Sickle Cell Disease & Your Eyes

June 19th is World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of children and adults across the glob...

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Patient Spotlight: How an Eye Exam Saved a Life

Barb Fraser was standing in the aisle of the London Drugs she works at in Victoria, BC, when she got the call. “Barbara, you have a brain tum...

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A Feast for Your Eyes: Picnic Edition

Packing a picnic and heading out into the sunshine is quite possibly the loveliest way to spend a summer day in Canada, especially on National Picnic...

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Why Men are More Prone to Colour Blindness

Colour vision isn’t the same for everyone. In fact, some people may have a deficiency in their vision that prevents them from making distinction...

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How Guide Dogs are Helping Canada’s Blind Youth

When someone has a severe visual impairment or blindness, they have some options to assist them in safely navigating their environment. One option is...

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Vision Health Month Eye-Healthy Recipe: So Nutty Apricot Bites

Healthy eating is often associated with hours of meal preparation that you often just don’t have time for. Sometimes, grabbing a sugar-filled gr...

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Vision Health Month Eye-Healthy Recipe: Tomato Salad

If you’re on the lookout for a light and refreshing salad to enjoy at the end of a busy day, this tomato salad might be just what you need. It c...

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The Reasons Your Eyes Sting When You Swim

If you’ve ever swam with your eyes open underwater, you might have noticed that they turn red and develop a burning sensation after a little whi...

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Understanding the Basics of Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is the second most common cause of vision loss from retinal vascular disorders. RVO is a popular topic among researchers...

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Employee Spotlight: Dr. Stephan Hinton

We are excited to have relocated our Westshore clinic to Eagle Creek Village! Today, we chat with one of the location’s optometrists, Dr. Stepha...

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Customizing Your Fit with the i.Terminal® 2

To create the perfect fit for your new glasses, your optician needs to take many measurements. Not only does your eyewear need to sit properly on your...

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How to Stay Alert and Amused on Your Road Trip

On the road, drivers need to be alert, and vision can play a big part in this. Your visual acuity allows you to identify objects in your field of view...

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How Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Eyes

What is fibromyalgia? An estimated 1.1 million Canadians are affected by fibromyalgia. May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which is intended to...

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Clinic Spotlight: Victoria – Westshore

About the clinic South Island Optometry was born in 1999 when Dr. Snow and Dr. Morrison purchased the practice from Dr. Lynn, the optometrist who f...

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From Light to Dark: Transitions® Technology Revolutionizes Contact Lenses

Glass photochromic lenses have been around since the 1960s, while plastic ones weren’t developed until in 1991. For decades, these glasses have...

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