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Eye Doctors Near Me

Eye Doctors Near Me

Eye Doctors Near Me

Out of the five senses, eyesight is by far the most important. We perceive up to 80% of all things by means of sight. If you suspect you are having vision problems, do not hesitate to visit an eye doctor.  Find the Eye Doctors Near!

When To Visit An Eye Doctor?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below, you need to set up an appointment with an eye doctor.

  1. Do you need to hold objects further away to see clearly?
  2. Have you increased the text size on your computer or phone?
  3. Is your vision blurry or do you see double images?
  4. Do you have difficulty reading the small print?

Finding Eye Doctors Near Me

There are many websites which provide information about eye care professionals. To find eye doctors near you, type in your home or work address to do a search and the website shows you a list of eye doctors near you.

Some eye doctors provide an online scheduling process, while others provide an office number to schedule an appointment.

The Cheapest Eye Doctors Near Me

In addition to eye clinics, stores like Walmart and Costco have licensed optometrists who perform vision and eye health exams in an in-store exam room. You can even pick up your prescription glasses from them. A lot of eyeglass stores also have an optometrist who can test and prescribe glasses or medication for certain eye disorders. One-stop shops with low prices attract a lot of customers.

You can even locate an eye doctor who accepts your insurance.

Eye doctors Near Me I should See – Optometrist Or Ophthalmologist?

An optician is not an eye doctor and therefore cannot perform eye exams, diagnose or treat eye/vision problems or write prescriptions for glasses or medications. They fit and sell eyeglasses prescribed by optometrists and ophthalmologists. They also sell sunglasses and other non-prescription eyewear.

An optometrist is an eye doctor who performs comprehensive eye exams, prescribes eyeglasses/contact lenses, and diagnoses and treats eye infections and certain eye diseases.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in eye and vision care. They can perform eye exams, diagnose and treat eye conditions, perform eye surgery and prescribe medications. They also prescribe eyeglasses/contact lenses.

Depending on your problem, you can visit either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Cataracts can be diagnosed by an optometrist, but you would need an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery.

How Often Should You See an Eye Doctor?

Eye exams can be as important as a physical in determining your health. Make it a priority to schedule yearly eye exams. Your eye care professional can look for signs of vision disorders and initiate corrective measures or treatment.

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Eyesee Eyelearn

Eye See… Eye Learn!

Dr. Garzon participates in the “ Eye See…Eye Learn” program.

Call us to learn more about how students in Junior Kindergarten across Ontario, can receive a free pair of glasses estimated at over $250.00.

Children rarely complain of vision problems, many are not aware that their eyes are posing the problem. Most children believe everyone sees the world like they do. The “Eye See…Eye Learn” program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes examined before starting grade one.

-Please contact our office for more information.

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Dry Eyes

The most common complaint Optometrist hear from their patients on a daily basis is, “my eyes are red and burn” or “my eyes feel gritty and dry”. These are the hallmark symptoms of dry eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision.

The list of causes for dry eye is virtually endless. Age, gender, medication, medical conditions, environmental conditions including the factors affecting the tear film stability and subsequent tear evaporation and dryness.

Dry eye can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination with special emphasis on the evaluation of the quantity and quality of the tears produced by the eyes.

-Please contact our office for a full dry eye assessment and treatment options.

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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are medical devices. They require a special prescription, different from a glasses prescription, and need to be fitted by a licensed eye care professional. For optimal health, a corneal health and contact lens evaluation should be performed at every eye exam.

It’s important to know that every eye is different, including your own two eyes. To properly fit contacts, the unique characteristics of your eyes have to be determined with precision. Poor-fitting contacts can result in irritation, infections, corneal scratches and sometimes even blindness.

– Please contact our office for more information.

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Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

Adding powerful antioxidants to your diet can improve your eye health.

There is no substitute for the quality of life that having good vision can provide. Adding certain nutrients to your diet every day can help preserve your vision. Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin c and vitamin E to reduce the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin

These important nutrients are found in green leafy vegetables, as well as other foods, such as eggs. Many studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration.

Essential Fatty Acids

Fats are a necessary part of the human diet. They maintain the integrity of the nervous system, fuel cells and boost the immune system. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be important in the management of dry eye.

Vitamin C

Is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. Scientific evidence suggests vitamin c lowers the risk of developing cataracts.

Vitamin E

Is a powerful antioxidant found in nuts, fortified cereals and sweet potatoes. It is thought to protect cells of the eyes from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals which break down healthy tissue.

American Optometric Association – clinical guidelines, 2012

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Common Eye Conditions & Diseases

Many serious eye conditions do not cause obvious symptoms such as decreased vision, pain, redness or discharge. A comprehensive eye exam allows for these conditions to be detected and treated early.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Lazy eye is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses. It can result from a failure to use both eyes together. Lazy eye is often associated with crossed-eyes or a large difference in the degree of nearsightedness or farsightedness between the two eyes. It usually develops before 6 years of age. Early diagnosis increases the chance of a complete recovery.

Nearsightedness (myopia)

A common condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects appear blurred. Myopia can occur at any age.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Distant objects are easier to see than near objects. The extra effort required to see clearly at close range can induce blur, fatigue, muscle tension, discomfort and headaches.


Vision is blurred or distorted at all distances due to an irregular or slightly cylindrical cornea.


A natural effect of aging, usually occurring after the age of 40, in which the ability to focus on close objects decreases over time. It can cause headaches, blurred vision, tired eyes and the need for more light.


Occurs when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and vision becomes blurred and/or distorted. Initially, vision is improved with changes to eyeglasses or contact lenses, but eventually surgery may be required to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant.


Refers to a family of diseases that damage the optic nerve. In the early stages, glaucoma has no symptoms until significant damage has occurred. If left untreated, it results in blindness. Treatment is mainly with prescription eye drops but can also involve laser treatment or surgery.

Macular degeneration

A disease that results in permanent changes to central vision. It is a leading cause of central vision loss and sometimes blindness, with the risk increasing directly with age.

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