Presbyopia Diagnosis and Treatment
When you’re young, your eye lens and the muscles that control it are flexible and soft. This allows you to easily shift your focus from close objects to distant ones without difficulty. As you age, the lens and muscle fibres harden, making it harder to focus on objects up close. You may experience difficulty reading small print, eye strain while reading, and the need for brighter lighting when focusing on near objects. Presbyopia is simply a loss of near-vision focusing power as you age, and there isn’t much you can do to prevent it. There are a few effective treatments, including corrective eyewear, contact lenses, and surgery. We can diagnose presbyopia in a comprehensive eye exam.
Contact Lens Fittings and Instructions
Our eye doctors will assess the shape and health of your eye, and determine the best contact lens for your lifestyle. You can usually try different kinds of lenses on the day of your exam, and we can also send you home with samples before you decide which lenses to get. We will follow up with you after your initial fitting to make sure your contacts are fitting properly. We also teach our patients how to care for their contacts and the possible consequences of not following these guidelines. We then continue long-term monitoring of your eye health and the condition of your lenses.
Eyeglasses Fittings and Instructions
Our eye doctors are trained to properly fit, measure, and dispense eyewear according to your needs. We take the necessary measurements in order to select the right size and shape of your frame, which type of lens material to use, what coatings to use on your frames, and more. In summary, we custom-fit your glasses to you so that you don’t have to deal with the side effects of ill-fitting glasses, such as headaches, pressure marks, eye strain, and nausea. We will also give you detailed instructions on how to care for your glasses.
Retinal Fundus Camera Photo and Retinal Examinations
Retinal examinations allow our eye doctors to evaluate the back of your eye. These examinations may include fundus photography, which is a way to directly document the retina. This method is useful for following, diagnosing and treating eye diseases. The fundus camera is a low-power microscope with an attached camera. It uses light to illuminate the retina through the cornea.
Astigmatism Diagnosis and Treatment
Astigmatism is a common eye condition, caused when your eye is not completely round. It occurs in nearly everyone to some extent since our bodies aren’t perfect, but it may not always cause blurring. In eyes that are perfectly spherical, light bends evenly when it enters, creating a clear picture in the back of the eye. If the eye is more football-shaped, the light that enters will be bent more in one direction than the other, causing only part of the picture to be in focus. This condition can easily be corrected with glasses and contacts. Sometimes, surgery is also necessary. Our eye doctors can identify astigmatism with an eye exam.
Complete Comprehensive Eye Examinations
It is important to go for regular eye exams, even if you think you have perfect vision. During an eye exam at Creston Optometric Eye Centre, one of our eye doctors will check your eyes for any diseases and determine whether you need a lens prescription. Some examples of conditions your optometrist may be looking for include:
Laser and Cataract Surgery Co-Management
Laser eye surgery is an option for patients who want to see clearly without contact lenses or glasses. LASIK is the most common laser vision correction procedure. During this procedure, the cornea is reshaped. The treatment can be customized to your eye, and there are also other types of laser eye surgeries to address your individual needs.
A cataract is a cloudiness that develops in the eye’s normally clear lens. If it “clouds” enough, your vision can be significantly affected. This common, usually age-related problem can be monitored by your optometrist. Cataract surgery is a standard procedure that restores your vision with an artificial lens implant. Referral for surgery is usually recommended when vision declines to a point where vision is significantly impacted.
If you have undergone eye surgery or you’re considering it, we can provide advice and we will follow up with your recovery after the procedure.