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Know All About Eyewear and Vision Care

20/20 Vision Care is not just a place to buy cool frames and lenses; it is a comprehensive solution to all your vision care and eye care needs. At 20/20 Vision Care, we believe in providing our patients with the proper knowledge so that they can take good care of their eyes. Learning not only helps you in preventing eye diseases and infections but also helps you to determine emergencies. We keep updating our blog page to offer you the latest about optical health, new technologies and more. 

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    What Age Is Recommended For A Child's First Eye Exam?

    The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that a child's first eye exam happen at 6 months of age. Then again every year. You may be thinking, “What can you tell at 6 months of age or even at age 1 or 2?”. Surprisingly, quite a bit can be determined.

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    Annual Eye Exams For Children Are Covered By Alberta Health Service

    Annual eye exams for children are covered by Alberta Health Service.

    YES! Alberta Health Services covers an annual full eye exam for children under the age of 19!

    Even if you have no concerns with your children's eyes, an annual eye exam is still recommended.

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    Trouble Seeing Fine Print?

    If you happen to be in your 40s or older, having trouble seeing clearly is very normal. This is not a disease but can be very bothersome to many people. Each time we look at something up close, the lens inside our eye needs to change shape to make objects appear clear. Over time, the lens becomes more rigid, making it harder for the lens to change for near tasks. The early to mid-40s is normally when people start noticing these changes. 

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    Why Is the Sky Blue?

    Why Is the Sky Blue? Why Are Sunsets Red? Why Is the Ocean Blue?

    In order to understand the answer to these questions, we must first understand some principles of light.  Firstly, white light is composed of all colours. It can be broken down into individual colours with the use of things like a prism.

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    What Does Colour Blindness Actually Mean?

    The vast majority of people who are 'colour blind' are not actually blind, nor do they see only black and white. People who are referred to as being colour blind can actually tell the difference between most colours. The only difficulty they have is distinguishing the difference between certain colours, usually red, green and yellow. The proper terminology for this condition is a colour deficiency

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    Why Can't Some People See?

    Many things need to be working properly in order to see 20/20.  Let's explore just how much needs to be functioning and in good health in order for us to see well.

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    Trouble With Your New Glasses?

    I just got new glasses a few days ago. My eyes are sore and I’ve had headaches as well.  Is this normal or should I have my glasses looked at? This didn’t happen with my old glasses.

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    Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist...What's the Difference?

    There are three types of eye care professionals and they all start with the letter “O”. Aside from causing confusion at times, it also frequently prompts the question: “What's the difference?”  Here are some of the differences between the three professionals.

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  • Laser Eye Surgery
    Laser Eye Surgery?

    Yes, if you are a candidate for the surgery, it can correct your vision to 20/20. It is important to know that there are many different types of corrective laser eye surgeries, but the most commonly known one is LASIK surgery.

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    How Long Is My Eyeglass Prescription Good For?

    The length of time that your eyeglass and/or contact lens prescription is valid is decided by the doctor who prescribed them to you. Typically a prescription is good for one year but can vary depending on the doctor’s decision.

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    What Is Legal Blindness?

    What does it mean to be legally blind?

    The answer to this question may surprise you. As the name implies, legal blindness has a legal definition. In Canada (and most other countries), one of two criteria must be met in order to be recognized as legally blind. Different countries have different criteria, but they are all quite similar. Canada and the US have the same criteria.

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  • Eye Myths and Facts
    Eye Myths and Facts...

    Myth: Seeing 20/20 vision means you have healthy eyes.

    Needing glasses to see well has very little to do with the health of the eye's tissues. Instead, it has to do with the optics of the eye. Eye health and needing glasses are very different things. It's important to remember that 20/20 vision does not always mean healthy eyes. This is why regular eye exams with an optometrist are very important.

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    What Does 20/20 Vision Actually Mean?

    Most people understand that having 20/20 vision is a good thing and that it means someone can see really well, but what do those numbers actually mean?

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    Things that Drive your Optician CRAZY!

    Glasses Being Left In The Car

    We are all guilty of this! It's so convenient to make the switch from eyeglasses to sunnies, or from wearing no glasses to driving glasses as soon as you plop into the driver's seat. So, it stands to reason that this is the obvious place for them to reside so you don't have to worry about forgetting them.

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  • Optiacal Untruths
    3 Optical Untruths

    Untruth Number One!

    Wearing my glasses will make my eyes weaker.


    Untrue. You likely feel this way because you felt you were getting along fine without your glasses. And although you can see great with your new specs, you just simply can’t see as good as you used to when you take them off.

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Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an eye injury, seek emergency help right away.

Call : 403-526-2020

Contact Details

431 3rd St SE,
Medicine Hat, Alberta

444 4th St SE,

Medicine Hat, Alberta


3rd Street Location

Weekdays: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun/Holidays: Closed

Holiday Weekend: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4th Street Location

Weekdays: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun/Holidays: Closed

Holiday Weekend: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM



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