Optometrist Insights

Let’s be honest, we all want to save a little money here and there, and sometimes, we put our bank balance before our health. If you wear contact lenses, chances are you think reusable lenses are more cost effective than disposable lenses. At first glance, that...

The author H. Jackson Brown once said, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” This romantic statement alludes to our intuitive wisdom, but little did he know that the health of the eyes can give us insight into the health of the...

What is Optic Neuritis? Optic neuritis sounds kind of scary, but very simply, it is the term that is used when the optic nerve is inflamed. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying information from the eye to the brain, but when it is inflamed, communication...

Dry eye is a common condition that affects many of us, especially as we grow older. Normally every time we blink, tears are spread across the eye. This helps reduce the risk of eye infections, wash away irritating particles, and keep the surface of the...

Have you ever watched a baby as they stare back at you and wondered what they see? Would you be surprised to learn that newborn infants see just a lot of, well, blur? That's right, even though babies are born with the proper physical structures...

The first known records on the science of optometry date back to two thousand B.C.E; but, optometry as a health profession has come a long way since then. For centuries the only way to correct vision was with eyeglasses. While your Kelowna optometrist is still...

As we age, natural wear and tear on our eyes causes eyesight problems. Most notably, we find the ability to focus on items close to us becomes difficult. We begin squinting at the small print and may find ourselves wishing for longer arms. Identifying the Causes...

For most people, blurred vision simply means you need glasses. We think that blurred vision is due to eye strain or aging and nothing to worry about, and in many cases it is, but the truth is that blurred vision may indicate a more serious...

Retinal detachment is a serious condition that can lead to blindness if it is not treated. Unfortunately, retinal detachment is painless and early signs can go undetected. This article identifies the signs, causes, and types of retinal detachment to create awareness of this condition, and...

Chronic headaches, a stiff neck, back and arm pain, ringing in the ears, transient loss of vision, and memory difficulties. These are common symptoms of many illnesses, but they may also be a sign of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH). Intracranial hypertension is an increase of high...

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