A man standing outside surrounded by flowers rubbing his eyes due to allergies.
As the vibrant colours of spring emerge and nature awakens, so do seasonal allergies, leaving many of us with itchy and watery eyes. Springtime can be challenging for those who suffer from allergies, but there are ways to find relief and enjoy the season's beauty. Understanding Seasonal Allergies Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, occur when the immune system reacts to airborne allergens such as pollen, mould, and dust. When allergens come into contact with the eyes...
Picture of a dilated pupil
Our mission at River City Eye Care is to ensure your optimal vision and health. That’s why we employ various diagnostic tools and techniques throughout the examination process. Among these tools, eye dilation can play a pivotal role in comprehensive eye examinations. Understanding Eye Dilation During your eye exam, your optometrist may want to use dilating eye drops to enlarge your pupils. These drops allow your optometrist to conduct a more thorough examination of the eye’s internal s...
Edmonton skyline during a period of heavy wildfire smoke.
When wildfires occur and the air carries that unmistakable scent of burning, many people experience problems with their eyes and vision. The smoke can remain in the air for quite some time afterward, which may leave a lingering burning sensation in your eyes. Vision problems and eye irritation can arise when the particles, chemicals, and irritants from smoke come into contact with the sensitive surface of your eyes.Smoke can cause inflammation, feelings of dryness, and other eye conditions. I...
A child with long black hair and a red T-shirt sitting at a table with a VR headset on, resting their chin in their hands.
Virtual reality (VR) is one of the newer trends in technology, transporting you to a new world with a pair of goggles. VR is impressive, but you may worry about its effects on the eyes, especially for children.  While VR isn’t inherently bad for your child’s sight, be cautious with this technology with young children. VR can cause discomfort and may lead to digital eye strain, so it’s best to play it safe with your child’s vision and eye health.  What Is VR? Virtual re...