Going to your eye doctor for your yearly eye exam...

Does The Use of Digital Devices Cause Myopia In Children?

If current trends continue, roughly half the world’s population will have myopia (nearsightedness) by 2050. But is the growing rate of myopia due to increased...

Struggling with Reading & Overall Learning Problems

During COVID-19, parents are challenged with the task of supporting their children’s studies as they contend with online classrooms and homework. We can certainly acknowledge...

Binocular Vision Dysfunction Can Leave You Feeling Dizzy and Disorientated

Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are misaligned. If you’re experiencing dizziness or vertigo, it could be BVD.

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about...

5 Reasons to Buy Blue Light Glasses In-Store

There are many benefits to buying blue light glasses. The lenses keep you from experiencing eye strain, headaches and other side effects of blue light...

Can I Wear Contacts If I Have Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism may wonder whether they can wear contact lenses. They absolutely can! The two main contact lens choices for astigmatism are scleral lenses...

How Vision Therapy Impacts Confidence & Success

Confidence is one of the keys to success. If your child is struggling in school or in sports, it could be due to a vision...

Having Trouble Adjusting To New Glasses? We Can Help

Sometimes, adjusting to new eyeglasses can take a few days, but if you’re experiencing visual symptoms or eye strain while wearing your new eyewear, you...

Glaucoma & Your Eye Health What You Need To Know

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Here’s what you ought to know about glaucoma and discover how an eye exam could help save your vision.

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a...

Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?

Ever wonder why your eyes tear up when you chop an onion? Here’s why these savory bulbs make you cry, and how you can reduce...

Flexible Spending Accounts & Vision Benefits

New Year, New Benefits! Flexible Spending Accounts & Vision Benefits. Start the new year by learning how to use your FSA and HSA benefits for...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

Spending many hours staring at screens can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable. Here...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Eyes in 2021

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions that involve a positive change in their lives. One of your resolutions should include maintaining healthy eyes.

Vaping Can Cause Dry Eye

Though some people think vaping is a harmless alternative to traditional smoking, it can actually cause a whole host of health problems — including dry...

4 Ways To Help Your Students With Vision-Related Learning Difficulties

Find out how educators can accommodate students with poor visual skills and help them learn better.

Protect Your Children’s Vision By Getting Them To Play Outside This Winter!

There are so many fun things you can do outdoors this winter! Here we share tips on fun outdoor activities you can do and explain...

Sports Vision Training Can Help Prevent Sport-Related Head Injuries

Sports vision training works on improving visual skills associated with sports performance. It helps improve visual skills such as depth perception and hand-eye coordination. Find...

15 Things You Do That Can Harm Your Eyes

Here are 15 common things you might be doing that can increase your risk of suffering with vision loss or an eye disease. Read on...

2 Ways Strong Peripheral Vision Can Help You Avoid Sports Injuries

Peripheral vision allows us to view objects, people, and actions at the sides of our vision, also known as our peripheral visual field. Athletes with...

Does Your Head Hurt? You Might Have Binocular Vision Dysfunction

If you frequently experience headaches or migraines, you may have binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) — a misalignment of your eyes. Find out how a neuro-optometrist...

Why It’s Important to Wear Sunglasses, Even In The Winter!

Wearing sunglasses in the winter can protect your eyes from sun damage, lower your risk of eye disease, and prevent a condition called snow blindness......

5 Eyeglass Trends For Winter 2020-2021

Here’s our list of the top 5 eyeglass trends of the 2020-2021 winter season. Our opticians will help you find the perfect frames to suit...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests...

How Sugar Affects Your Eyes Health

Diabetic retinopathy is a sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise you on how to reduce...

5 Ways to Set Up Your Home Computer to Reduce Eye Strain

For many of us, using a computer is part of our daily lives, and our eyes are paying the price: more than half the people...

The Surge In Cosmetic Procedures During COVID Raises Eye Health Concerns

The increased use of video conferencing due to COVID-19 has had a surprising impact: A boom in cosmetic procedures. Here’s why eye doctors are concerned...

Experiencing Headaches? Visual Problems May be the Cause

Many things can cause headaches: allergies, infections, and even a drop in barometric pressure. Did you know that untreated visual problems could also be the...

5 Facts About Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses were designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 5 facts...

Are Face Masks Causing Dry Eye Symptoms?

Wearing face masks is something that will be around for the foreseeable future, and so will mask-associated dry eye. Ask your eye doctor how to...

Calgary Digital Eye Strain relief.

Browz Eyeware Rising Risks of Digital Eye Strain During Quarantine Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a Comprehensive eye exam, Pediatric...

Top 5 Holiday Gifts for People Who Wear Glasses

How time flies — the holiday season is just around the corner! Here are 5 eye-friendly gift-giving ideas for family, friends or colleagues who wear...

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading...

3 Reasons to Avoid Buying Cheap Glasses

It is important to not skimp on quality when buying eyeglasses. Furthermore, buying cheap glasses without a thorough eye exam may have lasting effects on...

Kids Can Wear Scleral Lenses Too!

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), about 14.5 percent of all kids under age 17 wear contact lenses. While it’s most common to prescribe...

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage...

Thanksgiving – A Time to Give Gratitude for Sight

This Thanksgiving, be thankful for your eyesight by taking care of your eyes. Proper eye care can help maintain eye health and prevent vision problems...

Are Eye Problems More Common in Women Than Men?

Women have a higher chance of developing eye conditions and diseases. Read on to learn why, and how an eye doctor can help.

Use It Or Lose It | Why You Should Use Your Eye Care Benefits Now

Don’t let your yearly Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) vision benefits expire with the start of the new year! Here’s why you should act now and...

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

BlephEx Treatment Can Change Your View of Life

If you’re familiar with the term blepharitis, it’s probably because you were diagnosed with this irritating condition! Which means you know how it feels to...

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive...

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

Eyeglasses Fogging Up?

Tips from our Calgary on what to do, and what not to do Foggy eyeglasses have always been a pesky problem, and wearing masks has...

Eye Allergies & How Your Calgary 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...

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,...

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

Are you Seeing Dots or Specks Floating in Your Vision?

Our Calgary eye doctor explains all you need to know about floaters The first time you notice dots or specks gliding across your vision, you...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or...

Pink Eye? It Could Be Coronavirus

How to prevent conjunctivitis and protect your eyes When you have a virus, especially one that causes a hacking cough, runny nose, and other symptoms...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye...

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

Want Frames that Fit Right? Don’t Buy Eyeglasses Online!

Benefits of buying glasses from an optical store near you We get it, online shopping has become a staple in our lives. Even if you’re...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping...

Do Your Eyeglasses Fit Right?

Get an eye exam to check the fit of your glasses Tips and guidelines are all over the internet about how to choose the perfect...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

Reading glasses: How will I know if I’m ready?

When you pick up a book or your smartphone, do you need to stretch your arm and hold it further away from your eyes to...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Can Contact Lenses Give Me 20/20 Vision?

Before our eye doctor answers the question about whether or not contacts can help you achieve 20/20 vision, let’s discuss what those numbers mean. Everyone...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

My Eyelid Hurts, Do I Have a Stye?

Emergency Eye Care Services Near You in Calgary First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very rarely...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets earlier, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Diet + Exercise + Eye Exams = Good Vision

Diabetes Awareness Month – Learn about Diabetic Eye Health in Calgary November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of all...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Calgary LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Browz Eyeware Eye Clinic in Calgary, Alberta LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good candidates for...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month in Calgary! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of...

Calgary contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Browz Eyeware Eye Clinic in Calgary , Alberta Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an eye...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Calgary eye exam – Why the Cheapest Eye Exam is Not the Best

See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Calgary, Alberta No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet that doesn’t...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Calgary LASIK – Does LASIK Eye Surgery Hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Do I Need Eye Exams?

Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Do I have eye allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

All About Management & Treatment of Eye Disease in Calgary, Alberta.

Many eye diseases are associated with aging, and even before you notice any problems, it is common for one of these conditions to be detected...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

What can I do about Dry Eyes in Winter ? Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Keeping your children safe from damaging their eyes Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

How can I keep my Eyes healthy as I get old Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What to do when your child’s vision keeps getting worse Browz Eyeware - What Is Progressive Myopia?, Calgary, Alberta An online eye test may seem...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Responsible gun safety includes protective shooting glasses

Ranger Edge Shooting Glasses Responsible gun safety includes protective eyewear. Gun safety is all about taking the necessary precautions to insure no one is injured...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Does your child need glasses?

Well, according to statistics, approximately one out of five children needs to wear glasses to see correctly. It is often difficult to tell if your...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

Ortho-k in Calgary, AB

Superior Skill and Experience in Ortho-k Vision Correction Ortho-k, officially termed orthokeratology, refers to a method of vision correction in which you wear rigid gas permeable lenses...

What Causes Dry Eyes?

  Managing Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eyes are a common condition that leads many people to seek care and treatment from their local eye doctor....

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

6 Causes of Dry Eyes

Our Dry Eye Specialists Explain Causes of Dry Eyes Are you always rubbing your eyes or blinking constantly to spread more moisture across the surface?...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Browz Eyeware Scores a Goal at Hockey Alberta’s Camp!

                     image from gavingroup.ca As the official eye doctors for the Calgary Flames, our Browz Eyecare...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors...

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Why Do We Need Glasses

The most well-known part of a comprehensive eye exam is the basic vision test. When you have a general vision test, one of the main...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know which toys and games to leave off the list because they...

Welcome to our New Website

Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

It Could Be Pink Eye.