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Welcome to Victoria Optometric Association!

Victoria Optometric Association is a local association for optometrists in Victoria. We are dedicated to the overall eye health of Greater Victoria residents. Our members want to ensure all residents of Greater Victoria have access to the latest in technology, eye health exams, and the best eyewear available. We’re proud to be affiliated with hundreds of experienced optometrists in Victoria. Find an optometrist near you by viewing our directory.


Representing Optometrists in Victoria

The Victoria Optometric Association is proud to represent optometrists in Victoria and help them become the best practitioners that they can be. We are dedicated to advancing the profession of optometry and enhancing the quality of eye care that patients in Victoria receive.


As a member of the Victoria Optometric Association, your Victoria optometrist will have access to the latest resources, programs, conferences, services, continuing education and benefits available across the globe.


As a patient, you will receive the highest possible standards of eye health and vision care from our optometrists in Victoria. We also offer resources, such as our blog, to help you learn more about your eye health and make attempts to maintain and improve it.


Interesting Eye Facts

Vision is truly an amazing thing and should never be taken for granted. Here are some amazing eye facts that may help you appreciate your vision a little more:

  • The human eye is the equivalent of a 576 megapixel camera. Your iPhone? Only 8 megapixels.
  • Half of your brain power is devoted to processing visual information.
  • The human eye can distinguish over 10 million colours.
  • The fastest moving muscles in the body are in the eyes.
  • There are over 200 million working parts in an eye.
  • Some women can see several million additional colours compared to their male counterparts.
  • Men have a better ability to read fine print.
  • According to a research study, all blue-eyed people may be related to one individual some 10,000 years ago.

See? Your eyes are truly amazing. So do your bit to take care of them and come visit your optometrist today – you’ll be happy you did.


When to Get Your Eyes Exam?

Your eyesight is extremely important, so don’t take it for granted. Visiting your local optometrist should be part of your yearly check-up so they can make sure your vision is stable. If you experience any of the following symptoms described on the list, it’s a sign you should make an appointment with an optometrist.

  • Blurry vision – this could be a sign that you need new glasses or that you have ocular health problems, so confirm with your Victoria optometrist before it gets too late.
  • Dry eyes – this could be a sign of ocular health issues or an overly dry environment. Your optometrist will be able to determine the issue and provide an adequate solution.
  • Time since last appointment –  if you haven’t seen an optometrist in over two years, you should make an appointment even if you aren’t experiencing your vision problems. Regular eye checkups are very important to maintain good eyesight and avoid vision-related problems.
  • Headaches – the sign of many possible problems, if you get frequent headaches on top of experiencing dry eyes or blurry vision, you should visit an optometrist. 
  • New glasses – if you want to get new glasses or you think you need your first pair of glasses, you need to visit an optometrist to get the correct prescription and diagnosis.


On top of these reasons, if you are noting changes in visual acuity, visual field, colour vision, or physical changes in the eye, you should be assessed as soon as possible.


Affiliated Professional Organizations

Please be sure to also visit the websites of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia, Doctors of Optometry, and the British Columbia Association of Optometrists to learn more about the professional.


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Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K6

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