Include assessment of vision, refractive error (including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), accommodation (ability of the eyes to focus), binocularity (ability of both eyes to work easily and comfortably together), and ocular health. A routine ocular health assessment checks for corneal dystrophies, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal disease. Eye exams can also help diagnose and monitor specific systemic diseases including: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, temporal arteritis, lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Grave’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, and specific forms of cancer.
New advances in contact lens technology have opened the doors to the convenience of contact lens wear for a great number of people. Properly fit contact lenses can provide a safe and comfortable alternative to spectacle correction. During a contact lens assessment the doctor will determine which type of contact lens best suits your corrective needs based on a patient’s lifestyle, level and type of refractive error, corneal shape and the condition of the ocular surface.
Complete pre- and post-operative assessments for laser vision correction are performed in affiliation with Barrie LASIK Centre and TLC Centres. During a pre-operative examination the doctor is able to determine a patient’s candidacy for laser vision correction and recommend the best option for vision correction; including custom/conventional LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), intraocular contact lens placement, clear lens extraction surgery. Follow-up care is provided one day, one week, one month, three months, six months and one year post-surgery. At these visits the doctor carefully looks for residual refractive error, corneal inflammation and LASIK flap healing and initiates treatment when indicated.
According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists children should have their first ocular examination by the age of six months of age to detect and treat conditions such as high refractive errors, strabismus (a lazy eye), congenital cataracts, or any other structural or functional abnormalities that may inhibit the ability of the eye to develop normal 20/20 vision. The doctor uses fun and interactive methods with children to assess the function and health of the eye. Children’s eyes continue to change as they grow, as such, an eye examination is recommended annually.
Visual field tests assess the potential presence of blind spots (scotomas), which could indicate eye diseases. A blind spot in the field of vision can be linked to a variety of specific eye diseases, depending on the size and shape of the scotoma. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and visual field abnormalities. Testing is done on site at our clinic.
Digital Retinal Imaging allows the Doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is used to detect diseases, such as, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures.
Our dispensary includes a large selection of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion and designer eye and sun glasses. Our friendly and professional staff members are trained to help select frames and lenses that suit you while taking into consideration your vision requirements. To ensure the best clarity of vision we continually use the newest technology lenses. We also provide access to specialized sports (e.g. swimming, squash, ski goggles, etc.) and safety eye wear.