Many health conditions in life are passed down through genetics. And one common eye disease that many wonder about is glaucoma and whether it’s hereditary. In short, glaucoma is hereditary, but that’s not the only risk factor that increases your chance of developing the disease. This article will discuss the different types of glaucoma and […]
Eye Exams for Kids: What to Expect
Just like adults, kids need regular eye exams to help them grow up with healthy eyes and strong vision. But how are children’s eye exams different, and when should you take your little ones to an eye doctor for the first time? Below, you’ll learn why children’s eye exams are necessary, how often your kids […]
What Causes Dry Eyelids (Blepharitis)?
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Diabetic Eye Exams: How They’re Different & Why They’re Important
When you have diabetes, many different aspects will change in your life. In some cases, you have to be more aware than ever before about what you eat and even how you exercise. However, some people may not know that diabetes can have a considerable impact on your ocular health. People with type 1 and […]
Eye Exam Tools: How & Why Your Optometrist Uses Them
Annual eye exams are vital for safeguarding your eye health as well as your overall health. During your eye exam, your optometrist uses a variety of tools to detect eye disease and address refractive errors. These tools help your optometrist determine if you need glasses and diagnose eye disease, helping to ensure you’re seeing to […]