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 Facebook to stay in the know.

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It’s not every day we see snow in Victoria, BC (thankfully!), likewise, it’s not every day we at Oak Bay Optometry have the opportunity to grace the runway in custom clothing paired with Transition lenses. We had a blast channeling our inner Cindy Crawford, but the glitz and glam didn’t stop there, we also learned all about the newest and best Transitions technology. Click below to learn more!

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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.

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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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