May 5, 2017

Is Hearing Loss Linked with Depression?

Research shows that hearing loss is in fact associated with depression among adults, especially in women. As we consider the emotional and social impacts that hearing loss might have, we can begin to understand how hearing loss and depression may be related. Hearing loss affects our ability to communicate with loved ones and to connect […]

April 21, 2017

Tips for Hearing Aid Success

Wearing hearing aids for the first time can be a little overwhelming. Keep in mind that there will be a period of adjustment. You will be hearing sounds that you have not heard for some time, and the ears and brain will need some time to adapt. Here are some things to keep in mind […]

April 7, 2017

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

We are excited to announce that Unitron has come out with the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing instrument. With a single overnight charge, the user receives up to 24 hours of use. The fully recyclable rechargeable batteries will last approximately one year, replacing up to 100 traditional batteries. Unitron has given its users flexibility; because life […]

March 10, 2017

Dr. Bain in India

In January 2017, Dr. Bain had the opportunity to travel to India for 2 weeks to do some great work! While down there, Dr. Bain worked closely with an ophthalmologist working with pre-surgery and post-surgery cataract patients. Here are some pictures of Dr. Bain and patients while in India! With all this hard work and […]

February 14, 2017

4 Ways to Love Your Eyes This Valentines

This Valentines, make sure that you share some of that love in the air by giving your eyes a little extra loving. Here are 4 ways to make sure you love your eyes this Valentines! 1. Come in for a regular eye examination. Eye examinations should be done once every 2 years for adults and […]

January 11, 2017

Eye Facts Too Strange to Ask Your Optometrist

Our eyes can be easily argued as one (or two) of the most important organs in the human body. Being a sense organ that detects light and converts it as electrochemical pulses to the brain, it is a major player in our visual system and provides us with sight. But how much do we really […]

October 7, 2016

Recipe Feature Of The Week: A Healthy Thanksgiving Side For Your Eyes

The Thanksgiving long weekend is finally here and that means gathering around the table with our loved ones to enjoy a delicious feast of savoury and luscious dishes. For our dinner this year, we’ve found the perfect, healthy and delicious Autumn Kale Salad recipe to bring to our table and we wanted to share it […]

September 9, 2016

Raising Edmonton meets Beyond Vision!

We recently had the pleasure of having local blogger of all things parenting, Lori Godin from Raising Edmonton, visit our Mill Woods office with her little ones. This collaboration was not only a great way to showcase the Beyond Vision family experience, but to also highlight the importance of children’s eye exams! Read all about […]

May 20, 2016

Vitamin C and Eye Health: Eat these Fruits and Veggies

Maintaining good eye health isn’t just about attending your routine eye check-ups with your optometrist. Our BV doctors highly recommend integrating a healthy lifestyle and diet into your daily routine to keep your eyes and body healthy and happy! There are many studies that suggest that foods rich in Vitamin C are also an amazing […]

April 25, 2016

Getting Summer Ready: BV Spring & Summer Eyewear Picks

With sunshine and summer right around the corner, it’s important to factor in sun protection when choosing your fabulous warm-weather wardrobe, and we’re not talking sunscreen! Sunglasses are the perfect fashion accessory for any outfit, and the ultimate weapon against ocular UV damage and macular degeneration. Inspired by this year’s Fashion Week shows from around […]

February 24, 2016

Team Features: Meet Jenny!

Movie fanatic and dessert enthusiast are just a couple of ways you could describe our wonderful eyewear consultant, Jenny. Jenny has been in the optical industry since the 2014 and joined our team in April 2015.  As we’ve grown, we’re proud to say, she’s grown with us. Jenny started as a receptionist and now is […]

February 17, 2016

Introducing No Air-Puff Technology

  We’re happy to share that our Mill Woods clinic is now using an iCare Tonometer machine to test the pressure of the eye. What does this mean for our patients? Well, now there is a way to avoid what for some refer to as the dreaded air puff exam. We conduct the air puff […]

February 8, 2016

February ‘Share the Love’ Giveaway

  We’re getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with our FEBRUARY GIVEAWAY! Like us on Facebook and share your love story with us (comment on the post) to be entered in a chance to win a romantic dinner from Zaika Bistro & Bar on us! Don’t forget to tag your special someone!

February 4, 2016

How to Prevent Macular Degeneration

What is age related macular degeneration? Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision problems after the age of 60 years of age and is the number 1 cause of blindness in Canada. AMD occurs when the macula, the central part of the retina that is responsible for direct […]

January 27, 2016

Team Features: Meet Vivian

In addition being an optical industry expert, Vivian Koshman, our very own Managing Optician, is a loyal Edmonton Eskimos fan and an organized leader who keeps our Terwillegar location running smoothly. On top of that, like many people on our team, Vivian is a dog lover and she also happens to be a fan of […]

January 20, 2016

Preventing Glaucoma: What you need to know

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a chronic progressive eye disease characterized by a degeneration of the optic nerve. This can lead to serious vision loss if not detected and treated early. The optic nerve takes all of the information the eye sees and transmits that information to the brain. Glaucoma is one of the leading […]

January 13, 2016

What is the difference between Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and Optician?

#AskBVdocs is a feature we will be doing every now and then in an effort to answer the most common questions we get from our patients. If you have any questions you would like us to answer, use the hashtag #AskBVdocs online so we see your questions. Question: What is the difference between Optometrist, Ophthalmologist […]

January 6, 2016

Must SEE January & February Events in Edmonton

  Welcome back to another year! We hope your year is off to a fantastic start.  Whether you’re headed back to work or school this week, it can be hard to regain focus and follow through with everything that’s on your plate at the beginning of the year. In order to get your focus back, […]

December 14, 2015

How to Protect Your Eyes in Winter

Winter is here to stay for another few months so we compiled a list of quick tips for you to keep good care of your eyes during the season. UV Protection: Most people think sunglasses are only needed in the summer however sunglasses are an investment you made to protect your eyes year round, especially […]

December 1, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide

Are you feeling the pressure of finding the right gift for that special someone in your life? Are you thinking about getting her a perfect pair of sunglasses but you don’t know what style she’d like? Have no fear, Beyond Vision is here (sorry, couldn’t resist). We thought we’d make things easier for you by […]

November 25, 2015

Team Features: Meet Amanda!

With over 15 years in the optical industry, Amanda is a welcomed addition to the Beyond Vision team. Not only does she bring a breadth of knowledge, she also brings her signature style and easy-going demeanor to the entire team. In June of 2015, Amanda helped Dr. Tom-Harley Poon open the Beyond Vision Oxford location […]

November 17, 2015

19 Quotes About Vision That Will Make You See Life Differently

Your vision is everything but not just in the literal sense. We like to think that a person’s vision for their life is equally as important to their eyesight. Why? Because everything starts with a vision. Whether we’re talking about your physical, spiritual or mental health, or whether it’s your relationship or career and business […]

November 12, 2015

The Ugly Truth About Sleeping in Your Contacts

When patients first get contact lenses, they have the best intentions to keep up with the hygiene regimen recommended by their doctor. Eventually though, the newness of having contact lenses can wear off and removing them at the end of the day can seem like a chore to many. I also notice an increase of […]

November 5, 2015

6 Facts About Diabetes and the Eyes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we thought it would be helpful to share some information about diabetes and in particular how diabetes can affect vision and health of the eyes. Fact 1: The Canadian Diabetes Association estimates that more than three million Canadians have diabetes and diabetes is one of the most common chronic […]

October 29, 2015

Why Is My Eye Twitching?

Since many people with normal vision and healthy eyes can experience bouts of muscle spasms, this is a question I get from patients and friends on a pretty regular basis. That is why this post will highlight common causes and treatments for eye spasms in hopes of giving you the answers you’re looking for.   […]

October 27, 2015

Children’s Vision Month: Dr Poon’s Interview on CTV News

Our very own Dr. Tom-Harley Poon was interviewed on CTV News Edmonton today about Children’s Vision Month. Dr. Poon talks about when children should have their first eye exam and how to spot potential vision problems early on in your child’s development. Be sure to watch the interview here Also, check out this info-graphic filled […]

October 23, 2015

Must SEE October Events in Edmonton

October in Edmonton is usually characterized by the leaves changing colour, giving us great scenic routes to view as we move around the city. It really is an amazing time to view some of the outdoor sites the city has to offer and having healthy, clear vision only enhances that experience.  It’s also the month […]

October 6, 2015

Team Features: Meet Sandy!

Energetic team player, seasoned optician, and lover of the great outdoors are just some ways to describe Sandy Mattu, Beyond Vision Mill Woods’ licensed optician and office manager. Sandy has close to a decade of experience in the optical industry and has been a part of the team since we opened in 2013.  Sandy is […]

September 23, 2015

Beyond Vision Is Now Offering Complimentary Hearing Tests

Beyond Vision, Mill Woods location, is now offering in-house complimentary hearing exams by a registered hearing aid practitioner, for adults 55 years and older. In addition, Beyond Vision will now be carrying high-quality hearing aids for purchase. Beyond Vision hopes that the addition of the hearing test service will help the thousands of those that are living with […]

September 15, 2015

Fall 2015 Eye Wear Trend Guide: What Your Glasses Say About You

When you come into Beyond Vision for a pair of glasses, we want to help you find a pair that reflects your personality and your lifestyle. So, we went ahead and came up with a Fall 2015 Eyewear Trend Guide to help you choose your next new pair of glasses that reflects just that. But […]

September 10, 2015

Debunking Popular Eye Myths

Next month is Children’s Vision Month and what better way to get a head start on raising awareness for children’s vision than by debunking popular myths about our eyes that we all heard while growing up? Take a look at the list we have compiled and don’t feel bad if you are guilty of passing […]

August 27, 2015

How to Choose the Right Optometrist for You and Your Family

  Choosing an eye care team that suits the unique needs of you and your family is one of the most important health decisions you can make. With so many things to consider, it can be difficult to know if you are making the right choice. So, to make things easier for you, we compiled […]

August 18, 2015

Back to School Eye Health Checklist: A Guide for Parents – Part 2

Last week, we wrote about how a comprehensive eye exam can set your child up for success in the classroom and ways to minimize digital eye strain. This week, in part 2 of our guide, we cover how a summer growth spurt can impact your child’s eye health, eating smart early and common eye conditions […]

August 13, 2015

Back to School Eye Health Checklist: A Guide for Parents – Part 1

It’s back to school season and parents are busy getting school supplies and shopping out of the way. Along with those important to-do’s, it’s important to check off one of the most important yet overlooked of tasks when your child is returning to school. Any idea of what I am talking about? You guessed it! […]

August 6, 2015

Exciting News! We’re Starting an Email Newsletter. Here’s Why…

For us at Beyond Vision, this year has been fantastic so far.  It’s been a time of growth and expansion and through it all, our aim has been to serve you, our valued patients, better. We hope you see that we are working harder than ever to stay true to our name by providing service […]

July 22, 2015

Why Does Chopping an Onion Make Me Cry?

Recently I have often been getting asked the question; “Why do my eyes cry and burn when I cut onions?” Most of us have been there. You’re cutting an onion and start to cry without fail. What is this about you wonder? Here are some facts about the tears you produce when cutting an onion! […]

July 11, 2015

Buying Contacts Online

Today, I thought I would share some thoughts about a question I get a fair amount from patients and non-patients alike. The question being, how safe is it to buy contact lenses and glasses online? Before I share my thoughts on the topic, I think it’s important to note that there may be some reputable […]

June 30, 2015

Foods for Healthy Eyes: Canada Day Edition

  Canada turns 148 years old this Wednesday! Most of us will be enjoying the day by spending time with  friends and family, barbecuing a delicious meal and catching the fireworks that the City of Edmonton does a fantastic job of organizing each year. Since we know there will be a lot of eating of delicious […]

June 24, 2015

Surviving Allergy Season : The Do’s and Don’ts

It’s summmer in Edmonton and your eyes are itchy, red, watery and even swollen! Sound familiar? During this time of the year, we get a lot of patients asking how they can get rid of the pesky allergies. So, I thought I would compile some do’s and don’t in the hopes that you can enjoy […]

June 17, 2015

Are You Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun?

Summer in Edmonton is one of my favorite times of the year. The days are long, full of sun and there is always so much to do around the City. It looks like I’m not the only one that shares that sentiment  as you may have heard that Edmonton was named one of National Geographic’s […]

June 10, 2015

Bionic Lens: Is Superhuman Vision the Next Big Thing?

What if we told you that there is a lens that would give you perfect vision for the rest of your life? Now, what if we told you that anyone that gets this lens surgically implanted would never get cataracts and their sight would be three times better than 20/20 vision? Well, that is what […]

June 8, 2015

Grand Opening Special Sale! Save 30% on Everything!

Beyond Vision is opening up a second location in northwest Edmonton and we want to celebrate the big day with you! Join us on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at our Oxford Park Landing location: 151158 – 127 Street. Here is what you can expect: SPECIAL SALE:  Save 30% on ALL Purchases: To celebrate the opening […]

June 4, 2015

Beyond Vision is a Proud Sponsor of Edmonton Pride!

We are happy to announce that once again, Beyond Vision is a proud sponsor of Edmonton Pride that takes place June 6 – 14th, 2015! The festival will kick off Saturday morning, with the parade kicking off at 11 a.m. along Whyte Avenue while the rest of the festival will take place at End of […]

October 2, 2014

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition of increased eye pressure (intraocular pressure) in the eye. This rise in pressure is due to the gradual build up of fluid, aqueous humor, which under normal circumstances steadily exits the eye. This increased pressure exerts damage on the eye’s weakest point, where the optic nerve inserts. Gradually, the optic nerve […]

September 30, 2014

An Overview of Contact Lenses

Different methods exist to correct vision, including glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. Contact lenses are becoming increasingly more prevalent for vision correction for all age groups. With the usage of contact lenses, important concerns exist regarding their use and maintenance. A contact lens is a lens that is placed on the eye in order […]

September 24, 2014

Cataracts & Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a lens opacity that appears cloudy and affects vision. Along with reduced vision, there are other unfavorable effects. Cataracts are mostly due to aging, thus are more prevalent in the aging population. Other causes include medication use, systemic conditions, trauma etc. Different forms of cataracts occur. Nuclear sclerosis is the yellowing discoloration […]

August 23, 2014

Eye Exams For Children and Eye See Eye Learn

Infants as young as 3 months use their visual system to explore their world in order to interact and learn about their environment. This continued progress of the visual system contributes to how they interact and learn about their environment. Visual systems develop in conjunction with growth. Babies at birth are able to differentiate between […]

July 2, 2014

Diabetes & Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a systemic condition characterized by high blood sugar due to the lack of insulin. Type I has an autoimmune source whereas type II is due to the pancreas not producing enough insulin. Poorly controlled diabetes can affect the eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Vision loss is due to […]

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T. 780.450.6700
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Oxford Park Landing
15158 127 Street Edmonton T6V 0C5
T. 780.705.8816
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14241 23 Avenue Edmonton T6R 3E7
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Edmonton Locations

Please visit one of our locations in Edmonton, Alberta. Our friendly team of staff and doctors are happy to assist you.

Millwoods
5615 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton T6L 7B9
T. (780) 450-6700
F. (780) 441-9461

Oxford Park Landing
15158 127 Street NW
Edmonton T6V 0C5
T. (780) 705-8816
F. (780) 705-8856

Terwillegar
14241 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton T6R 3E7
T. (780) 432-4301
F. (780) 432-4460

Leduc
107 4809 43A Avenue
Leduc T9E 8J6
T. (780) 612-4556
F. (780) 612-4558

Grange
2500 Guardian Road NW
Edmonton T5T 1K8
T. (780) 447-5860
F. (780) 447-5862