At the Eye Associates of Don Mills, we deliver the most comprehensive, full scope eye examination available anywhere. Your eye examination consists of a number of tests not only to evaluate the prescription also to assess the health of your eyes. It is an interesting and comfortable experience consisting of:
Medical History: Since the eyes are a part of the body, they can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions. We begin the eye examination by asking you detailed questions about your general health, any medical conditions and prescription or non-prescription medication usage.
Slit Lamp Examination: A slit lamp is essentially a powerful microscope that allows a detailed examination of various tissues and structures of your eye. This instrument allows our doctors to find early cataracts, corneal scars, conjunctivitis, and other problems that can occur in your eyes. In addition, this instrument is essential in assessing fit and follow-up of contact lenses.
Dilated Fundus Examination: We routinely dilate the pupils with drops to allow a more thorough health evaluation of the back of your eye. A dilated retinal examination using the slit lamp biomicroscope and special lenses allows us to check for retinal and optic nerve disease or abnormalities and evidence of systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. With an instrument called the binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, we are able to examine the peripheral portion of the internal eye to diagnose conditions such as retinal detachment.
Glaucoma Testing: This test is included in all adult examinations and in children's where necessary. Glaucoma is a disease that causes blindness if left untreated. It occurs if the fluid pressure at the front of the eye is too high for the optic nerve at the back of the eye. In most cases, the patient is unaware of the disease until there is substantial vision loss. Testing is done through "tonometry"-measuring the pressure inside your eye, examination of the optic nerve through dilated pupils and visual field testing.
Visual Field Testing: When a patient reads an eye chart, we are testing the integrity of their central vision. A visual field test measures the integrity of the whole retina, along with the nerve pathways that pass through the brain. An example of a disease which can be detected with this test is a pituitary gland tumor. Because the enlarged gland presses on the optic nerve in a unique way, the tumor causes a visual field defect that is specific to this disease.
We have the most advanced visual field testers available. We have the Humphrey field analyzer 740 the gold standard in visual field testing; this does the binocular fields that are needed for Mininstry of Transportation testing. We also have the Zeiss/ Welch Allyn FDT which is an an excellent screening device and is the most sensitive device to pick up early glaucomatous loss.
Refraction: We typically use multiple methods of measurement to ensure the most accurate prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses. These techniques include auto refraction, which uses a computer, while retinoscopy is an optical method of measuring the power of the eye.
Subjective refraction is the test that most people equate with having their eyes tested. Although some people dislike all those choices between lens one or two, the test is still necessary, since it gives you the opportunity to make sure that your prescription will feel comfortable.
Digital Retinal Imaging - The Advanced New Method of Examining Your Eye Health
We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of eye care available. Our job is not only to ensure that your vision is at its best, but also to check the health of your eye - and consequently your overall wellbeing.
In our continuing efforts to bring the most advanced technology and superior eye care to our patients, Drs. Rajani and Cobean are proud to announce the addition of the Canon CR-DGi retinal camera as an essential part of your thorough eye examination. The retinal examination is comfortable and the image is captured in just seconds using flash photography - nothing touches your eyes.
We will then have a permanent and accurate record of the condition of your eyes stored on our computer, allowing us to compare images and look for any changes, year on year - which could prove to be invaluable in monitoring your eye health.
We’re sure that you can see the benefits of this important new service - a service that is available to everyone. We make a small additional charge for this worthwhile examination which is not normally available under the OHIP funded standard eye exam.
Why not contact us now to book your Retinal Screening.
Your Eye Health, Our Priority.
Vision is our most precious sense and not something to be taken for granted. You have entrusted us with the responsibility of caring for your eyes, a responsibility that we take very seriously. By ensuring that you visit our doctors on a regular basis, as prescribed, we will ensure that you are provided with the highest quality of eye care possible.