Urban Optique
4935 40 Ave NW #132 Calgary AB T3A 2N1 (403) 286-4142

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Category: Myopia

Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

A woman holding a smartphone at arm's length and adjusting her glasses to see clearly.

Myopia and hyperopia might sound like technical words, but they refer to 2 common refractive errors—nearsightedness and farsightedness—that affect how clearly we can see at certain distances. Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, means you can see clearly close-up but your distance vision is blurry. Hyperopia is often referred to as farsightedness, meaning you have […]

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Can You Get Contacts for Nearsightedness?

A woman is holding a contact lens on the tip of her right index finger and placed close to her left eye.

Nearsightedness is a refractive error your eye doctor is likely very familiar with—an estimated 30% of Canadians have it. Optometrists commonly correct this condition with glasses, but what about contact lenses? Can you get contacts for nearsightedness? Continue reading to learn more about nearsightedness, including if you can get contact lenses to correct this refractive […]

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Our Location

Located on the main floor of the Market Mall professional building. Providing eye exams, in-stock contact lenses and over 2,000 frames from over 40 brands of eyeglasses. Free parking is available for this Northwest Calgary location.


4935 40 Ave NW #132
Calgary AB, T3A 2N1

Contact Information

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Russ Reisner
  • Dr. David Schmidt
  • Dr. Pri Tawar
  • Dr. Nevin McIvor
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