Cataracts & You: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatments, & Prevention

The National Coalition for Vision Health estimate that more than 2.5 million Canadians suffer from cataracts—increasing the need for routine eye...

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Considering Contact Lenses: Your Guide to the Right Fit

Some might consider glasses to be easier than contacts. They are easy to put on in the morning and take off at night. They offer simple maintenance an...

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How Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Your Health

When you sit at a computer all day, you may find that by the end of the day your eyes are tired, you’re mentally fatigued, or your neck muscles...

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Your Favourite Characters in Glasses

Your Favourite Characters in Glasses Glasses have the ability to complete a character—sometimes more than any other feature. They can add sop...

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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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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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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 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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