Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mayfair Optometric Clinic – A introductory discussion regarding task specific glasses / occupational glasses.

With a proliferation of technology devices evolving into the workplace, the topic of task specific / occupational glasses is more relevant today than ever. In this podcast, Dr. Stephen Taylor of Mayfair Optometric Clinic starts the dialogue specific to computer based glasses, also known as task specific eyewear.
The information technology revolution has had extensive impacts to society, including eyewear and eyecare. Dr. Taylor can help you adapt in a healthy, sustainable manner.

SNSIG Priorities – 2015

As the New Year begins in earnest, it’s worth re-visiting the 2015 based issues and topics of importance to our Peninsula Manufacturing Industry as represented by the Sidney North Saanich Industrial Group (SNSIG).

  1. Skills Trades related issues. This is a business critical activity that we must substantially address in this New Year. Some of our strategies include taking advantage of the recently announced Canada-BC Job Grant (, reaching into the local High Schools to encourage manufacturing based employment training, developing an inventory of case study based digital podcasts illustrating the challenges companies face and understanding the new employment immigration rules recently announced by the Province. An interesting idea brought forward was the establishment of a skills based database for a career retired but not “work” retired individual. Generally this idea would refer to a person in their late 50’s or 60’s who could help with the local skills shortages by being available part-time. Not all of the answers to these local skills trade shortages have to be solved by a younger generation.
  2. Municipal Services. There is an enhanced requirement to address municipal based amenities, i.e., parking, sidewalks, taxation etc. in the Sidney Industrial District. We will work pro-actively and collaboratively with local councils regarding these issues. Included in this area of activity are airport property related assessments and amenities.
  3. Affordable Workforce Housing. This is an issue that continues to require constant rigor and attention. It also requires regional solutions beyond the Peninsula based municipalities. Since the November 2015 election we’ve had discussions regarding this issue with new Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor. Both recognize the need to try and address regional Affordable Workforce Housing inventory. There is increasing attention being directed towards building the case that Victoria’s Rock Bay district could solve some of the housing related challenges for the region – the link to that initial discussion paper is located @

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Mayfair Optometric Clinic – What is an OCT diagnostic instrument? How can it help provide superior eye care?

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing Dr. Taylor and the optometrists at the Mayfair Optometric Clinic to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and, diabetic eye disease, among others.