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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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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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