Eye Health Exam

Eye health exams do more than determine if you see well. They are a vital part of your overall health.

 

Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good overall health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but can be easily diagnosed by an Optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Patel is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss.

 

EYE HEALTH EXAM AND CONSULTATION

 

No cookie cutter approach here! Understanding your lifestyle needs is crucial to us. By performing personalized, state of the art, testing, we are able to provide not only an accurate prescription but specific recommendations based on your distinct needs.

 

We include detailed corneal and retinal imaging on all of our patients because it helps us provide the best exam possible for you. Air puff test? Nobody likes that 🙂 We perform a more accurate, non-invasive testing of your eye pressure. This helps us rule out glaucoma (should have a hyperlink) in your eyes.

 

What makes us different? We sweat the small stuff! The accuracy of all these measurements mean you can see the world at its clearest and our job is to ensure that you are able to do that for the rest of your life!

CONTACT LENSES

 

There are hundreds of different shapes, sizes and colours of contacts. How do you know whats right for you? We measure the curvature of your eyeballs using a scanning imager. This allows us to provide the most optimal fitting and comfortable contact lenses for you. Big day coming up? Want to avoid needing reading glasses? Astigmatism? Bifocals? Only want to wear them occasionally? No problem! We are able to provide personalized solutions for whatever your needs may be.

 

DRY EYE TREATMENT

 

Dry eye syndrome affects more than 1 in 3 North Americans.

 

Dry eye can be caused by a reduced amount of tears coming onto the surface of the eye or the tears may be evaporating too quickly. Your natural glands are meant to keep your eyes lubricated, however, factors such as the environment (dry office buildings!), the aging process, hormonal changes, medications, inadequate blinking, poor diet and diseases such as arthritis, Lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome all play a significant role in reducing this moisture.

 

Dr Patel has been considered a Dry Eye Syndrome specialist in and through the use of imaging technology, is able to diagnose and treat various forms of dry eye. Treatments can range from lifestyle changes, nutraceuticals and drops to options such as specialty contact lenses, LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation and Blephex treatments. Designing a personalized approach is what we do best. This is one of the many reasons, patients from across the Province and country seek treatment from Dr Patel.

 

Imagine a life not being controlled by your dry eye? Your friends will no longer ask why your eyes are red or why you are crying on a windy day! Imagine even being able to wear contact lenses again! We can help you and your eyes feel normal again!

 

VISION TESTING

 

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Dr. Patel will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Patel may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

 

EYE FUNCTION TESTING

 

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Toronto office includes testing eye functionality. Dr. Patel performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, colour vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Patel to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

 

EYE HEALTH

 

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Patel will examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Patel will visually inspect your eyes and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Patel reviews the results and discusses any treatments with you.