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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EyeTech: OCT Imaging

Stonewire Optometry is committed to investing in eye care technology that better allows us to  serve the needs of our patients. One of the newest and most advanced diagnostic instruments in our office is our optical coherence tomography scanning laser ophthalmoscope or OCT for short.

This technology allows our optometrists to see the fine details within your eye, helping them to better understand your eye health or visual symptoms. The OCT aids in the diagnosis and monitoring of many common eye conditions, including: age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

You can learn more about our OCT by visit our OCT imaging page. You can have your eyes imaged by booking an eye exam at Stonewire Optometry. 

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Kingsway Mall | Edmonton | Alberta

Are you at risk?

Do you know your risk factors when it comes to age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of vision loss in Canadians over the age of 50? There are many known risk factors for developing age-related macular degeneration, some of which you can control. It’s especially important for patients with a family history to start considering lifestyle modifications early on, as they have a 4 times great risk of developing ARMD.

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for age-related macular degeneration

  • A Family History of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Age 50+
  • Female > Males
  • Light coloured eyes
  • Ethnicity - Caucasians are at the greatest risk

Modifiable Risk Factors for age-related macular degeneration

  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Being Overweight
  • Eating fatty foods
  • A diet low in fresh fruits & vegetables
  • A diet low in omega-3
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive sunlight exposure

Before you get caught, please talk to your optometrist about age-related macular degeneration and what you can do to reduce your overall risk. Annual eye exams by an optometrist may also help to detect the early warning signs of age-related macular degeneration and ensure timely intervention.

Carrots - Myth or Fact?

Question:

Does eating carrots really improve your vision?

Answer:

Yes and No. Eating copious quantities of carrots will not prevent or reverse your need for eyeglasses. Carrots however are high in beta-carotene, which gets converted to Vitamin-A in the liver and is an important nutrient with regards to proper eye health. Vitamin-A is an antioxidant and has been shown to slow the formation and progression of degenerative eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts. Vitamin-A deficiency can lead to night blindness a condition known as nyctalopia.

Carrots also contain the antioxidant lutein. Lutein is highly concentrated in the central macula area of the eye and helps to protect the eye from age-related macular degeneration, which is currently the leading cause of blindness in patients over the age of 50.

Like all good things, there is a limit. Excessive beta-carotene intake can cause a persons skin to turn orange, and chronic ingestion has been linked with an increase risk of lung cancer in smokers and recent ex-smokers.

 

Note: Always consult with your health care provider prior to starting any new supplements.

Our Free Gift to You!

Pearle Vision in Kingsway Mall is offering a great boxing week special. Free anti-reflective coating upgrade on one pair of eyeglasses when you purchase 2 complete pairs of prescription eyewear.

See Pearle Vision in Kingsway Mall for details, or visit them online @ www.pearlevision.ca

Offer Valid from December 26, 2011 until December 31, 2011.

Edmonton Indy at Kingsway Mall

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The Edmonton Indy is back for another year and Kingsway Mall wants you to get into the action and festivities surrounding this years race.  On Thursday July 21, IZOD Indy Car drivers Ryan Briscoe and Oriol Servia will be signing autographs for race fans in front of PINK. There will also be two IZOD Indy show cars on display along with Indy girls who will be handing out free Indy tattoos and stickers.

You can also enter for a chance to win The Kingsway Ultimate Indy Experience, which includes:

  • 1 ‘pit crew’ access pass
  • 2 grand stand passes
  • 2 paddock passes
  • 2 pit passes
  • 1 parking pass
  • 2 Edmonton Indy hats  

So stop by Kingsway Mall to get out of the heat and enjoy some Indy weekend excitement.

Less Expensive Contact Lenses

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Kingsway Optometry patients can now receive up to $125.00 off their next annual supply purchase of CIBA VISION contact lenses. Products that are eligible for these additional mail-in rebates include: DAILIES Aqua Comfort Plus, Focus DAILIES Toric, Focus DAILIES Progressives, AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA, AIR OPTIX AQUA, AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM, AIR OPTIX AQUA MULTIFOCAL, FreshLook ColorBlends, FreshLook Colors, and Freshlook Dimensions. CIBA VISION contact lens products must be purchased from your optometrists office between July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011, to be eligible for these additional discounts.

Submitting your contact lens rebate is extremely easy with CIBA VISIONS new online rebate system. This new online system allows patients to upload the required information and track the process of their claim through every step.

Book your next eye exam and contact lens fitting at Kingsway Optometry today.

ACUVUE Brand Contact Lenses

Up to $150.00 OFF


on ACUVUE brand contact lenses when you purchase a 1-year supply. Thanks to manufacturer mail-in rebates from ACUVUE and in-office volume discounts from Kingsway Optometry you may be able to save significantly on your next contact lens. We also offer FREE home delivery on any one-year supply of ACUVUE Brand contact lenses

Additional savings over our already low contact lens prices:

ACUVUE OASYS, ACUVUE OASYS for ASTIGMATISM, and ACUVUE OASYS for PRESBYOPIA*
1-Year supply – Save $50
6-Month supply – Save $20
 
1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye Brand  or 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST*
1-Year supply – Save $150 – 2 X $75.00 rebates per year
6-Month supply – Save $75
 3-Month supply – Save $25

Purchase any other one- year supply of ACUVUE Brand contact lenses such as Original ACUVUE, ACUVUE 2, ACUVUE 2 COLOURS and ACUVUE BIFOCAL and save at least $25.00 over our already everyday low prices.

See, it’s a myth that you’re eye doctors office is more expensive! Start saving your money today! To quote Johnson & Johnson, the makers of ACUVUE Brand contact lenses "Switch to an exceptional contact lens experience and SAVE”.

Talk to one of the optometrists at Kingsway Optometry on how you can join the evolution of ACUVUE Brand contact Lenses. 

Book an Eye Exam with an Eye Doctor Today!

 

*Ask one of our associates for details and a mail in rebate certificate at time of purchase.  See rebate for details. Rebates expire December 31, 2010. A valid contact lens prescription is required. Fitting fee’s not included for new wearers or people looking to try a new brand.