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Understanding the Process, Part 1: Booking and setting up your appointment

Welcome to our newest documentation series, Understanding the Process of your Vision Health!  We will delve into what you can expect from a full eye health and vision exam using bite sized posts of information.  Did you know that one third of Canadians have not had a full eye examination...

Choosing Glasses Part 5: Lens Technologies

Choosing your lens technology may seem like a simple endeavor but we still have a lot of options to go over! Depending on your age, your eyes or your task at hand may determine which lens option would be best for you to use. You may find that one pair...

Choosing New Glasses part 4: Lens Coatings and Options

We have already gone over a huge amount of information regarding prescriptions, frames and lenses, but we haven't yet touched on the different lens options that are available to you! There are a number of options for addons and customizations for your new lenses, so why don't we explore some...

Choosing New Glasses Part 3: Some Frame Specifics

We've gone over picking frame shapes for your face, and possible frame materials, but what makes a good frame choice for your prescription? You may think its simply a matter of "I like this, lets make it", but there are certain things to consider when you have limitations based off...

Choosing New Glasses part 2: Frame Materials

It seems pretty simple, do you want a plastic or metal frame.... But!   If we dig a little deeper there are far more options for frame materials and preferences than you probably first thought. Metal Frames Lets start with the metals first. No 2 metals are exactly alike when you...

Choosing New Glasses Part 1: Face Shapes

  Ever noticed how some people look good in almost any frame, while other people struggle to find a frame shape that they love on their face? While I am a strong believer that depending on the size - you can find almost any particular style for your face shape...

Halloween Safety and your Eyes

Cosmetic Contact Lenses - Be Safe, Not Sorry! Cosmetic contact lenses are particularly popular at Halloween. Like contact lenses for visual correction, cosmetic contact lenses are classified as medical devices, and can pose a risk of harm due to improper fit, use, or care. Complications can be serious, including vision...

FRAME BRAND FEATURE: Etnia Barcelona

EVERLASTING HERITAGE - CREATING GLASSES FOR THREE GENERATIONS In the 1950s, Fulgencio Ramo—grandfather of David Pellicer, who is the current owner of the company—created his first eyewear factory. His children helped out there and quickly acquired all of the know-how of the business to take over the reins. This second...

Blue Light filters: Do we need them?

The human eyes are sensitive to a narrow band of light wavelengths that range from blue (short wavelength and high energy) to red (long wavelength and lower energy). Blue light makes up approximately one third of the visible spectrum. The sun is our main and natural source of blue light....

10 Ways to Combat Computer Vision Syndrome

In our last blog post we discussed Computer Vision Syndrome and how you can recognize the symptoms!  Today we have some tips on how to alleviate some of those symptoms! Whether the bulk of your device use is spent in an office, in a classroom, or at home, here are...

All about Computer Vision

Health experts recommend limiting computer time to two or fewer hours per day. Most Canadians’ jobs involve staring at a screen five to seven hours a day, and that doesn’t include leisure activities like video games or watching movies. It’s not surprising that our bodies are beginning to suffer, and...

New from Zeiss lenses: Freeform Lens Design into Standard Single Vision Lenses

We have had some amazing new technology advancements in our Single Vision lenses from Zeiss!  Bare with me, as there may be some more technical information included in the article here, for those eye nerds that want all the inside technology info! Standard single vision, whether spherical or aspherical has...

Website Updates!

Hello there friends! Welcome to the not so new but much improved Eye Care Nanaimo Blog!  Here we will be posting upcoming research, frame styles, brand information and so much more!  This will be a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about healthy eyes and proper eye...

Glaucoma:  The Silent Thief 

Glaucoma refers to a family of diseases that damage the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada.  It is a progressive disease that most frequently occurs in individuals over the age of 40, with the risk of the disease increasing with age.  There is also a greater risk of developing glaucoma for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, a history of eye injuries or a family history of glaucoma. Read more on the symptoms and treatments for Glaucoma.

COVID-19 Office Updates

Covid 19 Pandemic Protocols We are open; However we are observing Social distancing protocols. We ask that you schedule an appointment for all visits to our office. This includes examinations and visits to our dispensary.  When you do visit our clinic, you will notice changes to our process that are...

RateMDs.com -See what people are saying!

This is a great site for patients to read reviews about our doctors.  Dr. Plug is currently  rated the #1 Optometrist in Nanaimo!  Read more...  ...
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