At Nobleton Optometry we offer a complete range of eye care services to all of our patients. We will work to identify and implement the best solutions to fit your eye care needs. Please see the services that we offer, but if you have any further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact the clinic.
A comprehensive eye exam looks at the entire eye and visual system, including prescriptions. A comprehensive eye examination can detect eye diseases and disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, amblyopia, retinal detachments, macular degeneration and many other eye conditions, as well as, other systemic health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. It is likened to a physical for the eye. Complete eye exams should be scheduled every 1-2 years, depending on age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Children's Eye Exam
It is recommended to have your first eye exam at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Early childhood eye examinations are important to ensure that your child's visual system is developing normally. OHIP provides coverage for children age 0-19 years of age annually.
Eye See Eye Learn
The Eye See... Eye Learn® program is designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin junior kindergarten, so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. JK students receive an OHIP insured eye examination. If glasses are prescribed, one free pair of glasses are provided at no cost (a $250 value) courtesy of Nikon Lenswear, OGI and our clinic.
Contact Lens Fitting
Contact lenses are not one size fit all, they come in a variety of different types and sizes. During your contact lens assessment, the doctor will measure the curvature of your eyes cornea (clear front surface of the eye) with an instrument called a keratometer. If the curvature of the contact lens is too flat or too steep for your eye’s shape, you could experience discomfort or even damage to your eye. The doctor will also ask you questions regarding your preference of contact lenses, for example, if you wish to change your eye colour with colored contact lenses of if you are interested in rigid gas permeable, daily disposable, bi-weekly or monthly lenses. If you are over the age of 40, you may be experiencing difficulty with fine print, the doctor may also want to correct this condition with bifocal or multifocal lenses or with monovision. Schedule an appointment with our doctor today to learn more about contact lenses.
LASIK Consultation & Co-Management
Laser vision correction can be done either by LASIK or PRK and corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. There is also a newer technology called Karma inlay which can correct a condition called presbyopia.
Our doctors have experience in both pre-operative and post-operative care for patients who have had laser vision correction. During your pre-op appointment, our doctors can help determine if you are an ideal candidate for laser surgery by evaluating your medical history, your current vision and visual demands, eye dominancy testing, current refractive status and medical evaluation of the eye. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and offer our recommendations about laser vision correction. We also provide all your port-op care needs which include multiple visits over a period of time from the date of surgery and evaluation of additional needs such a reading glasses and enhancements.
Dry Eye Assessment
Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Factors that contribute to dry eye include: age, environmental conditions, hormonal status, medications, use of digital devices, excess tear evaporation etc. Dry eye may also be related to systemic health problems such as arthritis.
Symptoms of dry eye include stinging, gritty or foreign body sensation, burning, scratch/uncomfortable eyes, vision fluctuations, and/or excess tearing. There are many types of treatments for dry eye including artificial tears, lifestyle changes, eyelid hygiene, nutritional supplements etc. Other treatments include inserting plugs in the corner of the eyelids to slow drainage and loss of tears, treating any underlying systemic disease, or prescription medications to help your body produce more of its own tears. Our doctors will assess your tear film and its deficiencies and recommend the best treatment for you.
Visual Field Testing
Visual field testing is a non-invasive test which maps out the field of vision for each eye by testing how far up, down, left and right you are able to see without moving your eyes or head. It can detect if there is a dysfunction in both the central and side vision of the patient. Defects in the visual field may be caused by a number of conditions including: stroke, brain tumors and optic nerve diseases such as glaucoma. Other conditions such as retinal disease or problems associated with the eyelid may also be a reason why a visual field test is conducted.
Retinal imaging takes a digital photo of your retina, which is crucial in visualizing the retinal structures and monitoring the health of your eye yearly. Photos are a great way to show you your optic nerve, macula, blood vessels, and other structures of your retina, which helps tie in the importance of monitoring them for the diseases associated with each.