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December 2021 Update

Our doors are open & we are excited to welcome you back! Our office follows strict infection control protocols made by the Alberta College of Optometrists and Alberta Health. We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are current to any new rulings or guidance, HOWEVER this may not be the same as the Provincial Government Guidelines at this time.

You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

– All staff at the clinic will be wearing masks. It is up to regulations whether you wear one or not. Please ask staff when booking what is currently required. It will also be posted on door.
*** As of December 2021, masks are mandatory.
– Appointments continue to be required for the doctors and frame room. We have relaxed many guidelines but are continuing to sanitize all frames, equipment, and doctor’s offices between patients.
– Our waiting room & public restroom are once again in use. Please respect other patients/staff with social distancing – some patients are immunocompromised. If you have small children, try to keep them close.
– Please use hand sanitizer available when you enter the office. You will also find some in the receptions area and other places in the office for your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. Thank you for your confidence in our practice; we value your patience as we work through all these changes.

Donate your old glasses here…

The Need for Glasses

According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors. Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.

Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don’t have corrective eyeglasses. They can’t learn, because reading is difficult. They can’t work to the best of their ability, because they can’t see clearly.

For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.

Lions clubs around the world collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular and rewarding activities.

Lions clubs send collected eyeglasses to one of our 17 official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centres in the world. At each of these centres, Lions volunteer their time and services to prepare eyeglasses for distribution, cleaning and classifying each pair by prescription.

Optical missions sponsored by Lions clubs and other groups distribute the donated eyeglasses to needy people throughout the world, in accordance with local laws.

Types of Eyeglasses we collect: We collect new and used reading, single vision, bifocal, children, safety, and both prescription and non-prescription Sunglasses (clip-ons and glasses). Glasses may consist of glasses in frames, frames only, or uncut lenses.

 

Please help us give the gift of Sight

-Recycle for Sight-

New Equipment!

Keeping current with new advanced eye care technology, Hinton Optometry is pleased to announce the purchase of a TonoRef3. This machine performs Autorefraction, Tonometry, Keratometry and Pachymetry. The machine is patient friendly with advanced auto puff control and noise reduction. You will get to try it on your next Comprehensive Eye Exam to measure corneal thickness and ocular pressure.

Auto Ref/Kerato/Tono/Pachymeter