MiyoSmart Spectacle Lenses – A Breathrough in Myopia Control

Myopia is a condition in which distance vision is blurry but one’s close vision remains clear (hence it’s common name “near-sightedness”).  It is most commonly caused by the eye growing too long, and is one of the most common reasons that people wear glasses or contact lenses.  Myopia typically develops in childhood and continues to […]

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Eyegiene the Natural Way with Hypochlorous Acid

Make room for a new promising addition to your dry eye care – hypochlorous acid (HOCl). It has a long history in the medical field with uses in wound care before antibiotics were available. Fast forward to the present day and HOCl is used in several healthcare industries ranging from dentistry, dermatology and optometry.   HOCl […]

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Subscription Contact Lenses

The world has moved to subscription services. Everything from your cell phone and cable to Netflix and Spotify for movies and music. Subscription allows consumers to spread the cost evenly every month providing the ability to budget costs and have a cost certainty. In eyecare the industry is introducing new subscription services. Our Cowichan Eyecare […]

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What is low vision and what options are available for enhancing low vision?

Low vision is uncorrectable visual loss that interferes with daily activities.   It cannot be improved with regular glasses, contact lenses, or medical intervention. Individuals with low vision may experience any combination of a reduction or loss of colour vision, central or peripheral vision, and a reduction in the ability to adjust to changing levels […]

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The Purpose of the Pretest: Part 2

After lensometry and autorefraction are completed (see the Part 1 article last month), the pretest then focuses on ocular health screening. At some of our clinics, your intraocular pressure will be measured by the technician during pretest. This technique is called non-contact tonometry (NCT). You will be asked to remain still and keep your eyes […]

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The Purpose of the Pretest: Part 1

When you arrive for an eye exam at Cowichan Eyecare, you will spend the first portion of your eye exam experience with one of our highly trained technicians. The tests that are done prior to seeing your Optometrist are collectively called the “pretest.” The tests run depend on your age, the type of exam you […]

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Myopia Management – Part 2

Last month we started the conversation about the increasing prevalence of myopia and how environmental factors may play a significant role. This month we will concentrate on some of those factors and what current management options we have. At birth, the human eye typically has a low amount of hyperopia (farsightedness). Throughout childhood, this hyperopia […]

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