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Royal Oak Optometry's own Dr. Gurpreet Leekha Awarded BC Optometrist of the Year. Standing next to awarding host for a posed two shot photo on stage.

Dr. Gurpreet Leekha Awarded BC Optometrist of the Year

Royal Oak Optometry’s Dr. Gurpreet Leekha won the BC Doctors of Optometry Optometrist of the Year award for his outstanding work in 2023. The announcement came at the 2024 BCDO Annual Conference & OPTOFAIR.   What is BCDO? BC Doctors of Optometry, or BCDO, is a non-profit organization aiming to uphold patient care standards, advocate...

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Tired young male feel pain eye strain hold glasses, rubbing dry irritated eyes, fatigued from computer work, stressed man suffer from headache, bad vision sight problem sit at home table using laptop

The Unseen Threat: Dry Eye Disease in the Workplace

When you think of workplace eye safety, the first image that might pop into your mind is a construction worker wearing giant plastic eye shields that fit over glasses. And you’d be right; it’s important to wear protective safety glasses if working with flying objects or debris, and sunglasses if you’re outside. But did you...

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A young woman sitting at a desk in an office, facing a laptop and a tablet. She has her hands pushed up against the bridge of her nose and has a look of discomfort on her face. Her eyes are closed. The office is illuminated in a soft blue light.

Healthy Solutions for Digital Eye Strain

Whether it's for work, school, or play, you might be spending a lot of time on a screen. Here are some tips to protect against digital eye strain.

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Dr. Trenton Cameron, a caucasian man with short brunette hair, wearing a dark grey dress shirt and a dark blue tie.

Welcome to Royal Oak Optometry Dr. Trenton Cameron

Dr. Cameron is excited to be a part of the Royal Oak team and strives to provide exceptional eye care to the community. Although Dr. Cameron enjoys all aspects of optometry, he is most enthusiastic about ocular disease like glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as dry eye and myopia management.

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Royal Oak Optometry store entrance

Current COVID Policy as of September 2023

We ask that patients coughing or sneezing stay home and we will gladly reschedule their appointments. If patients are slightly symptomatic or vulnerable please wear a mask. Remember to wash your hands and drink lots of water to stay healthy in the coming weeks.

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Wildfire smoke above a two lane highway in BC. Snow peaked mountains are in the background, with green evergreen trees lining the highway in the foreground. A heavy cloud of smoke covers the top third of the photo, and the rest of the sky has a light orange hue from the smoke.

Is it Wildfire Smoke or Dry Eye Disease?

In British Columbia, it’s wildfire season again. This year has been especially bad for wildfires in Canada. Depending where you live or where you travel, you might be encountering a lot more wildfire smoke than normal. All that smoke contains particles and matter which can greatly irritate your eyes, and can cause symptoms that are...

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White text on a tropical coloured gradient with palm fronds says Celebrating 45 Years! Followed by the Royal Oak Optometry Logo in black. A pair of yellow sunglasses has Summer Sale and Great Deals in white on the lenses followed by information about the sale.

Join us in celebrating 45 years of serving our wonderful community!

Mark your calendars on June 24th as you are invited to celebrate Royal Oak Optometry’s 45th Birthday Celebration! Join us between 10am and 3pm to find your perfect pair of glasses while receiving great deals on all frames and lenses, amazing multi-pair promotions (Transitions and most sunglasses included), savings off of dry eye products, and much...

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A photo of a smiling Dr. Marvin Argatoff, a Caucasian man with gray-white hair and a black-striped shirt.

Dr. Marvin Argatoff Celebration of Life

Please join us in celebrating the full and wonderful life of Dr. Marvin Argatoff. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 25th, from 2 pm-5 pm at MCCall’s Gardens: Royal Oak Location 4665 Falaise Drive Victoria. Dr. Marvin “Marv” Argatoff, 74, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2023, at Victoria General Hospital, surrounded...

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Cooked salmon with spinach and lemon on wooden table, closeup. These are all foods that can combat dry eye symptoms!

How To Manage Your Dry Eye With Diet

Dry eye disease is a common condition that can be uncomfortable and cause blurred vision. If you suffer from dry eye, the good news is that you may be able to ease the symptoms by making some small changes to your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids Foods with omega-3 fatty acids help stop dry eye. Omega-3s...

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A pile of fresh red and pink rose petals, ready to be turned into rose water to treat dry eyes..

Dry Eye Relief with Rose Water

Rose water is a natural remedy that people have used for centuries to treat a variety of health issues, including dry eye symptoms. It is famous for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which can help to relieve the discomfort and irritation of dry eyes. Compresses are an age-old remedy for relieving many types of ailments...

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