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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, […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A farsighted approach to nearsightedness

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

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

Congratulations Dr. Leekha!

We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Dr. Leekha, who has been elected president of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists. Dr. Leekha’s fresh perspective and commitment to optometry was apparent to the board members, which inspired their votes when he wasn’t even running. We anticipate many great steps forward under his […]

Pink Eye

A recent outbreak of pink eye on the mainland has prompted our doctors to educate the public about this condition. By properly treating and understanding pink eye we hope to avoid such situations in the future.

What’s commonly known as pink eye is a condition of the inner lid and whites of the eyes called […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Doctor Prescribed Contact Lenses

Several patients have visited the office recently, with issues resulting from not wearing prescribed contacts or not wearing their lenses as prescribed. Corneal damage caused by contact lenses is disheartening for eyecare professionals to see, knowing that it is so preventable.

Attempts to save money on contacts often results in poor vision, irritated eyes, and […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Frame Styles from the Paris Runway

Lorraine and Leah recently returned from the annual Vision Expo in Las Vegas! They brought back a wealth of knowledge on the latest industry technologies and fashion trends (but everything else stays in Vegas).

By gaining insight into upcoming fashions we can stay ahead of the game and offer patients frames that will be in […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Contact Lens Solutions

We were recently discussing contact lens solutions in the office, and Leah brought up an interesting fact that she learned in her Optometric Assistant program. Her program taught the risks associated with using generic brand solutions. Although they seem like a great way to save money, there’s no guarantee you’ll be getting a formula […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments