Quality Eye Care In Oakville
Comprehensive Eye Examination
The process of an eye test is very simple and thorough. An eye test takes about 30 minutes and could add years to your sight. We recommend you have your eyes checked by a specialist at least every 2 years, or more frequently if recommended by your optician. The eye examination not only provides an accurate assessment of your ability to see but also gauges the general health of your eyes. The vision exam can result in early identification of other eye problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Government of Ontario Covers Annual Eye Exams for Children and Seniors - The Government of Ontario also recognizes the unique eye care needs in children and seniors and covers annual eye exams for children under 19, and adults over 65 under OHIP.
State-of-the-art eye testing equipment
An autorefractor will assist your Optometrist in providing the best visual correction. Your Optometrist will use the device to examine how the eye processes light. Any refraction anomalies can help to determine if you need prescription glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
The autorefractor examination only takes a few seconds to complete. We will ask you to look at a picture and, then the machine uses a complex procedure to estimate your required prescription. This information is then used by your Optometrist along with other tests to determine the final prescription that gives you the best possible level of vision.
When the picture is perfectly placed on the retina, the autorefractor then gives an initial reading of the eye's focusing power and the need for any corrective lenses.
Checking the power of existing glasses
It is important to bring your current glasses with you, as a power reading will be taken to give further information into how your eyesight has changed, if at all. We can also check to see if any adjustments are needed to ensure your glasses continue to fit you comfortably and are positioned correctly. We will also examine the lenses in your glasses to check for any scratches which may be interfering with your vision.
A non-contact tonometer is an instrument used by your optometrist (can be an Associate in Eye Health Screening) to measure the intraocular pressure inside your eyes.
A puff of air is directed into the eye, measuring the pressure based on the eye's resistance to the air. It only takes a couple of seconds to perform and can give your optometrist valuable information about the health of your eye and any indications of more serious vision problems, such as Glaucoma, which can lead to serious sight loss. Caught early, these conditions can easily be managed and treated.
Using a fundus camera we are able to take a detailed photograph of the back of your eyes. The photograph shows a detailed image of your retina allowing you to see what we see; as well as keeping a permanent photographic reference of your eye health so we can review it again when you come back to see us next time.
The Humphrey Visual Field Analyser (HVFA), is a tool for measuring the human visual field, it is used by optometrists and ophthalmologists, particularly for detecting monocular visual field.
The results of the Analyser identify the type of vision defect. Therefore, it provides information regarding the location of any disease processes or lesion(s) throughout the visual pathway. This guides and contributes to the diagnosis of the condition affecting the patient's vision. These results are stored and used for monitoring the progression of vision loss and the patient's condition.
What Is Involved In An Eye Exam?
You can be rest assured that although having an eye test is a very straightforward process; all our examinations are very thorough. Lasting approximately half an hour, the opticians will look closely at all aspects of your vision and eye health. A few questions will be asked about your sight, general health, your family’s health and your lifestyle. There are lots of different tests that can be carried out during your eye examination so your optician will tailor this to suit your individual needs. While testing your eyes, the optician will look at the following:
- Vision quality
- Unaided and aided vision (with any glasses or contact lenses you already use)
- Eye muscle performance and health
- Internal eye health – ideally using our state of the art Retinal Scanner
- Front of eye health, including eye fluid pressure
- Further tests for depth perception, colour vision and visual field may also be performed if required
All of our tests are carried out using the very best in eye examination technology and we will provide step-by-step explanations so you know exactly what is involved at each stage.
Contact Lens Exam
At O&O, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist after a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation. The optometrist will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, the optometrist will determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. The optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After determining the level of refractive error, we work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
Our optometrists are experts in determining the right prescription for you and with access to the latest optical technology they can also recommend which scan best suits your needs, looking even deeper into the health of your eyes. Using an Ultra Wide Digital Retinal Scan provides the ultimate diagnostic tool - a 200° view of your eye!
Style & Substance
After determining the level of refractive error, we work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Good vision is important, but so is a great look. We can help you make the right decision, whether you want to make a statement with world-leading brands, protect your eyes at the beach with sunglasses that give you high UV protection, or buy a specialized pair for your specific sport or hobby.