Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Here at Kawartha Vision Care, your eye examination will be precise and complete. Our Optometrist will conduct a thorough examination not only of your vision but also of your overall eye health.
Your examination will include:
- Case History: Visual concerns, ocular, medical, and family history are recorded
- Visual Acuity: Vision is assessed both near and far
- Ocular Motility: Determination of eye movement and coordination
- Refraction: Visual correction is measured
- Assessment: An overview of the interior and exterior of the eye
- Tonometry: Intraocular pressure is determined
- Visual Field: Field of view is measured
- Dilated Fundus: Assessment of the fundus (back of the eye)
*Note: Your Ontario Health Card covers a yearly exam for those aged under 20 and over 65.
Do you know the difference between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist? Learn what various eye professionals do.
Opticians are equivalent to drug store pharmacists. They fill prescriptions provided by Optometrists with appropriate visual aids such as eyeglasses, contact lenses and low vision aids to help you in your daily living. They design, repair and dispense lenses and repair eyewear. Opticians are advocates for your eyes by ensuring that your eye care options are current, safe, and appropriate for your specific needs. They also provide consultation about your eye health.
Optometrists are front line, primary eye care doctors that perform examinations to determine eyewear prescriptions while watching for any health abnormalities of the eye. Any internal diseases of the eye are referred to Ophthalmologists.
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors that specialize in the study, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease often using medications and or surgery for treatment. They perform follow up as required.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different forms of eye emergencies?
Contact us immediately or go to the nearest hospital if you experience any of these conditions:
- Black Spots
- Flashes of Light
- Eye Injury or Pain
- Curtain-Like Obstruction of Vision
- Sudden Haze or Blurring
- Red and Swollen Eyelids
- Loss of Side Vision
What are the differences between myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism?
Myopia refers to near-sightedness while hyperopia is synonymous to farsightedness. Astigmatism is a common condition that involves an irregularly shaped cornea, which could distort your vision.
What are cataracts?
Cataracts cause your lens to be cloudy, impairing your vision in the process. They are normally caused by age and sun exposure and require surgery once ripe and fully formed.
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to damage to your optic nerve that causes a gradual and irreversible loss of vision. It can be detected through an eye exam and could lead to blindness if left untreated.
What should I bring to an eye exam?
Please bring a list of all the prescription medication and supplements you are currently taking. You should also bring your glasses, contacts, or your most recent prescription. Don’t forget to remove your contacts at least 20 minutes before the exam.
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