Eye Examinations

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A regular eye exam is a key part of eye health and good vision. It is the most important thing you can do to preserve your eyesight. Just like the rest of your body, your eyes change gradually as you age.   Unlike the rest of your body, the eyes rarely hurt if something is wrong.

Why should you see an Optometrist?

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventative blindness today, and can be detected by regular eye health exams with an eye doctor. The disease results in damage to the optic nerve and loss of peripheral vision.

Diabetes patients are 25 times more likely to go blind than those without the disease, so annual eye health exams are essential.

Seniors should be on the alert for eye conditions such as macular degeneration, the leading cause of central vision loss among older people. Early detection is essential, as its damage is permanent. Cataracts are another common affect of aging that can be easily detected by optometrists.

Computer vision syndrome is very common in those who work in front of a computer all day. An optometrist can recommend strategies to prevent eyestrain and improve eye health.

Children should have their eyes examined before the age of three. School-aged children should be examined every year as most classroom learning is visual. Parents should watch for excessive blinking or eye rubbing, a turn in the eye, a white glow coming from the eye in pictures that have been taken with a flash, poor hand/eye coordination, poor reading skills, headaches, eye-covering or head-tilting as signs that a child’s eyes need attention.

Vision Services
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Full examinations with complete ocular health assessments – We evaluate the health of your eyes by including pressure checks, glaucoma & diabetic screenings, and general health checks using specialized instruments to examine the interior structures of your eyes. We examine how well your eye muscles work and give you a comprehensive examination to determine your prescription.

Child Vision Care – Your child should have their eyes examined by the time they turn three years old. Since children develop quickly, the state of their eyes can also change rapidly. Thus, children are covered under OHIP once every year for their full eye examination.

Contact Lenses and Glasses – We provide a comprehensive selection of glasses and contacts at our practice.  Our focus is to ensure that we provide you with most appropriate correction based on your prescription, health, and occupation. We are committed to staying abreast of the latest and best technology which allows us to provide you with the best care possible.

Visual Field Examinations – This specialized examination allows us to determine how well your peripheral or side vision functions. It is crucial tool when investigating headaches and glaucoma, as it will allow us to see how well your optic nerve and its pathway function. This test may be mandatory for certain individuals when  applying for specialized licenses through the Ministry of Transportation.

Fundus Photography – This is a detailed picture of the back of your eye. We take pictures of your retina using a special camera, allowing us to have a hardcopy image of your eye.   The image is used to monitor and diagnosis disease.

Anterior Photography – We also take photographs of the front of the eye with a high magnification and can determine whether the structures within the eye are changing over time.

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) – Using a sophisticated laser/led scanner we can take an image of your retina, optic nerve, cornea and drainage system.  OCT allows us to visualize the interior structures of the eye in great detail; it is the most advanced technology available to eye doctors. OCT is a diagnostic test that helps us pick up eye conditions early and with accuracy.

Laser Surgery Consultations – Refractive surgery techniques have changed dramatically over the last few years. Furthermore, many different options are currently available to correct the need for glasses or contact lenses. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in giving the best advice on the type of surgery that is required for your eyes. The consultation requires an in depth exam which includes: reviewing your prescription and examining the front and back surface of your eyes. We also provide post-operative examinations once the surgery is complete, as we co-manage with the some of the best surgeons in area.

Low Vision Aids – As we age, macular degeneration and other retinal disease start to affect vision to the point were glasses or surgery no longer help. Low visual aids such as magnifiers and telescopes can be used to improve vision for specific tasks. Dr. Simi Mahil has experience and a special interest in this area and can therefore help some of your low vision patients.

Office Hours

Monday:
9am to 5pm
Tuesday:
9am to 6pm
Wednesday:
9am to 5pm
Thursday:
1pm to 8pm
Friday:
9am to 5pm
Saturday (Alternating):
9am to 1pm
Sunday:
Closed

Address

123 West Drive
Brampton, ON
L6T 2J6

(905) 454-4749

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