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Blepharitis

Blepharitis

If your eyelid rims are red and irritated, if they burn and itch or if you’ve noticed an oily discharge or scaly skin around them, you may have an inflammatory problem called “blepharitis”. Some people describe it as “psoriasis of the eyelids”. Blepharitis may be either of two main types or a combination of them…. Read More


Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

Age related macular degeneration or ARMD is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss for people over the age of 60. It is estimated that 2.5 million people in developed countries will suffer visual loss from this disorder and that there are approximately 200,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Macular degeneration is most common… Read More


Presbyopia

Presbyopia

As baby boomers reach middle age, the question looms large: How to avoid either of two telltale signs of aging — bifocals or reading glasses? Boomers have three contact lens options for correcting the close-up blurred vision that typically begins in middle age; a condition referred to as presbyopia. (One of the three options still… Read More


Colored Contacts

Colored Contacts

Contact lenses aren’t just for seeing better. They’re for looking better too. In fact, some people who don’t even need vision correction wear tinted contact lenses as a way to change their look. Today’s tinted lenses allow you to enhance your natural eye color — making the blue bluer or the green greener — or… Read More


Soft vs. RGP Lenses

Soft vs. RGP Lenses

Below is a brief comparison of Soft and Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses. A thorough eye examination and a better understanding of your specific vision requirements will help determine the best options for you. Soft Contact Lenses Advantages Greater initial comfort than hard or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Shorter adaptation period for new… Read More


Teens & Contacts

Teens & Contacts

Oh, the pressure! Get great grades, excel in at least one sport, play a musical instrument, work part-time, hang out with friends — and always, always look cool. If you’re a teenager today, much is expected. But what to do if suddenly you can’t make out the writing on the blackboard, you can’t see the… Read More


Lens Care Solutions

Lens Care Solutions

When you are fitted for contact lenses a particular lens care system is recommended — a group of products to clean, disinfect and make your lenses safe and comfortable for wear. Since different systems use different types of chemicals, it is not advisable to mix or substitute solutions from other systems. Doing so could lead… Read More


Wear & Care Tips

Wear & Care Tips

The information below is intended as a supplement to the training and instruction you receive as part of a contact lens fitting program. Calgary Eyecare – Bonavista Eyecare -Contact Lens Use from Derek Heck on Vimeo. How to insert your lenses Wash your hands with a mild soap, rinse completely and dry with a lint-free… Read More


Types of Contacts

Types of Contacts

Confused about contacts? Advances in contact lens technologies have created many options in addition to hard and soft lenses. Today, contact lenses are likely to be described in one or several of the following ways. By their prescribed wearing period: The time that the lenses are left in the eyes. Daily Wear (Up to 18… Read More


Contact For You?

Contact For You?

The vast majority of people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and lens care technologies have made today’s contacts more comfortable, safer and easier to wear. Consider the questions and answers below to help assess whether they’re a choice you should consider. Contact lens wear may be difficult if:… Read More


Seeing Through The Convenience

Seeing Through The Convenience

With there being over a thousand progressive lens designs on the market, we understand how confusing it can be for you. We will try to explain the difference to give you better clarity. Short corridor, long corridor, hard design, soft design, digital, conventional, budget, premium, etc… No wonder our patients look confused when we explain… Read More


Progressive Lenses

Progressive Lenses

In our office we use predominantly Nikon lenses. We also have access to Essilor, Hoya, Rodenstock, Sola, and Zeiss lenses. Quite often you will hear us talk about technology advances with progressive lenses. We like to explain this to you because there is a huge difference in progressive lenses 20 years ago and progressive lenses… Read More


All Online orders are currently being directed to our Calgary Location. Please allow one extra business day for processing if you are ordering from Olds or Sundre Eyecare. If you have requested an in store pick up and you are a patient of Olds Eyecare Clinic or Sundre Eyecare Clinic a staff member will reach out to confirm your pick up location. We are currently doing curbside pick up at both our Olds and Bonavista locations.

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Olds Alberta T4H 1P5
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