Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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Safeguard Your Sight & Your Future

Cowichan Eyecare has been proudly providing quality services to Cowichan families for decades. We offer a variety of services designed to meet the needs of our patients using technology to help us provide the best possible care.

If you are at all concerned about the risk of developing an eye disease, or believe that you may already have one, we are here to help.

Many of us take our vision for granted without realizing how easy it is to lose. Without regular eye exams, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of vision problems until vision has already been lost. Many common eye diseases do not display any noticeable symptoms at their onset.

Visit one of our locations for a comprehensive look at your eyes. We can help diagnose and treat eye disease as early as possible.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a term to describe eye conditions that develop due to diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.  

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss associated with diabetes and affects nearly half a million Canadians. This condition develops when retinal blood vessels are damaged due to high blood sugar levels.Advanced diabetic retinopathy can lead to issues like retinal detachments and diabetic macular edema—a condition that occurs when damaged blood vessels in the macula begin to leak blood, causing the macula to swell and distort vision. Symptoms of diabetic macular edema include double vision, blurry vision, and if left untreated, blindness.

Other Common Eye Diseases

Many eye diseases can affect your eye health and vision, and we can diagnose and treat these problems using our technology. Early detection and treatment could reduce your risk of vision loss

Glaucoma affects over 250,000 Canadians and occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged. Vision loss due to glaucoma is irreversible and often associated with high intraocular pressure.

For more information about glaucoma, and what steps you and your optometrist can take to slow its progression, please visit our glaucoma page.

AMD currently affects approximately 2.5 million Canadians and is the leading cause of blindness in patients over 50. Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the macula begins to deteriorate, leading to central vision loss, and if left untreated, blindness.

For more information about AMD, and what steps you and your optometrist can take to slow its progression, please visit our age-related macular degeneration page.

Cataracts are not technically an eye disease, but they can lead to vision loss. Most people eventually develop cataracts, but some risk factors—such as smoking, excessive UV exposure, or having diabetes—can increase your risk of developing them earlier in life.

Though cataracts used to be a common cause of blindness, modern cataract surgery can restore your clear vision.

For more information about cataracts, including information about correcting vision and cataract surgery, please speak to your optometrist during your next appointment.

It’s Always Better to Be Safe

Cowichan Eyecare can help diagnose and manage many eye diseases and conditions. If you are ever experiencing concerning symptoms or believe yourself to be at risk of eye disease, book your appointment with us today and ensure that you are protecting your vision.

Visit Our Locations


& Area

Find us at the corner of Langford Parkway and Jacklin Road. We’re across the parking lot from the White Spot.

  • 2968 Jacklin Rd
  • Langford, BC V9B 0A3


& Area

We’re located next to Thrifty Foods just off Beverly Street. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 2755 Beverly Street, Unit 2
  • Duncan, BC V9L 6X2


& Area

We look forward to helping you achieve your vision goals at our Chemainus location. Find us just off of Maple Lane and Croft Street.

  • 9844 Croft Street, Unit 106
  • Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

Cobble Hill

& Area

Our Cobble Hill location is just off Cowichan Bay Road on the upper level of Valleyview Centre. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Unit 56
  • Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3

Lake Cowichan

& Area

We are conveniently located in the plaza off of Stanley Road and Cowichan Lake Road. Find us across from Central Park.

  • 44 Stanley Road
  • Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

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