Alberta Association of Optometrists

Alberta Association of Optometrists Optometrists are a primary source for all your vision, eye health and eye wear needs.
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Prioritizing your child's eye health isn't just about clear vision today – it's about making sure they unlock their full...
04/26/2024

Prioritizing your child's eye health isn't just about clear vision today – it's about making sure they unlock their full potential tomorrow.

Undetected vision problems can impact academic performance, social interactions, and overall confidence. With Eye See . . . Eye Learn™, you can ensure your kindergarten child starts their learning journey with the best possible vision.

Check out the link in our bio to find an optometrist near you!

Learn more about the program and find a participating optometrist here: https://optometrists.ab.ca/ESEL

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🚨 New recipe alert: Fresh Fennel Salad. This fresh and versatile salad is a medley rich in eye-healthy antioxidants and ...
04/23/2024

🚨 New recipe alert: Fresh Fennel Salad.

This fresh and versatile salad is a medley rich in eye-healthy antioxidants and bursting with colours, flavours, and textures.

Choose your path: Enjoy a simple salad with just fennel and pistachio. Or go all out and add your favourite seasonal produce. Oranges, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and more!

Fennel and oranges bring vitamin C and the pistachios are a great source of vitamin E. Together they protect against oxidative damage and support the health of your eyes’ connective tissues.

Find the recipe, and more eye-healthy foods, on the AAO Recipe page: www.optometrists.ab.ca/recipes.

With Eyesafe™, you can ensure the safety and well-being of your employees’ vision while on the job. Our prescription saf...
04/18/2024

With Eyesafe™, you can ensure the safety and well-being of your employees’ vision while on the job. Our prescription safety eyewear offers advanced lens coatings and shatter-resistant materials that meet or exceed safety standards.

🔗 Visit https://eyesafe.ca/ to learn more about our employer program and safeguard your workforce!

Remember: Protecting your eyes from UV rays is just as important as putting on sunscreen to protect your skin. 😎Make sur...
04/17/2024

Remember: Protecting your eyes from UV rays is just as important as putting on sunscreen to protect your skin. 😎

Make sure to find sunglasses that block UV rays in addition to the light we can see. This is especially important for children, whose eyes have little to no protection from UV.

Ask your optometrist if you have questions about finding the best sun protection for your eyes.

🔗 Learn more: www.optometrists.ab.ca/sun.

Unsure if your child has a vision problem? Here are a few things to look out for!✅Squinting: Have you noticed your child...
04/12/2024

Unsure if your child has a vision problem? Here are a few things to look out for!

✅Squinting: Have you noticed your child squinting while watching TV or reading? It could be a sign of difficulty seeing clearly.

✅Frequent Headaches: Regular bouts of headaches, especially after school or screen time, might be an indication of eye strain.

✅ Avoiding Reading: Does your kiddo seem uninterested in reading or complain about words being blurry? It could signal trouble with focusing or tracking.

✅ Rubbing Eyes: Excessive eye rubbing could be a sign that your little one is experiencing some eye discomfort.

✅ Poor Academic Performance: Is your child struggling academically despite putting in effort? Undiagnosed vision problems may hinder their ability to learn effectively.

Don't ignore these signs! Eye See ... Eye Learn™ offers an eye exam and, if required, free glasses to ensure your child's success in school and beyond. 📚👓

Visit www.optometrists.ab.ca/ESEL to get started!

Seasonal allergies can begin at any age, but your child may not understand what is wrong.Signs your child may be experie...
04/10/2024

Seasonal allergies can begin at any age, but your child may not understand what is wrong.

Signs your child may be experiencing ocular allergies:
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Forceful and repeated blinking
- Rolling eye movements in response to itchiness
- Complaints that their eyes hurt or that they can’t see well
- Red, watery eyes
- Mild swelling of eyelids
- Darkened discoloration of the skin under the eye

⚠ Remember, these symptoms can sometimes be a sign of a more serious issue. When in doubt, visit your optometrist.

Learn more about common causes of childhood allergies, ways to find relief, and next steps on our website: optometrists.ab.ca/allergies. 🌼

Alberta will experience a partial solar eclipse on April 8th.  ☀In a partial solar eclipse, the Moon partially covers th...
04/04/2024

Alberta will experience a partial solar eclipse on April 8th. ☀

In a partial solar eclipse, the Moon partially covers the Sun, but doesn't completely block it. A portion of the Sun remains visible as a bright crescent or as a partially obscured disk. A partial eclipse DOES NOT mean that you don't need full protection.

Here’s how to watch safely:
1. Use approved solar eclipse glasses or viewers.
2. Create a pinhole projector to indirectly view the eclipse.
3. Watch a live stream online.

Enjoy the celestial show responsibly and protect your eyes!

For more information on eclipse safety, visit the Canadian Association of Optometrists website: https://opto.ca/eye-health-library/solar-eclipse-safety.

📆 Registration is open! Don’t miss this webinar on vision and seniors’ health.Tuesday, April 9 from 10-11 AM (MDT)AAO ha...
04/04/2024

📆 Registration is open! Don’t miss this webinar on vision and seniors’ health.
Tuesday, April 9 from 10-11 AM (MDT)

AAO has partnered with the Injury Prevention Centre at the University of Alberta to deliver a webinar on eye health and fall prevention for Alberta's seniors.

The webinar is part of the Finding Balance public awareness campaign designed to educate and empower older Albertans to stay independent and prevent falls.

Registration is free and open to the public. Secure your spot now: https://bit.ly/3IJ3Ol4.

Are you planning to view the partial solar eclipse on April 8th?⚠Remember that safety comes first! A partial eclipse doe...
04/02/2024

Are you planning to view the partial solar eclipse on April 8th?

⚠Remember that safety comes first! A partial eclipse does not mean that you don't need full protection. Ensure your viewing experience is both awe-inspiring and eye-safe.⚠

Use safe viewing options like solar eclipse glasses, online live streams, or DIY pinhole cameras.

For more information on eclipse safety, visit the Canadian Association of Optometrists website: https://opto.ca/eye-health-library/solar-eclipse-safety.

1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision impairment.Bring your kindergarten kid into an Eye See…Eye Learn™ clinic to rec...
03/28/2024

1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision impairment.

Bring your kindergarten kid into an Eye See…Eye Learn™ clinic to receive a comprehensive eye exam. The exam has coverage from Alberta Health and, if needed, your kindergartner will receive a FREE pair of prescription glasses. Book an eye exam for your little one now and get them off to a good start.

Learn more about the kindergarten Eye See…Eye Learn™ program and find an optometrist: https://optometrists.ab.ca/ESEL

📷 Photo features “Quirky” frames by , one of 12 models offered through the Eye See … Eye Learn™ program in a range of colours. Modern Optical Canada

🚨 Recipe alert: Melon and Mint Salad.This fresh and fruity salad is full of betacarotene, vitamin C, and lycopene. These...
03/26/2024

🚨 Recipe alert: Melon and Mint Salad.

This fresh and fruity salad is full of betacarotene, vitamin C, and lycopene. These antioxidants can lower your risk of developing cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Betacarotene can also help prevent night blindness.

Ingredients:
- watermelon
- honeydew
- cantaloupe
- cucumber
- onion
- feta

Dressed with mint, lime juice, and honey, it’s a tasty way to show your eyes some love. 🍉

Find the recipe, and more eye-healthy foods, on the AAO Recipe page: www.optometrists.ab.ca/recipes.

What hazards do your employees deal with? Work hazards range from dust and projectiles to chemicals and radiation. Diffe...
03/22/2024

What hazards do your employees deal with? Work hazards range from dust and projectiles to chemicals and radiation. Different hazards require different solutions for adequate protection — so Eyesafe™ optometrists provide the “perfect fit” solutions for your unique needs. 🦺🥽

How will it affect job performance? The prescription safety eyewear you choose should be designed to improve employee job performance. With options like tint and anti-fog, we factor in your workplace conditions with each solution.

Is it CSA-approved? The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) mark on safety eyewear is proof that it meets or exceeds safety regulations.

Eliminate the guesswork and get custom CSA-approved solutions when you choose Eyesafe™ for your company's prescription safety eyewear needs.

🔗 Find out more here: www.eyesafe.ca

🚨 New recipe alert! Try your hand at homemade Whole Wheat Pita.Featuring 100% whole wheat flour – a good source of iron,...
03/20/2024

🚨 New recipe alert!

Try your hand at homemade Whole Wheat Pita.

Featuring 100% whole wheat flour – a good source of iron, thiamin, niacin, calcium, and vitamin B6. Whole grain flour helps control cholesterol levels, weight, and blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure lowers your risk for eye disease and vision loss through hypertensive retinopathy.

Serve with hummus or any other healthy dip for added benefit!

Find the recipe, and more eye-healthy foods, on the AAO Recipe page: www.optometrists.ab.ca/recipes.

By providing Alberta’s kindergarten students with free glasses if needed, Eye See . . . Eye Learn™ supports their learni...
03/19/2024

By providing Alberta’s kindergarten students with free glasses if needed, Eye See . . . Eye Learn™ supports their learning journey.

80% of learning is visual – schedule an eye exam for your child and give them the best start! 📚

Find out more about Eye See…Eye Learn™ and connect with an optometrist near you: https://optometrists.ab.ca/ESEL 👓

Is it a salad? Or is it a dip? You tell us!This week’s Eye Healthy recipe is a hummus platter featuring a cornucopia of ...
03/18/2024

Is it a salad? Or is it a dip? You tell us!

This week’s Eye Healthy recipe is a hummus platter featuring a cornucopia of fresh veggies and whole wheat pita.

This recipe is rich in eye-healthy carotenoids: betacarotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. The veggies, chickpeas, and whole grains are also great sources of potassium and fibre, which help lower your blood pressure. A healthy blood pressure lowers your risk for eye disease or loss of vision from hypertensive retinopathy.

Find the recipe on the AAO Recipe page: www.optometrists.ab.ca/Recipes 👩‍🍳

You can’t eliminate every workplace hazard, but you can make sure your employees have the best protection. Eyesafe™ is A...
03/14/2024

You can’t eliminate every workplace hazard, but you can make sure your employees have the best protection. Eyesafe™ is Alberta’s #1 source for prescription safety eyewear solutions. 🦺

Vision is key — let’s work together to safeguard it.

Learn all about the program here: www.eyesafe.ca.

March 12 is World Glaucoma Day.Glaucoma is an eye disease causing progressive damage to the optic nerve, gradually causi...
03/12/2024

March 12 is World Glaucoma Day.

Glaucoma is an eye disease causing progressive damage to the optic nerve, gradually causing vision loss. It's a leading cause of blindness, but early detection and treatment can help preserve your sight.

Learn more: www.optometrists.ab.ca/EyeHealthLibrary 📚

In recent news: Optometrists are concerned about a growing number of cases of red eye caused by the COVID-19 virus.Don’t...
03/08/2024

In recent news: Optometrists are concerned about a growing number of cases of red eye caused by the COVID-19 virus.

Don’t forget! There is Alberta Health coverage towards urgent and medically necessary eye care with an optometrist. This includes appointments to assess possible eye infections. Your optometrist has the training and resources to protect your vision.

To learn more about COVID red eye and watch the clip, visit optometrists.ab.ca/news. 📰

Did you know? 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem that could impact their performance in school.In many cas...
03/06/2024

Did you know? 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem that could impact their performance in school.

In many cases, children and their parents may not be aware of the vision problem, as signs and symptoms can be hard to spot.

The best way to care for your child’s vision health is an annual comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. The sooner an eye health or visual problem is identified, the more likely it can be corrected.

With AAO’s Eye See … Eye Learn™ program, if a kindergarten student needs glasses, they will receive a free pair. 👓

Learn more about children’s vision and the Eye See … Eye Learn program for kindergarten children: www.optometrists.ab.ca/ESEL. 🍎

March marks National Nutrition Month in Canada! Did you know? A nutritious diet full of whole foods can help protect aga...
03/01/2024

March marks National Nutrition Month in Canada!

Did you know? A nutritious diet full of whole foods can help protect against chronic eye disease and promote lifelong vision health. 🥕🥗

Follow along as we dish out eye-healthy recipes and nutrition tips all month. Visit www.optometrists.ab.ca/Recipes for more recipes and meal inspiration!

In the news: optometrists are concerned about a growing number of cases of a red eye condition caused by the COVID-19 vi...
02/29/2024

In the news: optometrists are concerned about a growing number of cases of a red eye condition caused by the COVID-19 virus.

To learn more and watch the clip, visit optometrists.ab.ca/news. 📰

Dry, stinging, and gritty eyes. Fluctuating vision. The feeling of burning or something caught in your eye.Dry eye is a ...
02/28/2024

Dry, stinging, and gritty eyes. Fluctuating vision. The feeling of burning or something caught in your eye.

Dry eye is a common problem, and your symptoms can get worse in the winter months.
There’s Alberta Health coverage towards appointments to diagnose and treat dry eye. Visit your optometrist to find relief!

Learn more: optometrists.ab.ca/EyeHealthLibrary

Did you know? 700 Canadian workers per day sustain eye injuries while on the job. 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️Simply using the proper eye pr...
02/22/2024

Did you know?

700 Canadian workers per day sustain eye injuries while on the job. 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️
Simply using the proper eye protection on the job could prevent 90% of these eye injuries. Having an eye safety program and policy substantially reduces the chances of injuries.

The Eyesafe™ program administered by the AAO is a cost-effective and simple solution for employers to connect their workers with prescription safety eyewear.

Learn more: https://eyesafe.ca/.

Risk factors for AMD:➡ Smoking, UV exposure, a diet high in saturated fat➡ High blood pressure➡ Arteriosclerosis➡ Family...
02/20/2024

Risk factors for AMD:
➡ Smoking, UV exposure, a diet high in saturated fat
➡ High blood pressure
➡ Arteriosclerosis
➡ Family history of AMD
➡ Age 55+

Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of AMD, so regular eye exams are critical.

Visit the AAO website to learn more: www.optometrists.ab.ca/AMD.

Happy Family Day weekend from the AAO! We hope you’re able to cherish every moment with clear vision and warm smiles.Fin...
02/15/2024

Happy Family Day weekend from the AAO! We hope you’re able to cherish every moment with clear vision and warm smiles.

Find an optometrist near you: optometrists.ab.ca/FindAnOD. 🔎

Treat yourself, and your eyes, this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in this “eye-healthy” Zucchini Chocolate Cake. 🎂Healthy eat...
02/13/2024

Treat yourself, and your eyes, this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in this “eye-healthy” Zucchini Chocolate Cake. 🎂

Healthy eating should be fun and flexible, and when it comes to special occasions, this recipe takes the cake!

Zucchini is rich in antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants enhance vision and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, which is an incurable eye disease.

Bonus! Chocolate is also a powerful antioxidant. Enjoy in moderation. 🍫

Find this recipe and more on the AAO Recipes page: optometrists.ab.ca/Recipes.

Did you know? Only 37% of Alberta seniors get an annual eye exam.Annual comprehensive eye exams can detect Age-Related M...
02/08/2024

Did you know? Only 37% of Alberta seniors get an annual eye exam.

Annual comprehensive eye exams can detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration even before you have symptoms, improving outcomes and long-term vision health.
Book your eye exam today!

Learn more and find an optometrist:
https://www.optometrists.ab.ca/FindAnOptometrist.

February is  .Age-Related Macular Degeneration causes the centre of your vision to blur, while the side vision is unaffe...
02/06/2024

February is .

Age-Related Macular Degeneration causes the centre of your vision to blur, while the side vision is unaffected. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 55.

Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of AMD, so regular eye exams are critical.

Learn more about AMD symptoms, risk factors, & treatment: www.optometrists.ab.ca/AMD.

Alberta optometrists are skilled eye health professionals.Did you know? ➡ Optometrists are qualified to diagnose and tre...
01/31/2024

Alberta optometrists are skilled eye health professionals.

Did you know?

➡ Optometrists are qualified to diagnose and treat urgent eye care concerns, such as eye infections, injuries, and sudden vision changes. They have the knowledge and training to prescribe medications for eye infections, and to refer to a specialist, if needed.
➡ Most optometrists leave time in their schedules for same-day appointments.
➡ There is Alberta Health coverage available towards medically necessary and urgent care appointments.

Learn more: https://www.optometrists.ab.ca/urgent 🚑

Did you know that smoking can lead to reduced blood flow to the eyes?Decreased blood flow and the chemicals found in to*...
01/25/2024

Did you know that smoking can lead to reduced blood flow to the eyes?

Decreased blood flow and the chemicals found in to***co smoke have been found to cause many eye health concerns, from dry eye and uveitis to cataracts.

Taking steps to quit smoking today will have lifelong benefits for your eyes and vision.



Find an optometrist near you: optometrists.ab.ca/FindAnOptometrist. 🔎

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Suite 100, 8407 Argyll Road
Edmonton, AB
T6C4B2

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780-451-6824

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