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Protecting Your Eyes

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  • Nearly half of traumatic eye injuries relate to ball sports
  • 45% of these occur in children under the age of 14
  • 90% of these are preventable

Polycarbonate is a lens material that is widely used for shatter-and-impact resistant lenses, and when combined with sturdy frame materials, makes for formidable eye protection.

There are hazards of sunlight and bright light that are harder to understand; namely, ultraviolet rays (UV) and Glare (extreme brightness). Protecting your eyes from these distracting, even dangerous elements is equally important to eye protection.

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Effective on Monday March 23, 2020 we will be reducing our hours of operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10-2.

Appointments will be limited to ocular emergencies only. Please call ahead to discuss your concerns. You can call us during our hours of operation or email the clinic at drgoods@shawbiz.ca with any questions or concerns. We will be checking emails and phone messages Monday through Friday.

Please DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL WITH EYE RELATED PROBLEMS. After hour support for EMERGENCIES is available by emailing Dr. Kimberley Goods at kimgoods11@gmail.com.

We can mail out contact lens orders and can do glasses adjustments and repairs by appointment, but the sale of glasses will be suspended for now unless your glasses are broken.

Please stay safe from all the doctors and staff at Summerland Optometry