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Are Contacts Right for You?

Are my eyes suitable to wear contact lenses? Contact lens wear may be difficult if: Your eyes are severely irritated by allergies You work in an environment with lots of dust and chemicals You have an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled diabetes, or severe arthritis in your hands Your eyes are overly dry due to pregnancy or… Read More


Types of Contacts

By their prescribed wearing period: The time that the lenses are left in the eyes. Daily Wear (Up to 18 hours) Extended Wear (For overnight use, up to seven days) By their replacement schedule: The time interval for replacing lenses. Planned – (Frequent replacement: 1 month, 1-2 weeks; daily disposable) Unplanned, or Conventional Replacement –… Read More


Wear & Care Tips

How to insert your lenses Wash your hands with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free towel. A wet finger may cause a soft lens to flatten. Avoid using fingernails to handle your lenses. If you’re working near a sink, close the drain. Get in the habit of always working with the… Read More


Teens & Contacts

But what to do if suddenly you can’t make out the writing on the blackboard, you can’t see the ball until it’s practically in your hands, or you have to squint to read the notes? What to do — and still look cool? Try contact lenses. Not that glasses can’t be fashionable. But for today’s… Read More


Soft vs. RGP Lenses

Soft Contact Lenses  Advantages Greater initial comfort than hard or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Shorter adaptation period for new wearers. Ideal for intermittent wear. Less susceptible to the intrusion of foreign objects under the lens, such as dust. Less sensitivity to light than with hard or RGP lenses. Rarely fall out of the eye,… Read More


Presbyopia

Boomers have three contact lens options for correcting the close-up blurred vision that typically begins in middle age; a condition referred to as presbyopia. (One of the three options still calls for reading glasses, but they can be used discreetly.) The three options are: Bifocal contact lenses Monovision Contact lenses for distance vision with supplementary… Read More


ARMD

Macular degeneration is most common in people over the age of 65 but there have been some cases affecting people as young as their 40s and 50s. Symptoms include blurry or fuzzy vision, straight lines like telephone poles and sides of buildings appear wavy and a dark or empty area may appear in the center… Read More


Blepharitis

Blepharitis may be either of two main types or a combination of them. Seborrheic blepharitis Characterized by an excessive discharge of oil/grease from the skin around the eyelids. It is usually accompanied by similarly greasy hair and skin. Staphylococcal blepharitis A bacterial infection. It is more likely to result in infective eyelid conditions, such as… Read More


Diabetes

Fluctuating or blurring of vision, intermittent double vision, loss of peripheral vision and flashes and floaters within the eyes may be symptoms related to diabetes. Sometimes the early signs of diabetes are detected during a thorough eye examination. Diabetes can cause changes in nearsightedness and farsightedness and lead to premature presbyopia (the inability to focus… Read More


Dry Eye

What is dry eye? Dry eye describes eyes that do not produce enough tears. The natural tears that your eyes produce are composed of three layers: The outer oily layer, which prevents or slows evaporation of the tear film; The middle watery layer; which moisturizes and nourishes the front surface of the eye; The inner… Read More


All Online orders are currently being directed to our Calgary Location. Please allow one extra business day for processing if you are ordering from Olds or Sundre Eyecare. If you have requested an in store pick up and you are a patient of Olds Eyecare Clinic or Sundre Eyecare Clinic a staff member will reach out to confirm your pick up location. We are currently doing curbside pick up at both our Olds and Bonavista locations.

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403.271.2818
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