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What Is an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Test?

A woman at the eye doctor getting an OCT test during her eye exam to help detect eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

An Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) test may sound like a mouthful, but the process itself is more straightforward. An OCT is a non-invasive test that allows your optometrist to take detailed cross-section pictures of the back of your eye. Including an OCT test during your eye exam allows for early detection and monitoring of various […]

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How Is a Contact Lens Prescription Different Than Glasses?

Contact lenses and glasses (regular and sun) require different prescriptions. But why?

Contact lenses sit directly on the eye requiring adjustments for factors like curvature and oxygen flow

Eyeglasses are positioned a short distance away from the eyes, requiring modifications to correct for the distance between the lens and the eye and the angle of light entering the eye […]

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Are Phone Screens Bad for Your Eyes?

Constant use of our phone screens can lead to digital eye strain, but there are ways to help reduce your risk of the uncomfortable symptoms and further eye damage. Here are 6 tips to prevent eye damage from your phone:

Screen position

Screen contrast

Reduce glare

20-20-20 rule

Don’t forget to blink

Get regular eye exams […]

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10 Common Causes of Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is a common issue that can be caused by all sorts of factors. It might be a temporary issue caused by fatigue, dryness, or focusing on a nearby object, such as a computer or phone screen, for too long. Chronic conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or age-related changes in the eyes can also […]

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Visit Us at Calgary Family Eye Doctors

Where is Our Office?

Find us just off Southport Road SW on the west side of Macleod Trail.

Where Can You Park?

There is 2 hour free parking directly outside the professional building.

Our Address

  • 11th Floor, 1125-10655 Southport Road SW
  • Calgary, AB T2W 4Y1

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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