The Canadian Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults – not only to detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems, but to also maintain eye health. Most eye diseases are silent – you do not know you have a problem until we detect it. The most common eye diseases are glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal tears and retinal detachments.
Our clinic is a referral center for other eye doctors who want their patients to have the benefit of our advanced machinery to aid in the accurate and timely diagnosis of eye disease.
Most people who have laser surgery are tired of wearing glasses or hate to wear contact lenses. Others want the freedom to wake up in the morning and see the alarm clock, to see the soap in the shower or play sports free of sight correcting eye wear.
Our doctors are experts in relieving computer-related eye strain. Don’t be surprised if your optometrist prescribes a separate pair of glasses for computer use to relieve excessive eye strain at work. We want your eyes to work… not to overwork.
A person is myopic when their eyes are focused at a near distance and they cannot see well at far distances without the aid of glasses or contact lenses.
The greater the myopia the greater the risk of developing glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and/or myopic macular degeneration. At the Downtown Vancouver Optometry Clinic, our principle work is (but not limited to) correcting for myopia and its complications.
Ortho-K is a procedure which uses oxygen permeable contact lenses to produce a reduction in myopia by redistributing the surface cells of your eye while you sleep. Much like braces reposition your teeth, the redistribution of cells is accomplished by using hydraulic forces under the contact lens. The contact lens does not apply direct pressure to your eye. It is a safe, non-surgical, reversible, modifiable alternative to laser eye surgery and does not require medications.
Do you have a RED EYE? a PINK EYE? or ITCHY EYES?
We can help…no referral necessary.
If your eye is suddenly painful, itchy or excessively sensitive to bright lights you may have an eye infection or eye inflammation.
Every athlete wants to be better at their sport, so they train more, eat better, sleep better and compete more. But what is the single most important asset athletes have? Their vision. Our fully automated in-office sports-vision assessment will give you what you need to know about how well your eyes work under sport conditions. Following that, we will give you the tools you need to enhance your visual skills in sport. Remember, you cannot play the ball until you see the ball.
If you have recently had a concussion, chances are that you are having a hard time reading this page.
A concussion is often referred to as a minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a sudden acceleration, deceleration or blunt force impact to the head resulting in impairment of a complex array of brain and vision functions.
Any sudden movement or bump to your head could cause your brain to move around inside the fluid filled skull and bump up against the inside of the skull. Falling to the front of your head can cause an injury to the back of your brain when your brain bounces back and forth in your skull (a contra-coup injury). We “see” with the occipital cortex in the back of our brain.