Love your eyewear in any prescription!

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Do your glasses make you feel confident?

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Your frame selection needs to take many things into account but it is also critical that your frame suits your prescription needs.

For example, our optometrist, Dr. Amy Bakelaar, has a strong nearsighted prescription (over -10.00) and the proper frame selection is extremely important to her. The frame she chose from Modo’s Eco Fall 2018 Collection will make all the difference in whether or not her new glasses are attractive and wearable - and she’s fussy.

With her high prescription in this bio-based frame, we can calculate that the visible edge thickness of the lens is less than 2mm. Not bad for such a high prescription! If she were to choose a similar metal frame with slightly larger lenses and a slightly lower quality lens material the visible edge thickness would be 8mm. The metal frame barely disguises this thick, ugly lens and Dr. Bakelaar would never wear this, ever.

Our eye-bar optical team will make sure your eyeglass frame selection is carefully considered to work with your prescription. We can calculate the exact thickness of the lens to make sure it looks as good as possible. You will love your glasses. We promise.

Booking an Eye Exam Online

Booking an eye exam at eye-bar optometry is easy with our online booking software. Unlike other optometry offices, our online booking software gives you total control. You’re not simply requesting an eye exam time, but actually booking one.

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The Steps:

1.       Choose the type of exam your booking: Adult, Senior, Child

2.       Pick your favorite eye-bar optometrist.

3.       Pick the date.

4.       Pick the time.

5.       Read the common eye exam questions at the bottom of the page, so you arrive prepared.

  • When should I arrive?
  • What should I bring?
  • How long does it all take?
  • How much does it cost?

6.       Show up for your appointment.

So go ahead and book your next eye exam at eye-bar optometry using our online booking software. See you soon!

See Coat Blue

See Coat Blue by Nikon is a revolutionary new anti-reflective lens application designed to reduce the distracting glare caused by high intensity blue light. See Coat Blue lenses by Nikon help to improve contrast and reduce eye strain by partially filtering out blue light rays, thus reducing distracting light scatter within the eye. These lenses may help to reduce visual fatigue when working on computer screens, smart phones, tablets and LED TV screens. As such, eye-bar recommends using Sea Coat Blue anti-reflective lenses on all reading glasses and all computer or office specific eyewear.

This new lens application still contains all the same properties as regular See Coat lenses by Nikon, including: 2 times more scratch resistance, anti-static dust-repellent properties, optimized light transparency, and easy to clean smudge resistance.

To learn more about See Coat Blue by Nikon, stop by eye-bar optometrists, opticians & eyewear specialists in Sherwood Park. 

style: Sustainable Eyewear

Eyewear brands are looking for innovative, sustainable materials to use in their frames, and we brought in the most stylish frames we could find that incorporate FSC certified wood! Two new lines for Fall make use of this lightweight, super comfortable material – they just scream to be picked up off the shelf and tried on.

Feb 31st is an Italian brand that fuses together thin sheets of tinted wood. It makes the frames ultra stylish, and extremely light – some weigh only 21 grams! Take a look at the photos below to see the craftsmanship and color details up close.

Tony Morgan is a fun collection out of California that blends acetate fronts with wood and bamboo arms. All of these frames are FSC certified, and the cedar ones even smell irresistible! The wooden sides make the frames so lightweight and incredibly comfortable to wear. Plus, everyone will notice and want to take a closer look.

We have limited supply of these oh-so-modern frames so stop by soon to get yours!

Biotrue - It's New!

Have you been looking for a new contact lens solution? Maybe the all-new Biotrue multipurpose contact lens solution by Bausch & Lomb will be right for you! This lens care product has been available in the United States for over a year and is set to launch across Canada in early April.

Biotrue contact lens solution is approved for use with all soft contact lenses include silicone hydrogel lenses like Acuvue Oasys w Hydraclear and Air Optix Aqua Comfort Plus. Biotrue conditions, cleans, removes protein deposits, disinfects, rinses and stores soft contact lens for up to 30 days.  BioTrue also uses the same natural lubricant found in the human eye to help improve contact lens comfort.

Product Benefits:

  • pH balanced - matches the eyes natural tears and improves initial comfort
  • Biocompatible Moisture - contains a lubricating compound called hyaluronan which is found in the eyes natural tears, and in many leading lubricating eye drops
  • Clear packaging - allows you to know when your about to run out

How to use it:

  • Remove your contact lenses
  • Place at least 3 drops of Biotrue on each side of the lens and rub for about 20 seconds
  • Thoroughly rinse each side of the lens for about 5 seconds
  • Store contact lenses in fresh Biotrue solution for at least 4 hours before re-wearing
  • If you have not worn your contact lenses in 30 days, you must remove them, reclean them and restore them in fresh Biotrue solution.

You can learn more about Biotrue multipurpose contact lens solution by visiting or talk to an eye-bar optometrist.

To read the Biotrue package insert & product directions – click here

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Images via: Bausch & Lomb