Welcome to Edinburgh Optometry Clinic
& Eye Care Services
Please navigate through our website to learn more about our clinic, our doctors and professional staff, and the various services we provide. As we grow our website, you can look forward to more information and more services available on-line – so check back often for updates!
As always, an on-line source of information can never answer every single question – so please do not hesitate to Contact Us at any time – our friendly staff will be happy to assist you over the phone.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Know anyone who may be well-suited to be an Optometric Technician? Edinburgh Optometry is a busy practice seeking a motivated individual who is eager to learn and be a part of our successful team!
Our summer renovations are complete and we’re thrilled for everyone to see! Come stop by the office and check out the new improvements to Edinburgh Optometry.
World Sight Day Challenge, October 12th 2017
It’s that time of year again when Optometry Giving Sight invites all people who value good vision to take the World Sight Day Challenge.
This year we are helping to raise funds in support of children’s eye health as part of Our Children’s Vision.
There are millions of children around the world whose futures depend on being able to access an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
For more information and ways to support, please visit Optometry Giving Sight.
Car Wash for Optometry Giving Sight – Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who came out to our annual fundraising car wash for Optometry Giving Sight. We had the most beautiful day, and our most successful year yet!
We will be hosting more in-office events during the month of October. Stay tuned for more details.
Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. Your donations allow Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution by supporting programs that:
- Train – local eye care professionals and;
- Establish – vision centers for sustainability to;
- Deliver – eye care and low cost glasses.
Welcome Dr. Rachel Nevicato
Edinburgh Optometry is excited to welcome Dr. Rachel Nevicato, who will be starting at our practice on September 5th, 2017. Rachel is excited to join the Edinburgh Optometry team while covering Dr. Furfaro’s maternity leave. Rachel is originally from Hamilton, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Science in 2013 and most recently her Doctorate of Optometry in June 2017 from the University of Waterloo. Her training includes a disease and therapeutics externship in a Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma where she developed an interest in managing ocular disease. Outside of the office Rachel’s passions include hiking, baseball, and country music. She is excited to meet you! Your eyesight and health are in great hands.
Office Renovations – Summer 2017
Our office has been undergoing a facelift over the last few weeks. The walls have been painted, floors replaced and new rooms built. It has been an exciting time at Edinburgh Optometry. Check back here for updates on the progress, or stop by to check it out for yourself!
October is Eye Health Month – World Sight Day Challenge 2017
For the month of October we draw particular focus on the importance of eye health in the overall scope of eye care. Healthy eyes are essential in the maintenance of good vision over your lifetime. In Ontario, access to excellent eye care is something many people take for granted. Your local optometrist, including our staff doctors at Edinburgh Optometry, are eager and happy to examine your eyes for a general eye exam and eye health check-up. If you have any questions about the health aspects of your eye exam, please ask away!
The World Sight Day Challenge is a campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight to raise funds for projects that provide vision care, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Children are especially vulnerable. Providing vision correction to a school-age child can literally transform their entire life.
Our practice will raise funds for the World Sight Day Challenge by collecting voluntary donations from our patients during the month of October. We host annual events such as our car wash, in-office bake sales, raffles and draws, and so on. We appreciate all of your continued support! This year’s car wash event will be help on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am until 2:00pm in the parking lot at our office – 262 Edinburgh Road South. We would love to see you there!
Eye See… Eye Learn Program 2017-2018
Do you have a child born in 2013 who is starting Junior Kindergarten this September? If so, start them off on the right foot with an eye-exam! Your child may qualify for a free pair of glasses through the Eye See…Eye Learn Program. Children 19 years of age or younger in Ontario are eligible for an annual eye exam covered under OHIP.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recognizes the important link between eye health and learning, and recommends comprehensive eye examinations for all children entering kindergarten. The Eye See…Eye Learn program will help make sure our kindergarten students get the best start to learning. For more information about the program you can call our office, or consult http://www.optom.on.ca/OAO/ESEL/AboutESEL.aspx. Call our office to book an appointment!
Guelph Tribune Readers’ Choice Award Recipient 2017
A big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for our office for Guelph Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Award. We received Gold in the Optical Store category, and the Diamond Award in the Optical Services category. We are looking forward to serving the Guelph and surrounding area for many years to come!
Eye Foods FOR SALE
We have a number of copies of the fantastic book, EYE FOODS at our clinic. Written by two Canadian optometrists, this book is filled with great information and an approach to healthy eating that supports good eye health over the years! This is a great resource for anyone interested in general health and especially EYE health – and would be particularly important to read for anyone diagnosed with, or who has a family member with macular degeneration. Be sure to check out the display copy when you are at the clinic!
Edinburgh Optometry Clinic featured in the 2012 Guelph Sustainability Report
Guelph Hydro released its 2012 Sustainability Report earlier this year – and Edinburgh Optometry Clinic was featured in this publication for its project to replace halogen bulbs in a large number of fixtures throughout the office with newer LED high efficiency light bulbs. More details about this project are outlined in the report (see page 36 in the following link — CLICK HERE to open a PDF of the full report).
Our Mission Statement
To provide our patients with the most comprehensive, friendly, and up-to-date eye care in a comfortable, family-oriented clinic.
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