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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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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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Can an Optometrist Tell if You Have Diabetes?

Dealing with diabetes can be difficult and might leave you feeling overwhelmed. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can give you the power to manage your diabetes with confidence. There are many ways to diagnose diabetes early, including through regular eye exams.  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Canada, so regular eye exams and […]

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How Do Optometrists Test for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, and you may not even notice anything is wrong until vision loss occurs. If you have undiagnosed glaucoma, how do you identify this disease before your vision is affected?  A series of tests used during a comprehensive eye exam can detect any eye problems. […]

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COVID 19 and Eye Emergencies

At Calgary Family Eye Doctors we are hoping you and your family are staying safe during these unprecedented times.  If you are on our email list you will already know that we are seeing eye emergencies only, at the moment.  We are currently not providing routine eye exams.  We are dispensing glasses and contact lenses […]

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Options for elective corrective eye surgery

Have you ever thought about getting elective eye surgery to correct your vision? Many people decide to have corrective surgery to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. The most well-known type of surgery is laser eye surgery. There are also non-laser surgery options, such as implantable lenses (or ICLs). Types of corrective laser surgery: […]

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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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