April 30, 2024

8 Tips for Maintaining Clean Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer convenience and clear vision for millions of people worldwide. However, to ensure their effectiveness and safety, it’s crucial to maintain proper hygiene practices and care for your contact lenses diligently. Regular cleaning and disinfection are essential steps to prevent eye infections and maintain healthy eyes. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some […]

March 19, 2024

Workplace Eye Safety: Observing Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Every year in March, Workplace Eye Wellness Month serves as a timely reminder of the importance of prioritizing eye safety in the workplace. According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), approximately 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job every day. This highlights the significant prevalence of workplace eye injuries […]

February 20, 2024

Winter Sports and Eye Safety

As winter enthusiasts eagerly hit the slopes to make the most of the winter weather, it’s essential to gear up not only for the thrills of the ride but also to safeguard one of your most precious assets – your eyes. Winter sports bring unique challenges for eye health, and addressing them with the right […]

January 9, 2024

New Year, New Vision: Setting Eye Health Resolutions for 2024

As we embark on a new year, it’s a perfect time to reflect on your health goals, and that includes prioritizing the well-being of your eyes. Vision is a precious gift, and nurturing it should be a top priority. This year, consider setting eye health resolutions that can positively impact your overall well-being. Here are […]

December 14, 2023

Travelling with Contact Lenses: Tips for Safe and Comfortable Holiday Trips

The holiday season often means travel, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a long-haul vacation. For contact lens wearers, maintaining eye health while on the go is crucial. Travelling with contact lenses requires a bit of extra care and attention to ensure a comfortable and problem-free trip. Here are some tips to help you […]

November 16, 2023

Understanding Seasonal Eye Allergies

As the leaves change and temperatures drop, the onset of fall and winter brings about not only cozy sweaters and seasonal lattes, but also a host of seasonal allergens that can wreak havoc on our eyes. For many, this time of year marks the onset of seasonal eye allergies, leading to uncomfortable symptoms that impact […]

October 12, 2023

Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s a day many people look forward to. Whether you’re excited for pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating or Halloween parties, it’s crucial to prioritize eye safety to protect your vision. Don’t let an eye infection or injury be the scariest part of your Halloween. Here are a few tips to […]

September 25, 2023

Digital Eye Strain in the Fall: How to Protect Your Eyes

As the autumn leaves fall and temperatures begin to drop, we often find ourselves spending more time indoors. For many, this translates to increased screen time, whether it’s for remote work, online learning, or simply catching up on favourite shows as the days grow shorter. However, this shift to more digital activities can lead to […]

August 3, 2023

A Back-to-School Guide for Children’s Eye Care

As the summer sun sets and the gentle breeze ushers in the familiar excitement of back-to-school season, it’s important to remember that August is not only a time for new beginnings but also a month dedicated to raising awareness about Children’s Eye Health. Children’s eyes are precious, and ensuring their optimal visual health should be […]

July 12, 2023

5 Essential Eye Care Tips for a Spectacular Summer

It’s time to soak up the sunshine and embrace outdoor adventures. With longer days spent outdoors and increased exposure to UV rays, it’s essential to take proactive steps to maintain healthy vision. Here are five valuable tips to help you enjoy a fabulous summer while safeguarding your eyes. . Shield Your Eyes from Harmful UV […]

June 13, 2023

Protect Your Eyes This Summer: The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses for UV Protection

As the summer sun shines brightly, it’s crucial to prioritize the health and safety of your eyes. While most of us remember to lather on sunscreen to shield our skin from harmful UV rays, we often overlook the significance of protecting our eyes. 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses Shields Eyes from Harmful UV Rays One […]

May 23, 2023

May is Vision Health Month 2023

You hear it all the time that you should be seeing your optometrist for regular eye exams, but it’s the truth! May is Vision Health Month, and this is an opportunity to highlight the importance of maintaining good eye health and the steps you can take to protect and enhance your vision. Vision Health Month […]

April 14, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Women’s Eye Health and Safety

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of eye health and safety for women. According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three people living with blindness or vision problems are women. Women are more likely than men to develop certain eye conditions, and […]

March 29, 2023

How to Prioritize Eye Safety

March is recognized as Workplace Eye Safety Month, but what does this mean? Workplace Eye Safety Month raises awareness around wearing proper eyewear on the job to prevent workplace-related eye injuries. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, about 200 Canadians sustain a work-related eye injury each day. It’s also important to […]

February 16, 2023

Myopia Control for Kids

Did you know that Myopia can start affecting kids as early as 6 years old? Myopia affects one in three people and over one-third of the world’s population has the condition. While myopia cannot be reversed or cured, an innovative solution does exist. MiYOSMART spectacle lenses for kids help slow down myopia progression in a […]

January 18, 2023

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss, and affects more than 728,000 Canadians. The eye disease causes vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires and is responsible for […]

December 20, 2022

Debunking Dry Eye Myths

Did you know that dry eyes are more common in winter and spring? This is due to seasonal changes like lower indoor humidity and high winds, which can lead to dry eyes and discomfort. Many of us turn to the internet as soon as we have symptoms, which is convenient and can be helpful. However, […]

November 14, 2022

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

More than 5.7 million Canadians live with diagnosed diabetes, and over 1 million Canadians are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of vision loss associated with diabetes. The longer the diagnosis, the higher risk you are of experiencing vision loss and other vision problems caused by diabetes. Diabetic Eye Disease is a series […]

October 24, 2022

Halloween Eye Safety

The end of October is approaching and Halloween is coming up. The holiday is scary-good fun for children, teens, and adults, but don’t neglect eye safety when planning your Halloween costume. You don’t want the scariest part of your night to be an eye infection that haunts you long past the holiday. At Beyond Vision, […]

September 9, 2022

Back to School Tips for Healthy Vision

The weather is getting colder, the dog days of summer are long gone and kids are back in school. No matter what age, vision care shouldn’t take a backseat when it comes to prepping for the school year. It’s fundamental to learning to be able to see properly, from reading textbooks to watching the whiteboard […]

March 31, 2022

COVID-19 infections may lead to dry eye, studies show

Have you had COVID-19? You might be part of the 20% of infections that lead to dry eye disease, according to a recent study. Luckily, Beyond Vision is here to help. It’s not entirely known yet how a COVID infection leads to dry eye symptoms, but it could be from a bout of conjunctivitis, also […]

February 28, 2022

March is Save Your Vision Month

Just because you have clear vision doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t need to see your eye doctor. This Save Your Vision Month, make it a priority to schedule a comprehensive eye exam if it’s been two years or more since your last one. Routine eye exams can catch trouble brewing that may not even be […]

January 31, 2022

Driver Safer at Night with Zeiss

Perhaps you have laser sharp vision during the day, but what about at night? Bad weather, low light conditions, and glare from oncoming vehicles can reduce your visibility and in turn, your safety. That’s why we recommend ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses for anyone who experiences reduced quality of vision at night or in adverse weather. They’re […]

December 15, 2021

Use your vision benefits before they’re gone!

Can you believe there are only 16 days left in 2021? It feels like 2019 was just yesterday. If you haven’t used your vision benefits yet this year, here’s why you should: 1. Early detection is important. Your optometrist doesn’t just check how well you can see — they will look at the entire structure […]

November 25, 2021

The importance of polarization in the winter

When people think about polarized sunglasses and sun protection, they often think of summer, hot vacations, or warm weather, but protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays can be as important or even more important in the winter — especially somewhere like Edmonton. Have you ever gone outside on a bright, sunny winter day and […]

October 7, 2021

Blindness Awareness Month

Over 500,000 Canadians are blind or partially sighted (CNIB Foundation), and it’s estimated that every person will experience a vision problem in their lifetime. Over one billion cases of visual impairment are preventable, so that’s why it’s so important to recognize Blindness Awareness Month this October. Blindness Awareness Month was first founded in 2009, and […]

August 4, 2021

August is Children’s Eye Health Month

We know that August is usually the month that involves back-to-school shopping and rushing around to make sure your kids are ready for the upcoming school year. Making sure they’re learning at their best potential is at the top of your priority list, so don’t lose sight of what’s important: their eyesight. Many children won’t […]

June 8, 2021

Top Summer Sunglass Trends in Edmonton

From the looks of it, it’s going to be a hot summer in Alberta! Make sure you’ve got your eyes protected when you’re out and about, without compromising style. These sunglasses trends are going to have you taking the best insta pics in the city whether you’re enjoying a Whyte Ave patio, a Walterdale Hill […]

April 26, 2021

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Did you know that 2 out of 3 people experiencing blindness or vision problems are women? Prevent Blindness has declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate the public on the increased risk for women and vision health issues, as well as steps that can be taken to prevent […]

March 2, 2021

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Did you know? Approximately 20-40 people who experience a traumatic brain injury experience lasting vision impairments, and there are many cues of an acute brain injury that can be assessed based on the eyes. Even with a mild traumatic brain injury can result in dizziness, blurred vision, and light auras in the visual field. Someone […]

January 28, 2021

Top Sunglass Trends for 2021

Geometric Frames We’re loving the hexagon, octagon and even polygon shaped glasses! These Jimmy Choo Aline frames are giving us serious Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret vibes (The Crown, anyone?). This trend has vintage roots and gives you a vampy, trendy vibe. Perfect for all seasons, these sunnies will make you the coolest mom […]

November 16, 2020

Diabetes can damage your eyes and affect your sight.

Did you know? Diabetes can be discovered by your optometrist. One of the early signs of diabetes is retinopathy, a condition that affects the retina and can affect eyesight. If diabetes runs in your family or if you’re otherwise genetically at risk for diabetes, you should mention it to your optometrist. Of course, making regular […]

October 22, 2020

Winter Weather: 4 ways you can protect your eyes

Winter’s here whether we like it or not, and along with that can come pesky eye problems. Get ahead of them this year and be prepared so you can keep your eyes happy and healthy. Here are four eye symptoms you might be experiencing this winter and how to remedy them: Dry eyes Living in […]

September 18, 2020

Solve your dry eye symptoms

When your eyes lack the ability to produce tears and lubrication to keep the surface of your eyes hydrated, you may experience uncomfortable and even painful symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. An excess of salt in tears or malfunction of the mucus or water layer of your eye can also cause Dry Eye Disease. This […]

July 25, 2020

Meet TempSure

At Beyond Vision, we’re always looking to level up. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our newest addition – the Cynosure TempSure Envi. This incredible device can help our clients overcome pesky dry eye conditions, and can even reduce wrinkles and tighten skin. Marie Claire calls it a “non-surgical, painless facelift”. TempSure is safe for […]

June 22, 2020

How to Spot Cataracts Early

Cataracts are caused by excess proteins inside the lens of your eye combining together to cloud the lens. Cataracts are more likely to affect you as you age, but certain things can increase your risk factors, like: Prolonged sun exposure without UV-rated eye protection Certain medications and prescriptions High blood sugar Using steroids or steroidal […]

May 13, 2020

May Is Vision Health Month

May is Vision Health Month in Canada! Normally, our number one recommendation to take care of you and your family’s eye health would be to book an appointment with us. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only able to accept urgent and emergency eye care appointments at this time. However, we remain […]

April 7, 2020

April is Women’s Eye Health Month

Women are often the primary caregivers in their family, coordinating schedules, booking important appointments, and making sure their family’s health and wellbeing is looked after. In these uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also important to note that more than half of all women workers are employed in the 5 C’s: caring, clerical, catering, […]

March 21, 2020

Eye Safety During Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your Questions Answered

With information around the COVID-19 pandemic progressing at an hour by hour rate, it’s important to stay informed with good eye health practices. We’ll answer some your the most frequently asked questions about Coronavirus and eye health. Is it safe to wear contact lenses? Lyndon Jones, director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education […]

February 20, 2020

How your vision changes as you age

One of the most common causes of vision loss for people aged 50 and over is Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The macula, a small spot near the centre of the retina, begins to degrade and the ability to see objects in sharp focus begins to decline. AMD can progress slowly or quickly – sometimes going unnoticed […]

January 23, 2020

How much do you know about Glaucoma?

True or false? Glaucoma damages your optic nerve. If left untreated, it will progressively get worse. That’s true, unfortunately. That’s why it’s extremely important to see your Optometrist regularly. They won’t just test your visual acuity – they’ll measure your eye pressure and are trained to spot early markers of glaucoma. True or false? Glaucoma […]

December 17, 2019

Not all dry eye products are created equal.

Revolutionary bottle, meet groundbreaking mask. Winter weather can wreak havoc on our eyes, especially when it comes to keeping them hydrated. If you’re a contact lens wearer, you probably know this all too well. Ditch the pharmacy shelf trial and error and come to Beyond Vision for the very best in eye hydration and lubrication. […]

November 4, 2019

Dry Eyes? You’re not alone.

Do your eyes feel itchy, scratchy, or even sandy in the winter months? You’re not alone. Dry Eye Syndrome can be triggered by a variety of causes, but our dry, cold winter climate in Edmonton can make it much worse. Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when your eyes don’t produce enough natural tears to keep your […]

October 14, 2019

October is Children’s Vision Month

Did you know? 80% of learning in the classroom, especially during elementary years, is visual. If your child is suffering from a vision problem or impairment, they may be missing important concepts. October is Children’s Vision Month and at Beyond Vision, we’re proud to provide comprehensive eye exams for every age. If vision problems go […]

September 11, 2019

September is Healthy Aging Month! 5 Tips for Healthy Vision

As you age, you may experience changes in your vision. Age-related macular degeneration is the gradual breakdown of the macula, which is a part of the eye that provides good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy is also more common as you age, which is a diabetes-related complication that breaks down the retina’s blood vessels. While all of […]

August 19, 2019

Beyond Vision’s Back To School Sale is now on!

While you take in the last few weeks of summer, make sure you add eye exams and new glasses to your back to school lists. Beyond Vision’s Back To School sale is on NOW until Sept. 15. Get two pairs for only $199, plus get 25% off all frames with the purchase of prescription lenses. […]

July 17, 2019

Stay UV safe: Protecting your eyes is just as important as your skin

When you head outside to spend a day in the sun, you likely protect your skin with sunscreen. But, what about your eyes? Even if you put on a pair of shades, you may not be doing enough to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Learn how to stay sun safe this […]

June 15, 2019

5 symptoms of cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. A cataract causes clouding of your eye’s lens which decreases your ability to see, either on a slight or significant level. Cataracts develop slowly, so symptoms […]

May 6, 2019

Are you nearsighted? You need to read this.

Did you know that by 2020, more than 2.5 billion people will experience myopia? Also known as nearsightedness, this is one of the most common vision conditions. With myopic vision, you can see close things clearly, but struggle to focus on objects far away. In past, most patients with myopia were treated with traditional single […]

April 15, 2019

April is Women’s Eye Health Month

Did you know that two third of visual impairment and blindness occur in women? April is Women’s Eye Health Month and we’re raising awareness about why it’s important to get regular comprehensive eye exams, especially for women. Women often make the majority of the family’s healthcare decisions, and may be looking after both children and […]

March 17, 2019

Are you workplace eye safe?

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Whether you work on a construction site or at a desk, although your hazards may be different, staying on top of your eye health is equally important. Monitor Your Screen Time Now more than ever, people who work at desk jobs are spending the majority of their work days […]

February 21, 2019

A complete eye exam is more than just a sight test

When you visit the eye doctor, it’s very likely that he or she will run you through a series of tests to determine your visual acuity, or in other words, how clearly you can see. This is the typical scenario that many of us recall when we think about our last eye exam – reading […]

January 21, 2019

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight”, as it often presents without symptoms and once it has advanced to the point of vision loss, is usually irreversible. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, and affects a number of people in Edmonton. […]

November 17, 2018

Use it or lose it – Your benefits are about to expire

Do you have health benefits through your employer, your spouse, or a personal plan? Did you know that whether or not you use these benefits each year, they likely expire every December 31st? If you have unused benefits, there are a variety of ways you can use them at Beyond Vision in Edmonton: Book your […]

October 19, 2018

National Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know that more than one million adults in Canada have reported having a hearing-related disability? Changes to your hearing can happen gradually and can be tough to notice at first, but can have negative effects on your quality of life. With hearing loss that goes […]

September 24, 2018

Is blue light from screens hazardous to your health?

School is back in session and summer vacations are over, which means more screen time for many. Recent news articles, including this one from CTV news, have linked blue light from digital screens with an increased risk of sight degeneration and potential blindness. Blue light can affect the body’s natural ability to produce melatonin, which […]

August 22, 2018

Prepare your kids before going back to school

It’s back to school season in Edmonton! At Beyond Vision, we can take care of all your family’s vision care needs. From August 15th to September 15th, receive two pairs of glasses for only $199, plus get 40% off on all frames with the purchase of prescription lenses. Why is vision care crucial to a […]

July 22, 2018

Dry Eye?

July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms such as eye redness, itchy eyes, sore eyes, Beyond Vision’s eye health experts and optometrists can help. We’ve put together a quick and handy guide to learn more about dry eyes and what causes the condition. If you live in Edmonton or […]

July 17, 2018

Transitions lenses and the importance of UV protection

Transitions ® lenses are adaptive lenses that make automatic adjustments from clear to dark, depending on the amount of UV light present. Available for single, bifocal and progressive vision prescriptions, Transitions ® lenses can fit your lifestyle and your unique vision needs. How do Transitions ® lenses work? The unique lens technology senses the amount […]

April 28, 2018

Eyecare for Women

Did you know that women are more likely than men to experience vision problems? Two-thirds of worldwide visual impairments affect women. There are a number of reasons for this statistic. Women are more likely to experience hormonal changes, generally due to pregnancy. Pregnant women may experience blurred vision, dry eyes, sensitivity to light, and even […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2, 2014


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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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


14217 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton T6R 3E7
T. (780) 432-4301
F. (780) 432-4460


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


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