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 →

Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Your Vision

It has been scientifically proven that smoking causes cancer and cardiovascular disease. Have you ever wondered if smoking or second-hand smoke affects your eyes? The average cigarette contains over 4000 chemicals and additives which not only have detrimental effects on the body and lungs, but also on the eyes. Continue Reading →