When we talk about eyeglasses, we refer to both the frame and the lenses. With today’s wide range of styles, shapes, lenses and functionality, choosing the right frame for your glasses can be fun as well as practical. Sometimes one pair is not enough. One pair of glasses cannot meet all your...
With contact lenses we are able to make your social and sporting activities and pursuits more enjoyable. Prescription contacts can provide vision correction without wearing your glasses. Contact lenses are often different in prescription to your glasses prescription. Working with our Optometrists to select the correct lens...
You should always wear good quality sunglasses to protect your eyes against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can harm all the layers of the eye, including the skin around the eye. Wearing a cheap, poor quality pair of sunglasses can actually cause more damage than not wearing anything at all.
We can help you to protect your eyes. If you normally wear glasses and work in environments that may be hazardous to your eyes, prescription safety glasses are a must. Rx Safety glasses protect the eye area in order to prevent particulates, water, or chemicals from striking the eyes.
"Early detection is essential to reduce the risk to your sight and health."
We use the latest possible optic technology in your eye exams as part of our standard vision testing.
Canmore Family Eyecare is the only optical practice in the Bow Valley with the Optomap® machine.
Optomap® provides an ultra-widefield digital image of the retina. This allows us to detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams. Getting an optomap image is fast, painless, and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken.
Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye care practitioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on the health of your eyes. The image capture takes less than a half second and is available immediately for you to see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees - even in a 3D animation.