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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Costume Contacts

Around Halloween we expect to see an influx of contact lens related eye issues. The best way to reduce these problems is by spreading awareness that contacts are a serious medical device, even if only worn for a couple hours. Dr. Neumann found an article that exposes the harsh reality of costume contacts.

As the […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Sight Day – October 8

We’re determined not to let the impending end of summer dampen the mood, so we’re kicking off fall with the World Sight Day Challenge! The challenge is a campaign to help the 600 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments