Why Eye Protection During Winter Sports is Essential

Why Eye Protection During Winter Sports is Essential

For many people, the Okanagan winter is the perfect season because they can spend time outdoors enjoying their favourite sports. Just as we recommend protecting your eyes with sunglasses during summer activities, eye protection during the winter is vital to the...

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Is it a good idea to buy glasses online?

Is it a good idea to buy glasses online?

You can buy almost anything online these days – including eyeglasses. But should you?There are some advantages to buying glasses online. When you buy glasses online you have a wide variety of choice in frame styles and colors. You’ll probably save time compared to...

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What are eye charts?

What are eye charts?

If you’ve ever had an eye exam, you probably remember being asked to look at a chart full of rows of letters of different sizes and read the letters out loud. But why? What does an eye chart measure?Eye charts are used to measure how clearly you can see details at...

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How to take care of your glasses

How to take care of your glasses

Eyeglasses are a significant investment. This is not only because they can be quite expensive, but also because we depend on them to see clearly. This makes glasses an essential part of our lives. There are a few basic bad habits that most people have when it comes to...

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How important is it to wear sunglasses?

How important is it to wear sunglasses?

Wearing sunglasses is trendy and fashionable. They come in a huge variety of styles and colours that is now seen as an essential part of a complete outfit, and even to define one’s personality. Beyond shading your eyes, they have other crucial benefits. Sunglasses...

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Why Wear Glasses?

Why Wear Glasses?

Many more people wear glasses these days, thanks to technological advancements that have made mobile phones and computer monitors a vital part of our lives. Changes to our eyes may require correction with glasses. Since this is now so widespread, it is important that...

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Eye Testing: It’s Important

Eye Testing: It’s Important

We don't think anyone can overstate just how important our eyes are. They help us navigate the world and witness truly beautiful things. Your eyes help you see a million things every day. When multiplied by an entire lifetime, the number of things we see with our eyes...

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Should I add a Blue Light Filter To My Eyeglasses?

Should I add a Blue Light Filter To My Eyeglasses?

You may have been on a Zoom or Facetime call and noticed someone’s eyeglasses have a blue tinge to them. What is this for and should you add this the next time you change up your glasses? We asked the team at Dr. Specs Optical in Kelowna for their advice. What is Blue...

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Graduated Lenses: Everything You Should Know

Graduated Lenses: Everything You Should Know

There are many different types of eyeglass lenses that can be customized to correct specific vision concerns. Firstly, single-vision lenses have one power or strength over the entire lens. Or one might need a bifocal or trifocal lens - that has two or three strengths...

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