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Visits to the optometrist for eye emergencies are covered by Alberta Heath Care for individuals of all ages at any time


Glaucoma is a serious ocular condition with a genetic component. In most cases, the pressure of the fluid inside your eye starts to increase, which in turn, starts to damage the nerve that takes the information from our eyes back to the brain. As a result, we start losing our side vision. Glaucoma is a silent disease as the loss of side vision progresses slowly over the years without any detection by the individual until it is severe. Glaucoma screenings are a part of the routine eye examination at Urban Eyecare where the pressure inside your eye is measured and the nerve is assessed to ensure that there are no signs of this sight-threatening condition.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a common systemic condition, which can severely impact the eye health. Diabetic changes include leakages of blood vessels, formation of fat deposits, and swelling of the eye, all evident when your eye doctor assesses the back of the eye. Early detection of diabetes-related ocular changes is important as it can sometimes be reversed and it allows the individual to control their blood sugar levels before their vision starts to deteriorate. All individuals with diabetes should have a dilated fundus examination to assess their ocular health once every year.

Macular Degeneration (Age-Related)

This condition affects the part of our eye which helps us focus clearly on objects. It has a genetic component, and is undetectable by the individual until it reaches its severe stages. Early changes associated with age related macular degeneration can be easily detected by the eye doctor during your routine eye exam and appropriate measures can then be taken to prolong the disease progression.

Dry Eye Disease Treatment

Dry eye disease is a very common and debilitating condition, which is much more than just your eyes feeling dry. An individual with dry eye disease could experience a variety of symptoms ranging from burning, irritation, dryness, itchiness, grittiness, contact-lens sensitivity, pain, redness, foreign body sensation, and soreness. There are two main causes of dry eye disease: lack of adequate tear secretion by the gland that produces tears, and quick evaporation of tears from our ocular surface once they are produced. The treatment for dry eye can range anywhere from unclogging the oil glands of the eye to nutritional supplements to the use of corticosteroid drops and other prescription eye drops.

Our doctors at Urban Eyecare have a special interest in dry eye disease treatment and have received extra training and performed research in the area of dry eye disease. We stay current in our knowledge of the advancements in the treatment of dry eye disease and apply that knowledge to treat those with this dynamic condition on a routine basis.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy consists of a series of eye exercises performed to treat conditions such as eye tracking, eye focusing and eye teaming disorders. These are common in children, and result in eye fatigue, headaches, double vision, and intolerance to reading for long periods of time. As a result, these children do not like to read, and start to fall behind in school and their learning is hindered. These conditions cannot be typically treated with glasses, and require vision therapy, which strengthens their eye muscles to make them more efficient. These exercises also strengthen the interaction between the eyes and the brain so the brain can respond quickly and efficiently to a change in visual stimuli. Call our clinic to find out if your child is a candidate for vision therapy!

Pink Eye & Other Emergencies

These include red eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, pink eye, flashes of light in vision, floaters in vision or any other visual disturbance. Visits to the eye doctor for ocular health related issues are covered by Alberta Health Care for individuals of all ages at any time. It is important get any ocular or visual disturbances assessed as some of them can lead vision loss and other require immediate treatment to prevent them from progressing. At Urban Eyecare, we understand the urgent nature of these visits and will accommodate you into our schedule on a same-day basis.


The most common cataract consists of a yellowing of the lens that is present inside of our eye. Routine monitoring of cataracts by an eyecare professional is important to determine whether the cataracts are stable, progressing or at the point where they require surgery.

Reviews & Ratings
Rod Robideau
23:38 20 Jul 18
What a great experience. My first eye exam in years and the staff were all very helpful, polite, professional and super friendly. All options were explained and answered as well as all the questions I had. They have a great selection of frames at reasonable prices. I’d recommend Urban Eyecare to any and all!!!read more
Chinazor Okafor
17:38 23 Jun 18
It was an awesome experience. Never knew what I was getting myself into until I came to the clinic, Dr Arora and her team of staff were very kind, patient and well grounded in the eye business. They made me felt at home, gave a thorogh examination of my eyes and now I can see better. The cost is also awesome, well affordable in comparison with others and the quality of care more
Shama Gagnon
23:01 16 Jun 18
The doctor was very knowledgable and kind. I felt that my exam was very thorough and she explained why I was experiencing issues with my sight. The staff at the front were so nice and helped me pick out my first pair of glasses. They looked up my coverage for me and took care of the direct billing.My glasses seemed pricey but I have no idea what is normal. I would recommend this place for the service!!read more
22:13 08 Nov 17
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! I work close to Urban Eyewear so decided to check them out. Eye exam was VERY comparably priced to Costco and others. Eye dilation is covered under Alberta health care (Which I know my mom was just charged extra at her optometrist for the dilation) Roxana and Dr Marsh are awesome. Roxana was very helpful in helping me find the right pair and such a sweet heart she is!!!!!! I will keep my business at URBAN EYEWEAR FOR SURE!read more
Tyler Flaro
15:26 15 Oct 17
I will definitely be coming back Roxana was very informative and help me pick out the perfect pair glasses for work an home. This store has the best quality but what out shines the stores unique designer brands is the sales persons who helped me and had the knowledge an understanding of the product. 10/10 told all my work buddys to stop in :)read more
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Jordan Grimard
13:11 21 Nov 18
I brought back a pair of very expensive Maui Jim’s because I had scratched them and then the scratch had turned into a crack. They recommended that I send them back to the factory to see if it was a manufacturer defect. A few weeks later, I got the call and picked up what I think was a brand new pair. Although it cost me 15 dollars for shipping, it was definitely worth it! The service was great, and I would definitely go here again for all my eye care more
Jenn Mckenna
21:27 20 Aug 18
Hands down the best eyecare specialist I have been to. The staff is beyond helpful and very friendly. Huge thanks to Nicole for going above and beyond with helping me out. The staff and optometrists are knowledgable and go far beyond to make sure every customer is taken care of. Thanks gals for everything you do it's very much always appreciated .read more
Krista Finlayson
18:50 22 Jun 18
So this is a local shop for me and I love it! They are so friendly, helpful and kind. I went in to look for Maui Jim Sunglasses. They didn't have the color I liked so they sat me down and went on the computer and customized sunglasses for me! This was on a Tuesday and by Thursday they had called and they were in! Went and picked them up in a pretty bag with a full size glass cleaner! I'm definately going to be using them for my kids and my eye checkups! Great service and Great people!!read more
20:06 07 Jun 18
I came in to look for a new pair of sunglasses at an affordable price. The ladies at the front were very helpful and gave me honest opinions on the glasses I was trying on. They made the experience very enjoyable and I ended up leaving with a pair of Gucci sunglasses that were at an extremely affordable price!read more
Michelle Dufoe
00:09 29 May 18
Very inviting atmosphere, the ladies that work there are awesome, very friendly and nice to work with. Great selection of glasses and contact lenses. They helped me get fitted with a new set of contacts that will better fit my lifestyle. I’ll definitely be going back for glasses and will be referring family and friends. Highly recommend Urban Eyecare!read more
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