Comprehensive Eye Examinations
There is a common misconception that if a person sees well, their eyes must be healthy. In fact, many serious, sight-threatening eye disease have no early warning symptoms. During a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors of optometry do much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common and rare eye diseases, assess how well your eyes work together as a team and look for indicators of many potentially serious health conditions that affect other areas of the body.
Children Eye Examinations
Did you know:
- Your child does not need to be able to read in order to have their eyes checked?
- 80% of learning is done through the eyes and that 1 in 6 children has a vision problem significant enough to affect their learning?
- Children with poor vision may be misdiagnosed as having a learning or behavioural disability?
Vision Care For Seniors
Your sight is precious and as you age, it is important to preserve this special sense that has given you so much enjoyment over the years. Your optometrist can help you manage your eye health.
In addition to helping detect, treat and prevent eye diseases, our optometrist can provide urgent care for eye health issues like infections (ie. Pink eye), inflammation (ie. Uveitis), allergies and eye injuries (ie. Corneal abrasion), including removing foreign bodies from the eye. As trained specialists, we can assess unusual or sudden vision changes and various conditions causing eye pain – and, when necessary, provide referrals to other specialists.
If the need arises, your optometrist at Family Eye Care can refer you to any ophthalmologist in the Timmins and Northeastern Ontario region for surgical care.