Comprehensive Eye Exams:

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In addition to assessing and perfecting your present visual ability, we conduct a thorough ocular health examination.  We also discuss risk factors and provide follow-up testing or referrals when needed in order to promote a lifetime of excellent vision. Your eyes can also provide valuable information about your general health. A routine eye examination can reveal the first signs of serious diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
In addition to assessing and perfecting your present visual ability, we conduct a thorough ocular health examination.  We also discuss risk factors and provide follow-up testing or referrals when needed in order to promote a lifetime of excellent vision. Your eyes can also provide valuable information about your general health. A routine eye examination can reveal the first signs of serious diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Children's Eye Exams:

1 in 6 children will have a vision problem which can be detected in a routine eye exam.  Eye exams for children are covered by OHIP until 20 years of age. Our doctors and staff are aware of the importance of providing children with a positive experience.

Senior's Eye Exams:

The risk of serious eye conditions increases with age.  Vision threatening diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration often begin with no obvious symptoms, but can be detected by a comprehensive eye exam.  OHIP covers eye exams for adults 65 and older.  If required, our optometrists can provide referrals to any ophthalmologist in the area for medical or surgical management.

Laser Vision Correction Consultations:

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Our doctors can answer your questions and share their up-to-date knowledge with you in order to help you make the right decision regarding refractive surgery. All of our optometrists are also experienced in the post-operative management of laser vision correction.
Our doctors can answer your questions and share their up-to-date knowledge with you in order to help you make the right decision regarding refractive surgery. All of our optometrists are also experienced in the post-operative management of laser vision correction.

Retinal Imaging:

Using a state of the art retinal camera allows our optometrists to accurately compare images taken from one visit to the next in order to detect small changes over time. This information is instrumental in obtaining prompt treatment for vision threatening diseases.

Glaucoma:

Glaucoma is a progressive chronic disease of the optic nerve.  Glaucoma can be diagnosed by having regular eye exams by an optometrist.  In order to detect this visually devastating eye disease as early as possible, optometrists at our vision clinic perform a thorough health history.  If you are at risk for glaucoma, our vision clinics are equipped with the technology to perform the necessary tests to help diagnose and prevent glaucoma.  Glaucoma tests include visualizing the optic nerve through a dilated eye exam, measuring the pressure in the eye, assessing the thickness of the cornea, visual field tests and photographs of the optic nerve.  Our optometrists provide comprehensive long term treatment for glaucoma with  prescriptions for eye drops and ongoing monitoring.

Cataracts:

Cataracts are a progressive condition in which the lens of the eye loses its transparency due to UV exposure.  Our optometrists can detect cataracts during a routine eye exam.  If a cataract is causing significant visual reduction, a consultation with Dr. Gottlieb at our vision clinic will determine if cataract surgery is a beneficial option.  Dr. Gottlieb is an ophthalmologist specializing in the removal cataracts, retinal disease and uveitis, and operates out of the Eye Institute  at the Ottawa General Hospital.
 
If you have early signs of cataracts, regular eye exams will ensure that your vision is maximized.  Our optometrists will provide you with an up to date prescription for glasses or contact lenses since cataracts often result in a change in your glasses prescription long before cataract surgery is needed.  Sunglasses with complete coverage are an excellent way of  minimizing UV damage to the eye, thereby preventing or slowing the progression of cataracts.