More than 80% of a child's learning is through vision, yet 1 in 4 school-aged children have a vision problem that affects their learning. Children may not realize that they have a vision problem and accepts their reduced vision, thinking that everyone sees the way they do. Our doctors recommend that infants should have their first complete eye examination at 6 months. Thereafter, children should have another examination between the ages of 2 and 5, and yearly after starting school. Their annual eye exams are covered by OHIP up to 19 years of age.
Our office is a proud participant of the EyeSee EyeLearn program. This is a vision program for children enrolled in Junior Kindergarten in Ontario. It includes a comprehensive eye examination, and if glasses are required, they will receive a complimentary pair from our office! This program was started to encourage children to get their eyes checked before starting school.
Adult Eye Exams - Adults over the age of 19 are recommended to have a comprehensive eye examination at least once every 2 years. Our doctors will check your vision, glasses prescription, binocular vision, and ocular health. Vision is more than just seeing "20/20". Ocular health is thoroughly examined with a pupil dilation, allowing our doctors to check for common ocular diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic disorders are recommended to have more frequent examinations as these diseases can have an impact on your overall eye health. Annual eye examinations are covered by OHIP for patients over the age of 65.
Laser Consultations - If you are looking for an alternative to glasses and contacts, laser eye surgery is a safe and effective option. Our doctors are experienced in providing complete pre and post operative care. Prior to having laser surgery, a thorough examination is needed to determine if you are the right candidate. After the surgery, proper care is required to ensure optimal results. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors and they can answer any questions you may have.
Retinal Imaging, Visual Field Testing & OCT - Our office is proud to offer the latest technology to aid in diagnosing and monitoring ocular pathologies.
Retinal imaging uses a specialized camera to photograph a high resolution image of the retina, allowing our doctors to monitor for changes to your eye from year to year.
Visual Field Testing examines your peripheral vision. It is critical in diagnosing or monitoring neurological disorders, including glaucoma, brain tumors and strokes. This test may sometimes be required by the Ministry of Transport as part of the driver's vision assessment.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the latest in optical imaging. This is a 3-dimensional scan of the retina and aids in detecting diseases at its most earliest stages, even before any signs or symptoms show.
With all the advancement in diagnostic imaging, many eye diseases can be detected at an earlier stage, allowing for better treatment outcomes.
Contact Lens Fittings - With all the advances in contact lens technology and all the different brands available, our optometrists can help decide which contact lenses best suit your eyes. A contact lens eye examination will include a comprehensive exam to check the overall ocular health and vision prescription, and a contact lens assessment to ensure the contacts fit properly and are suitable for your eyes. Proper contact lens fitting is important to ensure optimal comfort and vision. If you are a new wearer, we will also teach you how to care for your lenses and proper insertion and removal techniques.
Emergency Eye Care - Our doctors are always here for you, should you ever experience an eye emergency.
Common eye emergencies include:
- Pink Eye
- Flashing lights in the vision
- New onset of Floaters
- Foreign Body stuck in the eye
- Corneal abrasion (scratched eye)
- Sudden loss of vision
- Eye Pain
- Eye Injury
Never hesitate to give our office a call. We can schedule you a same-day appointment or within 48hrs with one of our doctors.
Note: If you ever experience an eye emergency outside our office hours, please go to the nearest emergency room