ADULT AND SENIOR EYE EXAMS
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Not surprisingly, our eyes, decline with age, perhaps even with accelerating declination from age 60 onward.
It is important to schedule regular eye exams with a caring optometrist or ophthalmologist. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams.
CHILDREN'S EYE EXAMS
Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don’t understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately.
Early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial. Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids.
DIABETIC EYE EXAMINATIONS
Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.
Our Eye Care Clinic makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in diabetic eye care.
CONTACT LENS EXAMS AND FITTINGS
We have a large inventory of trial contact lenses for new fittings and prescription adjustments. We also have an on-site supply of our most successful lenses.
We fit astigmatic, multifocal, gas permeable contacts, including specialty lens fits for keratoconus. We use all modalities of lenses; monthly, two week, daily and multi-month (quarterly or bi-yearly) for some more specialized fits.
It is important for corneal eye health to have proper contact lense fit and maintenance.
MYOPIA CONTROL EYE EXAMS
Myopia, or nearsightedness is a very common vision problem. It’s estimated that up to one-third of North Americans are nearsighted.
Nearsightedness may be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Depending on the degree of your myopia, you may need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses all the time, or only when you need sharper distance vision, like when driving, viewing a chalkboard or watching a movie.
If you have been struggling to see things at a distance lately, it’s a good idea to come in for an eye exam.
DRY EYE THERAPY
Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
Dry eyes is a complex, multifactorial disease that often requires systematic treatment regime to help improve not only your symptoms but also the overall eye surface health, although your symptoms will improve, DED is difficult to cure. Come in to our practice and we can discuss treatments.
Post-Concussion and Binocular Vision Eye Exams
Binocular vision is the process whereby the brain takes the information from each eye individually to generate a clear and unified or single image.
Binocular vision is important for simple daily tasks like pouring water, catching a ball and is optimal for academic and work performance. There are a multitude of binocular vision dysfunctions and thorough binocular vision assessment is not typically a part of your complete eye health examination.
Binocular vision dysfunction can affect people of all ages including children at school who are finding it difficult to read, getting headaches, feeling tired or having difficulties copying from the board. This dysfunction is also common in post-concussion patients. Interestingly, symptoms may not arise for many years following a concussion.
Without the ability to easily fuse the images that the two eyes send to the brain into a single image, individuals with a binocular vision dysfunction may experience any of the following:
- Reading or learning difficulties
- Tracking troubles such as skipping lines or losing place while reading or using a finger to read
- Double vision
- Abnormal fatigue towards the end of the work/school day
- Eye strain
- Mobility issues
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Closing an eye when working on a computer
- Motion sickness
- Difficulty with sustained near vision
- Difficulty copying things to your book from the board
Once completing a binocular vision work-up it may be recommended that you (or your child) wear glasses to help with the binocular vision dysfunction. Vision therapy may be recommended and there may be other allied health workers that are recommended to partake in your recovery and improvement of your binocular vision dysfunction.
In people who have had a brain injury (post-concussion), binocular vision dysfunction is part of a whole umbrella of symptoms that are often known as post-trauma vision syndrome.
Laser Eye Surgery Consultation
If you’re ready for an alternative to glasses and/or contacts look to us for co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other ocular surgery.
We will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Cataract Refractive Technology. If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery.
LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or “refractive” surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.
EMERGENCY EYE CARE
Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, or sore eyes, foreign body removal and eye emergencies?
We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies. State of the art equipment allows us to examine the front surface of the eye and also digitally scan inside the eye for infection or damage. We accommodate many eye emergencies such as:
- Eye infections
- Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
- Eye trauma
- Scratched eyes
- Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Lost or broken contact lenses or eyeglasses
- Flashes of light in the vision
- “Floaters” in the vision
- Red or painful eyes
- Dislodged contact lenses
- Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Management
Utilizing cutting edge technology we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.
Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options. Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases.
Low Vision Assessment
Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, who are at greater risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts, which are some of the most common causes of the condition