Many of us visit our dentist twice a year. Most of us even get our snow tires annually installed. Yet, when is the last time you went for a comprehensive eye exam? Dr. Ketter, Dr. Westfall, Dr. Gautier and the dedicated team at iSight Optometry know that life is busy! However, with only one pair of eyes to last our entire lifetime, it is vital to ensure we maintain them for optimum ocular health and vision. Centrally located on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna, our family-friendly clinic is always happy to see you and your entire family.
Fun and Informative Eye Exams for Everyone
A lot can change with a person’s vision over the course of a year. Gradual changes may go unnoticed, particularly by children. Our bodies have amazing adaptive qualities. Children especially may not know what clear vision looks like and may become used of their less than perfect eyesight. Many clients are unaware they are overcompensating or continually squinting. We recommend seeing your child first at 6 months, between 3 and 4 years old and again prior to Kindergarten. Once they start school full time, an annual eye exam is highly recommended.
Our office is proud to be a part of the Eye See … Eye Learn® program – a children’s vision program providing Kindergarten students with comprehensive eye exams and, if prescribed, one free pair of eyeglasses.
From Headaches to Diabetes: Eye Exams Explain A Lot
A comprehensive eye exam conducted by a licensed optometrist is an important health indicator for your entire well-being. iSight Optometry relies on the latest technology to provide you with pleasant and informative experience. Assessing the health of your eyes, your optic nerve and every membrane and blood vessel in between is essential since many conditions do not present with any symptoms. Left unchecked, your eyes could be deteriorating without your knowledge. Eye exams can alert patients and doctors to much more than vision discrepancies including:
- Cholesterol issues
- Blood Pressure problems
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
And numerous other health concerns. Catching nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness or amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (turned eye) early on can dramatically improve one’s life. Prescription glasses or contact lenses may be needed for driving. If lazy eye muscles need to be corrected, early detection can save your child from having to wear an eye patch once they reach school. There are a multitude of reasons why it is vital to maintain regular checkups.
The view of the optic nerve through the eye is one of the only ways we can view these vital internal components without having to operate. It offers a unique insight into a client’s overall health. In many instances, a regular eye exam provides the first knowledge regarding other health concerns. Call us today to book your next appointment.
- Symptoms Linked to Vision Issues Include:
- Excessive blinking
- Eye strain or headaches
- Excessive squinting or holding books or objects closer
- Delayed alphabet learning
- Tearing, burning, itchy eyes
- Reversing numbers and letters
- Difficulty with reading and comprehension
- Daydreaming, poor school performance
- Lateral vision problems
While some signs of vision problems are less prominent or not initially connected such as problems in school, patients commonly show dramatic improvement once their vision is corrected. Early treatment is vital in your family’s health. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!