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At Focus West Optometry, we want to ensure our patients have access to important information about their eye health. Our blog brings you articles on a variety of eye health topics so that you can stay up to date on the latest medical checkups and procedures needed to keep your eyes in good health. Browse our list of topics below. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us to speak to a member of our team.

  • Person holding eyeglasses on one hand and lenses on another hand
    Contact Lenses vs Glasses: The Pros and Cons

    A classic debate for those with eye problems is trying to make the contact lenses vs glasses decision. Those who wear any type of corrective lenses understand the options in front of them. Respectively, the two choices are two very different types of treatment.


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    Why Is Sports Eyewear Important?

    Earlier, athletes rarely wore eyewear to protect their eyes while playing sports and injuries such as scratched eyes were common. Today, sports eyewear is used by almost anyone who picks up a bat, ball or hockey stick. It enhances the performance of the player by letting him or her see better and also reduces the risk of eye damage.


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  • Contact lenses
    Safety Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

    Whether you should opt for eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction depends on your personal preference. However, factors such as lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics have to be considered while taking a decision. Both options have several advantages and disadvantages in terms of ease of use, vision and eye health. Eyeglasses do not require much maintenance and are cheaper compared to contact lenses in the long run. On the other hand, contact lenses offer visual appeal and ensure that your peripheral vision is unobstructed.

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  • Prescription Sunglasses
    6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Sunglasses

    Sunglasses are more than a fashion accessory. If you choose the right pair, they’ll also provide you with essential protection against exposure to UV rays. If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, here are six things to consider.

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  • Prescription Glasses Calgary
    A Checklist for Buying New Prescription Eyeglasses

    Are you finding it difficult to read text messages? Do you have a headache after working on your computer? Does your eye hurt after reading a book or a magazine? If your answer is “yes”, you might be suffering from visual impairment. It’s time for you to meet our team at Focus West Optometry for an eye examination and for a new pair of prescription glasses in Calgary.

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    Everything you need to know about your child’s first eye exam

    Many people consider eye exams to be reserved for adults and kids who are old enough to know how to read. However, this simply isn’t true. In fact, it’s important that your children regularly visit an optometrist in the years leading up to starting school. Since 80% of learning before the age of 12 is done visually, ensuring your child’s eyesight is good will put them on the path to success.

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  • Woman trying on glasses with optometrist
    6 Reasons glasses are better than contacts

    Should you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses? While at Focus West Optometry we love both options, our Calgary opticians and optometrists think glasses are a great choice for everybody.

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  • Woman getting eye exam by optometrist
    5 Signs it’s time for an Eye Exam

    When was the last time you saw your optometrist? According to the Canadian Association of Optometry (CAO), it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly. Provided you have no risk factors, this is how often the CAO says you should have an eye exam:

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  • Contact lenses
    What are digital lenses?

    We at Focus West Optometry take pride in bringing our clients the latest in contact lenses and prescription glasses. The next time you’re visiting your optometrist for eye exams or any other eye care in the Calgary area, be sure to ask about the advantages of digital lenses. They may just improve your vision more than your current pair of glasses is able to.

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  • eye care and eye exams Calgary
    Taking Care of Your Eyes Day-to-Day

    Your eyesight is valuable to you but often we take it for granted. If you have been lucky enough not to have serious eye problems, haven’t had any changes in your eyesight in several years, or haven’t seen your optometrist in a while it’s understandable that you might get a little complacent about it. Ensuring that your eyesight doesn’t deteriorate with time, however, is a daily responsibility.

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  • Family
    Why You Need an Eye Exam, Even if Your Vision is 20/20

    Everyone knows that they should get an eye exam if they notice any blurriness in their vision. But an eye exam is more than simply testing your need for glasses. Your eyes are an essential part of your overall health and an extremely intricate part of the human body. Because your eyes are so important and complex, there’s a lot to testing them that even people with 20/20 vision can benefit from. Here are a few things you can expect from a routine eye exam:

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  • Looking at glasses
    Why It’s Important to Visit Your Optometrist

    Your vision isn’t static. It changes along with you over the years and you should be aware of what to expect to best protect your eye health. Here is some information about how your vision changes as you get older:

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