LEADING OPTOMETRIST IN Salt Spring Island - Salt Spring Eyecare
We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry practice. Our warm and trusted eye doctor in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, we can provide all your vision care requirements.
VISIT OUR EYE CARE CLINIC
In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Salt Spring Island residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T8
- Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
OUR CARING TEAM
Q&A with Your OPTOMETRIST
Q: How do allergies directly affect the eyes?
A: Chronic allergies may lead to permanent damage to the tissue of your eye and eyelids. If left untreated, it may even cause scarring of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the inner eyelid that extends to the whites of the eyes. Ocular allergies can make contact lens wear almost impossible and are among the many causes of contact lens drop-out. Most common allergy medications will tend to dry out the eyes, and relying on nasal sprays containing corticosteroids can increase the pressure inside your eyes, causing other complications such as glaucoma.
Q: What are the common symptoms of OCULAR allergies?
A: Excessive tearing, frequent eye rubbing, constant irritation especially in the corners of your eyes closest to the nose, lid swelling or puffy eyes, and red or pink eyes are some of the most common ocular allergy symptoms.
Q: What is meant by the term allergic conjunctivitis? Is that the same as “pink eye”?
A: Allergic conjunctivitis is the clinical term for inflammation of the lining or membrane of the eye, called the conjunctiva, caused by allergic reactions to substances. Although a patient may present with red or pink eyes from excess inflammation, the common term "pink eye" can signify a broad range of conditions and can be misleading, as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other irritating substances can cause redness resembling a "pink eye." Your eye doctor can differentiate between an allergy and a true infection, which can lead to faster healing with the right treatment.
CONTACT LENSES FOR YOU
We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contacts, bifocal/multifocal, toric, conventional lenses and colored lenses. Our selection of lenses fits your needs.