What's New September



Wednesday, September 4th from 11 AM – 3 PM

Summer may be coming to an end, but the sun is still shining! Come by Oak Bay Optometry to shop some of the best quality sunglasses available. Maui Jim offers PolarizedPlus2® technology which reduces the impact of the sun’s harsh glare and protects the eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. They also have a lens color for every condition, including Neutral Grey for bright light, HCL® Bronze for everyday use, Maui Rose® for fast-moving sports, and Maui HT™ which



Monday, September 2, 2019

Enjoy the labor day long weekend!



We are excited to be a part of Cherish, Victoria’s premiere fall fashion show fundraiser. Help us to raise funds for Victoria Women’s Transition House and Dance Victoria Society. Here’s a little more information on these two wonderful associations:

“Victoria Women’s Transition House Society collaborates, advocates, and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence and abuse of women and children through supportive shelter, housing, counseling, and other community-based services.”

Learn more by visiting the Victoria Women’s Transition House website.

“Dance Victoria brings the worlds best dance to the Royal Theatre and supports the development of new dance from its beautiful studios in Victoria’s Quadra Village.”

Learn more by visiting the Dance Victoria website.

You don’t want to miss out on this evening full of fashion and dance! Tickets are on sale now, click below to purchase.

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How can blue light filter technology help you? Harmful blue light rays can be a source of eye fatigue, especially with extended exposure to digital screens. Whether you spend prolonged periods of time working on the computer, reading on your Ipad, studying on your laptop, or Instagramming on your phone (give us a like over at @oakbayoptometry while you’re at it :), over-exposure to the harmful blue light rays emitted from these devices can lead to eye strain. Help to relieve your eyes with a blue light filter coating on your lenses.

At Oak Bay Optometry we offer a variety of blue light filter options. Come in to speak with one of our specialists to learn more!



Did you know children under the age of 19 are covered by BC MSP for eye exams once yearly? Call or book online today!





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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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 your bike and join us for Ride Don’t Hide, Canada’s largest bike ride in support of mental health. And don’t forget, tickets are selling out fast for Cherish: A Glamorous Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy!

Did you know you can book your appointment online? Click below to learn more.

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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 apart from other eyewear brands.  Click below to learn more!

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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 eyes relax in bright light, reduce squinting, all while remaining comfortable throughout the day.

Click below to learn more!

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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 of athletes).  We have new Axon Optics lens technology available for those who experience sensitivity to light and migraine, also beautiful new frames from WOOW, Kilsgaard, and Lamarca. Click below to learn more!


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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!


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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 questions, please contact us on Instagram, Facebook, or via email.

Over the years, we have become increasingly aware of how harmful UVA and UVB rays can be to our skin, but what about our eyes?

UVA and UVB radiation can be especially harmful to your eyes and the skin surrounding them. Excessive exposure can lead to a higher risk of eye diseases (such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and snow blindness), increase the risk of skin cancer, and accelerate aging (yes, wrinkles ladies and gentlemen).

So what can we do to defend against harmful radiation and keep our eyes happy and healthy? (And look fabulous, obviously)

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