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2425 Marine Drive
Oakville, Ontario L6L 1C6
P: 905-827-3937
F: 905-827-8161

  • Mon:8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Tues:8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thurs:8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri:8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat:9:00am - 2:00 pm 
  • Sun closed

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How often should I have my eyes tested?

Eye ChartVision and ocular health conditions are not always accompanied by recognizable symptoms; often, earlier detection results in a better prognosis.

After each examination, your Optometrist will schedule regular checkups for you at a frequency that meets YOUR particular eye care needs. Many factors (hypertension, diabetes, family history of eye disease, those on medication which may have ocular side effects, to name a few) must be considered in determining the frequency of your eye examination. The Canadian Association of Optometry has published general guidelines that can assist you in determining the need for follow-up examination.

  • Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) - By age 6 months
  • Preschool (2 to 5 years) - At age 3, and prior to entering elementary school
  • School age (6 to 19 years) - Annually
  • Adult (20 to 64 years) - Every one to two years
  • Older adult (65 years and older) – every year

What coverage does OHIP provide for vision care?

OHIPAs of November 1st, 2004, routine eye examinations provided by either an optometrist or physician, for patients aged 20 to 64 are no longer covered by OHIP.

Patients 65 years and older and under 20 years of age will continue to have OHIP coverage for an eye examination once every 12 months. Please remember to bring your valid OHIP card every time.

Patients may be covered by their own insurance plans. We will supply the necessary paper work for you to submit to your insurer. 

When should I book my child's first eye exam?

It is recommended to book your child's first eye exam as early as 6 months of age. Dr. Smith or Dr. Oliver will perform an age appropriate eye exam using simple tests that may include different types of targets, shapes, numbers and letters to determine how well your child sees. Further tests will help them assess for how well your child’s eyes work together, equal development between the two eyes, and the health of their eyes. Some children may require the use of eye drops and specialized equipment to determine the visual status and the external and internal eye health of your child’s eye.

Should I bring my eyeglasses to my appointment?

YES. When you arrive at the office for your eye exam we will measure your glasses to allow Dr. Smith or Dr. Oliver to compare your old prescription to your new prescription. This will also allow our staff to inspect your lenses for scratches and your frame for any defects. Furthermore, our staff will have the opportunity to see how your glasses fit you and to make any adjustments necessary.

You should also bring your glasses to your appointment if you wear contact lenses. Sometimes Dr. Smith or Dr. Oliver may need to use a drop that has a dye in it that may stain your contact lenses, in which case having your glasses to wear home would be highly recommended.

Should I wear my contacts to my appointment?

YES. If you are a contact lens wearer, you should wear your usual contact lenses to your appointment. This allows your Optometrist to assess how well your see with the current contact lens prescription and to re-assess the fit and health of the eye-lens interaction. It is ideal to wear your contact lenses for at least two hours prior to your appointment so your lenses may be viewed in their settled position.

Can I drive after my eye exam?

Most patients find that after the eye exam they are okay to drive. During the eye examination eye-drops may be used that dilate the eyes to allow the doctor to get a better view of the back of the eye. These drops can cause light sensitivity and make your vision slightly more blurry then what you’re used to.

Most drops used have a short duration and last from 2-6 hours. For very light sensitive patients they may be more comfortable having someone drive them home after their exam. We also recommend bringing your sunglasses to help reduce discomfort due to light sensitivity following the exam.

Why do I have to have retinal photographs done?

Dr. Smith and Dr. Oliver recommend getting retinal photographs to assist in documenting and monitoring the intricate details in the back of your eye. Certain conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration are very difficult to diagnose and require careful monitoring over time to assess for subtle changes. Retinal photographs are also crucial to accurately document the size and degree of any unusual findings in your eye such as retinal nevi and spots caused by macular degeneration.

What are the differences between an Optometrist, an Ophthalmologist and an Optician?

An Optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry who examines patients in order to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system and its related structures. Optometrists are the primary physicians for prescribing corrective lenses.

An Ophthalmologist is a physician who, upon graduation from medical school, undertakes several years of post-graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. As well as diagnosing and treating ocular disease either by medical or surgical means, ophthalmologists may also offer oculo-visual assessment, which includes prescription for corrective lenses.

An Optician provides, fits and adjusts eyeglasses, contact lenses or subnormal vision devices on the prescription of an eye care professional.

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality of Vision and Eye Health Care possible and to meet individual Eye Care needs professionally and with sensitivity using up-to-date knowledge, equipment, and products.

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