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Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. When someone has a color deficiency, their perception of colors is different from most of us see. When the deficiency is more severe, it’s called color...

When was the last time that you had a comprehensive eye exam? If you can’t remember, it’s been too long! At Sun Valley Optometry, we believe that you should have an eye examination test every 1-2 years depending on your risk level. We feel that your eye...

What is a cataract? We hear that word often and some people can spot a cataract, but what exactly is it? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which is located behind the iris and the pupil. It’s the leading cause of vision...

With allergy season in full swing, do you know how to get relief from allergies affecting the eyes? Many people seek help for symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling and nasal congestion. But allergies also affect the eyes. Eye allergy symptoms include red, itchy, burning and...

We’ve all heard that eating our carrots can improve our vision. But do you know why carrots in particular are good for that or if there are any other foods for eyesight improvement? Why Carrots? Carrots and other orange-coloured fruits and vegetables help eye health because...

Did you know you blink an average of 14,000 times a day? If you wear contact lenses, that’s a lot of opportunity for unwanted discomfort and distraction. Recently, many advances in contact lens technology have been made to improve the comfort of wearing contacts. Some contacts...

The Okanagan Valley is one of the driest climates in Canada, so it’s no mystery that many people in the area struggle with dry eyes syndrome. Having dry eyes can be a distracting, and irritable issue to deal with. Unfortunately, it's a common and often...

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