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Our eye care center in Meadow Lake offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults.

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Eye Emergencies, Eye Exams & More

Our optometrist in Vision North Eye Care provides eyewear prescriptions and offers corrective laser eye surgery co-management as well. You can get in touch with our eye doctor's office to set up an appointment at your convenience and learn more about some of our key services below.

Q&A with the Eye Doctor

Dr. Melissa McLaughlin Answers Your Eyecare Questions

Why is UV protection important for your eyes? (Click to see answer)

The eyes are particularly sensitive to UV radiation. Short duration exposure can lead to conditions called photokeratitis or conjunctivitis; more commonly known as “welder’s flash”, “snowblindess”, and “pink eye”. The symptoms of these conditions can vary from severe pain, blurred vision, gritty, foreign body sensation and light sensitivity. Extended exposure can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which can lead to blindness.

Children need even more eye protection than adults as they tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults. In fact, more than half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs by age 18. Children are much more susceptible to retinal damage because their lens is much clearer than adults; thus, enabling UV rays to penetrate deeper into the eye.

You should always wear sunglasses even in the shade, because surrounding buildings, roadways and surfaces can reflect UV rays. Sunglasses are also very important in the winter! Fresh snow can reflect 80% of UV rays nearly doubling your overall exposure to UV radiation.

See here for some more info on UV Rays and Eyesight.


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COVID-19 update

UPDATE: Re-Opening Plan

OPENING DATE has changed to Monday, May 25th!! Staff will be learning and practicing many new protocols and regulations to better serve our patients in these changing times  We look forward to seeing you all again!

We are happy that the province is doing so well in containing the spread of the virus and hope that we can continue to reduce our active cases. Our province and people have worked so hard at being careful and practicing social distancing which has contributed to our success. All people in essential services that have continued working during this time have done an amazing job and truly need to be commended for their hard work. Events like this have huge mental and physical ramifications on everyone, especially those in essential services.) What to Expect in Our Office Read our safety protocols

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We will be opening on Monday, May 25th!

What to Expect in Our Office Read our safety protocols.