At Durham Vision Care, we recommend yearly comprehensive eye exams. In addition to checking your vision and determining your glasses prescription, the optometrist will check your binocular vision, and the health of the front and back of your eyes. Visit our Eye Health page.
Adult Eye Exams
Children's Eye Exams
Children’s eye exams are important to ensure your child is seeing properly and performing optimally at school. We start checking children as young as 6 months! Visit our Eye Health page.
Contact Lens Exams
With the various types of contact lenses out there and all the confusing numbers that go with them, buying contacts for yourself can be a challenge and is often unsuccessful. This is why the optometrist simplifies this process for you by doing a contact lens fitting. A fitting will determine the best contact lens size, shape, and prescription for you. The optometrist will make sure your eyes stay healthy while wearing contacts and give you proper instruction for the care of your contacts. Note: Contact lens prescriptions are not the same as glasses prescriptions.
LASIK Referrals and Co-management
We provide co-management services with the refractive surgery centre of your choice. The most popular options are TLC, LASIK MD, Herzig, and Bochner. We will do the pre-op evaluation and referral and see you for your post-ops appointments according to your convenience. The optometrist will ensure that your post-surgery results are meeting standards.
Visual Field Testing and OACP, CAF, OFAI Testing
Trying on frames is not fun by yourself! The Durham Vision Care staff will help you select your frames and ensure a proper fit. A poor fitting frame can contribute to headaches and marks/indents on your face and nose. We will take very precise measurements to ensure that the way you see through the machine in the doctor’s chair is the same way you will see through the glasses. This way, you don’t have to worry about anything except how great you look in your new frames!
MiYOSMART Myopia Control
CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S VISION?
See if your child can be fit for the latest myopia control lens available. Myopia is another word for near-sighted and a “minus” prescription. Progression of myopia happens when your child needs stronger and stronger prescriptions every 6-12 months. Having a higher “minus” prescription can cause retinal and nerve complications later in life.
MiYOSMART® is generally recommended for children aged 6-18 or whenever the first signs of myopia appear.
MiYOSMART Lenses are:
Easy – just by wearing it daily
Effective – slows down power progression by an average of 60%
Non-invasive – safe and easy adaptation
Award winning – recognized internationally
Clinically proven – backed by intensive research and evidence based
MiyoSmart is an innovative spectacle lens developed to treat myopia jointly developed by Hoya and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With research conducted for over 6 years and based on a two-year clinical trial results, MiyoSmart with its award-winning D.I.M.S technology is proven to reduce myopia progression by an average of 60%.
We are proud to be a certified MiyoSmart specialist and one of the selected authorized dealers of this new amazing product.
Please contact us for more information about how MiYOSMART could help to control your child’s myopia. Parents who are concerned about their children’s vision are welcome to bring their children to see us for a detailed vision assessment + evaluation.
Direct Insurance Billing
In most cases, your benefits contribute towards eye exams, glasses and contacts. We recommend checking with your plan before coming to your appointment. We offer the convenience of direct billing most insurance companies for your eye exam and glasses/contact lens purchases.
Call us or come see us if you feel like you have something in your eye, like a metallic foreign body. We will use a microscope to verify whether you have something stuck on your cornea, or under your lids. Save yourself hours in the ER by having our optometrist remove metallic foreign bodies and the corneal rust that builds up from them.
If you experienced any trauma to your eye or surrounding area, make sure you get your eye properly evaluated for surface cuts, scratches, and internal injuries. If you experience any eye pain, especially with nausea, vomiting, or headache, please seek urgent eye care.
Sudden Change in Vision
Any sudden change in central or peripheral vision warrants immediate attention by an eye care professional. There are many causes for this, some of which are medical emergencies and can be sight-threatening. Another concerning issue is sudden double vision. Call us immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Seeing flashes, floaters, and visual disturbances can be alarming. Find peace of mind by getting a proper diagnosis from an optometrist. The optometrist will examine if the problem warrants urgent referral to a retinal specialist for physical problems like retinal holes, tears, or detachments.
Vision at Work
Vision at Work is a comprehensive industrial protective eyewear program that has served the vision care needs of Ontario’s workers for over 20 years. The plan assures that employees receive protective eyewear that meets or exceeds existing workplace safety standards, including Canadian Standards Association Z94.3. There is never any compromise on the products and materials used, including polycarbonate lenses and brand name safety frames.
Book with us for the best in protective eyewear.
For more information, go to http://visionatwork.ca/