Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
In addition to basic visual acuity (distance and near vision) an eye exam may assess the following visual skills that are required for learning and mobility: Binocular vision, Focusing, Peripheral Vision, Color Vision, Hand-eye Coordination, Tracking. Following the guidelines for children’s eye exams and staying alert to any signs of vision problems can help your child to reach his or her potential.
All diabetics should have a yearly dilated eye exam. In fact, this is so important that the government will cover half of your exam! Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Canada, and an eye exam can be the first clue to detecting diabetes and other hidden health concerns.
If you decide to opt for contact lens wear, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens consultation and measurement would be completed by our doctor to determine the proper lens fit.
We pride ourselves in staying up to date with the latest technologies proven to detect diseases earlier, and monitor changes more closely. These advanced techniques allow our Doctor to make decisions quickly and accurately to ensure your eye health is preserved. We are proud to offer these advanced technologies at Sage Creek eye centre.
LASIK, often referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. For most patients, LASIK provides a permanent alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Treatment for cataracts involves surgery, but being diagnosed with a cataract does not mean that you need to have surgery immediately, or maybe ever. You may be able to live with symptoms of early cataracts for a while by using vision aids such as glasses, anti-glare sunglasses, magnification lenses, strong bifocals or brighter lighting to suit your needs.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight. Use your best judgment on urgency. Misericordia is open 24/7 for patients experiencing urgent eye issues