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MacuHealth ocular supplements for macular degeneration- 2021
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive condition that leads to degeneration of the
macula, the central part of the eye that helps you to see clearly and in sharp definition. Depending on the type and its progression, AMD can often be slowed through a proper diet and supplements.
MacuHealth is scientifically formulated and clinically proven to rebuild macular pigment which optimizes visual performance and protects vision over a lifetime. MacuHealth’s Triple Carotenoid Formula is the only eye supplement containing all three carotenoids (Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin) as found in the macular pigment. Now available in our dispensary!
Scleral Contact Lens Fitting-2020
If you've been told that your suboptimal vision is due to an irregular cornea or other problems, you may want to ask your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses. Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses that are designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. Fluid fills in the space between the cornea and the back surface of the lens, functionally replacing the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Our OCT scanner (see below) enables precise fitting and optimal visual success.
RightEye Functional Vision Testing-New 2019
RightEye is an advanced, FDA-cleared eye-tracking test that enables us to uncover and treat functional vision issues that may be affecting your quality of life. It is designed to quickly, easily and accurately expose vision and brain health in ways impossible with standard eye tests. Functional vision problems can lead to issues with concentration, fatigue, balance, headaches and more. Often these issues can be addressed with simple vision exercises. Did you know that 90% of concussions result in a functional vision issue? We can help!
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Retinal Scan Duo-New 2019
This state of the art piece of advanced technology is a game changer in detecting and managing glaucoma and macular conditions. The OCT uses non-invasive light waves to form 3D images of the retina and optic nerve head. It allows viewing and analysis of all of the retinal layers. It also takes 3D images of the anterior chamber of the eye to monitor cysts or lesions and to assess the fit of scleral contact lenses.
It can also take digital photos of the retina and fundus autofluorescence photos which highlights any retinal areas that are under stress or have been permanently
REICHART HAND HELD PACHYMETER-NEW 2018
This state of the art instrument will measure the central corneal thickness in no time with precision accuracy.
HANDHELD RETINOMAX K-PLUS AUTOREFRACTOR/KERATOMETER
This handheld device enables us to get accurate prescription starting points and is especially useful for those with physical restraints and with small children where the table-mounted versions are not an option.
EYE SEE … EYE LEARN®
Eye See… Eye Learn® is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and provide treatment for children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten, so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Participating local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams for Junior Kindergarten students, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.
HEIDELBERG RETINAL TOMOGRAPHY (HRT)
Heidelberg Retinal Tomography or HRT is an advanced laser scanning technology that is used to image the optic nerve and back of the eye. This procedure enables a high quality assessment of the structures of the eye and plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Our practice offers a modern computerized laser scanning device specifically designed to aid in the diagnosis of glaucoma. Precise observation and documentation of the optic nerve head is an essential requirement for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE EYE
Station Tower Optometry has acquired a new Nidek Digital Fundus Camera to create high quality computerized digital photographs that allow us to monitor the smallest details of the internal and external ocular structures.
SILICONE HYDROGEL CONTACT LENSES
Silicone hydrogel lenses are the number one lens of choice by optometrists. They allow for up to 6 times more oxygen to pass through them, which leads to better overall eye health, increased comfort and performance and opens up the possibility of extended or continuous wear options.
There are many types and generations of Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses available and each receives U.S. FDA clearances for specific wear and replacement conditions. Although it may seem that purchasing online is a less expensive option, this is usually NOT the case and some lenses offered may not be approved or cleared by the U.S. FDA and online retailers of glasses and contact lenses are not regulated for the purpose of selling in Canada (except British Columbia), which puts you at risk.
Daily disposable lenses, lenses for astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses are all available. All contacts should be fitted for your eyes and be prescribed for you by your eye doctor.
MYOPIA CONTROL CONTACTS FOR CHILDREN
New, specialized soft contact lenses are now available and are proven to both slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and reduce the overall length of the eye by approximately 50%. Now there is one more tool in the toolbox for managing myopia in children. Our doctors would be happy to discuss all of the options available for your child.
This organization provides community-based support to Help Canadians who have experienced vision loss. Topics include Living with Vision Loss, Blindness Prevention Tips and Donations and Volunteering.
This website offers up-to-date information about optometry and your vision.
Eye See…Eye Learn® is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and provide treatment for children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten, so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Participating local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams for Junior Kindergarten students, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.
We are members of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and recommend that you visit their website.
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Our office works with the Sorgini Eye Institute. We co-manage LASIK patients with Dr. Curtis Sorgini. The clinic is located in Sudbury and is the only permanent excimer laser clinic in Northern Ontario. It is privately owned by residents of Northern Ontario and is operated solely by the clinic's medical director, Dr. C J Sorgini. Patronage directly benefits Northern Ontario.
Our office is affiliated with all The Laser Centres (TLC) in Ontario. TLC is the most advanced Laser Clinic in Canada. We will co-manage your surgery with TLC and will examine your eyes specifically for LASIK eye surgery. We will advise you of the latest technology available and monitor your eyes carefully during the post-operative period. We will also send all reports to TLC for the surgeons to review and work closely with them.
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The Glaucoma Foundation is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to vital research and public education worldwide. They´re committed to helping you and your loved ones avoid the tragedy of blindness, which can now be prevented in 90% of cases with early detection and treatment.
This website informs the Canadian public about the signs and symptoms of AMD prevention and treatment options and provides advice on how to better care for our eyes.