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Summer Solstice 2023: How to Survive Powerful UV Rays on the Longest Day of the Year in Vancouver

As we anticipate and celebrate the longest day of the year by embracing the warmth and light of the summer solstice, it's important to reflect upon the often overlooked aspects of this time: our eye health and the impact of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Observing the Summer Solstice in Vancouver In a vibrant city ... Read more

#1 Treatment & Best Contacts for Dry Eyes

Daily vs. monthly contacts? Soft vs. hard contracts? Acuvue Oasys Max vs Acuvue Oasys? With the seemingly endless options and brands available, it's no wonder that many people can feel overwhelmed and confused when trying to choose the best contacts for dry eyes that meet your specific needs. Perhaps you’re thinking, I’ve tried a lot ... Read more

 Eye Strain Symptoms 101: Proven Optometrist Tips & FAQ

In our increasingly digital world, prolonged screen time and improper lighting can feel unavoidable. Whether you're a student, professional, or simply enjoy spending time on your devices, taking care of your eyes should be a top priority. Ignoring eye strain symptoms can lead to long-term vision problems, and decreased quality of life. By paying attention ... Read more

2023 International Women’s Day: Dr. Amit Sahota Interview

International Womens Day — a day set aside each year to honour women’s contributions to society, the economy, culture, and politics — serves as a reminder of the continuous fight for gender parity and the need to remove structural obstacles that keep women from realizing their full potential.  We would also like to acknowledge Dr. … Read more

How to Read an Eye Prescription (5 Sections Simply Explained)

So you’ve just been to your local optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam, what’s next? You’ve been provided a piece of paper and likely want to know how to read an eye prescription and how bad your eyes are? As a local optometrist based in Metrotown, Burnaby, when our patients visit us for an eye … Read more

5 Reasons Your Eyes Need Acuvue Oasys Max Contact Lenses

You’re thinking, I’ve tried a lot of contact lenses and they aren’t that different. Why do I need Acuvue Oasys Max contact lenses? Just like the rest of technology around us every day, the pace of innovation is rapidly increasing and not just for items like our phones and TV’s. Medical innovations offer us better … Read more

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Type of Person 2022

Unique Christmas gift ideas can be hard to come by. Our 2022 gift guide has you covered with the best gift ideas for everyone on your list  — from the person who has everything, foodies, workaholics, Insomniacs (or poor sleepers) to the health conscious people on your shopping list.  Check out our curated gift ideas … Read more

Diabetes Awareness Month: How to Save Your Vision

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and you may be thinking, ‘What do diabetic eye exams, or even just diabetes, have to do with my eyes?’ Our eyes are one of the most complex organs in our body and comprehensive eye exams can help detect certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, … Read more

Red Eyes: Ultimate FAQ’s & Top Optometrist Recommended Solutions

Red eyes are a problem that can affect many people. It can be caused by the environment, diet, sinus problems, or even as a side effect of some medications like antidepressants, birth control and antihistamines.The good news is that red eye relief is easy: keep reading for our optometrist recommended red eye products and treatments. … Read more

5 Vision Red Flags & Reasons to Book Your Childrens Eye Exam

For children, just as their height, skills, and personality evolves as they age — so does their eyes. Vision changes occur naturally, their eyes grow along with their bodies, which is why it’s important to book your children’s eye exam yearly until age 18. As children progress throughout their education, the demands on their visual … Read more