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Mayfair Optometric at Our Place on CHEK TV

Mayfair Optometric Clinic spends a great deal of time helping the less fortunate get the eye care and glasses they need.  Here is a good example of their work in our community.  Click the link below and watch the video.


Protect your eyes

Find the best defence against sun damage.

The list of risks is extensive. Unfortunately, awareness of these risks is not so extensive, says optometrist Stephen Taylor. “Studies show that barely one in six say that eye health was the reason for wearing sunglasses. The majority believe that sunglasses are best suited to cutting glare.”

Even if we’re aware of potential eye health problems, the summer activities we all enjoy can heighten our risks in ways we don’t expect. Hiking, swimming and other water sports, and outdoor sports such as golf can have unexpected effects on our eye health.


“Don’t forget that, when hiking at higher altitudes, the air is thinner so there is more UV radiation,” says Taylor. UV radiation jumps by 4 percent for every 1,000 ft (305 m) of elevation. For example, hiking a 20,000 ft (6,000 m) mountain would expose you to 80 percent more UV radiation compared to taking a walk at sea level.

Read the entire article here >> Protect Your Eyes


What are those floaty things in your eye? - Michael Mauser

Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters.

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7 Things to look for in an Eye Doctor

Our vision is precious. It shapes how we connect with the world around us and captures life's special moments. Finding an eye doctor and engaging in regular checkups will help ensure a clear future for total eye health.



Download the PDF here.

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

Gucci comes to Mayfair Optometric Clinic

New eyewear line!

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

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.