Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! We hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. 2020 is going to be a big year for optometry and we can’t wait to share all the exciting things we have planned for the upcoming year. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@oakbayoptometry) and Facebook to stay in the know.



Our Dry Eye Treatment Program is now underway. If you have been experiencing symptoms such as redness, excessive tearing, grittiness, and light-sensitivity we may be able to help. At Oak Bay Optometry we have developed methods to treat dry eye. Treatment options may include eye drops, hot compresses, and lifestyle changes.

Read more about Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment and schedule a consultation with a doctor today.



These are not your parents’ light-sensitive lenses. New Gen 8 Transitions™ use breakthrough technology to help your lenses transition faster than ever while being darker outdoors and fully clear indoors. Transitions™ also offers vibrant Style Colors, including sapphire, amethyst, emerald, and amber, in addition to their Style Mirrors collection.

Come by Oak Bay Optometry to see samples Gen 8 Transitions™, Style Colors, and Style Mirrors and discuss if light-sensitive lenses are right for you. You can also visit transitions.com for more information.



At Oak Bay Optometry we’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and we’re happy to now offer a contact lens recycling program!

Due to the small size of contact lenses and their packaging, they’re usually filtered out during the sorting process at recycling facilities. Help to keep contact lenses out of our landfills and waterways by bringing your used contact lenses, blister packs, and foils into Oak Bay Optometry. Through Bausch & Lomb and Terracycle, we send your contact lenses to be recycled into things like agility ramps and waste stations for the Guide Dog Foundation. Cute!

Learn more details in our blog post -> Contact Lens Recycling Program



We will be out of the office on

Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th



We want to hear from you! Are you looking for more information about glasses, appointments, contact lenses, treatments, or anything eye and eye care related? Contact us through email, Facebook, or Instagram with your questions.



Happy Holidays! We have some exciting announcements as we finish off 2019. For starters, we’re happy to now be offering a contact lens recycling program. It’s as easy as bringing in your contacts, blister packs, and foils into Oak Bay Optometry and dropping them in the specific recycling bin. As well, our Dry Eye Program is underway. Check out the information below or on our website to learn more. You could win tickets to see your favorite holiday movie by entering our Instagram contest. And finally, we will be taking a few days off over the holidays to be with friends and family. We can’t wait to see you again in 2020!

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Did you know over 290 million contact lenses end up in Canadian landfills or waterways every year? Due to the small size of contact lenses and their packaging, they often get filtered out during the sorting process at recycling facilities. Now we have a solution to help keep contact lenses out of landfills!

Thanks to Bausch & Lomb and Terracycle, we are excited to be offering a contact lens recycling program. It’s super easy, anyone can do it, and yes it’s free. Just follow the instructions below: Read more

November is going to be a fun month! Join us for our Lafont Trunk Show on November 21st and shop beautiful eyewear while enjoying some sweet treats! Lindsey from Maui Jim will be her November 6th if it’s sunglasses you’re looking for. We have a few new eyewear lines, including Rapp, which is handmade in Toronto, and Very French Gangster, which is especially great for kids and more petite sizes. Finally, we’re excited to announce we have launched a new contact lens recycling progam! It’s super easy! Click below for more information.

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October What's New

This October, as we welcome in a new season, at Oak Bay Optometry we’re also welcoming a new eyewear brand. Rapp Eyewear is a bold brand and each frame is handmade right here in Canada. Join us for the Cherish Fundraiser where we are excited to be showcasing our new Rapp Eyewear in addition to plenty more great glasses on the dancing models! Do you suffer from eye fatigue? Click below to learn more about how to reduce digital eye strain.

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Blue Light Filter

Do you spend extended periods of time on your digital devices? If you’re experiencing eye strain, eye fatigue, or dry eyes you could be suffering from digital eye fatigue. We spend more time then ever before on our phones, tablets, and computers and our eyes are feeling it. Continue reading to learn more about how to protect your eyes and alleviate symptoms of digital eye fatigue.

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What's New September

Fall is in the air! Over at Oak Bay Optometry, we’re gearing up for the new season with new Lafont and Woow frames, the Maui Jim Trunk Show, discussing how blue light filter technology can benefit you, and getting ready for the Cherish gala! Learn more by clicking below.


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Etnia Barcelona

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 reading to learn more about how three generations of expertise have helped build Etnia Barcelona into the brand it is today.

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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 have Charlie Sun sunglasses for kids from ages 1-9+. Don’t forget Cherish tickets are still available, get them before they sell out (learn more below). And finally, we are preparing for our Etnia Barcelona trunk show at the end of August. This is the best time to shop the entire collection and enjoy an ice cream cone to celebrate Oak Bay Optometry’s 26th Anniversary!

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Kids Sunglasses

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 the suns harmful rays. Learn how UV radiation affects your child’s eyes and how to keep their eyes safe!

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