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Eye Safety and Sports

When the spring arrives, as well as a greater chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the number of sports related eye injuries. Every year, many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be prevented with suitable protection. Guarding your eyes while participating in sports is particularly important in contact sports or those that expose you to the sun's rays such as field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, squash, boxing, volleyball, or fishing.

Lower your risk of a sports eye injury by investing in the appropriate protective eyewear best suited for the activity you might be involved in. Protective eyewear will keep you safe from injury and will often also have lenses that block harmful ultra-violet light for outdoor play. Sports eyewear is designed to protect your eyes from certain conditions. Everyday glasses usually aren't adequate for full protection, meaning that even just a minor hit can turn into an actual risk to eyesight.

Sports and eye safety goes beyond using the right eyewear. Your sight is an important component of how well you play sports, so you must have clear vision. If you ordinarily wear eyeglasses, you'll need protective sports glasses or goggles with a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you're fitted with contacts, you might need a slightly different lens than the ones you normally wear. Contact your optometrist about the choices that are right for you.

Each sport has a range of dangers and demands, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and fit you with the correct eyeglasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This is key in helping you gain the winning edge you need to succeed and have fun safely.

All sports have differing needs and risks, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to determine your unique needs and provide the correct glasses or contact lenses to maximize your visual skills. This will only help you give you the boost you need to succeed and have fun and be safe when you play sports.

Clinic Protocols and Patient Guidelines – COVID -19

We have been working diligently to establish protocols to keep both our patients and staff safe during this time and for the foreseeable future. The following protocols and guidelines have been established to ensure the highest level of sanitation possible.

Clinic Hygiene and Sanitization Protocols


Arrival to the Clinic

ONLY scheduled patients are permitted to enter the clinic. If you were driven to the clinic, please ask your family/friend to wait for you in the car. Please enter the clinic no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

If you arrive late for your appointment, it may have to be re-scheduled as we must keep on time to ensure enough time for sanitation between patients and avoid overcrowding at the reception area.

Please wear a MASK before entering the clinic.

If you do not have a mask, we will be offering them for a nominal fee.


Further Safety Precautions

Touchless Payment

Currently, we are only accepting Interac, Mastercard and Visa cards. If you have extended health insurance, Please inform our staff with all the details. We deal with Sun life, Great-West Life, Blue Cross and Manulife we will bill your insurance first and then charge your credit card the remaining balance.

Physical Distancing

Please be mindful to keep 2M distance if you run into other patients in the reception room. Stand on the floor decals. We are aiming to stagger appointment to avoid congregation in the waiting room.

Sanitation time between each treatment has been scheduled and we are using hospital grade disinfectants to sanitize all high touchpoints, tables, light switches, door handles etc

Practitioner PPE

We will be wearing masks, and some will be wearing face shields, gloves, and scrubs.

Paying for your treatment


Booking Appointments

Please email the clinic at or call at (604) 420-2115 for your future appointments.

24 Hours Prior to your scheduled appointment

24 hrs. prior to your appointment, you will receive your 24-hour reminder email. It will have a link to the THRIVE BC COVID- 19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool. The link is: IF you answer YES to any of the questions, please call the clinic to reschedule your appointment no earlier than 2 weeks. This is extremely important for the safety and protection of our patients, therapist, and our families.

Upon the arrival of your appointment, if we notice any flu-like symptoms or through conversation realize that you have possibly engaged with friends/family who may have been exposed to COVID- 19, we will respectfully ask you to reschedule the appointment.

Product Purchase

Our Staff will assist you in Choosing your Eye Wear, Please DO NOT HANDLE THE FRAMES FROM THE DISPLAY. Once you have made your Frame selection the remaining frames will be sanitized before being placed on the frame bars.

These protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of you, your loved ones, our staff, our practitioners, and their families.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lougheed Town Centre Optical & Optometry

Located at 9855 Austin Rd, Ste 147, Burnaby, BC V3J 1N4

Phone: 604-420-2115

We are back! We are now open to our normal business hours. Please request an appointment here or call 604-670-3329. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you, and stay safe.