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Lifelong Vision Starts with an Eye Exam

With our technology-driven, health-focused eye exam process, we can get a detailed look at your eye health and detect potential issues before they can cause permanent vision problems. The first step, though, is to have an eye exam.

Request your appointment with the team at Downtown Vision Care today.

Why Your Eye Health Is Important

Even though you might be enjoying clear, crisp sight right now it doesn’t mean you are not at risk for developing an eye disease or condition.

Some eye diseases can even develop over long periods without causing noticeable early symptoms. This is especially true with glaucoma. However, the damage may be permanent once these issues affect your vision.

Eye Diseases & Conditions

Regular eye exams are the key to detecting and managing eye diseases and conditions. During your exam, we’ll use technologies like fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, tonometry, and visual field testing to get a complete picture of your eye health and detect potential issues.

If we discover a potential eye disease or condition, we can personalize a management plan to help preserve your vision.

Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that most people will develop as they age. The condition occurs when proteins in your eye’s natural lens start to break down and clump together, causing the lens to develop a hazy, milky appearance that can obstruct your vision.

Prescription glasses and contact lenses can help correct vision problems related to early cataract development, but the only way to treat cataracts is to have cataract surgery.

Diabetes can increase the risk of several eye diseases, but the most common include diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

Visit our Diabetic Eye Exams page to learn more about these diseases and what we can do to detect them.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that affect your optic nerve, a part of your eye that helps transfer information from your eyes to your brain, providing your sight.

Glaucoma typically occurs when your internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP) rises to unstable levels. We can detect this pressure by measuring your IOP levels with multiple tonometry techniques—no air puff test required!

At Downtown Vision Care, we use a Goldmann applanation tonometer and an iCare handheld tonometer. Both devices measure your IOP by gently pressing a small probe against your cornea.

We also use visual field testing to determine if glaucoma has affected your vision.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that typically affects adults 50 and up. It affects a part of your retina called the macula, which provides you with the central vision you use to read, see fine details, and recognize faces. Over time, the disease could lead to permanent vision loss. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in North America.

We can detect AMD by observing your retina during a comprehensive eye exam. Some technologies that can help us do this include optical coherence tomography and fundus photography.

Get Your Eyes Checked Today

Regular eye exams can help monitor your eye health and detect potential issues affecting your vision. Get help preserving your sight today and book an appointment at Downtown Vision Care.

Our Location

Our Address

  • #243, 414 3 St S.W.
  • Calgary, AB T2P 1R2

Contact Information

Hours Of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

PARKING AVAILABLE

Parking is available in the Calgary Place Parkade. Entrance is off 4th Ave. across from the Keg. Be sure to take a ticket when you enter and we’ll provide a voucher for the time of your visit.

Our Blog

Check out our Blog for news updates and eye care tips!

How Long Does Eye Strain Last?

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Screen use is hard for many of our patients to avoid, and is in many cases essential to daily life. Whether you’re working late into the night on your next project or unwinding by watching multiple episodes of your favourite show, your risk of experiencing digital eye strain can increase. Eye strain can last for […]

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June 3, 2024
Dr. Sherri Norris

What Is a Dry Eye Exam?

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If you’ve ever felt a burning or stinging sensation in your eyes while going about daily tasks, you may have experienced dry eye disease. It’s one of the most common eye conditions and can affect nearly anyone. So, what can you do? The first step to any treatment is uncovering the cause. A dry eye […]

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January 25, 2024
Dr. Sherri Norris

Can Diabetic Eye Problems Be Reversed?

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In case you’re not familiar, diabetes is a condition where your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does produce. This leads to high blood sugar levels, which can cause many of health problems if left unchecked. This includes your eyes. Unfortunately, many of the most common diabetic eye […]

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January 20, 2024
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Selection of frames at Downtown Vision Care in Calgary.

Screen use is hard for many of our patients to avoid, and is in many cases essential to daily life. Whether you’re working late into the night on your next project or unwinding by watching multiple episodes of your favourite show, your risk of experiencing digital eye strain can increase. Eye strain can last for […]

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Young female patient getting an eye exam at Downtown Vision Care in Calgary.

If you’ve ever felt a burning or stinging sensation in your eyes while going about daily tasks, you may have experienced dry eye disease. It’s one of the most common eye conditions and can affect nearly anyone. So, what can you do? The first step to any treatment is uncovering the cause. A dry eye […]

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In case you’re not familiar, diabetes is a condition where your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does produce. This leads to high blood sugar levels, which can cause many of health problems if left unchecked. This includes your eyes. Unfortunately, many of the most common diabetic eye […]

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