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Island Eyecare - Your Optometrists in Sydney, Nova Scotia

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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!

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Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

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Eye Emergencies

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.

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Due to the spread of COVID-19 we are closing the office until further notice. Our doctors will still see urgent cases. An urgent case includes:

1. Sudden loss or decrease of vision 2. New flashing lights or spots in your vision 3. Foreign body in the eye or ocular injury 4. Sudden onset of a painful eye 5. Sudden onset of double vision or a drooping eyelid

If you have any of these symptoms you can speak to one of our doctors at 902-317-2440, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Should you be nearing the end of your supply of dry eye products or supply of contact lenses, please click here to order conveniently from your house.

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