Regular vision testing and ocular exams ensure that you maintain your clearest and most comfortable vision possible. Colour vision, peripheral vision and whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly are also evaluated during your exam. Test results enable us to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together comfortably and effortlessly.
In addition to diagnosing cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration in their early and more treatable stages, our Doctors can often be the first to detect “silent” systemic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and overactive thyroid. Many other conditions can be discovered in a comprehensive eye exam.
Common Vision Disorders:
- Nearsightedness (Myopia)- near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects appear blurred.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)- distant objects are easier to see than near objects. The eyes require extra effort to focus and see clearly at close range possibly causing blur, fatigue, discomfort and headaches.
- Astigmatism- the cornea and or the lens inside the eye is slightly irregular. Astigmatism is caused by an irregular-shaped cornea, the clear front surface of the eye where it is not perfectly round, but instead is more football or egg-shaped.
- Presbyopia- usually occurring after the age of 40, it is a natural effect in which the ability to focus on close objects decreases over time. It can cause blurred vision, headaches, tired eyes and the need for more light when reading.
Clear Vision with Contact Lenses
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear:
- A glasses-free look
- Hassle-free vision correction
- The ability to wear non-prescription sun wear and sports goggles.
- Contact lenses may provide improved vision for people with a high prescription or astigmatism
- Availability multifocal contact lenses.
Your doctor will recommend the best contact lenses for your eyes based on a complete eye examination and your vision needs both at work and play.
Success with contact lenses depends upon a certain amount of motivation and a commitment on your part. You must learn to take proper care of both the lenses and your eyes. Good candidates for contact lenses have:
- Realistic expectations about contact lens wear
- The ability to follow directions on the regular care and cleaning of contact lenses
- A prescription that lends itself to contact lenses
- Healthy eyes
Contact Lens Replacement frequency:
- Daily Disposable (Throw-Away Each Night) 1 Day
- Disposable (Remove Each Night) 2 weeks
- Disposable (Continuous 30-Day Wear) 1 Month