Specialty Eye Care Services
In addition to comprehensive eye examinations for the entire family we also offer one of the broadest range of specialty eye care services in Halton. We have invested in the latest diagnostic equipment and medical training to ensure that all of our patients eye care needs are taken care of. Below describes in more detail the specialty services we provide.
At Abbey Eye Care we specialize in fitting unique eye conditions such as keratoconus, post corneal transplant, severe dry eye and post laser surgery complications. We have invested extensive amounts of time in education to learn how to fit virtually any type of ocular condition.
Technology also plays a significant role, that is why we have acquired advanced diagnostic and surface mapping instruments to help us custom design contact lenses, unique for each patient.
A specially designed contact lens is worn while you sleep. It gently reshapes the front surface of the eye allowing you to see during the day without glasses or contacts.
In addition, Ortho-K lenses have been shown to slow down the rate of change of a child’s prescription by up to 50%. The procedure is safe and has been approved by both Health Canada and the FDA. Please visit our dedicated website that describes this specialty service in more detail.
Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of sight. It is a progressive disease where by the optic nerve becomes damaged over time. Often, the culprit is elevated eye pressure, but not in all cases.
As part of a comprehensive eye examination we test for glaucoma on all of our adult patients. For those that we discover to have the disease or are at risk for it, we have a full complement of diagnostic testing to help us diagnose and manage the condition.
Since 2011, Optometrists in Ontario are allowed to treat most forms of glaucoma and we have managed hundreds of patients with this condition since then.
The tears your eyes normally produce are necessary for clear comfortable eyes. Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper lubricating elements.
During your exam at Abbey Eye Care, your Doctor will ask you questions about your general health, your use of medications and your home and work environments to determine any factors which may be causing dry eye symptoms. This information will help us decide whether to perform additional dry eye testing. The use of a high-powered microscope known as a slit lamp, in conjunction with special dyes, will allow us to evaluate the quality and the quantity of your tears.
There are various therapies available to help reduce dry eye symptoms. These include prescription medicated eye drops, over the counter drops and gels plus various in-office procedures to help the eye produce more of its own natural tears.
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