An optometry eye exam is about more than seeing well, it’s about the ongoing health of your eyes. We focus on detecting, diagnosing, and treating ocular conditions, so you can see clearly for years to come.
We will spend the required amount of time to accurately and thoroughly test your eyesight and investigate your eye health. All ages are welcome, from preschool to seniors. Please come equipped with sunglasses and perhaps a driver as dilating eye drops are often used.
Eye exams for children are extremely important because up to 25 percent of school- aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early. Regularly testing your child’s eyes is an important step in their healthy ocular development, especially since 80% of all learning in a child’s first 12 years is visually-based.
According to the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), infants should have their first comprehensive eye examination between 6 – 9 months of age. Children then should have additional eye exams at age 3, and then every year after during the school years.
Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision so they can perform better at schoolwork or play.
Catching eye issues and other diseases early is crucial. This is why we suggest adults and seniors have their eyes checked on a yearly basis. We take a preventative approach to eye health for adults and seniors by performing regular comprehensive eye exams to help detect eye health issues and other diseases as early as possible. It’s important to us that we are at the forefront of detection technology, so we are always investing in new equipment to help serve you better.
If you’re over 65, it’s important that you have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to monitor your vision and allow for the early detection of eye diseases to possibly slow down the progression. During a comprehensive eye exam, we will check your prescription, test your eye coordination, depth perception, colour vision, eye pressure and monitor your overall eye health. We screen all of our adult and senior patients for age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.
We will make ophthalmology referrals where necessary for a consultation or surgery.
We have a large selection of frames in our optical dispensary that will satisfy a variety of tastes in eyewear fashion. You will get great products on any budget. If you need an alternative to glasses, we also fit a wide range of contact lens designs. Contact lenses are a great choice for athletes, active people, or anyone who needs a short-term or long-term eyewear alternative. Choosing the right contact lenses for your eye is important for your vision and eye comfort. We fit contacts for patients who are near-sighted, far-sighted, or with astigmatism.
We also fit contact lenses if you trouble seeing up close. Multi-focal, toric or spherical contact lenses all fit differently, so it’s important to consult your optometrist for a lens fitting, so we can customize the fit and lens material to suit your unique eye shape and vision needs.
Drs. Tait, Bayona & Canham Kilby are all affiliates of TLC (The Laser Centre) and Laser Vision London. We provide assessment and counseling for those considering laser vision correction. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are all correctable conditions. If you elect to proceed with LASIK or PRK, we will provide follow-up care in our office for one complete year after your procedure.
When you need immediate eye care, we will strive our best to book you in for an emergency appointment to address any urgent issues. Our doctors can often provide the same type of emergency eye care (aside from surgery) that you would find in a walk-in clinic or hospital. Our optometrists are trained to deal with many eye emergencies including red eyes (red, pink, or itchy), a foreign body in the eye, chemical burn, double vision, warped or tunnel vision, sudden flashes or floaters, abnormally blurry vision or eye pain. Seeking treatment for eye emergencies is an important step in protecting your vision and the ongoing health of your eyes. Our staff will work quickly to get you the best emergency eye care, as soon as possible. If our clinic is not open please go to the nearest emergency room.