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To our Valued Patients,

The safety of our patients, team and the broader community is our top priority.  Due to COVID-19, we will be closed from March 18th – April 6thth.  At this point, we are unsure when normal business hours will resume beyond April 6th.  We are waiting to see how the situation will evolve as are all Canadians. 

In case of emergency you can contact Dr. Gallagher or Dr. Ho directly who will help triage your concerns.  Please contact us if you feel your issue needs immediate attention in order to avoid visiting the hospital Emergency Room if it is not necessary.

Ocular emergencies include:

  • Sudden loss or decrease in vision or the appearance of a cloudy veil over the eye
  • Foreign body in the eye, ocular injury or forceful trauma
  • Sudden onset of flashing lights, floaters, double vision, red eye accompanied by pain

Dr. Kelly Gallagher (519) 803-1390

Dr. Sandra Ho         (647) 621-6816

For other inquiries, please send a message to info@bvec.ca and we will respond within 24 hours.  We are still accepting contact lens orders and can ship them right to your door.

Stay safe and we hope to be back to work soon. 

Sincerely,

The Bronte Village Eye Care Team

Sport & Sunwear

sports lenses

If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and precision.

Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes. Sports such as tennis, baseball, softball, and racquetball may see ball speeds of 90 mph or more. In baseball alone, there are over 500,000 injuries per year! But that is not the most common cause of sports-related eye injuries. Most eye injuries occur in basketball, where an elbow or a finger jabbed into the eye can cause corneal abrasions, fractured bones, retinal detachments, or even blindness. Polycarbonate lenses are more resistant to impact than glass or plastic and offer protection for 90% of eye injuries. Protective eyewear fits well, features a padded bridge, has prescription or non-prescription lenses, and has deep-grooved eyewires to prevent the lens from falling out.

The specialized lenses also optimize your vision. Depending on your sport, certain lenses are more appropriate than others. Dark, UV protection lenses are great for baseball and other outdoor sports. Golfers can benefit from gray-brown colored lenses which make it easier to outline the course. Even if you do not normally wear glasses, non-prescription sports lenses can benefit your performance. Some people think that lenses prevent the wearer from seeing the action, but many sports lenses have anti-fog, glare reduction, and scratch resistant properties. Some are also designed to maximize peripheral vision.

sun wear

To reduce exposure to UV rays and their effects, we recommend you invest in a set of sunglasses which can provide at least 98% protection from UVA and UVB rays. While cheaper sunglasses can range from poor to excellent UV protection, our sunwear lines provide top quality protection from the sun. We carry a large selection of styles and colors.

Another product to consider is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses block light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water. If you are involved in activities such as water sports, skiing, golfing, biking, fishing, and even driving, polarized lenses can be very helpful in reducing glare and giving a clearer view.

Finally, if you have a youngster in the family, it is never too early to fit them with sunglasses. Children under the age of 20 are the most susceptible to the damaging effects of UV light. One concern of parents is that their child will scratch, break, or lose the sunglasses; we are here to help you make the best choice for your child.

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Halloween Early Closure
October 30, 2019
We will be closing early at 4:30pm this Thursday October 31st.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Have a happy Halloween!