Start the New Year off with a resolution to take better care of yourself including your eyes. Book an eye exam today and also consider treating yourself to a new look for the New Year. Come check out our large selection of designer frames – we are certain you will find just the right look to start the year off with a fresh, confident new you!
Christmas! A time of joy, peace and celebration.
Also a time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Consider giving a gift of sight with a certificate from Oyen Optometry or Absolutely Eyes to be used for anything they wish for, including eye examinations, contact lenses, eyewear, and sunglasses. We also have lots of great stocking stuffer ideas!
If you are not interested in shopping but would like to make a difference in the world this Christmas, consider a donation to “Optometry Giving Sight” which provides eyewear and vision saving services to less fortunate third world countries. More information can be obtained by visiting their website at www.givingsight.org!
Season’s greetings, from our family to yours!
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. We will be wearing our poppies with pride for our fallen soldiers and those who endured the hardships of war…Lest we forget.
First be sure to pick up a reflector stick-on patch from one of our clinics (they are free) to help your little ghost or goblin be visible while trick or treating at night.
Also give some thought about how to keep your eyes healthy this month.
Easy lifestyle changes that do your eyes a world of good include eating more fruits and vegetables, keeping the sun out of your eyes with hats or sunglasses and moderate aerobic exercise at least 3-4 times per week.
A little more difficult of a lifestyle change to make, but extremely important – quit smoking! Smoking is not only bad for your lungs, skin, teeth (and the list goes on), it is also bad for your eyes being a strong contributor to cataracts and macular degeneration. Today would be a great day to quit smoking as well!
September marks the return to school and certainly an increase in vision demands for our children! It also brings the end of summer and time for a new look! For the month of September we are offering our annual BOGO 50% sale, which means for one eyeglass purchase, you can get a second set at HALF price!! Who doesn’t want to be looking great and fashionable while seeing their best also! Stop in and check out our fantastic selection of frames!
(some minor exclusions apply)
Crazy as it seems, back to school is just around the corner! Learning is the foundation for our kid’s future and did you know that 80% of what we learn is done through vision? Often children do not even know a problem exists as they are accustomed to seeing as they do and have nothing else to compare it with. Be sure your kids are seeing and learning at their full potential this year by booking an eye exam today!
Due to the increasing number of new cases in our western provinces, we have implemented more stringent measures to continue to protect our patients and staff. For the next while, we will be asking everyone to arrive wearing a mask and will be taking temperature upon check-in. Of course, all the other safety protocols will be continued as well. We are doing our part to keep the numbers low in the community you live in, so we respectfully ask for your cooperation and understanding. Together, let’s keep everyone healthy so we can get back to normal as quickly as possible!
Canada is a vast and rugged land. From north to south, it spans more than half the Northern Hemisphere. From east to west, it stretches almost 7,560 km across 6 time zones. It is the second largest country in the world, but it has only half of 1% of the world’s population!
- Did you know that Winnie the Pooh, Smarties, Superman, and Wayne Gretzky are all products of Canada?
- Did you know that Canada became a country in 1867 under Sir John A. MacDonald as our first Prime Minister?
- Did you know that Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world?
- Did you know that there are more cows in Saskatchewan than people?
- Did you know that Edmonton has the second greatest temperature variation in the world (from +40 to -40 degrees Celsius)?
- Did you know that Canada has the longest coast line in the world?
To all Canadians…Happy Canada Day!!
Just in time to get you ready for summer fun and summer sun! Hot new looks all at discounted prices and one lucky customer will take theirs home for FREE!! One week only at each of our clinics so come in quickly! FIRST week in June for our Oyen clinic and the SECOND week in June for our Kindersley clinic.
Come check out our large selection – no appointment necessary.
Save 20% (or more)
…And one lucky customer will be taking their sunglasses home for
We are VERY excited to be able to re-open our optometry clinics for more routine eye exams on Monday, May 4th (in addition to the emergency care we have been providing all throughout the lockdown)! Of course, things will be done carefully and with great respect to the on-going situation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The following steps will be implemented to enable a safe environment for everyone!
-When you arrive you will be asked health-screening questions – PLEASE stay home if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to people who have been diagnosed with, or are presumed to have, COVID19.
-You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival
-You will be asked to respect social distancing with other customers, however due to the nature of our work, our team will come into closer contact that the 2 meters specified, thus we ask patients and our customers, as well as our doctors, opticians, and optometric assistants to wear a mask while in the office (our receptionist staff will not be required to wear a mask, however will maintain distancing and utilize barriers)
-We are still asking seniors who are more vulnerable (have relevant underlying health conditions or live in a communal setting to avoid coming in for non-essential services); however when necessary, we will accommodate with early morning or end of day appointments which are less populated times – PLEASE ADVISE US if this applies to you!
-We will be following strict sanitization guidelines, so please cooperate with the process by not handling frames unless advised to do so, and minimize surface touching
-We are also complying with the reduced number of people in the office at one time, so please avoid bringing others with you. It is advised to have those accompanying you remain in their vehicle until you are ready for them!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read these guidelines and doing your part to make this transition to more normal times possible! Let’s spread the love, not the virus!