Entries by Chelsy Bree

What you need to know about Cataracts…

What is a cataract? Within our eyes, we have a transparent disc, called a crystalline lens. This lens transmits and focuses incoming light towards the back of the eye, the retina, to help us develop an image. When this lens becomes cloudy it is called a cataract. As a cataract grows larger over time, and […]

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration, often indicated as AMD, is an eye disease that affects your central vision. The macula is the central part of the retina located at the back of the eye. It is responsible for detailed vision. With macular degeneration, you will lose the ability to see things directly […]

How do I know if I have Glaucoma?

You may have heard of glaucoma but are you aware of how glaucoma affects your eye health and vision? Over 450,000 Canadians are affected by glaucoma and it is one of the leading causes of blindness. Known as ‘the silent thief of sight’, glaucoma can progress without symptoms or loss of vision during the early […]

What does an optometrist do?

Your optometrist is your primary healthcare provider regarding your eye health and wellness. In Canada, they’re the eye-care professional responsible for testing your visual acuity and prescribing corrective eyewear such as glasses and contact lenses. According to the BC Doctors of Optometry, your optometrist will: – Provide an optometric eye exam – Examine, assess, measure, […]

Ask yourself, “How are my eyes?”

Take a moment to ask yourself, “How are my eyes?”. How are they feeling? Do you experience eye pain or fatigue? Sensitivity to light? Dry or itchy eyes? Does your family have a history of eye disease? Now ask yourself, “How is my vision?”. Do you experience blurry vision or problems focusing? Maybe the small […]

FAQ: Ordering Contact Lenses Online

Did you know you can order contact lenses directly from Oak Bay Optometry without even visiting the clinic? It’s as easy as clicking below, answering four questions, and hitting Submit. ORDER CONTACT LENSES HERE   FAQ   What about pricing? We will discuss prices, including potential rebates, when we contact you to confirm your order. […]

RAEN: SoCal Influence and Design

    Founder’s Justin Heit, Jordan Percy, and professional surfer Jeremy Heit started RAEN in 2008. Inspired by their hometown of Oceanside, California, each design is influenced by the eccentricity and uniqueness of Southern California.

What’s New: March 2020

Hello Spring! Start off the season with new and outstanding eyewear, join us for our Kore Brands Trunk Show to find the perfect pair of glasses. We also have new Gucci eyewear in the store. Help us raise funds for the SPCA during Treat Week, come by for our bake sale or visit our page […]

Cutler and Gross: Irrefutably Cool Eyewear

Cutler and Gross, the British luxury eyewear company most famous for the Kingsman frame (yes, the one in the movie), has been in the eyewear business since 1969. Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, both opticians, established their namesake brand with the help of frame maker George Smith, who made each frame by hand.

What’s New: February 2020

Time to shake off January and say hello to brand new month! This February we’re getting started with some fun events and a new frame line. Please check below regarding our office hours, we do have a few temporary changes to our hours starting February 16th. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@oakbayoptometry) and […]