All of our eye care services are centered around one goal: to help you see better, look better and feel better. See what’s available for your eye care health and vision plan!
Regular eye exams are at the forefront of your eye care plan.
Eye exams are recommended for adults every 1 to 2 years. Children should be seen every year for their developing eyes. If they have a valid Ontario health card (OHIP), then their exam fee is covered!
Adults over the age of 65 are also covered by OHIP once a year.
For a full breakdown of your eye exam tests, click here.
Your children's developing eyes should be seen every year!
Did you know that it’s recommended for children to first see an Optometrist at the age of 6mos? Now, obviously this first eye exam is nothing like the one you have as an adult. The Eye Doctor rather focuses on eye development and sensory exercises. If they show normal signs of progression, it is then recommended to begin yearly follow ups at the age of 3.
Quick note: Children rarely complain about their vision. But there are certain signs you may notice that could indicate a problem with their vision:
- They aren’t progressing well in school or there’s a sudden change in their grades
- They squint or blink very often
- They seem clumsier than the average
- They avoid certain tasks
- There are sudden behavior problems at school
Dr. Kamy Morcos is the head of our glaucoma assessment team.
Glaucoma causes an increase in the pressure of the eye, and if left untreated can lead to blindness.
Regular eye check ups serve as a screening for detection of eye conditions such as glaucoma. Additional tests such as a visual field, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and a pachymetry are administered for proper analysis. As soon as Glaucoma is diagnosed, Dr. Morcos and his team will prescribe the appropriate course of action and follow up care.
Visual fields are imperative for peripheral vision assessment.
A visual field is a peripheral vision test, specifically administered to detect and monitor certain conditions such as glaucoma. In fact, it is a vital test for glaucoma monitoring itself.
The visual field test can also be required for driver’s license renewals or occupational assessments (e.g. aviation application, RCMP applications, etc).
Our optical team will keep you looking and feeling your best!
Our eye care professionals will help with frame selection, lens information and the overall fit of your new eyewear. We will never “sell” you a product that isn’t recommended for your best vision. Our main goal is to inform patients on what products are best for them. We’ll help you choose a frame that will compliment not only your face shape, but also your prescription requirements and lifestyle.
Are you applying for a new job that requires a vision report?
Certain occupations require an eye exam and report during the application process. This includes the RCMP, local police forces, aviation licensing, and more. We’ve got your covered. We’ll administer the tests necessary and fill out the required forms.
Full contact lens care for new and current wearers!
Many people aren’t aware that contact lenses require additional testing separate from your regular prescription. Whether you are a new wearer or a current contact lens user, extra calculations and measurements are needed to ensure that the fit is accurate for your eyes and vision requirements. Visit our contact lens section for more!
No matter your age, regular check ups are very important.
In addition to being at a higher risk of glaucoma and other eye conditions, Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your retina (i.e. Diabetic Retinopathy). In fact, Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of vision impairment among adults with diabetes.
OHIP covers the regular eye exam fee for all age groups in Ontario once every year at intervals of 1 year + 1 day.
Cataracts can be intimidating, but fear not! We're here for you!
Cataracts cause a “clouding effect” on your eye’s lens, between the iris and pupil. Different stages of cataracts determine the urgency of removal surgery.
Very early stages might blur your vision slightly, whereas advanced stages cause greater vision impairment. As soon as it’s diagnosed, a follow up plan will be put in place so we can monitor its progression and coordinate with a specialist for removal surgery.
Optical Coherence Tomography... ok let's stick to "O.C.T."
The OCT is a digital volumeric imaging of the retina, the macula and the optic nerve.
Basically, it allows us to analyze the layers of the retina. This technology is an essential tool for in-depth monitoring and diagnosis of glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Keeping your eyewear spruced and adjusted for life!
Take advantage of our lifetime service on glasses bought at our boutiques! We provide complimentary adjustments and cleaning of your eyewear, as often as needed, for as long as you own them!
A free eye care and eyewear program designed for kids in junior kindergarten!
Eye See… Eye Learn® is a program that provides a free pair of glasses to children enrolled in a Junior Kindergaten program in Ontario. When your child comes in for their annual eye exam (covered by OHIP), their vision and ocular health is assessed by one of our optometrists. If vision correction is needed, our optical staff will be happy to help your child choose a complimentary pair of glasses, donated by Nikon Eyewear and OGI. An estimated value of over $250!
The retinal scan is a vital part of your full eye exam
A vital component of your eye exam is the Optomap Retinal imaging. This laser scanning procedure provides a ultra-wide digital image of your retina which allows the doctor to perform a much more thorough exam. It is an essential tool in screening and diagnosing many eye problems, including cancers, diabetes, hypertension, strokes, etc. Ideally, the scan is completed as part of the diagnostic testing and reviewed with the Doctor during your appointment. It’s also okay to do it afterwards— the Doctor will then review it later and contract you if there are any issues.
Orthokeratology: the big name, with big results!
In a nutshell, Ortho-k is a safe, non-surgical alternative to laser surgery. With the use of custom, oxygen-permeable contact lenses worn at night while you sleep, you can have clear vision for the whole next day without the use of any conventional eyewear!
Click here to see more on Orthokeratology!
A topography is basically a map of the surface of the eye... cool!
Well, it’s actually a high tech map of the curvature of the corneal surface. It is used to evaluate corneal diseases/injuries, and for initial measurements for Ortho-k.
In other words, an eyeball ultrasound!
The pachymetry is all about the cornea. It’s thickness, to be precise. This measurement/analysis is vital to the diagnosis of glaucoma, keratoconus or other eye diseases.
You've got great genes, but how do they affect your vision?
You should be able to give yourself every advantage for the future. With that in mind, we now offer genetic profiling for assessment of risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a DNA test known as Macula Risk®.
If AMD has affected other family members, it may be important to know your risk of development. With this information, your eye doctor can more appropriately select supplements for your individual genetic risk profile.
Blepharitis got you down? We might have just the answer!
Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid line at the base of your eyelashes. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age. The overgrowth of bacteria causes crusting along the lash line, and creates a sticky environment that traps dead skin cells and other debris among eyelashes.
This in-office procedure, performed by your Nuvo lid hygienist, will thoroughly eliminate the scurf and bacterial debris that builds up along the lid margin.
So how is BlephEx™ different?
A new patented device is used to spin a medical-grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids using a specialized formulation. This new treatment is sure to help you feel better!
Don’t see the service or test that you’re looking for?
Give us a call, and we’ll review your request with our Optometrist! Specialty exams are available upon request!