At North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision care we provide complete primary eye care for children, adults and seniors. We are proud to offer state of the art technology in the Visionix VX120 to our patients who seek premier eye care. Using the Visionix Vx120, our ophthalmic technicians perform multi diagnostic tests in a matter of seconds that provide invaluable information about the anterior segment of a patient’s eye.
As part of your examination, your visual acuity will be assessed and a refraction will be performed using the latest automated phoropter to determine your eyeglass prescription. We will also test your visual function by assessing your focusing ability for distance and near by performing several simple tests to determine whether your eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. We take pride in the accuracy of our eyeglass prescriptions.
Our comprehensive eye health examinations also check your eyes inside and out for dry eye disease, glaucoma damage, cataracts, macular degeneration and all other eye diseases as well as high blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases.
As part of a comprehensive medical eye health assessment, we will dilate your pupils. A dilated pupil examination allows us an optimal view of the internal structures of your eyes and thereby helps us provide the best assessment of your eye health. The effects of the dilating drops usually last for a few hours. Therefore it is wise to bring in a good pair of sunglasses to help you see in bright sunlight after your eye exam. Reading and close work will also be difficult while your eyes are dilated.
We also perform retinal imaging to screen for diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Ask about our iWellness scan using the Optovue Ivue OCT.
For patients at risk or who are being treated for diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration, we use advanced technology like the Optovue Ivue OCT scan to obtain a more detailed image of the macula or optic nerve and to track potential changes over time.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends yearly eye health and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not. For adult patients that are contact lens wearers or who’ve had laser vision correction, annual eye examinations are recommended. Patients that are being treated for diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular diseases should be checked annually too. OHIP does not cover routine eye assessments for patients between the ages of 20-64. Some medical conditions like diabetes may allow for an OHIP insured eye assessment once a year.
Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam, even though 80 per cent of learning comes directly through vision. In fact, children who cannot see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Sadly, one in four school-aged children has an undetected vision problem that is affecting their learning.
Vision problems can also impact a child's social development and hand-eye coordination for physical activities. That is why the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recommends comprehensive eye examinations for children entering junior kindergarten.
We at North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision care advise children to have their first eye examination by the age of 6 – 9months, again at 2-3 years old, and every year after that. In Ontario, yearly eye exams for children are covered by OHIP until they turn 20 years old.
Comprehensive eye exams with an optometrist are the only way to tell if your child's eyes are developing properly. Many eye health problems can be treated if they are caught early. For example, a lazy eye can be completely corrected if it is detected and treated before the age of 6.
Since eye diseases and conditions affecting the visual system become more prevalent with age, our eye doctors at North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision care advise annual eye assessments for adults 65 years of age and older.
Seniors aged 65 and older are covered by OHIP annually for a routine ocular assessment. Digital retinal imaging that is used to provide a more detailed analysis of the internal structures of the eye is not covered under OHIP.
Our highly skilled eye doctors, at North Toronto Optometry and Vision care have the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat the common eye diseases and conditions at our office in North Toronto. For patients requiring more complex care, we have developed an excellent relationship with highly skilled specialists in the area with whom we often refer and co-manage these patients.