Vision Services

Eye Exams

At CHOW Eye Institute, we offer our patients a wide variety of programs for optimal vision care which includes a thorough vision analysis, eye health examination, and diagnostic evaluation.
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Newborn and Infants

Your pediatrician or family physician may perform a vision screening at this age and may refer to an optometrist for a comprehensive assessment.

Children’s eye exams

Children as young as six months of age can have an eye exam, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that all children have a screening test by the age of three years. Children nineteen and under are covered for one full exam every twelve months through OHIP. The most common eye conditions in children are myopia (nearsightedness), amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) which, with appropriate treatment, can usually be corrected.

Due to advancements in technology, toddlers and school aged children are exposed to electronic devices at a much earlier age and tend to use them as frequently as adults do. This can easily lead to eye strain and can potentially cause an earlier onset of myopia. We have dedicated our practice to the detection and treatment of myopia as early as possible to prevent the pathological myopia progression.

Adult & senior eye exams

As a full service optometric office, we offer a wide variety of programs for vision improvement. Our family care services include a thorough vision analysis, eye health examination, and diagnostic evaluation.

Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses are our specialty. It begins with a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting. Whether you are a new to wearing contact lenses or already experienced in contact lens wear, we are happy to provide you with the best contact lens options for optimal vision.

We offer many types of modern contact lenses. From soft contact lenses to specialty lenses for certain eye conditions, to custom contact lenses worn overnight to allow clear vision during waking hours, a wide selection exists for our patients to choose from.

The following are contact lens types we specialize in:

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We use the latest technologies to provide you the best fit with state-of-the-art equipment for progressive contact lens diagnostics:

  • Medmont E300 Topography & Topcon Topographer
  • ORA
  •  A-Scan
  •  OCT
  • Anterior Segment Photography

We recommend that all our patients consider doing a special diagnostic test called the Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT. This safe, non-invasive procedure will provide a cross-section of the retina and optic nerve as well as display a 3-D model of the back of the eye. The OCT is able to predict and analyze even the smallest detail of the retina and is considered standard of care for retinal diseases like myopic maculopathy, glaucoma and systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.  The results are immediate and our doctors will discuss your findings with you in detail.

Our clinic is only one of few across Canada that has the OCT-Angiography (OCT-A). Using special imaging technology, the OCT-A detects the movement of blood flow in the retina and choroid and helps in assessing vascular disorders such as myopic maculopathy, choroidal neovascularization, retinal vascular occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, macular telangiectasia and central serous chorioretinopathy. This is safe and non-invasive and the results are immediate.

Superb Optical

Offering unique artisanal, handmade and exclusive designer and luxury eyewear.
Our services include on site fabrication, prescription glasses and sunglasses, frame adjustments and repair, and personalized style consultation.
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Ocular Diseases & Emergency Care

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Vision Therapy

If you experience double vision, eye strain or cannot see 3D, you may lack eye coordination and proper eye teaming skills. Because one out of four children and adults experience visual discomfort, we will identify and help you manage the following eye conditions:
  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Binocular Dysfunction
  • Vision Information Processing

Sports Vision

Most if not all sports enthusiasts prefer not to wear glasses when playing sports. We offer all options that will enable you to see clearly and comfortably.
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Refractive Surgery Co-Management

As a full service optometric office, we offer a wide variety of programs for vision improvement. Our family care services include a thorough vision analysis, eye health examination, and diagnostic evaluation.
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Pre/Post-Surgical Co-Management

Whether you require cataract, laser refractive surgery, glaucoma or retinal surgery, our doctors will be able to prepare you for the best outcome before surgery and monitor your recovery after surgery.

Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome characterizes a group of symptoms related to prolonged digital device use such as computers, tablets and phones. Symptoms include headaches, focusing issues, blurriness, neck and back pain and dry eyes. To help alleviate eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: for every 20 minutes of work on a digital device, take a 20 second break and look 20 feet away. If you are experiencing any of these issues, book and appointment with us for an assessment and to discuss your options on symptom relief.