Contact lens wearers rejoice! The days are gone of having to squint in the sunshine. Mayfair Eye Care is one of the first clinics in Calgary to carry the brand new Acuvue® Oasys with Transitions™ contact lenses. These lenses are made with Light Intelligent Technology™ and are the first-of-its-kind, contact lens that sense light levels and seamlessly adapt from clear to dark to provide all-day soothing vision.Read More
Meet Laura Niemi, the Head Vision Therapist at Mayfair Eye Care
Laura has been fortunate to work alongside Dr. Penny as a vision therapist for the last 30 years. Her career has always been a passion of hers and it has made going into the office every day, a wonderful, fulfilling and exciting way to spend her time. She loves working with children and adults of all ages and with all sorts of visual difficulties. Nothing makes her more excited than watching every single patient experience better vision and achieve their full potential in life, school and their career.
The theory is that dark chocolate is high in antioxidant flavanols, which are touted as having many potential health benefits, including effects on the nervous system… And after eating milk chocolate, their vision was 20/15 – still better than normal, but not quite as sharp as with dark chocolate. Apr 27, 2018Read More
Healthy eyes start with healthy living. Here are some factors we should all take to heart:
Eat properly: Some of the best foods that provide eye vitamins include the brightly coloured fruits and vegetables.Read More
Dear Dr. Penny:
My eye lids are starting to get droopy. My friend had eyelid surgery to fix this and she is so happy with it! I want to know, is it covered by Alberta Health Care?
From, “Droopy Darlene”
What is it?
Blue light is the short wavelength light of the visible light spectrum that makes up approximately 1/3 of all visible light. Blue light is generally defined as visible light ranging from 380-500 nanometers. Our main source of blue light is sunlight, however the number of indoor sources, being digital devices, is on the rise. Even though our eyes are good at blocking UV rays from reaching the retina, they are not very good at blocking out blue light. The effect of this exposure is cumulative and will vary depending on the total number of exposure hours.Read More
What is Digital Eye Strain?
Digital eye strain is a condition that is being more and more prevalent. It is caused by several factors, including staring at close-up objects for extended periods of time, exposure to blue light emitted by digital devices, and insufficient blinking. People typically blink 12 times per minute, but when they stare at a screen, they tend to blink only five times a minute or less. This means that their eyes are not being lubricated properly. Symptoms of digital eye strain include headaches, blurred vision, light sensitivity, eye irritation, double vision, squinting, excessive tearing or blinking, and dryness. Children may also exhibit symptoms such as irritability, poor behavior and a reduced attention span.Read More
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition in which the eye does not bend light properly to a single focus. This causes distance objects to appear blurred while nearby objects remain clear. Myopia typically develops in children and then progresses into adulthood.Read More