Our comprehensive eye exams check for three criterias: whether you need glasses or not, how your eyes work together and then your ocular health. After a thorough history of the patient's visual and medical reason for the visit, the doctor will conduct appropriate tests to get the correct prescription for their needs. The second half of the exam is called the dilated fundus exam, where the doctor will instill a drop in your eye to dilate your pupils so that he can look inside of your eyes to check for many of the diseases that can affect the eye.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery, our optometrists will determine if you are a good and safe candidate. For patients who do like wearing glasses or contact lenses and want the freedom of waking up and being able to see the alarm clock, refractive surgery is a good option. One has to determine the nature and magnitude of the patient's refractive error and if the patient will benefit from LASIK, PRK or intraocular lens exchange. Our optometrists can set up a free consultation with one of the laser centers and will manage all the post operative care.
Dr. Bastiampillai specialized in Pediatrics during his time in Optometry school. Kids are never too young for an exam, Dr. Bastiampillai uses pictures and toys to engage the child. The exam consists of testing visual acuity, testing for eye turns, binocular vision, and ocular health.
Kids are recommended to have their first eye exam at 6 months old, second exam at 3 years, third at 5 years old and annual exams during their school years. Children are covered by OHIP once a year until they are of 19 years old.
Our Optometrists will determine when a patient will benefit from cataract surgery. A dilated fundus exam will help determine if a patient has visually significant cataratcs and no improvements can be made through glasses.
Diabetes can affect the back of the eye. A dilated fundus exam can determine if a patient has diabetic retinopathy. Patients with Diabetes are entitled for an exam once a year through their Health card.
Our doctors will diagnose, treat and manage any ocular diseases and will go that extra step by making phone calls, having follow up exams and ensuring your eyes are taken care of.