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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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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses at Southwood Eyecare Are you tired of relying on glasses to see correctly? Glasses can improve your vision, but they are not the only option. Patients often choose contacts over eyeglasses because contacts offer a more natural appearance. Also, when you are wearing contacts, you won’t need to worry about your vision being […]

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Contacts Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Some patients who would ordinarily wear eyeglasses would much rather wear contact lenses, which are more discreet and convenient. Are contact lenses truly better than glasses, though? This depends on many factors. At Southwood Eyecare in Southwest Calgary, our optometrist has years of experience helping patients decide between glasses and contact lenses. Our eye doctor […]

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