iHealth Exam

iHealth ExamWe 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.

We call it our “iHealth Exam” and it is available exclusively at Eye Associates of Don Mills.

What is an iHealth Exam? It is the tests below combined with the tests outlined in our “Technology” pages. By dilating pupils at every annual checkup, and using by OCT technology as part of this exam, we deliver the most comprehensive eye care

Medical History:Doctor's Office (Custom) 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:Dr. Nadeau Action-2 (Custom) A slit lamp is 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:Dr. Rajani - BIO (Custom) 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.

Glaucoma Testing:HFA-Copy This test is included in all adult examinations and in children’s exams when indicated. 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. We test for glaucoma by measuring the pressure inside the eye, examining the optic nerve through dilated pupils, imaging (DRP, OCT, and HRT) and visual field testing.

Dr. Nadeau ActionRefraction: 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.