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Contact Lenses - An Alternative to Glasses

Posted on October 14, 2016

Contact lenses are a viable alternative for most patients who wish to circumvent the need for glasses. Contacts can provide from the obstruction of a frame as well as enhance an individual’s appearance. In fact, some individuals who do not require glasses are candidates for colored contacts if they prefer a noticeable change in eye color.

Contact Lens Fitting Exam

In order to be fitted for contacts, one needs to book a fitting with the doctor, followed by a training session with a trained technician. During the fitting session, the doctor will take measurements and perform tests that determine ...


The Importance of Sunglasses

Posted on August 11, 2016

Over the past several decades researchers have gained greater insight and attained a greater understanding of the potential lethal effects of UV light. The purpose of this article is not to exaggerate the risk of UV but rather to inform you so that you can make more educated decisions with respect to sun protection and sunglasses. Ultimately, we all have to individually decide whether we need to wear sun protection. Many factors will influence an individual’s decision but my goal is to educate and inform our patients so they are aware of the risks of UV light and the ...


The 3 F's of Frame Selection

Posted on July 20, 2016

Frame selection can be an exciting, confusing and ultimately rewarding experience. The right frame can enhance your look, transform your image, and even change how people perception of your appearance. Unfortunately, on the other extreme, the wrong frame can mask your attractiveness and have an undesirable impact on your appearance. Because of the tremendous number of frames available, it can be overwhelming and at times downright daunting when deciding upon the perfect frame. Therefore, I have tried to make the process a little simpler and much more organized to help you make the right decision so that you can obtain ...


Nutrients to Maintain Eye Health

Posted on June 1, 2016

Over the past several years natural supplements and herbal remedies have become more mainstream as many patients look to other non-traditional sources to help preserve their eye health. The supplement industry does not adhere to the same strict standards as medically approved and certified treatments. As a result, patients are bombarded with information and it is often difficult to differentiate fact from fiction. It is not uncommon for parties to make exaggerated claims on the benefits of a treatment in an attempt to garner attention and benefit financially. Due to the growing prominence and popularity of the natural supplements industry ...


Got a lot on your plate? Don't worry, we're open late!

Posted on May 19, 2016

At Londonderry Eye Care, we take great pride in our business and community. It’s why our people - business manager, lab manager, lab technicians, optical assistants, receptionists, optical dispensers, IT techs, and management support – have created the customer service network that makes it easy for you to get high quality eyeglasses in Edmonton.

A key component of our commitment to service the vision needs of Edmontonians for over 40 years is our location and extended hours of operation. We’re located inside the Londonderry Mall, at the corner of 66th Street and 137th Avenue. For your convenience, we are open ...


Nikon Lenses

Posted on May 4, 2016

Our fast past paced world has brought us a wealth of technologies that have and continue to improve the quality of our lives. At Londonderry Eye Care, we want to bring that technology, and quality, to each of our patients. Quality and technology is behind our doctors general recommendation of Nikon lenses, produced by the most respected and recognized ophthalmic manufacturer in the world.

But all smart consumers know that size and history alone don’t prove quality - that takes effort to build a solid reputation that others would recommend. That’s where the technology comes into play and provides ...


The Importance of Quality Eye Care | Londonderry Eye Care

Posted on April 8, 2016

At one time, people knew their neighbours, bought from the shop downtown, sometimes from that same neighbour. Today, big box stores and online business grows at a steady pace each year. When it comes to something as important as your sight, price alone should not be the deciding factor.

Doctors of Optometry receive a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as a Doctor of Optometry degree (7 – 8 years of post secondary education). They’re specially trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions—nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and so on - and to provide some of the general eye-health services that ophthalmologists ...


Signs of Child Vision Problems

Posted on February 15, 2016

Everyone has a vision of what children’s eye problems look like according to WebMD - squinting, sitting too close to the television, rubbing their eyes. Yet sometimes there are no signs your child isn’t seeing well.

In the first few months of life, infants can only see clearly objects that are 8 to 10 inches from their face. It isn’t until 12 to 16 weeks that their eyesight begins improving, and they start seeing things more clearly and further away. Over the next year, children then develop depth perception, eye-body coordination, eye-hand coordination, and the ability to judge ...


Winter Eye Care

Posted on December 7, 2015

As Canadians, we know that winter can be both fun and dangerous but not everyone knows just how harsh winter can be on your eyes. Damaging sun reflections off snow and dry indoor air conditions can irritate your eyes and impair your vision. Dry eyes and inflamed eyes are the two most common winter eye health problems.

Winter eye dryness, which creates a burning or itchy sensation or the feeling that a foreign object is in your eye, may be causes by the lower humidity levels inside your home or office when the heat is on and the windows are ...


Eye Twitching

Posted on November 24, 2015

Eye twitching, eyelid tics, and spasms are pretty common. Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable blinking or spasm of the eyelid, usually the upper lid. Called myokymia in doctor lingo, these rippling muscle contractions in an eyelid can be triggered by stress, tiredness, eye strain, caffeine, alcohol, dry eyes, nutritional imbalances, and/or allergies.

The minor form of twitch is painless and harmless. It usually goes away on its own. But it can be quite annoying. Symptoms can recur for days, weeks, or even months. That can cause a lot of emotional distress and can interfere with quality of life ...

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