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Welcome to Driftwood Family Eye Care in Kitchener, Ontario

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Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

The eye doctors at Driftwood Family Eye Care believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs.

Dr. Ian Brown and Dr. Chris know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up.

Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.

Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained, the compassionate team makes the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear, and full-service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Ask Dr. Ian Brown and Dr. Chris a Question...

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.



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Driftwood Family Eye Care

450 Westheights Drive (Unit 20)
Kitchener, ON N2N 2B9
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Emergency?

Please call: 519-744-1001 for further instructions.

We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergency page for more information.