BURLINGTON'S EYECARE SPECIALISTS
At Eyeglass Gallery we pride ourselves on providing quality vision care options for you. Ranging from regular eye examinations to specialty eyecare solutions for customers of all ages.
See below for more information on our eye exams, specialty eye condition care and specific vision issues that we often encounter in our optometry clinic.
Pediatric Eye Exams
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have at least one eye exam before they start school, and annually thereafter, to ensure optimal vision and development.
Children are typically unaware of what their vision should be or when there is a problem, and this can result in their visual systems not developing appropriately. Classroom learning is largely visual, so a comprehensive eye examination is essential to assess vision and eye health. Book a pediatric eye exam online here.
Adult Eye Exams
Annual comprehensive eye exams are important for the assessment and early detection of common eye diseases.
Many eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms and only show symptoms when the condition is advanced and difficult to treat. Dr. Matt Chavoustie uses the latest technology to aid in early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
Diabetic Eye Exams
People with diabetes generally have a higher risk of developing eye disease. Having a diabetic eye exam is necessary to determine how diabetes is affecting a person’s overall health.
In Ontario, OHIP covers annual eye exams for people with diabetes when an optometrist or ophthalmologist performs the exam. Exams can be booked without a referral. Book a diabetic eye exam online here.
DRY EYE THERAPY
Dry eye disease is an uncomfortable condition that results from inadequate tear production and tear instability. The tears in your eyes are there to lubricate your eyes and protect them from bacteria and debris.
Dry eyes can be a result of many different causes such as side effects from medications, autoimmune conditions, long-term contact lens wear, hormonal changes and extended computer and screen use.
Diagnosing & Treating Dry Eye
Regular comprehensive eye exams are an excellent way of identifying signs of dry eye disease.
At Eyeglass Gallery, we offer several treatments within our optometry clinic to relieve your dry eyes.
Blephagel & Blephaclean
Thealoz Duo, Duo Gel, & Hyabak
High Quality Omega-3 supplements
EYE DISEASE DIAGNOSIS & MANAGEMENT
Most common eye diseases are asymptomatic in the early stages, so having your eyes checked regularly is imperative in maintaining good ocular health.
Glaucoma is an eye diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and often goes unnoticed until it's too late. It occurs when elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve. This can be detected on routine eye exams and managed to prevent and control any vision loss.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration is a degenerative eye disease that affects the central-most part of the retina, called the macula.
The macula is responsible for detailed central vision, and AMD can significantly impact and impair central vision.
Cataracts are a natural part of aging that causes the naturally clear lens in the eye to cloud over. People often develop cataracts without showing any symptoms. UV protection can help slow the progression of deterioration due to cataracts. People who develop cataracts may require surgery to remove them in advanced stages.
We welcome you to book an eye exam at our optometrist clinic conveniently located within our Eyeglass Gallery retail space.
DIGITAL EYE STRAIN
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, screen usage has increased drastically. If you regularly use digital devices, like smartphones, tablets or computers, you may experience digital eye strain. Digital eye strain causes dry, tired eyes after prolonged use of digital devices. Depending on a variety of factors, your eyes could be exerting more effort than they need to which accelerates eye fatigue.
Several circumstances can affect the comfort of your eyes when you are working on digital devices:
How long you spend on them.
The distance between your eyes and the screen.
The set up of your workstation.
The type and location of the lighting in your workspace.
An excellent tip to remember when using digital devices is to take a break regularly, in a similar way to getting up and stretching your legs after sitting for a while.
Many optometrists recommend the 20-20-20 rule, which involves taking a 20-second break every 20 minutes to focus on something 20 feet away. You can also purchase and wear blue light lenses, which effectively block blue light from entering your eyes and affecting your circadian rhythm.
If you have any questions about digital eye strain, please feel free to contact us by phone or email to find out how we might be able to help. We have various treatments available and can even provide you with blue light lenses for your glasses at our clinic to help you combat digital eye strain.
ADDITIONAL EYECARE SERVICES
Laser Eye Surgery Referrals
Our in house optometrist Dr. Matt Chavoustie refers and co-manages for LASIK, PRK and Refractive Lens exchange (RLE). Simply call us to book a consultation and we will discuss your options and provide you everything you need.
Dr. Chavoustie offers a variety of methods to help control and slow the progression of myopia to help preserve your child’s vision. These include specialty contact lenses and prescription eyewear lenses. Dr. Chavoustie is certified for the fitting and use of NaturalVue 1 day Multifocal contact lenses which have been shown to reduce and sometimes halt the progression of myopia. Specialty lenses in glasses are also important in controlling myopic progression.
If you have found yourself in an emergency involving your eyes during our office hours, give us a call. If we are not open please contact your closest urgent care centre.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
We fit and assess a variety of contact lenses, including soft contact lenses, RGP (rigid gas permeable contact lenses) and more! Visit our ORDER CONTACTS section for more information about our contact lens exam and fitting options.