Entries by Cait Laing


New Optical Implants Inspired By Butterfly Wing Structure

Researchers at Caltech looked to nature for inspiration to design effective, longer-lasting eye implants. Hyuck Choo, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech, has been working on designing an implant that measure intra-optical pressure in glaucoma patients. The tiny implant flexes as eye pressure changes, and this […]


Hello everyone! I’m writing to you from our surf hostel in Malika, near Dakar in Senegal as we unwind from our clinic days. Our team visited two health posts over the course of our trip: Bandafassi and Ethiolo. In Bandafassi, we saw approximately 255 patients over the course of 3 days of clinic, and just […]

Culture & Team Building

Cultivating a culture at your workplace is essential in ensuring you have the best possible team. A healthy, happy culture helps create happy team members, which increases productivity among many other things. We pride ourselves on the culture we continue to build on and develop here at Oak Bay Optometry, and we think that translates […]


Kale Salad

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two powerful antioxidants that protect the retina from the damaging effects of UV rays and blue light. These antioxidants can be found in green leafy vegetables. Leafy vegetables also contain vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, and zinc, which are all helpful in preventing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. This salad features […]

Why Sun Protection Matters

Our eyes are one of our most valuable senses, and we should do our best to protect them however we can. Sun protection is a major component of maintaining your eye health. The sun rays emit several types of harmful light – UVA, UVB, and high-energy blue light. This little infographic gives some handy information, […]


Best in the City

We’ve been nominated as Best in the City for Eye Clinics and Eyeglasses Stores. We would appreciate your vote for us – we want to be the best we can be for all of you! Vote here: http://vicnews.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-the-City-2018/

Maui Jim Trunk Show

We are having a customer appreciation event and we will be featuring all the styles of Maui Jim and Zeal frames. Food and beverages will be available – come swing by and say hi, and check out some great deals!

Spring 2018 Glasses Style

We love Spring! The blossoming of fresh spring flowers, delicate cherry tree blooms, magnolias and more – Victoria has so much to offer! This spring season is all about lightweight styles that showcase your face off during the warmer months. We choose 4 lovely frames that are perfectly embody Spring 2018 – what’s your favourite?

Allergies and Your Eyes

‘Tis the time of year for allergies! Spring sunshine brings spring flowers, and with that comes many allergens. Here is a handy little infographic with some tips and tricks to try to reduce your allergy symptoms.  

Silk Road Tea

On Saturday we attended a lovely tea tasting hosted by the wonderful team at Silk Road Tea. Silk Road Tea is a local Victoria business that is doing outstanding work in the world of tea and natural, organic beauty. In our 45 minute session we explored the world of tea, and sampled many of their […]