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Advances in health research has helped prolong our life span and improve our quality of life, and the same advances have been made in the eye health industry. We know so much more about eye health and eye diseases than we did 20 or even...

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is also known as temporal arteritis, and it is the most common type of vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). It’s a fairly uncommon disease, affecting only 24 in 100,000 people, but it is a serious condition. The danger of GCA...

Subconjunctival hemorrhage sounds nasty – and it looks as nasty as it sounds! Basically, it’s a hemorrhage in your eye, and it’s caused by blood vessels that are ruptured or broken, which leads to blood leaks in the space between the conjunctiva (the tissue that...

It's a moment you'll never forget, the first time you and your new baby look into each others' eyes for the first time. You'll notice every detail about them, but have you ever wondered what your child is seeing when they gaze back at you?...

Myopia has often been a source of jokes and cartoons, and who doesn’t laugh to see Mr. Magoo make mistakes thanks to his magnified myopia. But, as anyone who is nearsighted knows, myopia is no laughing matter. Myopia is becoming increasingly common, and a recent report...

Retinitis Pigmentosa(RP) affects 1 in 4000 people worldwide. This rare but widespread disorder affects the light-sensitive retina which leads to vision impairment, and eventually, severe vision loss. Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa Most cases of RP are caused by a genetic condition, but some cases are caused...

Have you noticed tiny specs that float in your vision? Many people have, and often it is just a piece of dust or a trick of the light, but, if you notice these floating specks in your vision on a regular basis, it could be...

Inflamed, red eyes sounds unattractive and painful, but more importantly, it could signal an infection that causes uveitis, and this can not only be painful, it can lead to vision loss if left un treated. In fact, uveitis is the fifth leading cause of vision...

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, affects an estimated 3% of children under the age of six and up to 5% of the adult population. Amblyopia is a communication problem between the brain and the eye. Normally, the eyes send identical images to the brain, but...

At Orchard Park Optometry, our Optometrists are readily available and qualified to handle minor Kelowna eye emergencies. After an assessment, you may be referred to an Ophthalmologist or asked to return for a follow-up. What are the Most Common Eye Emergencies? Red, sore, or itchy eyes ...

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