You See What We See: The Benefits of Optomap.

You See What We See: The Benefits of Optomap.

Ever wonder what your eye doctor see’s when they look in your eyes? Learn the benefits of Optomaps ultra-widefield retinal imaging and how it can help our optometrists detect, diagnosis, and monitor your eye health. Plus, You See What We See!

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What are the Signs & Symptoms of a Retinal Detachment?

What are the Signs & Symptoms of a Retinal Detachment?

A retinal detachment is one of a few true ocular emergencies that optometrist see on a regular basis. 

Because retinal detachments can occur to patients of any age, and without warning, the eye doctors at Stonewire believe it's important that you know the signs of symptoms to watch out for. 

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Hydroxychloroquine: Why you need an eye exam

Hydroxychloroquine: Why you need an eye exam

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) was originally a medication used to help prevent and treat malaria but was later discovered to have positive effects on autoimmune conditions as well. Today, this drug is more routinely used in Canada to help control the pain and inflammation associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus.

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3 fruit's that are good for your eyes

3 fruit's that are good for your eyes

Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries are some of nature's most powerful and delicious foods.  These anti-oxidant rich fruits have been showed to have powerful health benefits. High in Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E, these berries help boost a person’s immune system and fight against common colds during the winter months.

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Your Guide to Understanding Cataract Surgery in Edmonton

Your Guide to Understanding Cataract Surgery in Edmonton

Cataracts are a natural age-related change THAT WE ALL DEVELOP to some degree during our lifetime. They sound scary, but really cataract development can end up being a positive eye care experience when handled appropriately.  

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Need an Eye Exam?

Need an Eye Exam?

If you’re looking for an eye exam in Edmonton then we would love for you to consider Stonewire Optometry. Conveniently located in Kingsway Mall, our locally owned eye care clinic offers a family friendly environment, with extended doctor hours and multiple female and male optometrists to choose from. Plus we offer easy parking and access to public transportation.

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Stonewire is helping to set the standard for future ophthalmology referrals

Stonewire is helping to set the standard for future ophthalmology referrals

EZ-Referral is a new Edmonton based technology company that allows doctors to securely send electronic referrals between each other while keeping the patient informed during the entire process. The program provides both physicians and patients with real time updates of when referrals were sent, read, booked and confirmed by the patient. No more lost faxes, delays or phone tag between patients and doctors offices. 

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Are Vitalux Advanced Chewable Vitamins Gluten Free?

If you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), your optometrist may recommend taking an eye vitamin such as Vitalux Advanced Chewable to help delay the progression of the condition. But if you also have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, you may be wondering if you can safely take them.

YES, all Vitalux vitamin supplements are gluten free, including the new Vitalux Advanced Chewable.

The new berry flavoured chewable formulation makes taking your ocular vitamins easier and more enjoyable.

To learn more about Vitalux eye care supplements, visit their website at VitaluxVitamin.ca or talk with your optometrist. To stock up on your Vitalux eye vitamins, talk to a Stonewire Optometry team member about our bulk discount rates.

 Vitalux Advanced Chewables are manufactured in Canada!

*Always talk to your optometrist or ophthalmologist before starting any new eye care routine, including ocular vitamins such as Vitalux Advanced Chewables.
 

Book Your Next Eye Exam with Stonewire Optometry
 Kingsway Mall | Edmonton | Alberta 

Adapting to Your New Eyeglasses


With any new eyeglass prescription, there will be some adaptation time that is required to adjust to the new power entirely. Don’t become alarmed; this is a normal sensation that happens to almost everyone. In fact, should be expected.

A large or even subtle change in your eyeglass prescription can result in headaches, dizziness, and the feeling of visual strain. Just changing the frame design or lens brands can also cause adjustment problems. Transitioning into progressive lenses for the first time or increasing the reading power will result in a bit of a visual learning curve.

5 Ways to adapt to your new eyeglass prescription:

  1.     Start by putting on your new glasses first thing in the morning.  
  2.     Don’t switch back and forth between your new and old glasses.
  3.     Sit down and watch tv, read a book or talk with a friend.
  4.     Start by wearing your new eyeglasses around the house on a day off.
  5.     If you develop a mild headache or eyestrain, only remove the new eyeglasses until this feeling passes and then put them back on.

The bottom line is that most patients adapt to their new glasses within 5-7 days. At Stonewire we recommend trying your new eyeglass prescription for about 14 days before giving up on it.

If you just can’t adapt to your new eyeglass prescription,
then there may be an issue.

Prescription adaptation problems can be the result of how the glasses were manufactured, the lens design, lens quality, frame fit or there may be something wrong with the prescription itself.

We all want to get it right the first time, but sometimes things just don’t work out. We understand that there is both an objective and subjective component to an eye exam, and occasionally things just don’t align.

Simply give us a call, and we would be happy to help get your vision back on track.

This is why Stonewire offers all of its patients a FREE 100-day prescription recheck guarantee. Also, most optical retailers will provide you with a free 1-time prescription adjustment warranty in the first 30-60 days, should it be required.

 

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Kingsway Mall | Edmonton | Alberta

Emergency Eye Care

Stonewire Optometry provides emergency eye care services. Whether you’re an established patient or new to our eye care clinic, we are here to help. Our team of optometrists are trained to handle most eye care emergencies that you may experience; and our clinic is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to aid in both the diagnosis and education of your eye condition.

Did you know? Emergency eye care services are covered under Alberta Health Care. Simply show your Alberta Health Care card at the time of the examination.

Should your eye care emergency require the immediate services of an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon), our optometrists will ensure that you are referred immediately to the local on-call ophthalmologist. If your eye condition is less urgent but a referral is still required, they will refer you to the appropriate ophthalmologist that specializes in your condition.

As with any medical emergency it’s important to be proactive. If you feel that you need to be seen an eye doctor, please don’t wait until the end of the day to call or walk-in. It’s important to contact our clinic as soon as possible to ensure that you get timely appropriate eye care.


Important: If you should experience an eye emergency after regular business hours that you feel is serious and warrants immediate medical attention, please proceed directly to the Royal Alexandra Hospital emergency department. You may also contact Alberta Health Link at their new 811 number to get medical assistance from a registered nurse.

Eye Health: Seasonal Allergies & Itchy Eyes

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, spring time in Edmonton may not be your favorite time of year. Itchy, watery, blood shot eyes and that stringy mucous discharge can make spring time down right miserable. 

If you're like most Edmontonians, you've probably tried every over the counter eye drop in search of relief. In some instances they may do the trick, but make sure to read the label and follow the recommended dosage and frequency. If you're not experiencing relief from these commonly available products, it may be time to see an optometrist. An optometrist can prescribe varies prescription eye drops that can help to reduce or eliminate your ocular allergy symptoms. 

Note: An ocular allergy visits to your optometrist is covered under Alberta Health Care.  

 

Book your next eye exam in Edmonton with a 
Doctor of Optometry at Stonewire in Kingsway Mall.

20/20 Vision Care: Bring Things into Focus

If the eye chart is a little out of focus in your life, let Stonewire Optometry in Kingsway Mall help put things back in focus. Our Doctors of Optometry are trained to detect and treat various vision conditions, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, amblyopia and presbyopia.

An eye exam is a fast, simple and painless way to ensure that you see all life has to offer. It’s recommended that adults have a routine eye examination every 1 to 2 years, while children and seniors should have their eyes examined yearly.

If your optometrist finds even a subtle change in your vision prescription, this can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. Updating your eyeglass or contact lens prescription can help to improve your night vision, reduce eye strain on the computer and reduce unwanted headaches caused from squinting.

 

Book Your Next Eye Exam at Stonewire Optometry
Kingsway Mall | Edmonton | Alberta

The Clinic: Are you Looking for an Edmonton Eye Doctor?

Many eye conditions are not immediately apparent and don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms. Having a regular eye exam with a Doctor of Optometry provides them an opportunity to examine your eyes for asymptomatic conditions, while ensuring that your eyeglass and contact lens prescription are up to date.

Stonewire Optometry in Kingsway Mall uses the latest diagnostic equipment to evaluate your eye health and eyewear prescriptions. So if you’re looking for a new optometrist in the Edmonton area, look no further! We would love to become your new eye care providers.

 

Book your next eye exam in Edmonton with a 
Doctor of Optometry at Stonewire in Kingsway Mall.

Eye Awareness: October is Children's Vision Month

October is children’s vision month and the Canadian Association of Optometrists wants everyone to know the importance of comprehensive eye exams. Approximately 1 in 6 children has a vision problem. The best way to check for vision problems is through a thorough eye examination by a Doctor of Optometry. Vision screenings are great for finding big problems, but they can miss more subtle issues which may impact their learning at school. 

 

Book your annual eye exam with a Doctor of Optometry at 
Stonewire Optometry in Kingsway Mall Today.