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Vision Assessment Our new Brampton location is open for Vision Assessment & Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Complete Eye Exams Why you need it?

A complete or comprehensive eye exam is a test that includes vision assessments, as well as the external and internal structure of the eye

Vision is only one part of your complete eye health

It is crucial to regularly have eye exams whether or not you put on glasses or contact lenses, even if your vision is sharp. The eye exam can spot problems that your eyes may be suffering from. We recommend that you take a comprehensive eye examination to ensure that your eyes are working well.

In a thorough eye examination, dilatory eye drops are used to simplify the viewing of the rear portion of the eye called the retina and the optic nerve head, which sends visual signals to the brain.

Comprehensive eye examinations include assessment of visual acuity, periphery, depth perception, eye control and other functions that can influence the vision and eye safety (as clearly seen by the eye at various distances).
Besides, necessary tests for eye disorders, such as macular degeneration, macular dystrophy, and glaucoma, we conduct simple tests.

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OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan):

OHIP covers the price of one major eye exam (for vision and general eye health) every year, in addition to minor assessments that you need if you are either 19 years and younger (children) or 65 years and older (seniors). If you are an adult aged 20 to 64 years, you are no longer eligible for eye examinations, as of Nov 1st, 2004. Nevertheless, adults with certain medical conditions; such as diabetes, glaucoma, retinal disease, corneal disease, amblyopia, strabismus, and visually significant cataracts are OHIP covered for a complete eye exam every 12 months. Note: Diabetic and glaucoma patients should bring their medications or a pharmacy print out that shows their prescriptions to the eye exam.)

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Brampton Eyecare Why you should visit?

Modern diagnostic tools to perform comprehensive eye examinations

Total eye assessments are the best way to prevent future vision loss when it comes to preventive health care. Our eye doctors will check for early signs of eye disease that are generally symptomless.

In our Brampton office, we treat every patient as a valued individual. Our eye doctors will meet you and customize your eye assessment to suit your unique vision and health needs.

Don't wait — contact us today to book your comprehensive exam with one of our qualified, caring optometrists in our Brampton office.

optometrist brampton What can an optometrist do to improve eye health awareness?

Mac & Co EYECARE is one of the foremost optometrists and eyewear retailers in Brampton. We are committed to helping our patients with the highest standard of eye health and vision care. We also take care to augment the awareness and understanding of optometrists' role in safeguarding patients' health.

There is a common misunderstanding that if people see clearly, then it means their eyes must be healthy. In reality, many severe and sight-threatening eye diseases do not depict early warning symptoms. Optometrists have the skills to detect many of the threatening eye conditions in the early stages.

The Optometrists at Mac & Co EYECARE are quick to explain your eye exam results, report your conditions, describe your options, and hear your eye care needs. We encourage patients to ask questions so that we can monitor, diagnose, and treat their potential vision problems.

 

Why Should You Take the Eye Exam? What Will Be Asked Before the Test?

A comprehensive eye exam can do more than determine how you can see from a distance and which lens prescription or glasses will give you the best possible vision. If you have not taken an eye examination before or are visiting the optometrist for the first time, you will be asked:

  1. Questions about your medical history.
  2. Your family's medical history.
  3. Vision problems you may have previously suffered.
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eye examination What to expect

Case History - Preliminary Testing - Visual Acuity - Binocularity - Ocular Health

  • 1 Case History | To begin with, we will ask about your general health, as well as any eye problems or visual concerns. Family histories of eye disease and drugs you can currently take are also important information to share with us.
  • 2 Preliminary Testing | For a general picture of your vision, we will test your pupils' reaction to light, eye motility, peripheral vision, and colour vision.
  • 3 Visual Acuity | Your level of vision can be measured by reading a simple eye chart with letters and numbers. Refractive error should be tested manually using a phoropter to reliably diagnose near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. We will ask you to look through different lenses to provide input on which lenses give you the best vision. We can also use a retinoscope to determine how light reflects on these lenses.
  • 4 Binocularity | We'll check your accommodation and eye teaming to see how well your eyes focus and match.
  • 5 Ocular Health | Using diagnostic equipment and high-powered lenses, our eye doctors will examine the retina, retinal structures, and the eye's inner tissues to test for signs of disease or abnormalities. We may apply eye drops to dilate your pupils to facilitate this part of your test. Following our full eye examination, we will share our results to determine the most effective treatment plan.

About: Dr. William Poncho

Dr. William Poncho graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1985 with a degree in Optometry and a Bachelor of Science. He owned and operated his clinic in Brampton for over 25 years, making him one of Brampton's most trusted optometrists. In 2020 he decided to join forces with Mac & Co Eyecare as our primary eye care doctor to continue to provide his patients with the best care possible. He enjoys watching the Raptors, playing golf and spending time with his two beautiful daughters in his free time.

Call us to schedule your eye exam with Dr. Poncho.

eye examination Frequently Asked Questions

Some Answers to the most asked questions about eye exams and eye health

1.) How often should I visit the optometrist?

Children should get an eye exam at the time of their birth, after 6 months, 3 years, and before starting a grade school. If you are a grown-up, then you need to visit the optometrist once in your 20s and twice in your 30s. If you are 65 years or older, then you must pay a visit to the optometrist once in a year.

2.) What are the most common eye conditions?

  • Cataracts: It is caused by a cloudly and milky white lens in the eye.
  • Keratoconus: It is caused if collagen holding the cornea in place becomes weak.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: It occurs as a result of prolonged high blood sugar.
  • Macular Degeneration: It is the leading cause of blindness that may result if the macula damages.
  • Refractive Errors: If the eye lens naturally gets aged, then this condition may develop.
  • Glaucoma: If the eye’s optic nerve damages, then this condition develops.
  • Presbyopia: If you have lost your ability to see close objects clearly, then it means you are suffering from Presbyopia.
  • Floaters: If you are over the age of 50, then you may suffer from Floaters.
  • Dry Eyes: It is caused if tear glands cannot make enough tears.
  • Tearing: If your eyes are sensitive to light, then they can produce tears.

3.) Eye diseases, how are they detected?

Eye diseases are diseases that are caused by defects in the eye. These diseases are detected by a comprehensive eye exam that is, done either by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

4.) Who is at risk for vision problems?

Adults who are aged 40 years or older are at a greater risk for eye diseases. The major eye diseases among people of such ages are cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.

5.) Does diabetes weaken vision?

Diabetes can lead to poor vision and even blindness. The diabetic diseases that can affect vision include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.

6.) How are eye conditions corrected?

Eye conditions are corrected either with eyewear, such as glasses and contact lenses or laser.

7.) What are the foods that improve visual health?

  1. Fish
  2. Nuts and Legumes
  3. Seeds
  4. Citrus Fruits
  5. Leafy Green Vegetables
  6. Carrots
  7. Sweat Potatoes
  8. Beef
  9. Eggs
  10. Water

8.) What happens if I constantly rub my eyes?

Rubbing your eyes can cause you a long-term eye disease, corneal abrasion, risk of infection, eye allergies, and dark circles (in your eyes).

9.) When should I see the ophthalmologist?

You should see an ophthalmologist if you meet one or all of the following conditions:

  • You have a family history of eye problems.
  • You are an African American over the age of 40.
  • You are suffering from diabetes.
  • You have a personal history of an eye injury.

10.) How to prevent visual problems?

You can avoid visual problems in the following ways:

  1. If you take eye exams periodically after a year or two.
  2. If you know your family history about eye problems.
  3. If you follow a healthy lifestyle.
  4. If you eat a nutritious diet for healthy eyesight.
  5. If you wear durable eye protection in activities that can cause traumatic risk.

11.) When am I at risk of developing an eye disease?

If you smoke regularly or you have a family history with eye problems or you are a diabetic patient, or you have medical conditions; such as heart disease and hypertension, then you are at risk of getting an eye disease.

12.) What are the tests conducted in an eye exam? Does this include a dilated eye exam to check for conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration?

There are two tests that the eye doctor may conduct, they are a dilated eye exam (conducted to prevent eye condition, such as potential vision loss) and an undilated eye exam (conducted to test one’s vision for an eyeglass prescription).

Yes, the dilated eye exam is conducted to check for eye problems like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

13.) What should I do to better control my eye health?

If you want to better control your eye health, then you will need to do the following things:

  1. Eat a balanced diet.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Do exercise daily.
  4. Wear sunglasses if you are exposed to the sun.
  5. Wear protective eyewear.
  6. Avoid smoking.
  7. Give your eyes a rest if you are free.
  8. Know the risk factors that can cause eye diseases.

14.) How often do you recommend that I come back for a complete eye exam?

You need to see the optometrist once a year for a complete eye exam.

15.) Should I make lifestyle changes to prevent or reduce my risk of eye disease?

If you make the following lifestyle changes, then you can prevent or reduce any risk of eye disease:

  1. Eat healthy food regularly.
  2. Sleep for 7 to 9 hours daily.
  3. Wear sunglasses if you are exposed to the sun.
  4. Take a walk daily for 30 minutes.
  5. Say goodbye to smoking.

16.) How do I maintain retina health?

You can improve the health of your retina in the following ways:

  1. Eating a balanced diet.
  2. Avoiding junk food.
  3. Drinking plenty of water.
  4. Doing exercises regularly.
  5. Wearing sunglasses while you are out in the sun.
  6. Quitting smoking.
  7. Wearing eye protection in the outdoors.
  8. Going for eye check-ups regularly.

17.) At what age can children begin to receive an eye exam?

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, children can receive their first eye exam at six (6) months of age.

18.) Is there any treatment for dry eye?

The condition of dry eye can be treated through the following methods:

  1. A comprehensive eye exam.
  2. Shirmer test.
  3. Using special dyes in eye drops for determining the surface condition of the eyes.

19.) What advantages do I have when I have an operation on my eyes?

You will get the following advantages if you have an operation on your eyes:

  1. You will have the correct vision.
  2. You will not require any bandages or stitches if your eyes are operated through LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis)
  3. You will not remain dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses.

20.) How often should I get my eye exams? Does it change as we age?

You should get an eye exam after every one or two years. Yes, it changes as we age. Here are the numbers:

Patients’ Age

When to Conduct an Eye Exam?

Born babies to 24 months     

After 6 months of age

2 to 5 years

After 3 years of age

6 to 18 years

After every 2 or 3 years

18 to 60 years

After every 2 years

61 and older

After every year

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