What Is Astigmatism

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism, it's more common than most people realize. When diagnosed and corrected correctly, clear, sharp vision is the result. Learn more about astigmatism in this short video and then discuss it with your optometrist.

Here is a great informational video about astigmatism and vision correction options from CooperVision

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UVic co-op student gains human resources experience at Mayfair Optometric Clinic

As reported by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Angela Lu and Mary Lou Newbold
Angela Lu and Mary Lou Newbold

This past fall, UVic commerce co-op student Angela Lu got hands-on with human resources. At Mayfair Optometric Clinic, Angela coordinated a company retreat, designed new employee contracts, updated the company policy manual and helped implement an online employeescheduler system.

Mayfair Optometric Clinic is in its second year of hiring co-op students, and they've been a resounding success. Strategic Vision Executive Mary Lou Newbold finds co-op is an efficient way to hire for short-term projects and add a shot of enthusiasm to the company culture. "Co-op students are flexible, eager to learn and share ideas and willing to add creatively to our organization," she says. "For a small business like ours, hiring a co-op student makes good fiscal sense."

To learn more about how hiring a UVic co-op student can benefit your business, please visit uvic.ca/hireacoop.


Gucci comes to Mayfair Optometric Clinic

New eyewear line!

Come in today and view our entire line...just in time for Summer.


Glasses for Work

A introductory discussion regarding task specific glasses / occupational glasses

With a proliferation of technology devices evolving into the workplace, the topic of task specific / occupational glasses is more relevant today than ever. In this podcast, Dr. Stephen Taylor of Mayfair Optometric Clinic starts the dialogue specific to computer based glasses, also known as task specific eyewear.

The information technology revolution has had extensive impacts to society, including eyewear and eyecare. Dr. Taylor can help you adapt in a healthy, sustainable manner.

 


lasik refractive

Refractive Surgery

 

Listen to Dr. Taylor as he explains why regular eye exams are important, even after refractive surgery.

 

 

 


Fine Tune Your Vision!

All Kaenon lenses offer superior clarity, accurate depth perception, and contrast for reading greens. Bright conditions will call for G12 or B12, or if you prefer stronger contrast and color enhancements on the greens, our C12 lens. Less-than-bright conditions will be best tackled with our mid range tints – G28, a lighter tint offering an exact natural and neutral color view, or C28 which adds increased color contrast and enhancement. For those who prefer a very light tint and would like to simply wipe away the glare and protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, consider C50.

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Tuxes & Tails Gala

Tuxes & Tails is a special evening in which animal lovers come together to celebrate, find wonderful auction items, enjoy a pet runway show and delicious gourmet dinner -- all in support our life-saving work.  We will be offering Champagne and SPCA Certified Appetizers followed by a three course meal with wine and dancing until midnight.

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Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online!

Visit the Appointment Request Form section of our site at anytime and complete the form. We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request. We'll be sure to call you back within one business day.


a-b-See™ Campaign

One in five children has a vision disorder. Not knowing any differently, many of these children accept poor vision and other eye problems as normal. If left unchecked, serious long-term effects can result. 

With the support of Essilor Canada through the Essilor Vision Foundation, BCAO has created the a-b-See™ campaign to help identify these children early and raise awareness among parents, teachers and children themselves. 

Why? Because good vision and eye health are critical to a child's development. More than 80 per cent of a child's learning is based on vision.

The a-b-See™ campaign is geared towards preschool-age children. Identifying eye health issues at this age is critical, as they can begin to affect children’s academic and social development.

The campaign includes information for parents, resources for teachers and fun, interactive games for kids. Use the buttons to the right to access these materials.

As part of a-b-See™, BCAO distributes complimentary a-b-See™ Kits to preschools and child-care centres. The kits contain important information on common eye diseases and disorders, and warning signs for both teachers and parents. The kit includes activity sheets and materials for the kids.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE.


Toys to Avoid to Keep Your Child's Eyes Safe

What child doesn't like toys? And what parent or grandparent doesn't enjoy buying a fun gift for their young loved ones?

But some toys that look really fun can pose a serious risk of eye injuries — including serious injuries that can result in permanent vision loss.

Toy-Related Eye Injuries

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly a quarter of a million children are seen in the nation's hospital emergency departments each year due to toy-related injuries.

Nearly half of these injuries are to the head and face, and many are eye injuries. And about 35 percent of toy-related injuries are sustained by children under age 5.

But eye safety is often the last thing on people's minds when buying toys for children.

Online surveys conducted recently by AllAboutVision.com revealed that 41 percent of parents either "rarely" or "never" considered eye safety when choosing toys for their kids.

At the same time, when asked whether any of the toys their children own could cause harm to their eyes, 54 percent of parents responded "definitely," and 22 percent said "possibly."

READ THE FULL STORY HERE.