Remember – An eye exam is covered annually by OHIP for persons under 20 years of age and those 65 years of age and older. Individuals with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, retinal detachment and strabismus, among others, are also entitled to annual eye examinations.
Our services include:
We evaluate many factors that can affect your vision and eye health. We are your primary source for all your vision, eye health and eyewear needs. Our commitment is not only with offering quality of vision but to enhance your quality of life.
Contact lenses are medical devices. They require a special prescription, different from an eye 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 is important to know that every eye is different, including your own two eyes. To properly fit contact lenses, 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.
We offer fitting services for soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses – special designs for astigmatism, presbyopia and keratoconus.
Have your little one’s eyes examined before their first birthday (as early as 6 months), at the age of three to four, before they start school, and then every year thereafter. An infant’s early visual experiences are critical for optimal development for the visual systntem. It is estimated that vision accounts for 85 per cent of all early learning. A child who has vision problems is at a significant risk for difficulties in all areas of development, including:
- Communication and language
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Social skills
- Emotional development
It involves the evaluation of the tissues and structures inside the eye, looking for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinopathy secondary to diabetes or high blood pressure, as well as tears in the retina.
Individuals under the First Nations and Inuit Health Program with a valid status card are covered for an eye examination every 2 years.
Ontario Works Program and ODSP
Individuals who are with The Ontario Works Program and ODSP are covered for eye exams every 2 years.
Automated Visual Field Testing is available at our office to detect neurological problems and monitor eye disease including glaucoma.
A photograph of the inside part of your eye that is useful to detect certain eye diseases that may be present without symptoms, such as glaucoma, diabetes, peripheral retinal holes and early-stage macular degeneration. We use state of the art diagnostic equipment which allows us to provide a thorough ocular health assessment.
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.