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Myopia vs Hyperopia: What’s The Difference?

A woman typing on her laptop and leaning in close to read the screen, showing signs of nearsightedness.

As we go through our daily lives, navigating through a world driven by technology and screens, it is becoming increasingly common for people to experience vision problems. Myopia and hyperopia are two of the most prevalent eye conditions that affect millions of individuals worldwide.  People with myopia struggle to focus on distant objects, while people […]

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How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?

A bearded man in a blue shirt having an eye exam.

Eye exams play an important role when it comes to maintaining your eye health—but they aren’t just for an eye care professional to check your prescription. Eye exams also give us a chance to detect vision problems, eye diseases, and some health conditions as well. It’s essential to regularly schedule eye exams—especially for children and […]

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Are Eye Exams Free in Alberta?

A close-up of a female teenager getting her vision checked by an eye doctor with a trial frame at the eye clinic for free.

A comprehensive eye exam goes beyond just your glasses prescription. It’s a preventive health measure that can help spot early signs of eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration before they become serious issues. We know caring for your eyes can sometimes feel like a costly affair. But here’s some good news for residents of […]

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What Is the First Sign of Glaucoma?

A senior man being examined by an optometrist to detect signs of glaucoma.

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because of the condition’s ability to cause irreversible vision loss before showing any significant symptoms. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness nationwide, impacting an estimated 800,000 Canadians, half of whom don’t even know they have it.  In most cases, glaucoma progresses slowly and does not […]

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