Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care
The optometrists at Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health. We take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Our doctors know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly.
Expert Eye Care in Port Elgin
Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. However, even if your vision is sharp, it is important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist. Whether you need a routine eye exam, new glasses, treatment for an eye disease (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy), or LASIK, our optometrists will provide you with expert care, advice, and follow up.
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Why Choose Us?
- FAMILY ORIENTED – Dr. Larry Carr has been part of the Saugeen Shores medical community for over 35 years and his son and daughter, Dr. Greg Carr and Dr. Kristen Robinson, joined his practice 5 years ago. Our accessible family practice is now named Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care and we treat your family the way we treat our own.
- THOROUGH EYE CARE – Our focus is your eye health and your eye care needs. Our Doctors of Optometry provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, as well as the treatment for a range of conditions including, but not limited to: infections, allergies, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts, vision therapy and macular degeneration.
- STYLISH SELECTION – Our frame gallery has the largest selection of frames and sunglasses in the area!
- MODERN TECHNOLOGY – Our Doctors of Optometry use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision.
- QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS – Our team of Doctors of Optometry, Opticians and Optometric Assistants are friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your questions and concerns, as well as assist you from the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave.
Q&A with Dr. Kristen Robinson
Our Eye Doctor Answers Your Eye Care Questions
I have an infant, a toddler, and a teenager; should my kids be wearing sunglasses?
Yes, absolutely! I know many people laugh at the thought of putting their 6 month old infant in sunglasses, however this is a very crucial time in their development and appropriate measures need to be taken to protect their eyes early in their lives. UV protection is the most crucial before a child reaches 18-20 years old. The lens of the eye is a natural absorber of blue light and UV rays, only after around the age of 20. Up until this age, the lens allows UV or blue light into the eye. This is why it is so important for young children to wear sunglasses because we get 80% of our harmful UV exposure before the age of 18-20. (However, this doesn’t mean that adults are off the hook! They still need to protect their eyes with proper sunglasses as well). These absorption properties are in place to protect the retina from UV radiation throughout the majority of our adult lives. In the process of absorbing these rays the lens is at a much higher risk of developing cataracts.