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We Are Always Investing in New Technology and Processes

We Believe in Leading by Innovation

We invest in new technology that is proven to provide better information and treatment options. We recognize that new technology changes the options available to our patients and want to ensure that we always provide our clients with the very best in optical technology.

Faster, More Accurate Tests

Our investment in specific equipment and processes, such as the Optomap® Retinal Exam and Octopus Visual Field Analyzer, enables us to come to faster, more accurate conclusions about your eye health.

Our Technology Investments Save You Time and Money

Because we are able to come to better conclusions about your eye health in less time, we can more rapidly make recommendations and help you keep your eye health in tip-top shape. We can do this in fewer appointments and tests, meaning you get more for less.

Designed Around Your Needs

We have spent a long time listening to the feedback of our patients and have made our technology choices around that. We continue to do this ongoing to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.

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Always Innovating, Always Listening

We want you to feel completely comfortable with the equipment that we utilize during our visits. If you ever have any questions or concerns we invite you to bring those to us – it is our pleasure to provide you the information and context you need.

Our Location

North Vancouver

Westcoast designer Susan Taubensee created the new Lynn Valley practice to provide you with a relaxing and unique experience in eye care and eyewear. Our Optometry Clinic is located in the Lynn Valley Village where you can browse between over 1000 frames and 150 sunglasses to personalize your prescription.

Phone: (604) 987-9191
Fax: (604) 987-9109
E-mail: Email Us

Lynn Valley Optometry
255 - 1233 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, BC, V7J 0A1

Hours

Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Vision Therapy Reviews

  • Vision Therapy has helped me become an all-around solid reader. When reading books, I now fully understand what is happening and I don’t have to read one part in a book over and over to understand. I can also read fast while still understanding. My eyes are also being much more efficient, which is making me less tired when I read.

    Max, Age 12

  • Before Vision Therapy, I was seeing double vision and I couldn’t see the board. Now I can see the board and I can only see double vision when I cross my eyes!

    Alida, Age 8

  • I have improved in spelling because I get better grades. Before I was getting C’s and B’s in spelling, and now I’m getting A’s. I have improved in Math because before I didn’t know my times tables that good. I didn’t know 7 x 9, and now I know it’s 63, and I get better grades. Now I can draw better and more detailed pictures. I don’t have very much headaches and stomach aches any more, and my eyes don’t hurt when I read, and they don’t get tired anymore, so I read a lot more.

    Micheal, Age 11

  • When Michael first visited the optometrist he was experiencing frequent headaches and tummy aches, as well as sore, tired eyes. His grades were slipping at school and he disliked reading. He was beginning to consider himself as “dumb”. The combination of eye glasses and vision therapy has made a world of difference to Michael...

    From Michael’s Mother - Read More

  • Jason was in grade 2 when he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. He had coordination issues and had a hard time with motor skills. We had him thoroughly tested by various specialists. His ears and eyes checked out fine. He was placed on drugs at 8 years old...

    Jason, Age 15 (from his mother) - Read More

  • Vision Therapy has made a huge difference to what I see. Even though I’m halfway through, the changes have been nothing but extraordinary. My peripheral vision and depth-perception has improved, making driving and parking, especially in tight spaces, a whole lot easier. Before, I would panic and give up. Now I have much more awareness and I no longer have to worry about hitting things. Considering I had my eyes cosmetically operated on three times, it’s an overall amazing change.

    Alex, Age 21

During your eye exam, we will test you with the latest in eye care technology to observe the health of your eye. Some of the possible instruments that will be used include:

Spectral Domain Ocular Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT)

We are proud to be the only optometry practice on the North Shore with this cutting edge technology. The OCT allows us to take extremely detailed 3D images of your retina and its cellular layers to look for damage. It’s like an MRI of the eye but using light and no radiation. With this instrument we are able to detect signs of glaucoma and macular degeneration sometimes up to 10 years earlier. The OCT gives us a more detailed view of the retina and optic nerve than traditional instruments.

Optomap Retinal Exam

We are the only Eye Care Practice on the North Shore to have this instrument. The Optomap® Retinal Exam is used by your Eye Doctor to get an ultra-widefield view of the retina (the back of the eye). Our eye exams include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, but a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops. Video Imaging System for Anterior Segment this device takes video and still images of the front surface of the eye through our biomicroscope giving us the ability to compare changes over time important for detecting cataracts, contact lens wear problems, corneal abrasions and infections.

Canon Digital Retinal Camera

Optometrists have always looked at the back of your eye, the retina, to ensure that your eye is healthy inside as well as outside. With this technology we can take an incredibly accurate digital image to keep on record. Not only does this allow any concerns to be shared with other health care professionals, but it also supports early diagnosis of ocular conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. It also allows us to obtain a 3D image of your optic nerve head which is important for detecting subtle changes due to glaucoma.

Octopus Visual Field Analyser

The term “Visual Field” describes the range of peripheral vision that a person has. Normally, the eye uses peripheral vision to assess the world around us. Unfortunately, we can lose some function in our peripheral vision (often related to diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration) that is irreversible and may not be noticed until it is quite severe. With this instrument, we can test your range and quality of peripheral vision to identify issues early and protect the vision you have.

TRS Autophoropter

You may be familiar with the traditional phoropter, the instrument that is placed in front of your eyes to help the Optometrist select the correct prescription through a series of tests. With this automated version, once your prescription is determined by our Optometrists, we can instantly show you the comparison with your unaided eye, your current eyewear and the new prescription.

Nidek Autorefractor

Before your Optometrist identifies the best prescription for you, we use a computerized system to get a starting point. This makes the process more efficient, but it is important that an Optometrist fine tunes this automated result into a wearable prescription that will work for you.

iCare Tanometer – No more puff of air! This instrument helps us test the pressure in the eye without touching it. We test this pressure to determine whether you are at a risk for glaucoma, often associated with elevated pressures in the eye. It is a very important part of an eye exam since abnormal pressure results are often symptom free but can damage the eye if left untreated.

1 in 7 patients presenting for an eye exam have an asymptomatic eye disease, meaning they have no symptoms and would not have discovered the disease without getting an eye exam*