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At Victoria Optometric Association, we are passionate about keeping you informed about eye and vision health with the most relevant and up-to-date information on our blog. See below for our posts!

  • 01/05/2019
    Are Contact Lenses a Good Alternative to Glasses After 40?

    People over 40 years of age often begin to notice that they have difficulty seeing objects up close. Oftentimes, they assume that their only option is to get a prescription for eyeglasses from optometrist specialists in Victoria, BC. While eyeglasses provide a fantastic solution for many people, the members of the Victoria Optometric Association want you to know that contact lenses can be a good choice as well. To understand why, let's take a look at why you may need corrective lenses in the first place.


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  • 01/05/2019
    Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Eye Health

    It's easy to take your eye health for granted until you experience problems with your vision. The optometrist specialists in Victoria, BC of the Victoria Optometric Association make it their mission to educate people about the importance that diet and lifestyle can play in their eye health. Making a few simple changes can ensure that your vision stays strong and your eyes remain healthy as you get older. We've created a brief guide to help you get started.


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  • 01/05/2019
    Choosing the Right Eye Wear for Your Face Shape

    Thinking of shopping for new eyewear in Victoria? The easiest way to find a frame that looks great is to make sure it complements the shape of your face. If you're not sure what shape your face is, you can ask your optometrist in Victoria. The members of the Victoria Optometric Association are always happy to help. Here are our top suggestions for choosing a frame according to your face shape.


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  • 18/10/2018
    Causes of Vision Loss and How to Protect Your Eyesight

    Visual impairment affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. There are many different potential causes of visual impairment, and each can lead to varying levels of vision loss. Some types of visual impairments are easily corrected while others require interventive treatment by an optometrist in Victoria, BC. The optometrist specialists of the Victoria Optometric Association are highly trained and educated in treating all types of vision loss.


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  • 18/09/2018
    Dealing with Dry Eyes During Winter in Victoria

    During the winter, optometrist specialists in Victoria, BC see many patients who report having uncomfortably dry eyes. Dry eye syndrome is a common occurrence in Victoria, even though the winter climate is relatively mild. Dry eye syndrome is characterized by itching, burning, and gritty sensations in one or both eyes, as well as by eye fatigue, eye redness, and blurry vision. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to relieve dry eyes. The Victoria Optometric Association has put together a few useful tips to help you out.


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  • 02/08/2017
    8 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight: Tips from the Victoria Optometric Association

    Your eyesight plays an important role in your daily functioning and your overall quality of life. Taking steps to keep your eyes healthy and to maintain good eyesight is something that you should be working on every single day. According to the optometrists in Victoria, BC of the Victoria Optometric Association, here are eight fantastic tips to help you protect your eyesight.


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  • 19/07/2017
    How an Optometrist Can Detect Normal Tension Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a serious eye disease which can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss if not detected and treated early on. Normal tension glaucoma is a common form of glaucoma which is even more difficult to detect than its high tension counterpart.

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  • 31/05/2017
    5 Tips to Choosing an Optometrist in Victoria

    Whether you wear glasses or not, it is important for your eye health to have an optometrist in Victoria that you visit on a regular basis. Optometrists from the Victoria Optometric Association provide a wide range of important services, such as performing eye examinations, prescribing corrective lenses, and treating eye injuries and illnesses. If you're looking for an optometrist in Victoria, then here are 5 tips to help you choose the right one.

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  • 10/03/2017
    Allergic to Your Contact Lenses? Here’s What to Do

     An allergic reaction is an autoimmune response to a perceived foreign entity entering your body. Your immune system is attempting to reject an innocuous substance it deems harmful. The thing about allergies that a lot of people don’t realize is that they can develop at any time. You can eat peanut brittle all your life and then one day take a bite and break out in hives. So, even if you’ve been wearing contact lenses for decades, you could still potentially develop an allergy down the road.

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  • 10/03/2017
    Eye Exams by an Optometrist in Victoria for Healthy Eyes

    Our eyes are our gateway to the world around us that require a subtle vigilance to ensure they remain that way throughout our lives. Today, that vigilance takes the form of an eye exam. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) notes that a “comprehensive eye exam performed by a Doctor of Optometry is an important part of preventative health care…. because it looks at the entire eye and visual system, as well as prescriptions.”

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  • 10/03/2017
    Importance of Visiting an Optometrist in Victoria, BC

     The Victoria Optometric Association is dedicated to the overall eye health of Greater Victoria residents. Our members want to ensure all local residents have access to the latest in technology, eye health exams, and the best eyewear available. We understand the importance of eye health in everyday life. To help you understand the importance of visiting your optometrist, we’ve pulled together this information to help you make an informed choice for your vision care.

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  • 10/03/2017
    Different Ways for Natural Eye Health

     Being healthy naturally has become a marketing tagline that has lost much of its original meaning – eat right, exercise, and play safe - no magic pill or gimmicks. Natural eye health is the proactive way of taking care of your eyes that teaches you the best way to take care of your eyes, which starts with your rebuilding and maintaining all the membranes in your eyes. If you want your eyes to stay strong in the future, then you need to do the work now.

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