Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.



Your preschooler should now be developing depth perception and improving his hand-eye co-ordination.

You can help your child develop healthy vision.

  • Reading to your child helps her develop the visual skills she will need to begin reading on her own.
  • Activities like painting, sorting shapes, and assembling pieces like blocks or puzzles help develop healthy vision.
  • Be selective about how much TV your preschooler watches. Prolonged viewing or viewing TV too closely can cause eye strain.
  • One in five preschoolers have vision disorders. Make sure to schedule a full eye examination before your child starts school.