FOGBLOCKER ANTI-FOG WET WIPES (20 WIPES)

The FogBlocker Wet Wipes work on all lenses including those that have coatings. It comes in a package of 20 and is a single-use anti-fog wipe and lens cleaner. It's easy to use, fast-drying and one coat lasts up to 24+ hrs. The wipe also cleans dirt, grease and does not smear.


TRANQUILEYES XL FOR SEVERE DRY EYE RELIEF

TRANQUILEYES XL® WITH INSTANTS XL - 300 TREATMENTS FOR SEVERE DRY EYE RELIEF

Controlled moist-heat treatments, scientifically proven to provide relief from severe dry eye, MGD and blepharitis*.


Eye Care Products - Four Pack

Thealoz® Duo

First Combination for Ocular Surface Bioprotection

Thealoz® Duo is the first combination drop of Sodium Hyaluronate and Trehalose that goes beyond hydration to offer patients ocular surface bioprotection.

Blephagel®

Remove. Refresh. Respect.

An eyelid cleansing gel in a specially designed pump dispenser that cools, hydrates, softens and cleanses with no need to rinse.

Hyabak®

Effective Everyday Relief

Hyabak® drops provide long lasting relief from eye discomfort and dryness. The viscosity is chosen to also match natural tears so there is no stickiness or blurriness after applying the drops.

Blephaclean®

Remove. Regulate. Regenerate.

A sterile, well-tolerated micellar wipe for daily eyelid hygiene.


Zero Fog - Anti Fog Spray

Zero Fog - Anti Fog Spray

Zero Fog - Anti Fog Spray

  • Zero-Fog prevents fogging on eyeglasses, safety glasses, face shields, ski goggles, swim goggles, automotive instrument panels, and much more.
  • The total anti-static action prevents dust from clinging to lens surfaces which reduces the risk of scratching or damaging lenses.

2020 Times Colonist Readers' Choice Awards

Mayfair Optometric Clinic has been proudly serving patients in the Greater Victoria area for over 20 years and Dr. Stephen Taylor has been seeing patients for over 30 years.

Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Oak Bay High School. He received his Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Trevor Peddle joined Mayfair Optometric Clinic over ten years ago and early in 2020 Dr. Brad Genereux joined the two doctors. All thrE )e doctors continued seeing patients through the spring shut down and throughout the year. Eye infections and injuries didn't take a rest so neither did our Doctors or dedicated staff.

Taking care of ourselves includes regular eye health evaluations and glasses and contact lenses that are crafted to how we use our eyes. A routine eye exam can detect other health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and many other ailments that may require medical attention. Mayfair Optometric Clinic works with industry leaders and offers quality products to their patients to ensure they receive the very best that their eyes deserve!

The doctors and staff at Mayfair Optometric Clinic work hard to earn patient and customer trust and are proud of the work they do every day. At this time in our world history, everyone at Mayfair Optometric Clinic wants to extend sincere appreciation to our frontline healthcare workers, hospital support staff and everyone involved in supporting our community.


Do You Experience Eye Strain?

With many of us now working from home we are spending more device time staring at screens, TV, iPads, video games and phones.

You may experience eye strain.  Symptoms of eye strain can be watering eyes, blurred vision, dry scratchy eyes, headaches and redness. We have put together some helpful tips.

20/20/20 Rule

This rule is an easy one.  Anytime you find yourself staring at a screen for long periods of time remember the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break looking at something at least 20 feet away.  While you are at it take a moment to relax your shoulders and neck with a bit of a stretch.  Why not get up and grab a glass of water?  It’s always good to remain hydrated.  So, set a timer or download the Eyecare 20 20 20 app and this will help remind you to take a quick eye break to allow your eye muscles to relax.

Blue light filtering glasses

Blue light isn’t something new, in fact, we need blue light for good health.  The sun produces natural blue light and that helps us regulate our circadian rhythm, makes us feel happy and can heighten our reaction times. Non-natural sources of blue light surround us in the form of artificial lighting, computers and devices, and these can interfere with our sleep and strain our eyes if we are not careful. One of the best ways to prevent disruption to your circadian rhythm is to turn your devices off an hour before bed.

Blue light from computer screens and digital devices can decrease screen contrast leading to digital eyestrain. Symptoms of digital eyestrain include sore or irritated eyes and difficulty focusing. While there isn’t a lot of research to back up claims that blue light glasses prevent digital eyestrain many people who have worn blue light filtering lenses report less strain on their eyes.

Blink more often

When you concentrate on what you are doing at the computer there is a tendency to not to blink.  This can be a cause of eye strain and dry eyes. Again, set a reminder or write yourself a sticky note and put it somewhere you look often, just to remind yourself to blink every now and then!

Change up your devices settings

There are a few adjustments you can make to your phone, computer, tablet or electronic reading device to minimize the blue light coming from the screen. In the settings on most devices you can adjust the brightness of your screen to dim your screen through the day. You can also adjust text size, use night mode and modify the colour intensity. iPhones even allow you to adjust the motions on your screen.

Setting up your workstation

Beyond changing your screen settings, there are some physical changes you can make to your workstation.  If you often look back and forth between your monitor and desktop you might try positioning your screen at arm’s length away from you and 15 to 20 degrees below eye level.

You can also try to minimize glare on your screen by dimming the lights in your office, moving your computer away from a window or using a protective anti-glare screen cover. Keeping your screen clean of fingerprints and dust will also help prevent eye strain.

Conclusion

If symptoms of eye strain continue, it’s best to make an appointment with your optometrist. Mayfair Optometric Clinic is proud to be serving the community for over 30 years. Many families have trusted us with their eye care for generations.

Book your visit today at Mayfair Optometric Clinic. Live your life with Happy Eyes


choosing eyecare team

Choosing the Right Eyecare Professionals

Did you know half of your brain power is devoted to processing visual information? Taking care of your eyes is part of your overall health and choosing the proper eyecare team is essential to leading a healthy life. Undiagnosed eye diseases can lead to complications with sight and other irreversible conditions. It is important to find the right doctor to suit your needs so you can see clearly into the future. We have broken down a few areas to consider when choosing an optometrist.

What is an Optometrist?

First of all, what is an optometrist? There are two kinds of doctors who can help you with your eyecare in Canada.  They are optometrists and ophthalmologists. An optometrist has a Doctor of Optometry degree.  That degree typically involves eight or more years of post secondary education. They are the ones that will conduct your eye exams, detect early signs of eye diseases, and other health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Optometrists will also be the ones you see for regular check-ups and write prescriptions for glasses or contacts.

In Canada ophthalmologists are medical doctors who limit their practice to complex eye diseases and eye surgery.  You may be referred to an ophthalmologist by your primary care physician or your optometrist if the need arises.

Services and specialties 

An important aspect to consider when selecting an optometrist are the services your doctor offers. If you already have a medical eye problem such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, or glaucoma it's important that you consider an optometrist who has experience in treating and monitoring your condition.  A comprehensive eye exam should be part of your overall health plan.  This exam should include a thorough assessment of your visual health, screening for eye disease and/or updating your eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions. You can access more information about routine eye exams here:  https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/eye-exam/about/pac-20384655

You should also consider your mobility and that you might need a family member or friend to help you get to and from your appointment. You are more likely to keep your appointment if you have easy access to the doctor’s location.

Your eyeglass prescription is only one piece of information to get your vision on track. Choosing new frames for glasses and the proper lenses is an important task and shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, you will likely be wearing them for years to come and you want them to look good and be comfortable.

Staff members should be able to guide you through choosing your new frames taking into consideration your lifestyle, occupation, face shape and personal style. In addition, they can help you choose prescription and non-prescription sunglasses that are right for you.


Business Update from Dr. Taylor

Business Update from Dr. Taylor

Dr. Stephen Taylor of Mayfair Optometric explains the safeguards and procedures put in place to safely continue serving the community during phase 2 of Covid 19 reopening in Victoria, BC.

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