October is Children’s Vision Month!

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 →

Why You Shouldn’t Over Wear Contact Lenses

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 →