Learn More about Maintaining Your Eye Health

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.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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Calgary, AB T3H 3C8


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