Eye Health

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 ...

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease associated with diabetes affecting more than 500,000 Canadians a year. Often going unnoticed and developing over time, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision changes and blindness. Who's Most at Risk? Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients are at...

Have your eyelids ever been inflamed? Do they have an unusual red colour and feel like they’re burning causing irritation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Blepharitis could be causing you this pain.   What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis may have an unusual name, but...

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that causes painful, red and itchy eyes. While you may have heard of pink eye before, did you know that there are different types of pink eye? Each type can have different pink eye...

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