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Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which lack early warning symptoms.

The session starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

When your tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, as it will provide necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.

Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed right onto the eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health come first, and call to schedule an eye exam today.

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Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
For West Vancouver patients, please call 604-922- 0413 during our regular business hours to consult.

We are here if you need us!

**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson