Eye Exam

Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes tested to keep their prescriptions current and to check for early signs of eye disease.  An annual eye examination is recommended for every person after age 40, even if you have not been diagnosed with an eye disease and are not experiencing any problems with your vision.  If you already wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or are experiencing any problems with your vision, you should have a complete eye examination to determine the status of your vision.

DEA DOWNTOWN EYE ASSOCIATES

In addition to evaluating your eyes for glasses and contact lenses, our optometrists will check your eyes for eye diseases and other problems that could lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, have no symptoms in their early stages. In most cases, early detection and treatment of eye diseases can help reduce your risk for permanent vision loss.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Eye examinations
  • Provision of Contact Lenses and Aftercare
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Same day appointments
  • LASIK co-management
  • Contact Lens fittings

We provide internationally recognized expertise in the contact lens field. If you are interested in correcting your vision through surgical methods, we offer full pre- and post- care in our advanced clinic, including all pre-operative tests, arrangement of the surgery and follow up care.

BASIC

At the first appointment we aim to gather as much information as possible regarding ocular history, general health and family history. Details of previous prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and medication are also extremely valuable along with information regarding lifestyle and specific optical requirements.

During a Basic Exam, patients will be given a detailed eye health assessment, which includes Glaucoma screening/IOP (Intraocular Pressure) measurement.  If required, a prescription for eyeglasses/prescription lenses will be given, and the iProfiler will be used to provide an advanced analysis of the prescription.

This service may be covered by OHIP.

STANDARD

At the first appointment we aim to gather as much information as possible regarding ocular history, general health and family history. Details of previous prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and medication are also extremely valuable along with information regarding lifestyle and specific optical requirements.

During a Standard Exam, patients will be given a detailed eye health assessment, which includes Glaucoma screening/IOP (Intraocular Pressure) measurement.

If required, a prescription for eyeglasses/prescription lenses will be given, and the iProfiler will be used to provide an advanced analysis of the prescription.

This service also includes a Heidelberg Retinal Tomography (HRT) scan, which provides a cross-sectional examination of the optic nerve, giving the doctor additional information about of the back of the eye. HRT is the global standard for assessing the optic nerves affected by glaucoma; small changes that may lead to the disease can be detected up to three years earlier than with a regular eye exam.

COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM

CEE the Difference

In addition to our Basic and Standard eye exams, we are proud to offer our patients a thorough eye health assessment that?s unlike any other they will ever experience. We call it the Comprehensive Eye Exam, or CEE.

Because it is so thorough, the CEE can take up to an hour or more. During the first appointment we aim to gather as much information as possible regarding ocular history, general health and family history. Details of previous prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and medication are also extremely valuable along with information regarding lifestyle and specific optical requirements.

After all of the necessary patient information is obtained, a series of tests are performed to fully evaluate a patient's vision and the health of their eyes. Using our state of the art equipment, binocular vision, intra-ocular pressures, glaucoma, ARMD, visual field analysis and colour vision are all evaluated.

DEA DOWNTOWN EYE ASSOCIATES

During the CEE, eye drops are often administered to dilate the pupils or relax the muscles inside the eye to provide a more detailed examination of the retina. Once the pupils are dilated, it is common for a patient to become sensitive to light or to have difficulty focusing on objects up close. These effects can last for several hours*, depending on the strength of the drop used.

HAVING AN ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE EYE HEALTH AND ENJOY GOOD VISION FOR LIFE. CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY AT 416.901.2420 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.

DEA DOWNTOWN EYE ASSOCIATES

This step is crucial for patients who are at-risk for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and retinal detachments, because it allows for the most thorough evaluation of the health inside the eye. Cross-sectional retinal images are then taken and stored in our database for comparison during future visits.

After the eye examination, advice is given on the most suitable visual correction (if required). Occasionally a second appointment is required for further tests or specialist examinations, and if necessary we will liaise with doctors and specialists on a patient?s behalf.

*Patients are recommended to bring a pair of sunglasses to the appointment to minimize the incidence of  light sensitivity and glare after having their eyes dilated. If the patient does not have sunglasses, a disposable pair will be provided after the exam.

Blue Cross
Phone: 1-800-234-8881

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