Detect Eye Disease, Protect Your Vision
Everyone’s health and history are different, and the risk of developing an eye disease is not black and white. With each patient, it’s essential that we detect any eye conditions early to prevent them from worsening and causing potentially irreparable damage.
During our comprehensive eye exams, we assess your vision health using innovative and non-invasive technology. We can detect signs of all eye diseases, even if you are asymptomatic. Then, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan to help you maintain optimal vision health.
Common Eye Health Diseases & Issues
The type of glaucoma we see most often is open-angle glaucoma, in which excess aqueous fluid can cause pressure in the eye. There are typically no symptoms for open-angle glaucoma. But if you have another type, including angle-closure, normal tension, or congenital glaucoma, you may notice hazy vision, severe eye pain, or sudden sight loss.
Unfortunately, if any type of glaucoma progresses undetected or untreated, it can lead to total vision loss.
We can test your eye pressure (intraocular pressure) using an innovative testing method called tonometry. Treatments to slow or prevent vision loss include eye drops, oral medication, laser treatment, or a combination.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease among adults over 55. This disease slowly deteriorates your macula, the tiny but mighty part of your retina needed to maintain sharp central vision.
AMD appears in two forms: dry and wet. Dry AMD is the more common of the two, which slowly thins your macula as the disease progresses. With wet AMD, the macula swells due to abnormal blood vessels in your retina breaking and leaking. Wet AMD can cause irreparable vision loss.
Sooner or later, your vision will most likely be affected by cataracts, so it might be handy to understand what it is.
Cataracts appear as your eye’s natural lens becomes more rigid with age. This inflexibility causes the lens to become hazy, affecting your vision with symptoms like blurry or foggy vision, washed-out colours, light sensitivity, and the feeling that there’s a film over your eye.
In its early development, we can treat cataracts by assessing your prescription and fitting you with glasses or contact lenses. Down the line, you may have to undergo cataract surgery, which is safe and effective for removing cataracts.
Symptoms of conjunctivitis may appear in one or both eyes and can include redness, itchiness, irritation, and difficulty opening your eyes due to crust buildup from overnight mucus discharge.
Contact us immediately if you think you have a conjunctivitis infection, and we’ll be able to guide you back to better eye health.
Let’s Look at Your Vision Health
It might be time to visit us. Maybe you’ve never had your eyes checked, you missed your last appointment, or you just moved to Hamilton and need a new optometrist—we’re here for you!
Let’s take a closer look at your vision health to ensure all your eye care needs are being met.
Stop by our office on Upper James Street just north of Rymal Road E. We’re right off the LINC for convenient access from all over the Greater Hamilton area.