Entries by Chelsy Bree


Etnia Barcelona: Handmade Eyewear That Won’t Go Unnoticed

Etnia Barcelona is an eyewear brand with a colourful history. When the first collection was launched in 2001, it revolutionized the way frames were designed by injecting them with an array of colours. Since then, the brand and collection have grown to become synonymous with creativity and high-quality, all while remaining an independent company. Continue […]

What’s New at OBO: July 2019

July is a month full of summer fun! Starting with the Victoria Pride Parade, which we will be participating in. Come out and show your Pride! Lindsey will be back for our Maui Jim trunk show, sunglasses are an essential all year round so make sure you have the best. Speaking of sunglasses, we now […]


Sunglasses Edit: The importance of UV protection for kids

Hurray! School is out for summer and that means more fun in the sun! Days spent building sand castles on the beach, playing at the park, and exploring outdoors can lead to prolonged sun exposure. Since kids have no problem playing outside from sunrise to sunset, it is especially important to have proper protection from […]

What’s New at OBO: June 2019

Wow it’s already June! By the end of the month, school will be all finished up and we’ll be in full summer mode. We have a lot going on this month! Start by coming by the Maui Jim Trunk Show to help prepare your eyes for the longest day of the year. Then, hope on […]


Barton Perreira: What sets this eyewear apart from the rest?

Barton Perreira is much loved by customers, staff, and celebrities alike, so what’s all the hype about? We have gathered information on the brand inspiration, the dedication to craftsmanship (check out the video on how they Barton Perreira frames are made by hand in Japan), and the high-quality materials to help showcase what sets them […]

Introducing the first-of-its-kind light-adaptive contact lens

Here at Oak Bay Optometry we’re excited to welcome Acuvue® Oasys with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ to the contact lens family. Now that we have had the opportunity to try them for a couple weeks, the feedback is in. Contact lens wearers have said the Acuvue® Oasys with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ have helped their […]

What’s new at OBO: May 2019

Hurray May! Rain or shine, we have some fun events coming up including a Barton Perreira Trunk Show and training for the Ride Don’t Hide fundraising bike ride in June. In addition, Oak Bay Optometry will have a team racing in the Oak Bay Half Marathon Relay (yes, we are apparently an office of full […]

What’s New at OBO: April 2019

Welcome April and hello spring! Here at Oak Bay Optometry we’re excited to ease out of winter hibernation and soak up some sunshine. We have plenty going on this month, including a trunk show and customer appreciation BBQ, new contact lens technology, and some great offers on sunglasses. Check out below to find out more! […]


Sunglasses Edit: Not all UV protection is the same

Now that spring has sprung and patio season has begun, sunglasses have become an everyday essential once again. With all the products and information out there, it’s important to know what’s what. With our Sunglasses Edit, we hope to answer any and all of your questions about sunglasses. If you have any sunglass inquiries or […]