Early Eye Disease Detection & Diagnosis
The best defence you can play against eye disease is coming in for regularly scheduled eye exams. Our team is passionate about your overall eye health and helping you achieve your vision goals.
A precise diagnosis allows us to provide the best treatment plan tailored to you. Don’t let eye disease get in the way of clear vision throughout life.
Accurate Care With Our Technology
We invest in diagnostic technology for the early detection and treatment of common eye diseases. During your next eye exam, we may use the following:
- Computerized Visual Field Testing—helps detect signs of glaucoma and any damage to the optic nerve.
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan—provides 3D images of the retina to help detect glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
- Fundus Camera—a low-powered microscope with an attached camera to take images of the interior surface of your eye to monitor for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and AMD.
- Goldmann Tonometry—a small probe that gently measures intraocular pressure used to detect glaucoma.
- Non-Contact Tonometry—a light air puff into your eye is used to measure intraocular pressure and is used to check for glaucoma.
- Meibomian Gland Imaging—used to evaluate the function of the meibomian glands and can detect meibomian gland dysfunction, which leads to evaporative dry eye.
- Tear Film Imaging — a video map of your tear film used to monitor evaporation patterns.
Common Eye Diseases
When you come in for an eye exam, we use our diagnostic technology to evaluate your eyes for any signs of common eye conditions. Early detection can prevent the condition from worsening or vision loss.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The macula in your eye is part of the retina and is responsible for clear central vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the result of a damaged macula. It makes activities such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces more difficult because your central, detailed vision is harmed.
There are 2 types of AMD: dry and wet. Dry AMD occurs when the macula gets thinner with age and it usually progresses slowly over a number of years. Wet AMD is less common and usually results in faster vision loss. Abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and damage the macula.
As of today there is no cure for AMD, but there are treatment options to help slow it’s progression.
The lens in our eye is naturally clear and helps us focus on objects at various distances. When the lens becomes cloudy, it’s known as a cataract. Vision becomes cloudy, colours become faded, and it becomes increasingly difficult to see at night.
Stronger prescription lenses can help manage cataracts. Cataract surgery is a treatment option that replaces the natural clouded lens with a clear, artificial one.
In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels can weaken, bulge, or leak into the retina. If the condition worsens, blood vessels can close off causing new, weaker blood vessels to grow and multiply on the surface of the retina. This can lead to serious vision problems.
Visit us for a diabetic eye exam to evaluate and monitor any changes to your eyes.
Dry Eye Disease
There are 2 forms of dry eye. The first, known as aqueous-deficient dry eye occurs when your eyes aren’t producing enough tears. The second, known as evaporative dry eye occurs when there is not enough oil in your tears to prevent them from evaporating.
We offer a number of dry eye treatment and management solutions to rid the irritation and help you find comfort.
Healthy Eyes That Deserve a Gold Medal
A visit to Milton Vision & Sports Vision Training Centre is an eye care experience tailored to you. Our equipment and knowledge provide us with all of the tools we need to assist you.
We are here to help you stand on the top of the vision podium.
Find Us in Milton
We’re located in the Wilmott Marketplace Plaza off Santa Marta Boulevard, across from the Milton Sports Centre. You’ll find plenty of parking in front of our practice.
- 608 Santa Maria Blvd, Unit 4
- Milton, ON L9T 9L7
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday : 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed