Preserving Your Long-Term Vision
Eye disease can come in different forms, and your eye exam is about more than just updating your prescription—it also allows our team to check for signs of eye disease.
We implement diagnostic technology into our eye exams, such as OCT and corneal topography, to get a complete picture of your eye health. We can diagnose and manage eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration.
We take a hands-on approach to detecting, monitoring, and managing eye disease. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.Book Appointment
Early Detection Is Essential
The earlier we detect signs of eye disease, the sooner our team can begin preparing a personalized treatment plan to preserve your vision. OCT retinal imaging allows us to pick up on abnormalities and signs of issues.
Regular eye exams are important and allow our team to detect possible issues early to get a head start on finding solutions.
Our Diagnostic Technology
To assist in the early detection of eye disease, we implement innovative diagnostic technology into our comprehensive eye exams.
Optical coherence tomography creates high-resolution, cross-sectional images of your eyes using light waves, allowing us to check for underlying issues. This 3D image of your retina allows us to explore if your retinal layers are distorted and check for eye diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
The OCT scan is quick and comfortable. Your eye doctor will walk you through the process when you visit us for your appointment.
Corneal topography is an imaging technique that maps the surface of the eye. Corneal topography works a lot like a 3D map to help find distortions in the curvature of your cornea, which is normally smooth.
Corneal topography can help prepare you for cataract surge
What Are the Different Forms of Eye Disease?
Eye disease can appear in many different forms with varying symptoms. Exploring different forms of eye disease can help you recognize some of the early signs and schedule an eye exam for a detailed checkup and diagnosis.
Cataracts develop when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes clouded. The cloudy nature of cataracts can vary from small areas to larger areas that cause a noticeable loss of vision.
Symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Blurry vision
- Decreased night vision
- Muted colours
If cataracts progress to an advanced stage and prevent you from going about your daily activities, such as reading or driving, cataract surgery is an effective way to remove them and restore your vision.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes can increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, which is the primary vision loss concern for patients with diabetes. As many as 1 million Canadians are living with undiagnosed diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that causes damage to the blood vessels of the retina. This damage is caused by a buildup of excess sugar in your blood can lead to a number of health issues.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include:
- Blurry vision
- Black spots or holes in vision
- A loss of central vision
Consistent eye exams can lead to the early detection of diabetes, reduce the risk of vision loss, and even detect conditions like heart disease and kidney failure.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease that affects your central vision by damaging the macula. This damage can make activities like reading and driving more difficult. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss among older adults, and there are 2 main types:
- Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and occurs in early, intermediate, and late stages. This form of AMD occurs when the macula thins with age.
- Wet AMD is the less common form of the disease that causes faster and more severe vision loss. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and damage the macula.
We use OCT to help diagnose and detect signs of age-related macular degeneration during your comprehensive eye exam.
In Your Corner Against Eye Disease
We are dedicated, experienced, and well-equipped to help you manage eye disease and preserve your long-term vision. Eye disease can be challenging to manage, but you don’t have to do it alone.
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Come Visit Us
You can find us on the corner of Danforth Ave and Pape Ave, right across the street from the Circle K.
- 658 Danforth Ave, Suite 204
- Toronto, ON M4J 1L1
- Phone: 416-466-2794
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Our Contact Lens Brands
Along with our comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings, we offer a variety of brands and online ordering services to help you find the perfect new lenses for your unique visual needs.