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Get Directions #101, 6203 28 Ave NW,
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 6K3,

P: (780) 462-7500 | Fax: 780-466-2015

 Please be aware, due to construction, 28 Avenue onto Hewes Way is reduced to a single lane with traffic control. Please use 23 Avenue onto Hewes Way.

 

Office Hours

Monday:   9:00 am -  5:00 pm
Tuesday:  12:00 pm -  8:00 pm
Wednesday:   12:00 pm -  8:00 pm
Thursday:   9:00 am -  5:00 pm
Friday:   9:00 am -  5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun.: CLOSED
                        

 

Blog

October 21, 2020
There are some eye conditions where your doctor might recommend an eye injection as a treatment option. Injections into the eye, specifically into...
October 14, 2020
Fall brings a lot of fun, with Halloween bringing loads of it. But did you know that some Halloween practices could harm your vision? Take Hallowee...
October 7, 2020
We all know that during pregnancy, a woman's body goes through a great deal of change hormonally and physiologically.  But did you know her eyes...

We all know that during pregnancy, a woman's body goes through a great deal of change hormonally and physiologically.  But did you know her eyes change as well?  Below are some of the most common effects pregnancy can have on the eye.

  • Corneal changes. In some cases, pregnancy can cause the cornea, the front window of the eye, to change curvature and even swell, leading to shifts in glasses and contact lens prescriptions. In addition, changes in the chemistry of the tear film can lead to dry eyes and contact lens intolerance. It is for these reasons that it is generally not recommended to have any new contact lens fitting or new glasses prescription checks until several months postpartum. We want to get the most accurate measurements possible.
  • Retinal changes.  Many different conditions can affect the retina during pregnancy. If the pregnant woman has diabetes, diabetic eye disease can progress by 50%. In women with preeclampsia, a condition where blood pressure rises significantly, over 40% of women can show changes in the retinal blood vessels, and 25% to 50% complain of changes to their vision.
  • Eye Pressure Fluctuation.  Intraocular pressure (IOP) usually decreases during pregnancy. The exact mechanism causing this is unknown, but it is usually attributed to an increase of flow of intraocular fluid out of the eye. This is good news for pregnant women with glaucoma or high IOP. In fact, the drop in IOP is larger when you start with a high IOP compared to one in the normal range.

There are many more effects that pregnancy can have on the eye, but these are the most common. One other thing to keep in mind is that though the likelihood of any adverse effect is extremely low, we try not to use any diagnostic eye drops on pregnant patients during the eye exam. Unless there is a medical necessity to dilate the pupils or check IOP, it is a good rule of thumb to put off using drops until after the patient has given birth in order to protect the developing baby.  


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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, personalized, vision care utilizing state of the art instruments and technology.

Vision Statement:

Our Vision is our patients, whose needs are met by a dedicated, enthusiastic team committed to providing the best professional service possible.

Our Goal:

Our goal is to educate our patients, about their eye health and visual needs for a lifetime.