Adults eye exam

During a comprehensive eye exam, you would be greeted by an Optometric Assistant to complete your registration, walk you through preliminary eye tests, explaining each test and its importance.

Eye Exams, how often?

Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends:

Healthy adults 19-64 years of age are recommended to have a full eye exam every two years, annual for contact lens wearers, people over 65 years of age are recommended to have a full eye exam every year, and to consult your optometrist if you have any eye related complaints.

Many eye conditions don’t present with symptoms in the early stages, an annual comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist would detect any condition or eye disease and address its management accordingly.

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The risk of developing some eye diseases or conditions increase after age 40 commonly:
  • Presbyopia (difficulty reading small print at normal distance)
  • Dry Eye Disease
After age 60, the risk of developing other eye diseases increases significantly mainly:
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Children’s eye Exam

A newborn’s vision is mostly blurry, but the visual system develops over time and is fully formed in the teen years. Protect your child’s vision with regular eye screenings as they grow.
Examinations for kids are recommended beginning at 6 months of age, at 3 years old and yearly thereafter.

School demands intense visual involvement. If their eyes aren’t up to the task, a child may feel tired and have trouble concentrating and learning. Children are not always able to verbalize when they’re having trouble seeing.
Regular eye exams with your optometrist would detect and address conditions when they start.

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Some Common eye disease in Kids:
  • Amblyopia: poor vision in an eye that did not develop vision normally in childhood, also called lazy eye.
  • Strabismus: misaligned or crossed eyes, happens in about 4 percent of children.
  • Ptosis: Droopy eyelid that can block vision.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Irritation of the white of the eye from infection or allergy.
  • Stye and Chalazion: A red, sore lump at the edge of the eyelid.
  • Blocked Tear Duct: Twenty percent of babies (2 out of 10) are born with a blocked tear duct.
  • Refractive errors: Refractive errors cause blurry vision. A child can have trouble seeing at near distances, far distances or both. If a child does not see correctly for long enough, they can lose vision and get a “lazy eye.” Correct your child’s refractive error with the right prescription glasses.

Eyeglass Frame fitting and dispensing

Expert Optical service to trust with quality frames and lenses to suit your visual needs and personal style. Our optical professionals will help you find the perfect pair of glasses thanks to our great selection of designer frames and top quality lenses. We offer a precision fitting with on-site adjustments and customizations for your eyewear.

Our associated world leaders in corrective lenses:
    Nikon Hoya Essilor Persona
Some of our superior coatings and filters:
  • Blue light filters
  • Transitions
  • Polaroid lenses

Contact lens consultation, fitting, training and follow up

Expert contact lens assessments and fitting with latest generations of superior contact lens designs for Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and presbyopia, our qualified staff will teach you how to put them in and remove them if that is your first experience of contact lens use.

A follow up appointment would be arranged to ensure your perfect fit and satisfaction.

Annual follow ups are necessary for contact lens wearers to check your corneal health and the contact lens fit, any updates would be addressed in your visit.

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Glaucoma screening and management

Glaucoma is #1 cause of irreversible vision loss, 2.7%–7.5% prevalence in Canada 50% with glaucoma are undiagnosed

Annual eye exams allow us to diagnose glaucoma early, before vision loss occurs in many cases.

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Why selectively screen for Glaucoma:
  • Diagnostic tools can detect glaucoma early
  • Early detection and treatment prevents further nerve fiber layer damage
Risk factors:
  • Age > 55
  • Ethnicity: African descent , Hispanic descent
  • Family history of glaucoma
  • Last complete eye exam > 5 years ago
  • Myopia
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Corticosteroid use (periocular/ topical)

Cataract assessment, referrals and post-operative follow up

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye, developing slowly with age, with minimal interference with vision to start with, interfering eventually with your vision making it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night).

Our optometrist would assess your cataract and its visual effects, if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery and a referral to an Eye surgeon would be discussed with you, including discussion of surgery procedure. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.

After surgery usually the surgeon will send you back for post- operative follow up.

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Some symptoms of cataracts include:
  • Clouded, or blurred vision, worse at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Need for brighter light for reading
  • Seeing "halos" around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription

Diabetic retinopathy screening and follow up

Every Diabetic patient receives a comprehensive eye exam, including vision assessment, glaucoma screening, and most importantly is a dilated fundus exam for Diabetic screen, including digital retinal imaging taking multiple photos of your retina to check for early diabetic retinopathy, at the end of the exam a report is sent to your family doctor, to update them about the results of your diabetic eye screen.

The current number of people living with diabetes in Canada is approximately 3.3 million*. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90% of cases. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically with current estimates confidently predicting a doubling of cases by 2025.

Normal Retina

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that prevents your body from making or using insulin, which in turn leads to increased sugar levels in your bloodstream, known as high blood sugar.

How does diabetes affect the eye?

Diabetes and its complications can affect many parts of the eye. Diabetes can cause changes in nearsightedness, farsightedness and premature presbyopia (the inability to focus on close objects). It can result in cataracts, glaucoma, paralysis of the nerves that control the eye muscles or pupil, and decreased corneal sensitivity. Visual symptoms of diabetes include fluctuating or blurring of vision, occasional double vision, loss of visual field, and flashes and floaters within the eyes. Sometimes these early signs of diabetes are first detected in a thorough examination performed by a doctor of optometry. The most serious eye problem associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy.

What is retinopathy?

Over time diabetes can cause changes in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when there is a weakening or swelling of the tiny blood vessels that feed the retina of your eye, resulting in blood leakage, the growth of new blood vessels and other changes. When retinopathy advances, the decreased circulation of the blood vessels deprives areas of the retina of oxygen. Blood vessels become blocked or closed, and parts of the retina die. New, abnormal, blood vessels grow to replace the old ones. If diabetic retinopathy is left untreated, blindness can result.

Can vision loss from diabetes be prevented?

Yes, in a routine eye examination, your optometrist can diagnose potential vision threatening changes in your eye that may be treated to prevent blindness. However, once damage has occurred, the effects are usually permanent. It is important to control your diabetes as much as possible to minimize your risk of developing retinopathy.

How is diabetic retinopathy treated?

In the early stages, diabetic retinopathy is monitored through eye health examinations. If necessary, it may be treated with intraocular injections of anti-VEGF therapy (Lucentis, Avastin) or laser therapy. A bright beam of light is focused on the retina, causing a laser burn that seals off leaking blood vessels. In other cases, retinal surgery may be necessary. Early detection of diabetic retinopathy is crucial, as treatment is much more likely to be successful at an early stage.

Are there risk factors for developing diabetic retinopathy?

Several factors that increase the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy include smoking, high blood pressure, drinking alcohol and pregnancy.

How can diabetes-related eye problems be prevented?

Monitor and maintain control of your diabetes. See your physician regularly and follow instructions about diet, exercise and medication. See your doctor of optometry for a thorough eye examination when you are first diagnosed with diabetes, at least annually thereafter and more frequently if recommended.

*Canadian Association of Optometry- Contact-No. 233 | October 2018

Laser vision correction consultations, referrals and follow up

During the evaluation, your eye doctor will ask about your medical and surgical history and give you a comprehensive eye examination to evaluate your vision and assess whether you can undergo the procedure safely. Your eye doctor will also measure your cornea, noting the shape, thickness and any irregularities.

Post- operative follow ups and annual exams are done mostly by your optometrist.

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Age Related Macular Degeneration diagnosis, management

AMD is one of the most common reasons for vision loss in people over age 65, but early diagnosis of the disease can preserve vision.

Our optometrist can perform comprehensive eye examinations to screen for macular degeneration.

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If you are over age 50 and have a parent or sibling with macular degeneration, here are some steps you should do:
  • Get routine annual dilated eye exams
  • Aim for good general health
  • Stop smoking. Smokers get macular degeneration at an earlier age and are more severely affected than non-smokers
  • Eat lots of vegetables
  • Include fish in your diet
  • Wear good sun glasses; protect your eyes from UV light

Dry Eye Disease, Diagnosis, and management

Dry eye disease is a common condition, may occur if you don't produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears leading to inflammation and damage of the eye's surface.

Dry eyes feel uncomfortable, stinging or burning especially in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.

Your tear film has three layers: fatty oils, aqueous fluid and mucus. This combination normally keeps the surface of your eyes lubricated, smooth and clear. Problems with any of these layers can cause dry eyes.

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Risk factors:
  • Age: Being older than 50
  • Women
  • Eating a diet that is low in vitamin A
  • Wearing contact lenses or having a history of refractive surgery

A comprehensive eye exam: Including specific Dry eye Questionnaires and specific dry eye tests can help your doctor diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and treat it accordingly.

Myopia Control Management

Myopia is a global problem. By 2050, it is predicted that half the world’s population will have myopia, with nearly one billion at high risk of sight threatening ocular pathology.

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Emergency eye care

The Most Common Eye Emergencies:
  • Trauma
  • Foreign body
  • Acute red eye
  • Loss of sight in one or both eyes
  • Chemical Burns, any chemical spill in the eye weather at home or work the eye should be rinsed immediately with running tap water for at least 15 minutes, followed by immediate medical consultation at nearest emergency room, or emergency appointment with your optometrist.
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