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Use Your Benefits before Year End | Kelowna Optometrist

Use Your Benefits Before the End of the Year – Visit Your Kelowna Optometrist

Now is an excellent time to check into your current benefit package and see what is remaining on this year’s vision care plan. The old saying “use it or lose it!” applies to many vision insurance benefits. If your company has a flexible spending account or FSA it is essential that you check that you […]

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Why You Should Avoid Coloured Contacts this Halloween

It is Halloween season once again! While it can be tempting to complement your creepy costume with some disposable coloured contact lenses, iSight Optometry in Kelowna recommends skipping the spooky, generic brands.  Eye safety and ocular health should take precedence over an image you are seeking to portray. Remember, contact lenses are considered medical devices. […]

Kelowna Optometrist Explains: Where Eye Colour Comes From

Kelowna Optometrist Explains: Where Eye Colour Comes From!

Our eyes are extremely unique and simply amazing! They begin to form a mere two weeks after conception and continue to change throughout our lifetime. Babies are first born with no melanin in their eyes, providing them with an initial bluish colour. It takes a few years for the permanent eye colour to come into […]

September 12, 2017 News, Optometry Advice
Nearsighted Farsighted - Kelowna Optometrist | iSight Optometry

The Differences Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

If you have been recently diagnosed with either of these conditions, you may have some questions as to what these medical conditions actually mean in terms of eye functionality. Many people who have lived with these conditions are unaware as to why they affect their eyesight. Getting your eyes checked regularly will ensure that these […]

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Optometrist in Kelowna Explains: What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause damage the optical nerve. The early stages of the disease are often painless, with few to no symptoms, meaning your regular eye checkups are essential to early detection of these ocular disorders. Most cases of glaucoma cause damage by a rise of pressure within the eye. […]

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Sleeping in Kelowna: Block out the Blue Light

Trouble falling asleep at night? Do you lay in bed trying to fall asleep for hours? It has not been so long that nighttime has been illuminated by artificial lighting. In the modern era it seems natural, however our bodies and eyes have yet to evolve to many of the changes modern life brings. Not […]

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Kelowna Optometrist Explains: What is Ocular Hypertension?

You may be familiar with the term hypertension, as this is generally used to describe high blood pressure. Ocular hypertension is the medical term used to describe high pressure within the eye. Though the terms sound similar, a person’s blood pressure does not have a direct effect on his or her eye pressure, meaning a […]

Eye Twitching – Advice from Our Kelowna Optometrists

It is so common that nearly everyone has some experience with eye twitching, but why is this condition, known as “myokymia”, so prevalent? It comes from the fact that our eyes have the densest collection of fast twitch muscle fibres in the human body. This helps our eye to protect itself. If something moves towards […]

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iSight Optometry: UV Eye Protection in the Okanagan

Living in Kelowna and the Okanagan in general, we are fortunate to enjoy copious amounts of sunshine. While many of us often remember to use sunscreen on our skin or wear a hat, it is vital not to forget to protect your delicate eyes. Short term and long term UV radiation exposure can dramatically influence […]

May 3, 2017 News
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