Comprehensive Adult & Senior Eye Exams

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Preserving Your Eyes & Vision Since 1947

Since our inception, we’ve been committed to providing high-quality eye exams for all families in Haldimand and Norfolk and surrounding communities.. But why should you have an eye exam? What should you expect? And how often should you have them?

The “why” is easy to explain. Your eyes can change as you get older, leading to issues that could affect your vision and health. Over time, you could develop eye diseases like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration, or conditions like cataracts, presbyopia, or high myopia.

We’re here to help manage your eye’s ageing process with treatments and strategies that serve your vision and fit your lifestyle.

Start your eye care journey with our team today.

What to Expect From Your Exam

Some people can get anxious over having any health exam, but we’re here to make sure your exam is comfortable and comprehensive.

We tailor our exams to your needs while we search for signs of eye conditions and diseases. We will keep you informed on what tests we’re performing and will happily address any questions or concerns you may have.

Here’s what you can expect from the exam process:

The Pre-Exam

Your eye exam starts with some measurements that gather information about the size, shape, and pressure of your eyes. This is done by a technician and these measurements give the doctor a better idea of what to look for in the exam. Once you are in the exam room, our doctors will have an in-depth discussion with you about your eye health, overall health, and family health history. This conversation aims to uncover any possible risk factors so we can orientate the exam accordingly.

Please ask any questions or stress any concerns you may have. The information you provide will help us address your needs. Once we confirm your health history is correct and updated, we will move forward with the rest of the exam.

The visual acuity assessment is where we determine the strength and sharpness of your vision. There are several different ways to do this, but some of the most common tools we use include a phoropter (a device that uses multiple lenses to test your vision) and a Snellen eye chart.

Eye health screenings are vital for every eye exam. We use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose any early signs of eye diseases. Many eye diseases can develop without showing noticeable symptoms, and it’s our job to make sure we catch these issues as soon as possible.

We do this with fundus retinal imaging, ocular coherence tomography, and advanced tonometry tools to search for signs of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other diseases and conditions.

At the end of the exam, we will provide you with our findings and recommendations for managing your eye health. We may prescribe medications or updated lens prescriptions to help you achieve the clearest, healthiest vision possible.

We will customize your treatment plan to fit your needs. If at any point you feel as if your treatment, prescription, or management plan isn’t achieving your desired results, please contact us immediately to discuss alternatives.

When Should You Have an Eye Exam?

Eye exams are crucial for managing your eye health as you grow older. While the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends having an eye exam every 2 years, we recommend annual eye exams for all adult patients.

Annual eye exams help our team catch eye diseases and conditions earlier in their development, giving us the chance to manage them. You may need more frequent eye exams depending on your eye health, but we can determine this during your next eye exam.

When Are You “At-Risk?”

If you are at risk of developing an eye condition or disease, we may ask you to have more frequent eye exams. You may be at risk if:

  • Your family has a history of eye issues
  • You or your family have medical issues that could affect your eyes
  • You take medications that could affect your eye health
  • You’ve had laser eye surgery in the past
  • You’ve experienced an eye injury
  • You regularly wear contact lenses
  • You have a high refractive error like hyperopia or myopia

Our Technology

Fundus retinal photography uses a high definition camera to capture detailed colour images of your retina. The retina is responsible for capturing the images your brain sees, but it can be vulnerable to disease as you age.

Using this technology, we can observe and monitor your macula, optic disc, and retinal vascular system to diagnose various problems, including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans, our optometrists can capture cross-sectional images of the deeper layers of the retina. This allows for earlier diagnosis of some eye diseases and improved monitoring of eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.  

This non-invasive technology is similar to an ultrasound, but OCTs use light to capture highly detailed images instead of sound. Your optometrist will discuss this technology with you and determine how often these images should be done to best manage your eye health.

Our Location

You can find our practice in the Malo Professional Building on Colborne Street North. We offer plenty of parking behind our building with accessibility-friendly options available.

Our Address

100 Colborne Street North
Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V1

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Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:45 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM)
Friday
7:45 AM5 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM (September – May)
Sunday
Closed
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