5 Easy Tips and Tricks to Maintain Clear Vision and Healthy Eyes

Do you want to achieve and maintain good vision? Here are some simple tips and tricks from our NW Calgary optometrist on how to ensure optimal eye health for your entire family.

Your eyesight is one of your most valuable senses and it allows you to accomplish important and everyday tasks, such as reading, using the computer, and driving. 

Whether your optometrist has recommended eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, making sure you wear them and practice good eye care habits can have many benefits, including: 

  • Improved safety
  • Greater comfort
  • Enhanced quality of life 
  • Better performance at work/school/sports

Our NW Calgary Eye Doctors Are Open During COVID-19

Our Caglary eye doctors are open and ready to serve you and your families by appointment only. Whether you want to reorder contact lenses or choose a new pair of eyeglasses, we are maintaining our COVID-19 safety measures to keep you safe. These include: 

  • High levels of disinfection in all areas
  • Increased spacing between staff and patients
  • Continuous sanitization of all handled frames and products in the clinic 

We Want to Thank You For Your Support With Some Great Offers! 

We also want to thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times by offering some incredible eye deals, including: 

  • 40% off a complete purchase of eyeglasses for all frontline healthcare workers

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Top Tips and Tricks For Looking After Your Eye Health 

Good and clear vision is a key factor for living a healthy and happy life. The earlier you start looking after the health of your eyes, the better your chances of maintaining good vision throughout your lifetime. 

Here are some top tips and tricks from our Calgary optometrist for taking care of your eyesight: 

  1. Visit Your Family Optometrist Regularly 

You must visit your optometrist regularly to ensure your prescription is up-to-date, and to detect any eye disorders or diseases early on. Such visits are an effective way of avoiding any negative consequences, especially in young children and people over 40. 

Some of the eye conditions your optometrist can detect include: 

  • Myopia 
  • Astigmatism 
  • Strabismus 

It’s important to note that these conditions can be corrected or managed in young children if they are caught early on. 

You should also see your NW Calgary optometrist without delay if you: 

  • Have eye pain
  • Experience blurry or disrupted vision 
  • Are becoming increasingly sensitive to light 
  • Are experiencing any other strange or unusual symptoms 


  1. Protect Your Eyes From The Sun 

The sun’s rays can cause certain eye diseases or increase your risk of developing them. This includes conditions such as cataracts. In addition to this, just like your skin can become sunburned, your eyes can as well, causing irritation, tearing, discomfort, or a foreign sensation in the eye. 

How to Protect Your Eyes From The Sun 

  • Wear quality sunglasses whenever you are outside. Seek the advice of your optometrist to pick the right ones. 
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible. 
  • Wear a cap or a wide-brimmed hat when outside. 


  1. Always Wear Safety Glasses

Eye emergencies and injuries can happen at any time and sometimes, a simple stroke of bad luck is enough to make you a victim of an accident that causes an eye injury or even loss of sight. So whether you are exercising, playing contact sports, woodworking, or completing a DIY project, ALWAYS wear safety glasses to protect your vision. 

Talk to Your Optometrist: Your optometrist has the experience and education to help you select the right type of safety glasses for your situation, so you can lower your risk of eye injuries, accidents, and vision loss. 

  1. Keep Your Eyes Well Hydrated 

In order to work properly, your eyes must retain moisture. Several factors can contribute to making them drier, including pollution, excessive heating, certain medications, and smoke. So get into the habit of blinking more frequently, and if you have dry eyes, use lubricating drops. 

Quit Smoking 

Smoking causes significant damage throughout your entire body, and your eyes are no exception. Not only are smokers more likely to suffer from eye diseases than non-smokers, but smoking also makes your eyes dry. By quitting, you can significantly contribute to the health of your eyes and whole body. 


  1. Take Breaks From Screen Use

Do you sit for extended periods of time on your computer, or in front of a handheld screen? If so, then you are at risk of developing computer vision syndrome, eye fatigue, and headaches. 

In order to protect your eyes, you must: 

  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Take breaks from your computer every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. 
  • Stop using your digital devices for at least one hour before bed time
  • Ensure your working area is well-lit
  • Invest in blue light blocking lenses that can protect your eyes against harmful blue light. 


Our Calgary Eye Doctors Are Now Available By Appointment Only

We are happy to announce that our Calgary eye doctors are now available during COVID_19,  by appointment only. We are continuing to take all necessary precautions to keep our patients, staff, and community safe. 

We want to thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times and are offering special eye deals including: 

  • 40% off a complete purchase of eyeglasses for all frontline healthcare workers

To find out more about our great deals, or to book an appointment, contact our team at our Crowfoot Branch (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292).

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Go ahead and Blink; what you see is really what you get. Call one of our store numbers or fill out the form below to book an appointment.

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