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Bedford Eye Care receives Silver Award for donations to Optometry Giving Sight in 2016

Local optometrists, Drs. Mandelman, Cox, Sheppard, McLeod, Boudreau and Matthews and the staff members of Bedford Eye Care, have been acknowledged by Optometry Giving Sight as Silver award level fundraisers, thanks to their efforts during the 2016 World Sight Day Challenge.


Bedford Eye Care was a Finalist for the Best Business of the Year in 2017

Bedford Eye Care was one of five finalists for Business of the Year in Halifax in 2017.


Bedford Eye Care is pleased to welcome our newest optometrists!

Bedford Eye Care welcomes Dr. Amanda Boudreau and Dr. Susan Matthews.



Dr. Erin McLeod Gives Birth to Ashton Thomas Hudson Cowper… a healthy, baby boy!

Dr. Erin McLeod and her partner Aaron are thrilled about the birth of their new baby boy, Aston Thomas Hudson Cowper. He was born 4 weeks ago at almost 9 pounds! He is a big boy with amazingly long fingers. Dr. McLeod will be back to work in December after taking a few months off to be home with the little one.



What’s new in 2015!

2015 was a busy year for Bedford Eye Care. Dr. Dobson left Bedford Eye Care to start a specialty practice, Dr. Erin McLeod became a partner and is going to care for Dr. Dobson's patients. Dr. Jason Bussey joined our practice in July 2015.



Bedford Eye Care Centre Installing new Computer Management Hardware and Software

In an effort to maintain our ‘cutting edge’ philosophy, we have decided to completely re-vamp our office management computer system.


Bedford Eye Care Centre is moving to 36 Duke St. in Bedford in September 2012!

In order to better serve our patients and our growing community, the Bedford Eye Care Centre is expanding and relocating its premises!


Bedford Eye Care Centre providing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanning!

The Bedford Eye Care Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new eye care instrument to our office, the OCT. (Optical Coherence Tomographer) This amazing instrument allows our doctors to view the retina in unprecedented detail. Until now, we were only able to look at the surface of the retina. The OCT allows us to view the retinal structure right down to the cellular level.


Dr. Erin Sheppard joins Bedford Eye Care Centre

We are thrilled to have Dr. Sheppard join our practice here in Bedford! Dr. Sheppard graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2003 after completing a B.Sc. in Biology at Dalhousie University. She has been active in the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists and the Nova Scotia College of Optometrists since returning home after graduation. She has Chaired committees for both the Association and the College, served as the Secretary-Treasurer , Vice President and is the current President of the Association . Dr. Sheppard continues the Bedford Eye Care Centre tradition of excellence in care combined with compassionate care-giving.



We have a winner for the Kobo Touch E-reader in our Specs and the City promotion!

Joyce Kavanaugh has won a new Kobo Touch E-reader in our Specs and the City Promotion.


Restasis Comes to Canada!

RESTASIS® is the only prescription eye drop that helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears.


Maui Jim Prescription (Rx) Polarized Sunglasses

If you’re looking for some excellent prescription polarized sunglasses, take a look at Maui Jim!


Social Media and Bedford Eye Care Centre

Bedford Eye Care Centre uses the latest online tools to keep you informed.



New Optomap Retinal Scanner

Our office is pleased to announce the acquisition of the newest version of the Optomap Retinal Scanner.


Alarming Changes to Eye Care Legislation in BC

The B.C. government is proposing alarming changes to eye care legislation that could start a precedent, putting all Canadian’s eyes and vision at risk.


Vitalux Plus Omega-3

Many of our patients with macular degeneration (AMD) are taking Vitalux nutritional supplements to help slow down the progression of this sight-threatening disease.



Theratears Nutrition for eye comfort with Omega 3’s

TheraTears Nutrition provides all of the omega-3s your eyes need, so as you continue to take it, your eyes will continue to feel their best.


Toric Intraocular Lenses

With recent technological advancement, patients can now have their astigmatism corrected after cataract surgery.


Essilor 360 Lenses - High Resolution Vision applied to single-vision lenses

Essilor has launched its new single-vision Essilor 360 lenses that deliver true High Resolution Vision.


Bifocal Contact Lenses that can correct virtually any prescription

CooperVision is proud to announce the launch of the Proclear Multifocal Toric lens.

Bedford Eye Care - Finalist for 2017 Business of the Year in the Halifax Business Awards

Bedford Eye Care is a Finalist for Business of the Year!

We are so very grateful to our patients, the community and the outstanding service team in the practice for the support you all continue to show to us in our many years in business.

We're honoured to be selected by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce among a diverse group of outstanding and well-known finalists for this prestigious award. We believe it's a reflection of the commitment we have to delivering the highest quality care to our patients and for pushing into new areas of innovative care, including our new dry eye and traumatic brain injury clinics, as well as our commitment to patient and public education in these critical new areas of research and treatment.