A Visual Field includes both the central and peripheral vision. A typical person’s visual field usually extends 60 degrees superior, 75 degrees inferior, 60 degrees nasally and 100 degrees temporally. People are usually not conscious of their peripheral visual field – only what’s most sensitive and that is centrally. Continue Reading →
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and our aim is to educate people on how diabetes affects the eyes and how it is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. Continue Reading →
Children’s Vision Month occurs every October to raise awareness about how a child’s vision affects their learning. Our Optometrists recommend a child’s first eye exam to be at the age of 6 months. Don’t worry, a child’s eye exam at that age is nothing like an adult’s eye exam. We understand infants can’t read and communicate the way an adult does. Exams at that age are very objective.
Did you know Alberta Health Care covers annual eye exams for children 18 years of age and younger? Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered what sleeping in your contact lenses does to your eyes? Is leaving your contact lenses in your eyes for 15 or more hours per day safe? Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing glasses all the time for people who are nearsighted, farsighted and/or who have astigmatism. However, they come with risk. Proper cleaning and care needs to be taken when wearing contact lenses. Continue Reading →