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South Vancouver Optometry Clinic

Established in 1997, we are a full service optometric clinic that is commited to provide excellent oculovisual eyecare for your entire family.

We welcome new patients, are wheelchair accessible and enjoy utilising the latest advances in health technology to provide a thorough eye examination to all.

We remain committed to cultivating relationships, providing comprehensive eyecare and implementing the latest advances in treatment and technology to our patients.




Because we use our eyes heavily each day, many of us will experience some eye problems at some point in our lives. Some problems are temporary and may be prescribed a treatment regimen to follow at home. For more serious eye conditions, diseases, or infections, you may require an additional referral to a surgeon's care.

Whether you have begun experiencing certain eye problems or you have had a particular eye condition for some time, the best way to get your eye health on track is to learn about your eye condition. If you have noticed any changes to your vision, don't hesitate to contact us today.


Glaucoma is an eye condition that can lead to damage to the optic nerve due to increased pressure in the eye. If untreated, glaucoma can lead to peripheral and total blindness. The eye disease is the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States. Family history is a large risk factor but there are additional risk factors (health, lifestyle, blunt ocular trauma, high myopia) that can contribute to a person's risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is mainly divided into open angle and closed angle types.

Symptoms: The risk for glaucoma typically rises after the age of 35. Unfortunately, there are no early warning signs to detect glaucoma at home. Therefore, routine optometric exams are essential to early detection of glaucoma so that treatment can be implemented.

Treatment: Glaucoma treatments are very effective once your eye doctor diagnoses the condition. Treatments range from prescription eye drops and oral medications to laser treatment or surgery.

Prevention: Vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. Once your eye doctor detects the disease, the goal of treatment is slow the disease's progression. As a severe eye condition with few symptoms, routine eye appointments and monitoring for glaucoma are essential.



Cataracts are an eye condition in which vision is degraded due to a clouding of the eye lens. In some cases, the onset of cataracts can be quite rapid (usually as a result of blunt trauma). However, cataracts are a normal of part of aging (like grey hair and wrinkles); we will all have cataracts as we age.

Symptoms: Those with early stages of cataracts may begin to experience difficulty driving or reading due to dimmed or blurred vision, double vision, halos or glare around lights.

Treatment: In most cases, a cataract can be surgically removed and is safe with nearly a 100 percent success rate. Following surgery, you will most likely need a change in spectacle correction.

Prevention: In tandem with advanced aging, cataracts are unavoidable. Some studies, although the results are controversial, suggest that diets high in antioxidants and vitamin E may reduce the rate of certain types of cataracts. In addition, limiting your exposure to alcohol, cigarette smoke and pollution have also been suggested to provide benefits. Those with cataracts benefit from having eyewear with UV protection when outdoors.



Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye condition in which the part of the eye responsible for detailed reading vision begins to deteriorate. As the leading cause of blindness worldwide, macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that can be treated but not cured. There are 2 main types, dry and wet (exudative).

Symptoms: The first symptoms of macular degeneration are typically blurred reading vision, dulled color vision, dark spots or progressive weakening of central vision, and distortion while viewing vertical lines.

Treatment: Unfortunately there is no cure for macular degeneration. In recent years, wet (exudative) macular degeneration is managed with anti-VEGF treatment usually on a monthly injection schedule. Those diagnosed with macular degeneration can manage their condition with the help of eyewear with UV protection. General nutrition, such as increased intake of vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, copper, lutein and zeaxanthin may be recommended by your eye doctor to help protect your eye's macula.

Prevention: If there is family history of macular degeneration, your eye care professional may recommend that you take vitamins that are formulated as a result of the AREDS2 study to reduce your risk. In addition, UV protection for you eyes are recommended (wide brimmed hats, good quality sunglasses).

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition associated with diabetes that causes leakage of the fine blood vessels. Those with early diabetic retinopathy may not notice it at first, but as a progressive eye disease without treatment, it can lead to blurriness, distortion, and blindness. Scheduling regular optometric eye exams can help assess and manage this condition for those diagnosed with diabetes (or for those who have a family history of diabetes and may be at risk). Glucose control is key to diabetes management. However, there is an increased risk of retinopathy for every year that an individual is diagnosed with diabetes.


Spots and floaters / Retinal Detachment

Spots and floaters, experienced as specks that float in front of the eye, are caused by protein particles trapped in the fluid inside the eye. They can also be due to age-related deterioration of the fluid. Sometimes, spots and floaters are a result of dry eyes.

Recurring flashes or veiling can be a result of retinal disruption (ie retinal detachment or tear). These are usually monocular (only visible with one eye) lasting minutes in presentation. You should consult an eye doctor immediately if sudden persistent flashes of light or worsening of the eye problem occur.

If you are having trouble with any of the eye conditions explained here, don't wait to contact us to make an appointment with an eye care professional!

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V5P 3Y2;
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South Vancouver Optometry Clinic
6645 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5P 3Y2
Tel: 604 322-5520

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How we collect the information

Information You Provide to Us

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How we use your information

We use your information, including your Personal Information, to manage our business and to maintain and develop commercial relationships with you. We will collect, use, and disclose such information only to the extent that is necessary for those purposes.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

How we share your information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent. We only share your data as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

In addition to any disclosure you may have consented to or permitted under the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your data, including Personal Information to third parties in the following limited circumstances:

  1. information you expressly consent to be shared;
  2. when relating to anonymized information (individuals cannot be identified by it);
  3. when you decide to make the information indexable by search engines, to share or to distribute the information to people or otherwise to make it available to the public;
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  8. in connection with an acquisition, merger, change in control, debt financing, reorganization, sales of assets, bankruptcy or other change of our corporate structure or status; or
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We will retain your Personal Information for as long as it is needed:

  1. to provide the products and services that you have requested;
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  3. to manage your choices and rights you have exercised pursuant to this Privacy Policy;
  4. to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and to demonstrate compliance,
  5. to resolve disputes and to enforce our rights and agreements.

We may retain non-personal information that has been sufficiently aggregated or anonymized for a longer period.

Once the retention period is over, we will dispose of your Personal Information as provided for in our internal data retention and disposal policy.

Where We Store Information

We use facilities operated by "Amazon Web Services" and located in Canada as our information storage and processing infrastructure. Our service providers can also, from time to time, store your Personal Information in accordance with purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at 604 322-5520.