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Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

Disease Management for Practitioners

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Many practitioners and eye doctors treat a wide range of eye disease in Kelowna, BC but only a few doctors can provide the necessary testing to get a clear, complete picture of each patient. Younger patients will likely need a simple slit lamp to get a thorough checkup, but older patients can benefit from digital photography of their optic nerves, retina health, or tear layers, for example, to prevent damage caused by eye disease.

Eye disease like Glaucoma has been called the “sneak thief of sight” as optometrists historically up to today struggle to find signs of the disease until it’s already progressed. However, with modern digital photography and close examination of the optic nerve, Glaucoma can be diagnosed and treated earlier for longer, healthier vision. An OCT scan is a simple test that’s performed at our office daily, and we’re happy to help bring other practitioners access to this valuable technology.

Diabetic eye disease affects more patient yearly, yet diabetic retinopathy or macular edema don’t have to be the cause of concern. A yearly exam with an eye doctor can provide a safety net against vision loss from diabetes. Although a dilation may be performed at various offices, Vision Support and Dry Eye Centre carries the latest in corneal topography and retinal imaging to capture a wide-range photo of your eye. Co-managing your patients with us can help you detect early signs of leaky blood vessels to lead your patients to the right treatment at the earliest signs.

Macular Degeneration has been challenging for various practitioners, and in some cases, AREDS2 didn’t help their AMD patients vision. Understanding the underlying causes of macular degeneration in your patients is a matter that’s of utmost importance and taken seriously by many professionals. We decided to add to our line of co-management, MaculaRisk, to definitively identify the unique nutritional formula for each individual. This revolutionary test has changed the way we care for our patients. Let us help you better the care for your Macular Degeneration patients, together.

For more information on co-managing your patient’s eye diseases, contact our office today.