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Contact lens recycling program: Every Contact Counts

Did you know that every year, over 290 million contact lenses end up in Canadian landfills and waterways? When contact lenses in Calgary are discarded in the trash, they are sorted at recycling facilities and directed into the waste stream. Unfortunately, municipal recycling centers don’t offer contact lens recycling services in Calgary. Furthermore, up to […]

The benefits of daily disposable contact lenses

Are you contemplating switching from glasses to contacts or considering replacing your regular contact lenses with daily disposables? The first important piece of information to be aware of is that “daily wear” and “daily disposable” contacts are two different things. Daily wear contact lenses are removed at night but can be re-used according to a […]

Which is better: Progressive or Bifocal lenses?

This is a question that comes up quite often and a topic that we love covering on our blogs – is there a preferred option between progressive or bifocal lenses? We’re here to give you the right knowledge that will help you make an informed decision. With that said, let’s take a look at progressive […]

Can you get prescription lenses for sunglasses?

If you’ve found a pair of sunglasses that you love and you’re wondering if they can be fitted with prescription lenses, the answer is yes! As long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort your vision and it has a sturdy frame, almost any pair of sunglasses can be equipped with prescription lenses. Below, […]

3 reasons progressive lenses are gaining in popularity

Traditionally, bifocal and trifocal lenses have been used to correct different prescription powers that are distinctly separated by lines. Bifocals consist of one correction at the top of the lens for your distance vision and one at the bottom to help you read. Trifocals correct faraway, intermediate, and near vision. What are progressive lenses? Progressive […]

The good, the better, and the best of progressive lenses

Shopping for progressive lenses can be a daunting task. In Calgary, we can choose progressive lenses from one of the six main eyeglass lens suppliers in Canada. Some common questions are: Which one has the best reputation for value, quality and service after purchase? How can a consumer know? There are many, many brands of […]

Why are eye-care exams so important for your overall health?

You’ve likely heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but did you know that they can also give you a good view of your overall health? That’s right, regular eye exams are not only essential for your vision, but they are a great opportunity for identifying underlying health conditions. As a SE […]

Pink eye: symptoms and treatment

Pink eye (medically known as conjunctivitis) occurs when the mucous membrane lining the eyelid and surface of the eye is irritated or infected, causing redness and swelling. This common condition typically disappears within 7-10 days without medical treatment. However, there are rare circumstances that call for urgent eye care or a visit to your Calgary […]
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