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Treating Myopia in Children With Low-Dose Atropine Drops

By Dr. Florence Fernet-Leclair

In recent years, rates of nearsightedness (myopia) have increased dramatically among children, but fortunately, so have treatment options.

While there is no way to reverse myopia, a recent study showed that a low-dose of nightly atropine drops can significantly slow its progression. While children will still need to wear glasses or contact […]

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Your dry eyes are talking to you. Are you listening?

By Dr. Paul Neumann

When I started practicing optometry in 1992, dry eyes were little more than a nuisance. But in 2007, the International Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS) made a huge discovery: dry eyes are not a disorder, but a disease.  

Today, Jennifer Aniston is a spokesperson for dry eye disease. Now that is mainstream! […]

By |February 5th, 2019|Central Saanich Optometry, Doctor, Eye Exam, Eyedrops, Medical Exam, Optometrist, Optometry|Comments Off on Your dry eyes are talking to you. Are you listening?

The Effects of Marijuana on Vision

How does marijuana affect your eyes? Can it impair your vision? Can it actually have positive effects on your eyes? Dr. Florence Fernet-Leclair answers these questions and more below.

Why does marijuana make your eyes red?

One of the most well-known side effects of marijuana is red eyes, which can occur whether you smoke, vape, eat, […]

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Blue Light – Is there risk of harm?

The eyes are sensitive to a narrow band of light frequencies called the visible light spectrum. Blue light has the shortest wavelength of the visible light spectrum, and blue rays with the shortest wavelengths have the most energy. Blue light is generally defined as visible light ranging from 380 to 500 nanometers (nm). Since […]

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A farsighted approach to nearsightedness

To explain the importance of early intervention in childhood eyecare, we invite you to look at a problem which has reached true epidemic proportions worldwide: myopia (also known as nearsightedness). Myopia occurs when the light from far objects focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision.

In the US, […]

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Transitions lenses: try them out!

Transitions lenses have never been easier, or better priced, to discover them for yourself!

Contact us for more details or simply stop by to discuss your options.

By |August 14th, 2017|Central Saanich Optometry,, Doctor, Essilor, Optometrist, Optometry, Sale, Transitions, Varilux|Comments Off on Transitions lenses: try them out!

Eyelash Extensions

A recent beauty trend is the application of eyelash extensions to gain longer and fuller eyelashes beyond what simple mascara can do. They are made from natural fibers such as mink or silk or synthetic fiber such as nylon. A technician attaches the eyelash extensions to the base of your natural lashes with an adhesive. They […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eyelash Extensions

Eye Exams can screen for diabetes

Did you know diabetic eye disease is the main cause of blindness in working-age adults?

Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90% of diabetes cases, is often referred to as Adult-onset diabetes because it usually occurs after the age of 40 in adults who are obese. Today, due to increasing obesity in youth and adults, […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Central Saanich Optometry,, Diabetes, Doctor, Eye Exam, Medical Exam, Optometrist, Optometry, Type 2 Diabetes|Comments Off on Eye Exams can screen for diabetes

How to instill eyedrops and avoid contamination

Eyedrops are prescribed by doctors to treat acute or long-term ocular conditions. Proper instillation is critical to ensure effectiveness and also avoid contamination or infection.

Did you know?
30% of patients miss the mark and hit their eyelids or cheeks with the eyedrops.
70% touch the bottle tip to their eyelashes or eyelids.
1/6 of one drop will fill your eye […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Central Saanich Optometry,, Doctor, Eyedrops, Medication, Optometrist, Optometry|Comments Off on How to instill eyedrops and avoid contamination

New Year, New Look!

It’s a new year, and if you’ve visited our office in the past couple months you’ll know we have a new look! 2015 was a year of renovations for Central Saanich Optometry, so we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU for being patient with us during the whole process. We’re thrilled to say […]

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