Adult & Senior Eye Exam
Comprehensive eye exams are important to maintain eye health and good vision.
An eye exam looks at the entire eye health and visual system, as well as your prescription. It is an important part of preventative health care: think of an eye exam as a physical for your eyes. Eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration. It can also detect other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and brain tumors.
Adults aged 65 or older are at a higher risk for the following common eye conditions and diseases that can threaten sight: Presbyopia, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma.
Each of these issues can be promptly diagnosed and treated by an optometrist before permanent effects take place.
Annual eye exams for seniors are covered by OHIP starting at age 65. OHIP will cover a major eye exam once every 12 months.
Children Eye Exam
It’s common for children to think that their vision is normal, and therefore they often won’t report their symptoms to their parents or teachers. That’s why it’s important to know what signs to look for and to have your child’s eyes checked regularly by an optometrist.
Only a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an optometrist can detect eye health and vision issues before it’s too late, because some conditions won’t show any obvious signs or symptoms. Early detection allows for an optometrist to successfully treat common conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (misaligned eyes), which are best managed while a child is still young.
Make sure that your child has the best possible chance for success, by adding a comprehensive eye exam to your family to-do list over the March break.
Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends that children have their first eye exam at six months-old, another before starting junior kindergarten and annually thereafter, to ensure good vision and development.
In Ontario, eye exams are covered by OHIP for children up to 19 years-old. OHIP will cover a major eye exam once every 12 months.
(Corneal Refractive Therapy)
Enjoy the freedom from glasses and day time contact lenses with corneal refractive therapy.
An alternative to laser vision correction is a procedure called orthokeratology, or corneal refractive therapy (CRT). It is performed by using a highly oxygen permeable contact lens to gently flatten the cornea. It is worn while you sleep and removed while you are awake.
EyeWorld Optometry's Dream lens is a custom Ortho-K lens that are a great vision solution for outdoor sports like swimming, soccer, football and running when eye glasses or contact lenses may not allow for optimum performance.
For those too young for Lasik surgery, the Dream lens is an excellent choice to meet the need for natural unassisted vision.
Dry Eye Treatment
If dry eye is left untreated, it can be harmful. Excessive dry eye can damage tissue and possibly scar the sensitive corneal tissues of your eye, impairing vision. Dry eye can make contact lens wear more difficult due to increased irritation and greater chance of eye infection.
Today there are a variety of effective treatments for dry eye. The continuous improvement of available technology as well as a greater understanding of dry eye and its causes has resulted in many different types of effective treatment.
If you have increased dryness or redness that is not relieved by the prescribed treatment, Visit us for help with your dry eye symptoms. We will work with you to determine the cause and find the best way to treat and manage its symptoms.
Diabetes can seriously affect your eyes, causing temporary or permanent vision loss. That is why annual eye exams are critical for people living with diabetes, and OHIP will cover a major eye exam once every 12 months.
An eye exam can detect the presence of diabetes, as well diabetes-related eye problems such as:
Decreased corneal sensitivity
Vision problems. For example:
- Fluctuating or blurring of vision
- Occasional double vision
- Loss of visual field
Laser Eye Surgery Consultation
Laser refractive surgery (LASIK, etc.) is a safe and effective way to correct refractive errors of the eye. There are several surgical options available when considering refractive eye surgery to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. We can offer an informed opinion regarding your candidacy for any of the refractive surgery options available. Following refractive surgery, we can help manage the use of antibiotics, steroids and artificial teardrops required to help the healing process:
Problem of lazy eye is that one eye is less developed than the other so the brain has hard time using images of the both eyes. Consequently, good vision cannot be developed. A child’s vision develops in the first few years of life, so it is important to start with vision therapy as soon as the problem is diagnosed. We provide vision therapy training which provide stimuli to the lazy eye as well as train the brain how to use both eyes together. We achieve this through interactive games and exercises that help rebuild neurological links between the eyes and the brain!
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
In the earliest stages, many eye diseases are symptom free but can be detected during routine eye health examinations. For example, Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in North America in adults over the age of 55. The most common initial symptom is slightly blurred central vision when performing tasks that require seeing detail. Glasses cannot correct this blurred spot or sense that there is an obstruction in the way of clear vision. Over time, the blurred area may increase in size and interfere with reading and recognizing faces. Other symptoms of AMD can cause straight lines to look wavy or distorted, and dark spots may blank out portions of the central vision. Patients experience no pain with AMD and there are no signs that can be seen by a casual observer.
Early detection and prompt intervention are crucial to addressing wet AMD. Regular eye examinations and counselling from your optometrist will let you know what treatments or preventions are best for you and when new treatments become available.
Examples of Eye Diseases & Conditions :
Emergency Eye Care
Urgent care includes and not limited to eye health issues like pink eye and eye injuries (including removing foreign bodies from the eye), assessment of unusual or sudden vision changes, as well as various conditions causing eye pain. When necessary, referrals are made to specialists, such as ophthalmologists, for advanced medical or surgical care. If you have an eye-related emergency, Please call us (905)597-789 prior to coming in and let us know the nature of the emergency. We will provide you immediate next steps.
Urgent care FAQ:
Do you need a referral to see an optometrist?
No. In many cases, an optometrist can often see you on the same day.
What are some common symptoms of eye infections?
Common symptoms include:
• Blurry Vision
• Light sensitivity
Where do most eye injuries occur?
• 44%: at home
• 16%: at work
• 14%: at school or other
• 15%: during sports and recreation
• 11%: on the road
At EyeWorld Optometry, we believe great eye care begins with regular comprehensive eye exams. Most eye diseases develop without symptoms, making their detection and prevention extremely important.
We offer SAME DAY services for specialty examinations such as glaucoma/macular evaluations. Our eye exams incorporate the latest technology to detect disease and conditions that other exam might miss.
Using the Zeiss iProfiler Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfiler takes topographical map of your eye for precise and fingerprint-like prescription to achieve optimal eye glasses lens, RGP contact lens and Orthokeratology(Ortho-K) lenses.
Nidek Autoflourescent OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
is used for early detection of sight threatening eye conditions like retinal diseases, detachments, holes, retinal thinning, optic nerve disease, precancerous lesions, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
is used to detect visual field loss due to ocular disease, including glaucoma and brain abnormalities.
Where EyeWorld Optometry is Located
We are located on the Northeast corner of Yonge street and Doncaster Avenue in Thornhill, inside Shops on Yonge plaza on 7181 Yonge street. There are ample free underground parking available.