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Why Eye Exams Are Important For The Whole Family

Many people mistakenly believe that they need to visit their family optometrist only if their eyesight or prescription has changed. The truth is, eye exams with your NW eye doctor are important for a lot more than simply ensuring clear vision.


Scheduling regular eye exams with your NW Calgary eye doctor is very important for maintaining clear vision and optimal eye health. But did you know that routine appointments with your family optometrist will also protect your overall health? 

In fact, during an eye exam, your optometrist will be able to detect signs of serious health conditions, such as: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Hypertension 
  • High cholesterol 
  • Thyroid disease
  • Autoimmune disorders 
  • Cancer 
  • Tumors 


Our NW Calgary Family Optometrists Can Take Care of Your Ocular Health and Overall Wellbeing 

At our Calgary eye clinic, our team of friendly and highly qualified eye doctors are dedicated to protecting your vision and overall health by providing comprehensive services, including family eye exams, glaucoma testing, contact lens fittings, cataract assessment, and more! 

Whatever the needs of your family, be it seniors or children, our Calgary optometrists have the experience and training to meet all your ocular requirements. 


We are now open! 

Our Calgary eye doctors are open and ready to serve you and your family 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 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 health care workers.

Want to know more? 

OUR NW CALGARY EYE DOCTORS ARE BACK AND READY TO SERVE YOU! 


Why Eye Exams Are Important For Your Whole Family 

Unlike a vision screening, a comprehensive eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor, as it requires special knowledge and equipment to look into and around your eye, to check your vision and ocular health. Such an eye exam can: 

  • Assess whether there are underlying causes for vision problems 
  • Detect any signs of eye disease that may threaten your sight or eye health 
  • Diagnose symptoms of other health conditions 
  • Provide you with an accurate eyeglass/contact lens prescription 


Eye Exams For Your Eye Health 

Eye exams are critical for your eye health because many vision threatening eye diseases have no or minimal symptoms in the early stages. This includes conditions such as: 

  • Glaucoma 
  • Macular degeneration 
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy 

In these cases, early detection and treatment is essential for halting or slowing down the progression of the disease and saving your vision. During an eye exam, your optometrist will be looking for signs of these diseases, and if any symptoms appear, they can provide the necessary advice and next steps for treatment. 


Eye Exams For Children 

If your child is experiencing developmental delays, or trouble in school, the cause could be an underlying vision problem. In fact, many skills are dependent on a child’s good vision and their eyes working together, including: 

  • Motor development
  • Reading
  • Proper learning 
  • Physical development 
  • Social development 

Remember: Children who have trouble with hand-eye coordination or focusing issues will often experience frustration and may exhibit behavioural problems as well. Luckily, many eye conditions are easy to treat when caught early, while the eyes are still developing, so it’s important to visit your family optometrist regularly. 

WARNING SIGNS OF VISION PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN


Eye Exams For Patients Over 40 Years of Age 

Just like the rest of our body, our eyes begin to weaken as we age. There are a number of common age-related eye conditions that can begin to affect your vision and daily life, including: 

  • Presbyopia 
  • Cataracts
  • AMD

While some of these conditions are more of an inconvenience, some of them, when left untreated and undetected, can lead to vision loss and a loss of independence. 

EYE CONDITIONS YOU SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR AS YOU AGE 


Play Your Part in Protecting Your Vision

In addition to visiting your family optometrist yearly for eye exams, it’s always important to be aware of any changes that may be occurring in your vision. Also make sure you know your potential risk factors, as well as your family’s medical and eye health history. Remember, over half of the vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care! 


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 health care 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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