7 Signs It's Time For Your Next Eye Exam

7 Signs It's Time For Your Next Eye Exam
Is your vision a little blurry? Are your eyes feeling more sensitive to light or you’re getting more frequent headaches? Here are 7 signs that it’s time to book an eye exam with your Calgary family optometrist. 

Achieving clear vision, whether you opt for traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses, is critical to achieving a more productive and higher quality of life. Such vision correction methods can help you perform better at school/work/sports and even your personal life. 

Failing to schedule regular visits to your NW Calgary family optometrist can have many undesirable consequences, such as: 

  • Eye strain and headaches 
  • Unclear and blurry vision 
  • Difficulty performing day to day activities such as driving, reading, or watching TV 
  • Poor performance at work or school 

Qualified and Friendly NW Calgary Family Optometrists 

At Blink Eyewear, we understand just how important clear vision is for your whole family. Our team of optometrists is qualified to perform children’s eye exams, provide emergency eye care, and cataract management to protect your eye health. 

From quality service to easy payments with direct billing, we make sure that your experience at our eye clinic is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. 

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7 Sure Fire Signs It’s Time to Visit Your NW Calgary Family Optometrist 

It is recommended that every adult should visit their optometrist at least once every two years, while children and seniors require more frequent check-ups (once a year). If it is time for your annual checkup, here is something you should remember: never put it off. 

Having your regular check up with your family optometrist is the best way to maintain clear vision and ensure optimal eye health. 

Here are 7 signs that it may be time to book your next eye exam: 

  1. Your eyes feel tired. Everyone experiences tired eyes sometimes, but when it becomes a common and persistent problem that occurs after daily activities such as reading or driving, it’s time to visit an optometrist.
  2. Headaches are becoming a frequent occurrence. If you are getting more frequent headaches, it could be a sign that you’re straining your vision too much and putting pressure on your eyes. If this makes it hard to do even basic tasks, it’s time to have your eyes checked. 
  3. You have blurred vision. While blurred vision could be harmless and temporary, it could also be a sign of more serious vision conditions such as glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration. Regular checkups at your eye clinic will ensure early detection and treatment, protecting you from vision loss.
  4. Sudden flashes of light. Are you experiencing sudden flashes of light which are followed by floaters or obstruction of vision? This requires an immediate trip to your eye doctor. 
  5. Increased light sensitivity. Sensitivity to light is a good measure of your eye health, but if you are finding that your eyes have suddenly changed how they respond to light, it could be an indication of an eye infection or disorder. 
  6. You have red eyes. Are you experiencing persistent redness in your eyes? Do you think you may have an object in your eye? If so, you should visit your optometrist straight away. 
  7. Certain eye conditions run in your family. Genetics play a big role in many eye diseases, including those that can lead to vision loss. If you have a family history of glaucoma or any other eye disease, regular eye exams will help protect your vision. 


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Is it time for your annual eye exam? Our qualified optometrists can ensure that you enjoy optimal eye health and clear and comfortable vision. To find out more, visit one of our three branches, Crowfoot (67 Crowfoot Terrace NW, T3G 4J8), West Springs (1009 873 85 St SW, T3H 0J5) or Creekside (12192 Symons Valley Rd NW, T3P 0A3).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at our Crowfoot Branch (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292).

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Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 3 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

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