Eye ExamsAt 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.
Newborn and Infants
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
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:
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
- 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.
Ocular Diseases & Emergency Care
- Binocular Dysfunction
- Vision Information Processing