|Do you suffer from dry eyes?|
The optometrists at Dr. Bishop & Associates are members of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada. The purpose of the Dry Eye Institute of Canada is to help doctors formulate proper diagnosis of dry eye syndrome then finding the most suitable treatment options for each patients' specific case.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a condition that occurs when they eyes do not have enough quality tears to supply nourishment and lubrication. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem.
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|Giving back to the community|
|In life one of the most rewarding and powerful things you can do is to give back to your community. There is nothing better than the feeling of knowing that you have made a positive impact in someone’s life. At Dr. Bishop & Associates we are always looking for new ways to GIVE BACK. We work with LensCrafters on a program called OneSight and we have also worked with charities such as Mustard Seed. We want to shed a new light on another organization which our optometrists; Dr. Tailor, Dr... Read More|
Biofinity Energys are the 1st and only contact lenses that combine the natural wettability of aquaform technology with the innovation of digital zone optics lens design.
These lenses use digital zone optics lens design to help with the tiredness commonly associated with digital eye fatigue.
Multiple front-surface aspheric curves are employed across the entire optical zone
These curves distribute power evenly to simulate more positive power in the c... Read More|
|Sponsoring an Olympic Athlete|
|Alysia Rissling; Canadian Olympic Athlete
Dr. Bishop & Associates is proud to sponsor Alysia Rissling, one of Canada’s elite female bobsleigh pilots. We are following her on her journey to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, Korea.
As of December 21st, Alysia finished the North American portion of the season and is half way through the 2016/2017 bobsleigh season. Her team has claimed 1 bronze, and 3 gold medals on the North American Cup circuit and landed on... Read More|
|Myopia (Near Sightedness)
Myopia (near sightedness) affects one third of the world’s population. The prevalence of myopia is an increase too fast to reflect only genetic changes. Something in the environment is affecting the patterns of myopia. Researchers and clinicians have tried many ways to slow down the progression of myopia.
One of the hot topics is the peripheral retina defocus theory. Researchers and clinicians have convincing data showing optically imposed refractive e... Read More|
|Why You May Be Experiencing Dry Eyes|
|Do you often feel a burning or itching sensation in your eyes, sometimes accompanied by blurred vision, soreness, or heavy eyelids? These symptoms are usually a sign of dry eye syndrome, and don't worry, you are definitely not alone in experiencing them. The optometrists at the Dr. Bishop & Associates Calgary eye clinics see many Calgarians who report problems with mild to excessively dry eyes.
Dry Eyes, along with dry skin, dry hair and chapped lips, are all common occurrences in Calgary d... Read More|
SynergEyes Duette Multifocal
We here at Dr. Bishop & Associates would like to introduce our patients to the newest and best technology in contact lenses from SynergEyes called Duette Multifocal. Most aging adults notice their eyesight changes over time. Most people over 45 need help seeing both distance and near at the same time without the aid of glasses or contact lenses. Although there are many multifocal contact lenses, not all of them can provide correction for di... Read More|
|Impact of Computer Overuse on Eye Health|
|The Impact of Computer Overuse on Eye Health
At work, at school, and during our leisure time, the use of computers has become a staple of regular life in Canada. Many jobs require people to look at a computer screen all day, and many people then go home to relax by going on their computer to spend time on social media, read news, or play games.While computers have many undeniable benefits for modern life, they also pose a significant risk to eye health and vision. Some common eye health issue... Read More|
|A Different Kind of Baby Bump: Treating Your Infants Eyelid Styes|
|A Different Kind of Baby Bump: Treating Your Infant's Eyelid Styes
You watch your baby’s face when they sleep—the instinctual sucking motion of their mouth, the micro-expressions, and the tiny twitches of their delicate eyelids. But today you notice an irregularity beneath their eyelid, almost like a tiny piece of circular debris got caught on the surface of their eye.
A bump on the edge, surface, or interior of the eyelid is generally either a stye or a chalazion. These mino... Read More|
|8 Myths About Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)|
|8 Myths About Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an infection that irritates the surface of the eyeball and the interior of the eyelid. This results in a distinct pink colouration that varies in intensity on a case by case basis, itching, inflammation, and even fever-like warmth on the eyelids.
This common infection can seem scary, especially when it occurs unexpectedly. For general information on the condition, visit our article on conjunctivitis. For a look at how ... Read More|
|Helping People with CVD See Colour|
|Now in Color: How Enhancements Help People with CVD see color
Colour vision deficiencies, or CVD, affect the physical makeup of the eye, decreasing an individual’s ability to distinguish between colours. The most common CVD, red-green colour blindness, affects approximately 8% of men and 0.5% of women.
Living with CVD
While typically harmless, this condition can impact the wellbeing and safety of sufferers. For example, people with red-green colour blindness cannot distinguish... Read More|
|Unexpected Link Between Posture and Your Eyes|
|The Unexpected Link Between Your Posture and Your Eyes
As an infant, you learned about the relationship between your body parts through trial and error—reaching out and (sometimes) making contact. As a child, maybe you recited your facial features (“eyes, ears, mouth, and nose”) as fast as you could or sang a ditty to remember that your neck bone connects to your head bone.
Anatomical links affect more than the way you learn—they can change and, even, dictate your healt... Read More|
|Do We Perceive Colours Differently?|
|Do People Perceive Colours Differently?
Many things in this world are subjective, but does that include how humans see and perceive colour? Even if you and a friend both agree that strawberries appear red, how can you be sure that the “red” you see is the same as his or her version of red?
The truth is, there’s no sure way to know the answer. As a whole, society may agree on colours in certain contexts, but there isn’t a sure way to see things as someone else se... Read More|
|Different Eye Parts and Their Functions|
|Getting to Know Your Eyes: Different Eye Parts and Their Functions
For such a small organ, the eye is a complicated part of the human anatomy—in fact, it might even be the most complex organ in your body after your brain. Some parts of your eye work hard to keep infection, dust, and other damaging substances out of your eyes, while other parts work to transform the things around you into signals that your brain understands as images. Each part of your eye needs to function prope... Read More|
|8 Foods That Promote Eye Health|
|Nutrition and Your Eyes: 8 Foods That Promote Eye Health
Your eyes are more than just part of your body. They’re your window to the world, allowing you to see stunning landscapes and beautiful artwork. They’re the focal point of your face, expressing your personality and emotions. They’re a catalyst for productivity and creativity, helping you focus on important tasks.
Because your eyes do so much for you, you strive to keep them healthy. But how, exactly, do you keep your ey... Read More|
|Contact Lenses for Children|
|Is your child ready to wear Contact Lenses?
If your children wear glasses, it's likely that they will eventually be interested in wearing contact lenses. Generally this happens in their teens, but kids grow up fast and they may become curious about contacts even at a younger age.
Optometry times did a recent study that involved fitting nearsighted children of ages 8 - 11 with one use contact lenses, 90 % of kids had no trouble applying or removing the contacts without assistance fro... Read More|
|Blurred Vision during Pregnancy|
|Blurred Vision during Pregnancy
Many women aren't aware of the surprising effect that pregnancy can cause on their eyes and vision. While you're pregnant your vision can become blurry or less sharp. Not only can your vision be affected but your eyes can even feel very dry and irritated.
What causes blurred vision during pregnancy?
The same hormones that make your ankles and face swell also cause an increase of fluid build-up within your eye. Your lens and cornea may ... Read More|
|Beauty Enhancing Contact Lenses|
|Acuvue 1 Day Define
Contact lenses that naturally enhance the beauty of your eyes.
Our clinic was recently introduced to a new, unique and fun one use contact lens from Johnson & Johnson. Acuvue 1 Day Define lenses come in 5 different designs. Natural Sparkle, Natural Shimmer, Natural Shine, Accent and Vivid. All 5 of these designs, whether or not you have dark or light eyes will naturally blend in and intensify your eyes while giving them a more defined look.
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|How sleep Affects Your Eye Health|
|How Sleep Affects Your Eye Health
Do your eyes end up feeling dry and tired at the end of the day? For some, this fatigued feeling comes even during the afternoon. The causes of eye fatigue can vary, but what it often comes down to is that your eyes are tired.
Some common culprits of eye fatigue include careers that demand extreme eye focus. These can include driving, writing, or reading. With increasing technology usage, eye fatigue is becoming more and more of a problem for people in any car... Read More|
|Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, & Your Eyes|
|How High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Eyes
Your eye is a complex piece of biological machinery. Were you able to see inside it, you would see a whole network of retinal cells, nerves, blood vessels. Your DNA automatically codes each part of your eye to work in harmony to give you sight.
Your eye needs all its little systems to work in sync in order to function properly. Your eye in particular needs an optimal supply of blood in order to work well. A disturbance in that b... Read More|
|Identifying an Eye Make Up Allergy|
|How to Tell When You Have an Eye Makeup Allergy
You've seen those vibrant colours in magazines, and you can't resist trying the same eye shadow or eyeliner on yourself. The result? You look fantastic. It brings out just the right tones in your skin, eyes, and hair, so you make the purchase. You couldn't feel more thrilled with the results.
However, hours, days, weeks, or even months later, you notice something strange happening to your eyes and eyelids. They don't look as fresh and healthy as ... Read More|
|How to Promote Healthier Eyes|
|Was Blind But Now I See: Apps and Activities that Can Promote Healthier Eyes
What would you do without your eyes? It’s probably hard to imagine. Although it’s been said that “eyes are the window to your soul,” the opposite is true: eyes are your windows to the world. Your eyes allow you to capture images and take in the vast landscapes the world has to offer.
Luckily, there are certain things you can do to exercise, strengthen, and improve your eyesight. Apps and optica... Read More|
|Adjusting to Contact Lenses|
|Normal or Not? 6 Things You May Experience While Adjusting to Contact Lenses
For nearly 135 million people worldwide, contact lenses provide precise, comfortable vision correction. Removable lens options provide both teenagers and adults natural-looking, low-maintenance control over their vision. Each year, contact lenses improve, making them more practical and economical for more people.
Whether you’re switching to contact lenses for the improved corrective prescriptio... Read More|