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We Provide a Wide Range of Eyeglasses in Calgary SW

Eyeglasses, nowadays, are more than a vision correction device for bookworms and scholars. They are considered a fashion accessory for men and women of all ages, professions and backgrounds. Focus West Optometry in Calgary SW offers a trendy range of functional and designer eyeglasses that are functional and fashionable. Our team of opticians will be happy to help you with the perfect pair that express your personality and help you see better. If you are having trouble with your vision, book an appointment for a quick eye exam and eyeglass fitting at our clinic. We will help you select an eyeglass design that adequately supports your vision condition and prescription while making you look and feel as fabulous as ever!

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Signs You Could Need Eyeglasses

There are many possible reasons for partial and gradual vision deterioration, including medical conditions, injuries, migraine, ageing and genetics. It is prudent to watch out for common signs such as:

  • Blurred vision at any given distance

  • Double vision

  • Vision is hazy

  • Squinting

  • Strain, fatigue, irritation and discomfort in the eyes

  • Halos around bright lights

  • Difficulty seeing clearly at night

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is best to book an eye exam at our clinic in Calgary SW at the earliest. Ignoring these signs might only make your vision worse over time. Timely eye checkups may even help catch some other health issues like diabetes and glaucoma so that you can take all the steps to treat such diseases. Read our blog posts to know more about the need for regular eye exams and good eye health.

Eyeglasses to Correct Your Vision Problems in Calgary SW

Our high-quality eyeglasses and vision correction devices will improve your overall quality of life and day-to-day performance at your job and personal endeavours. To best understand how eyeglasses help correct and improve vision, let's look at how eyesight impairment occurs in the first place.

The eye consists of many parts that work together to allow us to see clearly. Most vision problems that can be corrected by prescription eyeglasses are caused by refractive errors. When the eye is not able to focus light onto the retina, it results in distorted and blurred vision.

Eyeglasses are useful for correcting the 4 most common vision problems listed below:

  • Nearsightedness or myopia is when you are unable to see distant objects clearly since images come into focus before reaching the retina.
  • Farsightedness or hyperopia is when the image comes into focus behind the retina due to which objects that are close by appear out of focus.
  • Astigmatism occurs when an irregular cornea or lens shape creates a second focal point inside the eye, which results in blurred vision at any distance.
  • Presbyopia refers to age-related farsightedness, which is caused by inflexibility in the lens of the eye.

How Do Eyeglasses Work?

Prescription eyeglasses are designed to focus light in a way so that anyone with vision problems caused by refractive errors can see better. Several components affect how a prescription lens is used to correct these problems.

  • Convex lenses are thickest in the centre and are identified with a plus sign on a prescription. They address issues with farsightedness by converging light at a focal point and bending the rays toward the retina.
  • Concave lenses are thinner at the centre, are marked with a minus sign and help to correct myopia by diverging light to a focal point farther from the lens.
  • Cylindrical lenses are used to focus the light into a single line to allow you to see a clearer picture.
  • Reading glasses are used to correct presbyopia and are meant to be worn only while reading or performing other activities that make it difficult for people to see far-away objects.
  • Multifocal lenses can be bifocal, trifocal or progressive lenses that are meant to correct vision for multiple distances.

Besides top-quality eyeglasses, we also offer contact lenses that can help correct your vision problems. You can explore our blog to know more about the benefits of each and find some helpful pointers to keep in mind while buying new eyeglasses. You are welcome to give us a call for more information about our eye-care products and services and to schedule a consultation with our eye experts in Calgary SW.


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Focus West Optometry

268 Stewart Green, SW

Calgary, AB T3H 3C8


Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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