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Occupational Vision Screening Calgary| Dr. Bishop & Associates
Occupational Screening Stay Safe on the Job with a Calgary Eye Exam Many occupations require that employees are able to see with 100% clarity in order to complete daily tasks correctly and safely. Jobs that involve operating heavy machinery or other potentially dangerous positions usually require the ability to judge distance, discern safety symbols, read job specific instructions, distinguish colours and maintain active night vision. As an employer, you must be certain all potential and curre... Read More

How to avoid eye strain when reading | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
Why proper light is important while reading We’ve all heard (perhaps even from our parents) that reading in dim light will damage our eyesight. Telling children this may be an effective way for parents to get their children to do what they should. Of course, the idea that low light damages your eyes isn’t, strictly speaking, true. As with most things, the reality is much more complex. At Dr. Bishop & Associates, we offer vision care at our eye clinics in Calgary. Beyond a simpl... Read More

Understanding Contact Lenses | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
What type of contact lens is best for me? It’s that time of year again: time for a trip to get your yearly eye exam at the eye clinic. If you’ve found out that you need corrective lenses, you may want to take a look at what contact lenses have to offer. Whether you don’t enjoy having glasses on your nose all day or just don’t think glasses would fit your style, contact lenses can be a safe and low-hassle optical option for your daily routine. At Dr. Bishop & Associat... Read More

Refraction Test Explained | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
What is a refraction test? The human eye is a complicated subject and there are a lot of different components that go into optical health. At Dr. Bishop & Associates, we’re committed to giving our patients the best vision care we possibly can. Part of that care involves regular eye exams that make sure nothing has changed in your eye. To help you with the exam process, we’d like to let you know a little more about what goes on during your exam and why it’s important. When ... Read More

Dry Eye Relief in the Winter | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
 How to relieve dry eyes in the winter Although it might seem simple from the name, dry eyes can actually be pretty complicated. The tears that sooth and lubricate your eyes aren’t just water. In fact, water is only one component in a complex system that also includes mucus and oil. These three substances all help to keep your eye from drying out. In the winter, when the air is cold and dry, keeping your eyes from drying out is an even more challenging task. Dry environments cause t... Read More

Cataracts FAQ | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
Everything you want to know about cataracts Cataracts are a very common eye condition that you should know about as they can occur to anyone as you age. With a little information, however, you can know the right questions to ask your Calgary optometrist during your next visit to the eye clinic. One of the most important parts of your eye is the lens. It’s what allows light to enter your eye and your eye to focus on particular images. When that lens becomes clouded, causing blurred vision... Read More

Vison screening VS comprehensive eye exam | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
What’s the difference between a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? Although they may sound similar, there are a lot of differences between getting a vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam by your optometrists in Calgary. A vision screening is a set of basic tests to determine if you need a full eye exam. The most important difference between the two is that a vision screening, is just a screening for a small sample of things, it can’t diagnose you. In other words... Read More

Treating Corneal Abrasion | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
How to take care of a corneal abrasion Your eyes are an incredibly delicate part of your body. The smallest scratch or impact can cause significant damage that could easily go unnoticed. When it comes to your eyes, it’s important to be aware of even the slightest pain or discomfort. At Dr. Bishop & Associates in Calgary, we understand how difficult it is to take care of your eyes. Let us here at the eye clinic give you a detailed explanation of what to look for and how to treat your c... Read More

Glasses VS Contact Prescriptions | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
Prescriptions for glasses versus contacts In many cases, both eyeglasses and contact lenses can be used for vision correction. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and even astigmatism can be treated with either method. However, if you want to use both contacts and glasses, Calgary Optometrists unanimously agree that you'll need two different prescriptions. While it can be a bit of a letdown to have to pay the extra fee involved, the two types of vision correction each require their own... Read More

Coloured contacts FAQ | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
Things to know about coloured contact lenses Interested in coloured contact lenses? Whether you have them in mind for a special occasion or want them for daily use, you'll need to visit an eye clinic for an eye exam first. Even if your vision is 20/20, in Calgary, and throughout the rest of Alberta, you still need a prescription to buy contact lenses. Because contacts are considered a medical device, and one that poses possible health risks if precautions aren't taken, vendors ar... Read More

How to Avoid Eye Strain | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
5 ways to avoid eye strain We live in the age of computer screens, there's no getting around it. There's almost no escaping the daily need to use a device at some point throughout the day. Whether you embrace or resent this new reality, it's now become more important than ever to take care of our eyesight. We here at the clinic in Calgary recommend that you get an eye exam at least once a year. But there's more that you can do. Take it from the experts at Dr. Bishop & Associates and follow ... Read More

Treating Corneal Abrasion | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
How to take care of a corneal abrasion Your eyes are an incredibly delicate part of your body. The smallest scratch or impact can cause significant damage that could easily go unnoticed. When it comes to your eyes, it’s important to be aware of even the slightest pain or discomfort. At Dr. Bishop & Associates in Calgary, we understand how difficult it is to take care of your eyes. Let us here at the eye clinic give you a detailed explanation of what to look for and how to treat your... Read More

Lattice Degeneration | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
A brief guide to lattice degeneration Lattice degeneration is a relatively common condition affecting about 10% of the Canadian population. Don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of it. There are no distinct symptoms associated with lattice degeneration—only if complications arise. A yearly eye exam by one of our optometrists at our three Calgary eye clinics is about the only way to know if you have the condition.   What is lattice degeneration? Lattice degenerat... Read More

Computer Vision Syndrome | Blog | Dr. Bishop & Associates
Computer vision syndrome: causes and cures Do you spend a lot of time at your computer? The average Canadian spends seven hours a day looking at a desktop, laptop, tablet, e-reader or cell phone. As you can imagine, that much time in front of a screen can place a fair amount of strain on your eyes. And it’s been given a name: computer vision syndrome (CVS). An eye exam by our optometrists at one of our three Calgary eye clinics; will help determine whether you suffer from CVS and provide... Read More

Eye Exam Frequency
Eye exam frequency for different types of patients: How often should you get an eye exam? Every year. Factors like medical history, genetics and age all play a part. Children Yearly exams are crucial for children. Because up to 80% of classroom material is presented visually, undiagnosed vision issues can lead to serious learning difficulties. Your child should have his or her first eye exam at six months of age, with a follow-up exam at three years of age. Yearly eye exams are recommended ... Read More

Experience contact lenses for FREE!
Have you worn contact lenses before and stopped? Are your contact lenses dry at the end of the day? Do you only find your contact lenses to be “okay”? At Dr. Bishop & Associates Calgary eye clinic they give you the opportunity to experience new technology in contact lenses for FREE. I’ve always wanted to wear contact lenses especially when my glasses always seem to fall off or slip down my face while I’m playing sports or doing other activities. I was unsure about co... Read More

Myopia Control (Explained in Chinese)
  由于近年来IPad 等电子产品的普及,近视日趋高发和低龄化,尤以亚裔族群为最。因此对近视的防治和减缓加深就更为重要。 研究揭示,周边视网膜图像在刺激眼睛的生长发育和近视形成过程中起到很重要的作用。因此通过改变周边视网膜的成像位置可以减缓甚至阻止进行性近视的加深。我们诊所有多年治疗近视的成功经验,会根据您的具体情况选择个性化的治疗... Read More

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.   ... Read More

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
    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 Control
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

Duette Multifocal
   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

7 Myths About Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
7 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.   &n... Read More

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

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

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