FYeyes Blog Posts

The Iris of the Eye

The iris is the structure responsible for providing an individual with eye colour.

Coloured Contact Lenses

Contact lenses wearers can accessorize their daily appearance with coloured contact lenses.

Presbyopia affects everyone as they age

Presbyopia is an age-related process, causing individuals to experience blurred near vision when reading or working at the computer.

Optometrists Perform Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn what the difference is between a doctor of optometry (optometrist), an ophthalmologist, and an optician.

Eye Injury Caused Through Playing Sports

This retrospective, cross-sectional study found that more the 120,000 individuals visited emergency rooms with sports-related eye injuries between 2010 and 2013.

Eye Exam Cost in Edmonton

The out-of-pocket cost of an eye exam in Edmonton varies by patient age, by clinic, and by what is included in the examination.

Cost of Eye Glasses in Alberta

The cost of eye glasses depends on several factors - your prescription, lens index, lens coatings, warranty and more.

Are Eye Exams Free in Alberta?

Alberta Health Services covers the costs of all eye examinations for patients under the age of 19 and those 65 years and greater. This includes one routine comprehensive annual exam per year.

Eyeglass Prescription: OD/OS Meaning

OS and OS are abbreviations for the Latin terms oculus sinister (OS) and oculus dextrus (OD). OS refers to the left eye, while OD refers to the right eye.

Progressive Lenses

Due to their no line multifocal design, progressive lenses have a higher price point than single vision prescription lenses. They typically begin at $300-350 (circa 2022).

NAIT Vision Benefits

NAIT Students have a Health & Dental Plan that includes vision benefits that contribute to eye care and eyeglasses.

University of Alberta Vision Benefits

UofA Students have a Health & Dental Plan that includes vision benefits that contribute to eye care and eyeglasses.

Grant MacEwan University Vision Benefits

Grant MacEwan University Students have a Health & Dental Plan that includes vision benefits that contribute to eye care and eyeglasses.

Are Eye Exams Free in Edmonton?

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides eligible residents with coverage for one complete eye exam, one partial exam, and one diagnostic procedure per benefit year.

Blue light filtering eyeglass lenses can offer several personal comfort benefits and indirect health benefits, but the science is inconclusive in terms of whether blue light protection is necessary.

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