The Journey to Becoming an Optometrist

Posted on July 30th, 2018

An optometrist is a rewarding career, providing many avenues for specialization in an incredibly fulfilling vocation. The education you get gives you...

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Considering Contact Lenses: Your Guide to the Right Fit

Posted on July 20th, 2018

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

Posted on July 19th, 2018

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

Posted on June 20th, 2018

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

Posted on June 19th, 2018

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

Posted on June 18th, 2018

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

Posted on June 1st, 2018

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

Posted on June 1st, 2018

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

Posted on May 31st, 2018

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

Posted on May 30th, 2018

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

Posted on May 28th, 2018

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

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

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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How Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Eyes

Posted on May 11th, 2018

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

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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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Your Child’s Vision Health: Learning, Screen Time, and the Outdoors

Posted on May 8th, 2018

Have you taken your children for their eye exams lately? Kids’ vision is still developing—in fact, eye growth doesn’t stabilize unti...

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