Dry, flaky eyelids can be an alarming symptom for some of our patients to wake up to. Okotoks has that southern Alberta dryness we’ve all learned to accept—leading to dry skin. But if the skin on your eyelids is noticeably drier, it could indicate some serious eye conditions. Although the connection might not seem obvious, […]
Are Prescription Eye Drops for Dry Eye Right for You?
Dry eyes affect many people, especially in Alberta. A survey from 2019 by the Alberta Association of Optometrists revealed that as many as 90% of Albertans experience dry eye symptoms regularly, even if they aren’t aware of it. A visit to your optometrist for a regularly scheduled eye exam can provide a diagnosis for those […]
Is Eye Dilation Necessary? What to Know Before Your Child’s Eye Exam
Taking your child for eye exams is vital to ensuring that they grow up with healthy eyes and vision. However, you might have questions about some of the things your eye doctor does when conducting your child’s first exam. In particular, you may be wondering whether they need to dilate your child’s eyes — and […]
How Do I Know if LASIK is Right for Me?
Laser eye surgery is an increasingly popular way for Canadians to correct their vision, but what can it do for you? Many people have specific questions about LASIK, which has been a leading method for laser eye surgery for over 30 years. Our practice is here to tell you everything you need to know about […]
How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Could Help Your Dry Eye
Approximately 30% of Canadians experience dry eye disease symptoms in their lifetimes, but not everyone knows what to do about it. Many people don’t even understand what dry eye is — even those who have regular eye exams. In this article, we’ll explain what dry eye is and explore one of the most innovative methods […]
You’re Invited To Our Grand Re-Opening Sale!
The time is here! We are excited to announce our grand reopening sale as a celebration of our new office space and to thank our loyal customers for their support over the years! This will be one of our biggest sales of the year, and a great time to take advantage if you are in […]
What is Corneal Topography?
Whether you’re getting contact lenses, planning on having laser eye surgery, or looking for a treatment for dry eyes, we will assess your cornea using a corneal topographer. Corneal topography is a common technology many optometrists and ophthalmologists use to examine your cornea and its health, helping your optometrist determine the source of your eye […]
Why Retinal Imaging is an Important Part of Your Eye Exam
What is Retinal Imaging? Retinal imaging is a non-invasive diagnostic tool used to take high definition images of the back of your eye. The technology used includes specialized cameras and scanners to magnify your retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels inside the eye. Your eye’s internal workings are responsible for your vision, so it’s essential […]
What is Tear Osmolarity & How Does it Diagnose Dry Eye?
Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition that affects millions of people across North America. According to studies, it’s suggested that nearly 6 million people have dry eye syndrome in Canada alone. Because of its prevalence, our team has adopted a range of dry eye diagnostic tools and treatments. One of the ways our team […]
Renovation Update #3
New Space, Same Amazing Care It is hard to believe that the moving date to our new office space is right around the corner! We have been planning, envisioning, dreaming and preparing for quite some time now, and it is almost surreal to think that in a few short weeks we will be welcoming you […]