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Welcome to Island Eyecare in Sydney, Nova Scotia

See the Difference

When people ask about our clinic, we like to say, “Come see the difference”. Our doctors use many pieces of technology that can’t be found elsewhere on Cape Breton. In some cases, we are the first clinic east of Montreal to have this technology! All of this equipment helps us find problems earlier so we can provide better outcomes later. When it comes to seeing your best, we offer the latest in lens designs not found elsewhere, including the Zeiss Drive lens. In contact lenses, it is well known daily disposable lenses are the healthiest option which is why they are our first recommendation. We know life can be busy, so we try to make it easy on you. From offering evening and weekend appointments to communicating by text or email, our goal is to provide easy, convenient access.

Using the latest in optometric technology such as advanced digital imaging, such as Daytona Optomap, in our Sydney office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment. Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctors regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

From our office in Sydney, Island EyeCare serves patients from Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island – schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with Island Eyecare.

Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained, compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

Happy Patients

Ask Our Sydney Doctors a Question...

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy. More about Dry Eyes...

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye. More about Dry Eyes...

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure. More about Dry Eyes...

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117 Welton St
Sydney, NS B1P 5R6
  • 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Special Office Hours:
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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 902-200-2129 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

902-200-2129