EYE CARE SERVICES
All of our eye care services are offered with one goal in mind: to help you see better, look better and feel better. See what’s available for your eye care health and vision plan!
EYE EXAMS FOR ALL AGES
Routine eye exams are at the forefront of your eye care plan. They 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.
Eye Examination Breakdown
Diagnostic testing before your visit with the Eye Doctor.
Your comprehensive eye exam will first begin with diagnostic testing. This includes an initial analysis of how your eyes focus, as a baseline for your prescription. Second, that famous “puff of air”. This is a screening for glaucoma and eye pressure assessment. Together, these preliminary measurements give the Eye Doctor the correct data to properly begin your exam. They are taken by a trained Nuvo Technician.
The importance of your retinal scan.
The Optomap Retinal Scan has become a standard of care at Nuvo. This laser scanning procedure provides an 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… There is no radiation involved, so there’s no need to worry about repeated exposure! The scan is completed at the time of diagnostic testing, or after your time with the doctor.
Your medical and eye care history.
At the beginning of your time with the Optometrist, an overview of your medical and ocular history will be recorded. This is important since your genealogy can affect how your eyes develop, it can indicate risk of conditions/diseases, and it (of course) gives your Optometrist an idea of your eyes’ personal journey. You may have had a retinal detachment in the past, or have a history of dry eyes, etc. The more information we have, the easier it is for the Eye Doctor to customize your eye care plan.
Next up: Visual Acuity.
In other words, the clarity/sharpness of vision. Your acuity is measured at a distance of 20 feet. This is where those famous “20/20” numbers come from.
Your prescription is obviously a vital part of your exam. It determines the power(s) needed for you to see clearly at any distance and determines the need for glasses.
Keeping it all healthy!
The Eye Doctor now analyzes the internal and external health of the eye (also referred to as a “slit lamp examination”). Then, they assess your muscle balance to see how your eyes work together.
And even more…
Additional assessments such as contact lens evaluations, colour testing, depth perception and other auxiliary tests are performed as required/requested based on individual needs.
Wrapping it all up!
The conclusion of your eye exam involves the review of your eye care plan. It can include prescribing glasses, working out future contact lens care, medication management and follow up care, or even just a simple overview of your healthy eyes. Whatever your vision needs, we’ll make sure to take care of you!
A vital component of your eye exam is the Optomap Retinal Imaging. This laser scanning procedure provides an 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 contact you if there are any issues.
MEDICAL EYE CARE
From cataract care to glaucoma management and beyond, we’ve got your medical eye care needs covered. Advance diagnostic testing is used to best diagnose conditions.
CONTACT LENS CARE
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.
MYOPIC CONTROL FOR KIDS
Myopia is the inability to see things clearly unless they’re relatively close to your eyes. It is also commonly referred to as nearsightedness. Nuvo now offers various strategies to help slow the progression of myopia in children.
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!
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
We offer a variety of advanced diagnostic testing including OCT, visual field, pachymetry, topography, colour testing and more. Advanced testing is required for diagnosing and managing eye conditions and diseases that might otherwise be missed or miss-diagnosed during a routine eye exam.
OPTICAL CARE (GLASSES)
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 about 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.
You should be able to give yourself every advantage for the future. With that in mind, we now offer genetic profiling for assessment of the 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.
EYE SEE… EYE LEARN
Eye See… Eye Learn® is a program that provides a free pair of glasses to children enrolled in a Junior Kindergarten program in Ontario. When your child comes in for their annual eye exam (covered by OHIP), their vision and ocular health are 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, an estimated value of over $250!
BLEPHEX (BLEPHARITIS CARE)
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!
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 you covered. We’ll administer the tests necessary and fill out the required forms.