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Our COVID-19 Response Plan – Updated July 12, 2021

Thank you to all of of patients in helping us to provide a safe environment at Woodbine Optometry during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Alberta transitions into stage 3 reopening, we will be continuing some COVID-19 protocols for the time being.

The following measures will continue:

  • Team members will be wearing masks while providing one on one services
  • Rigorous disinfection between patient visits
  • Screening of patients as they enter our clinic
  • Disinfection of all eye wear immediately after it has been tried on
  • Removal of all magazines, coffee machines, toys, etc

We are requesting our patients:

  • Please wear a mask if you are able to, although it is no longer a requirement
  • Please use hand sanitizer when you enter
  • Whenever possible please limit additional family members to help us maintain physical distancing
  • Please ask for assistance when selecting eye wear so that we can disinfect eye wear after it has been tried on
  • Kindly reschedule your appointment if in the last 14 days you have had symptoms of illness such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath or sore throat; have been diagnosed with COVID-19; have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19; or have travelled outside of Canada and are required to isolate.

    Thank you to all of our patients for working with us to keep each other safe. We see many vulnerable patients at out clinic and we appreciate your help in taking care of our community. We look forward to taking care of your eye care and eye wear needs!

    2018 Holiday Hours

    Happy Holidays from everyone at Woodbine Optometry!

    We will be closed December 24 and 25. We will be open December 26 from noon until 5:30pm and will be back to normal business hours for the rest of the week.

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    3rd Year Anniversary Sale

    Can't believe it has been three years! We hope you can join us for our anniversary sale from May 24 to June 2!

    Woodbine 3rd Year Anniversary Sale!

    Introducing a New Doctor of Optometry and Now Open Mondays!

    Introducing Another Great Doctor of Optometry at Woodbine Optometry!

    We are excited to announce that we have added another Doctor of Optometry to our eye care team! Dr. Jillian Wishart completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Calgary, graduating with first class honours in 2011. She graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Sciences in 2015, where she was honoured with several awards for academic excellence, including the College of Optometrists of Ontario General Proficiency Award and the Abbott Medical Optics General Proficiency Award First Prize. Read more about Dr. Wishart on our eye doctor page.

    New Office Hours!

    With our expanded team we have expanded our office hours to serve you better!

    Monday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Wednesday 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
    Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
    Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Sunday Closed

    To see our location, current office hours, and holiday closing announcements please visit our office page.

    Updated Holiday Office Hours

    Happy Holidays from Woodbine Optometry!

    During the Christmas Holidays our office hours will be:

    December 23, 2017 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    December 24, 2017 Closed
    December 25, 2017 Closed
    December 26, 2017 Closed
    December 27, 2017 11:00 am to 7:30 pm
    December 28, 2017 11:00 am to 7:30 pm
    December 29, 2017 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    December 30, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    January 1, 2017 Closed

    New Office Hours

    As of August 8, 2016 We will be open earlier on Tuesdays and later on Thursdays. Our new hours will be Tuesdays 9:00am-5:30pm and Thursdays 11:00am to 7:30pm.

    Follow us on twitter!

    Woodbine Optometry is now on Twitter.  Follow us @woodbineoptom to receive interesting facts, articles and videos about how our eyes work. You will learn about eye conditions, eye foods that are healthy for your eyes, eye care services available to Albertans, updates on new and upcoming technologies in spectacle lenses and much more! We will also inform you of promotions in our office and keep you updated on on eye wear collections.

    Pink, Stinging Eyes?

    Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be quite transmittable and quickly spread in school and at the office.

    Conjunctivitis is seen when the conjunctiva, or thin transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye redness, discharge, itching or swollen eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Pink eye infections can be divided into three main types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

    The viral type is usually a result of a similar virus to that which produces the recognizable red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The red, itchy, watery eyes caused by viral pink eye are likely to last from a week to two and then will clear up on their own. You may however, be able to reduce some of the discomfort by using soothing drops or compresses. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so in the meantime maintain excellent hygiene, remove eye discharge and try to avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your son or daughter has viral conjunctivitis, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until symptoms disappear.

    A bacterial infection such as Staphylococcus or Streptococcus is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or cream. One should notice an improvement within just a few days of antibiotic drops, but be sure to adhere to the full prescription dosage to prevent pink eye from recurring.

    Allergic pink eye is not contagious. It is usually a result of a known allergy such as hay fever or pet allergies that sets off an allergic reaction in their eyes. First of all, to treat allergic pink eye, you should eliminate the irritant. Use cool compresses and artificial tears to relieve discomfort in mild cases. When the infection is more severe, your eye doctor might prescribe a medication such as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. In cases of chronic allergic pink eye, topical steroid eye drops could be used.

    Pink eye should always be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor in order to identify the type and best course of treatment. Never treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving pink eye to loved ones or prolonging your discomfort.

     

    Grand opening promotion!!!

    Take advantage of this one time promotion for 40% off of your eyeglass frames and a free upgrade to transitions ($120 value) for the month of May! We carry the latest eye wear styles from trending brands including Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Rayban, Hugo Boss, Maui Jim, Valentino and Ferragamo.  We also offer top lens brands like Zeiss, to ensure you will look good in your eye wear and have clear and comfortable vision throughout your day. 

    Now booking appointments!

    We are pleased to offer our patients advanced medical technologies to allow for early detection and management of eye diseases.  Our office is equipped with a digital retinal camera, a visual field analyzer, an advanced imaging machine allowing for the early detection of diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma, and a "no puff" eye pressure testing instrument.  We are committed to providing the highest standard of eye health care services to our patients. Call 403-640-0606 to book your comprehensive eye exam.

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    COVID-19 Update – Updated July 12, 2021

    Thank you to our patients in helping us to provide a safe environment at Woodbine Optometry during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Alberta transitions into stage 3 reopening, we will be continuing most of our COVID-19 protocols for the time being.

    Please CLICK HERE for further details on what to expect when you come to see us.

    Please note that masks are no longer a requirement but we encourage those who can wear a mask to please continue to do so.

    Thank you for trusting us with your eye care needs!