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Do I Need an Eye Test for Contact Lenses?

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Make no mistake: We love eyeglasses at West Coast Optical. We stock our optical boutique with all the latest trends in frames and lenses, and rock the most fashionable specs in town. However, we completely understand why our clients would consider switching to contact lenses.  Over the last decade, there have been significant advancements in […]

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Can I Use My Eyeglass Prescription for Contact Lenses?

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Glasses can provide you with clear vision, but what happens if you want contact lenses? Can you use your current prescription to get contacts? The answer is more complex than you think.  Glasses and contacts are similar, but they have a few key differences in how prescriptions work. Continue reading to learn more, including if […]

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Do Blue Light Glasses Help With Headaches?

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If you use computers and other digital devices frequently, you’ve likely experienced headaches, sore neck, and dry eyes before. These symptoms are related to digital eye strain, an irritating condition.  Blue light glasses are a popular suggestion when someone experiences headaches and other symptoms related to digital eye strain, but do they help? Continue reading […]

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West Coast Optical Named the 2015 Reader’s Choice Favourite Eye Care Company by the Langley Times

For those working with eye care professionals to protect their sight, they must place their trust in the specialist. They require the services of an optometrist that has been widely recommended within their local community and is respected within their industry for their years of dedication to leading-class eye care. Recently named the 2015 Reader’s […]

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West Coast Optical Explain Three Benefits of Scheduling Regular Appointments with an Optician

Most glasses wearers know that they must see their optician annually to ensure their prescription is up to-date and to undergo diagnostic care for vision care issues. But the general population might also consider visiting an optician each year as they grow older. This is especially important for those experiencing slight vision issues, as this […]

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